Showing posts with label RT and Shannon's Baby Quilt for Vince. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RT and Shannon's Baby Quilt for Vince. Show all posts

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mini Stacked Blox and May RSC Finally

I did sort through my blue scraps as Angela suggested.  This box has all 3 of the categories and it is chock full.   This is after the cutting out I did tonight. 
I hadn't finished anything for May's RSC, but I did get myself going a little tonight and got the 3 snowball and 9 patches blocks cut out. 
We had a very pleasant day today, Olive Garden with my daughter, her husband, and one of the grandsons.  My daughter and her husband gave me this Old Country Roses biscuit barrel, a belated birthday gift.  Tomorrow should be nice too, as my son is meeting us at the Mexican restaurant.  It may be a wait though with Sunday and Mother's day.  Hopefully, since we plan to meet at 11:30, we'll miss some of the worst of the crowds.   
The leftover block version from Connecting Threads kit, Stacked Blox.  We have to wait for the baby to be born to finish the larger version, but it should be any time now.  This may be able to squeak into the RSC, as there is blue, and it is from leftovers.  
I'm going now to link up with Soscrappy's RSC, if you'd like to see lots of pretty blue projects, go here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mini Me

40" by 50" baby quilt top.

26" x 30" from leftover blocks.  I've been using the Essential Pro from Connecting threads for piecing and have had seams coming apart for the first time ever.   I had one come apart today and figured out that for piecing it's not good as I believe that when it is pressed with a hot iron, the polyester essential pro must melt.  I had a whole, about 4 inch seam come apart in my hand today and it was one where I had really put the heat to it.  Oh well, so much for saving money, it's back to Aurifil for piecing.  Hopefully, the quilts that I've made won't be coming apart.  I already have had to mend 1 top, and I noticed a day or two ago a seam about 1" long on one of my table toppers that had come apart.  You live and you learn, but hopefully not at the expense of quilts that I've made for others.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lazy, but Getting Back in the Groove

Lazy days, I wanted to do a little, but not anything too difficult and so I decided to do 40 more squares of my second Scrappy Lattice as it was cut out.  Now I have 120 out of the over 400 I need.  It's a start.

This morning, I decided to get started on the baby quilt that I'm making for my brother's friend, a Stacked Blox quilt kit from Connecting Threads.  We made a few substitutions, but I think it's going to look nice, and the first cutting steps are done.  It's going to be more of a sophisticated baby quilt, no Disney or cartoon characters, just flowers, butterflies, geometrics, etc.  I'm anxious to see how it turns out.