Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow and quilt squares

No cat pictures today.  Instead you get to see some of the snow we were blessed with over night.  
The building in this picture is the back part of my antique shop and next to it,  my husbands workshop.  
It was the first real snow of the season.  About 6 or 7 inches I think.  The roads are clear now and I actually went to the grocery store a bit ago.  No problems walking or driving.

Last night I finished the sewing of 28 of the squares for the quilt.  Still have to sew 7 more I think.  Each square is a different combination of the fabrics.  It has been interesting trying to make it that way but so far so good.  So this is a picture of the 28 squares. 

I hope to start the final ones this evening and maybe finish them off tomorrow.  I have some other projects I need to start so really want the quilt top done by the weekend.  As to quilting it, well we shall see.  Being a bit lazy I will probably send it out to be machine quilted.  In the good old days I would have set up the quilt frame in the living room and quilted it by hand.  But probably not now.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My quilt fabric is being guarded when I am not around.

I am still working on the quilt.  But my cat Spooky isn't too sure she likes me doing it.  Or maybe she is just protecting the fabric.

It really is coming together but there doesn't seem to be much to show yet.    I am hopeful I will have all the squares done by the weekend.  Then I will take a picture before I put them together. There are 35 squares.  Probably the best thing is I am getting more and more familiar with the new sewing machine.  I am feeling quite comfortable with straight sewing.  My next project will have to be something with a little bit of decorative stitching perhaps.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I worked on my quilt, sort of.

q While my cats were napping yesterday I was working on my new quilt project.

     I spent a couple of hours on it yesterday afternoon.    The first thing I had to do was a LOT of cutting with my rotary cutter and mat.  Then I did the next step which was to start sewing some parts together and cutting them again.  Sort of like a puzzle.  I had to go very slowly and measure a lot.  But have to admit it is fun and I sure am enjoying doing the stitching on my new machine.  The first picture here shows the pile of some of the parts I cut and the second shows some sort of put together.  Lots more to do.

During the day it snowed off and on, but since I didn't have to go anywhere it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.   Oh yeah, my antique shop was open  but not so busy because of the weather, so I wasn't interrupted too much.

I hope to have more to show you tomorrow.  Maybe some things actually beginning to look like a quilt top.