Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hidden Wells - Wonky Log Cabin Table Topper

I'm having a time trying to add this note, but if this works and you can read this go to crazy mom quilts here and you'll find a whole list of "finish it up Friday" projects. 
Oops. I lost my post. I'll fix this on my desktop. Guess I need a bit more knowledge about how to do it on the iPod. 
 Success, Good thing it was still in Google Reader.

Pretty fast for me, I started this yesterday and finished today.  Of course, everything is by machine, even the binding so that makes things go more quickly.  This turned out about 35 by 35 inches and I hurried to finish it because my brothers are coming for the weekend and I was hoping to decorate a little.  This will hopefully be just the thing.

 After Thanksgiving, or the first of December, depending on my level of energy, I'll flip it over to this side, this is a wonky log cabin from the Craftsy Block of the Month class.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Not Purple, Green and Orange

 Hey, it's not a masterpiece, but at least it's not purple, green and orange.   I joined the yahoo group for Hiddenwells and one of the ladies was kind enough to suggest making just 2 stripsets to make a baby quilt (or in my case table topper) and to try out the pattern.  I thought it sounded like a good idea and I need a Halloween topper, as I gave mine away.  I like to make them reversible, so I may do a wonky log cabin out of Christmas fabrics for the back.   A twofer, and if it's wonky it won't have to be straight. 
PS  After I took the picture I noticed that the blocks on the top right weren't turned correctly, so I fixed them.  

Saturday, September 29, 2012

May Craftsy BOM

For better or worse, I think better, Amanda helped me decide that I needed a little different direction than just purple, orange and green.  I added in a bit of turquoise and navy to lighten things up.  After all, I do have a scrappy gypsy soul.  I think (and Amanda, too) either a white or cream sashing with turquoise cornerstones. 

It's ok, it's supposed to be wonky.   After the June BOM's I'll take another picture to see how they mix in.   
PS   I think these are the messiest blocks I ever made, my sewing room is a disaster.   
PPS  I hesitated to add my funny little blocks to soscrappy's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, the others are so awesome, but I did anyway, so go here to see the awesome ones.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Growth is Painful, Really Painful, LOL

I think that I'm just a piecer, the fancier things, not so much.  I'm sure that my tree started out straight, but I managed to make it tipsy.  

I know now I won't be part of the hexi craze in blogland.

My first 4 months of the Craftsy BOM.  I think I must have read the color wheel wrong.  Not liking purple, green and orange so much.   Oh well, we live and we learn.  Good thing I'm doing this with Amanda, or it might go in a box for 'later'.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Craftsy BOM March

I really like this block, but I still don't like making string blocks.  I think I've given it the good old college try, but I just can't make myself enjoy making them.  I do love string block quilts though.  
This block also fits in with Soscrappy's pumpkin color for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
You can see more orange here.
This block didn't turn out so well.  I know that I'll lost at least one point, but I just don't enjoy making them, so it'll have to be good enough.   Wish I did though, cause I sure do like how string blocks look.  They appeal to my scrappy nature. 
I'm making these along with Amanda of Amanda's Musings and she has finished at least January and February.   Her blog is here and Crafty BOM is here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

January Craftsy BOM

January Craftsy BOM is done, I'm a late starter. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Holland Quilt Finished

Ready to go in the washer and dryer and get clean and crinkly and then hopefully to be delivered shortly.  Hope they aren't shy about color.

The back, of course. 

Craftsy Block of the Month

I signed up for the Craftsy Block of the Month class and have been rather bogged down, as I didn't know what colors and I didn't really have enough solid fabric (except for tan, which I used for the Quilt of Valor mystery and I wanted something with a bit more pizazz).  It's not a solid, but the lavender is going to be my background color and orange and green my other colors.  I tried to look online and pick something by a color wheel, and I wasn't too successful.  As far as I could figure, I think these 3 colors are supposed to go together.   I don't have a good eye for color, but I know I like green and purple together, and adding the orange is ok with my gypsy soul.  
Can someone tell me why I'm doing this (lol).   I still have several other projects to finish, and instead, here I am starting 2 new quilts, this and the Granny Square.  I don't know why but it reminds me of a joke that I heard a long time ago.  "A Chinese gentleman was expressing his puzzlement about tea preparation.  First they boil it to make it hot, then they add ice to make it cold.  Next they add sugar to make it sweet and lemon to make it tart.  Americans are crazy people."   I think quilters must be crazy people too, I told you I didn't know why it reminded me of the joke. 
I went to Michael's today.   My x-sister-in-law used to say you could find everything at Michaels.  Not so much.  No zippers, no zipper pulls, no color wheels.  I did get some ribbon, but that was all.  My daughter and I are making cases for her new Kindle Fire, which will come the end of November, and my new Ipad.   This is the one, Craftsy again.   We will be sizing it down a bit, and hoping for the best.  
I finished meandering my Holland quilt this morning.  My binding is all prepared and I do the binding by machine, so I'm hoping to finish it today, wash it and hopefully deliver it in the next day or two. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Step 5 finished, Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long .    Also, my Holland quilt is basted, so won't be too many days before I have a finish for September.