|Oh, Fransson finished her Paintbox Quiltalong back April 2010, and I've finally gotten one of my smaller lap sized quilttops to the flimsy stage, without the borders. Hers had 80 blocks, and mine has 54. Hers has no borders and mine will have a small and a large border. Hers is gorgeous and mine I hope will not only be half sized, but at least half as pretty. I will end up with 2 quilts, but I don't know yet whether the other will have this color sashing, or maybe white or some other color. I delivered my Gator quilts to my brothers this week, and they seemed to be happy with them. It was very good to see them.|
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
|The label. I did well keeping all the directional fish fabrics swimming in the right direction, and then this guy is upside down on the back. Oh well, nobody is perfect.|
|I need to find a new way of photographing my quilts. Until then this is my number two pose. For me keeping up my goal is new and different, and here it is a finish for April.|
Friday, April 22, 2011
|I hoped this quilt would be like this one, this one, or this one, only different. After all, I did use my leader and ender 16 patches. However, it turned out looking much more busy. It was supposed to look a little beachy (although I couldn't find any beach fabric that would seem to work in my mind, so I chose fish since they are in the ocean and she has an aquarium) and her favorite colors were blue, purple, and white. Check, check, check, only when put together with my 16 patches, chaos. I am going to use a narrow green border and then a wide border from the fish fabric. Hopefully, it will be toned down a bit. It's for a young girl about 14 who is moving and decorating her room with a beach theme, so if she doesn't like it I guess I'll make her another one. |
PS I'm supposed to get the rest of my Gator Fabric today, and then I'll try to get them finished and then back to my Paintbox quilts. The Gator quilts are for my brothers and my Paintbox quilts don't have any destination yet (maybe, one for me) so they keep taking a back seat. I'm hoping to finish Alex's quilt (the one in the picture) before the end of April to keep up my goal of at least one quilt finish a month.
PPS We went to visit our new great grandbaby but it was a short visit. We had a flat on the way, and a 100 mile trip on the toll roads turned into a 5 and 1/2 hour journey with tow truck and trip to Walmart to get a new tire. We took them to dinner and got to see the and hold the baby, Cecilia, and she is tiny and adorable.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
|My goal for April is either to finish at least one oh Fransson Paintbox Quilt Along quilt, or at least one Gator Quilt. The original Quilt along was for 80 blocks but I decided to do 2 lap quilts so even though I had 84 blocks, according to my calculations I need 24 more. Here are the first 10 of the 24 blocks. These are also excellent for doing leaders and enders as you go, so I'm off to cut more 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 squares. I cut a bunch last night, but these 10 blocks have used them up. I'm sure that it could be figured out how to do assembly line sewing, but I haven't done that so it's do one seam on the paintbox, and then do a leader and ender, and so on and so on. Not too efficient, but I'll have lots more leaders and enders, lol. |