Monday, July 25, 2011

Quilt Along Week 2 Done!!

Better late than never! ;) I was a day late with getting these done. We lost our a.c. over the weekend and the last thing I wanted to do was sew and press seams with a steamy hot iron.

I am fairly happy with these, although I am running out of the black and white polka dot seen in the left black/white square. I am having to sub with some other polka dots I have. Hopefully it will all look okay in the end.

I also wish I hadn't used so much red in the background of the middle red/white square. But there is no way I am going back and redoing it! LOL

So I have yet to work on the new squares for today, but plan to do some cutting tonight and sewing tomorrow. Trying not to get too far behind, wish me luck.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Quilt Along Week #1 Done!

Finished my quilt along squares for the week, and I have to say it was fun and easy! Here they are:

They were so fun and easy in fact I decided to also make a black and white combo quilt...

And then I decided to make a red and white combo quilt...

Hopefully I can keep up the pace for the next 3 weeks. But how nice will it be to have 3 quilt tops made when I am done?! Woot! :) If you want to join along you can do so HERE.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The quilt along starts today! And these are the fabrics I've chosen:

I've decided this quilt will be for.....


So I made sure to add in some Chocolate Lollipop (second in from the right) by Anna Maria Horner. I have used this fabric so many times in so many ways, but what can I say, I love it! I think this quilt will pretty much wipe out the bits and pieces I have left of it. :(

I will also be using white, and the background and back of the quilt will be white.

The first square is the Star of Virginia, pretty appropriate since we are fairly new residents of the state of Virginia. You can find the tutorial for the square HERE and info about the quilt along HERE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Perfect Summer Quilt Along

Yippee!! Just saw this link for a summer quilt along that you can find and join HERE and HERE and this is the amazing quilt you will be making:

We'll be making 3 squares a week, so over 4 weeks you'll have a 12 square quilt top.

I am especially excited because about 5 minutes before I found it, I was just sitting here thinking that I need to start a new stash-busting quilt. So this is it! Lucky for me it will all be planned out for me, gotta love that. :)

I know some are buying fabric collections to make this quilt but for me it will be a stash buster and my plan is to not buy any fabrics for it.
Wish me luck, and join in!