Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rose of Sharon



Another  quilt I worked on in 2011 was the Rose of Sharon quilt.  It was a BOM at Intown Quilters here in Atlanta.  I just have to finish the thirteenth block and I can put this one together. 













Corner triangles and setting triangles.





Rose of Sharon is made out of batiks which is not my favorite fabric to applique with. It always feels a little stiff to me but one good thing about batiks they don't ravel.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Barrister's Sow Along

Caught up - Well for a few days because it's almost time for the next group of blocks.  We get blocks on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
The group is up to 24 blocks I wonder how many there will be in all?
Keep Stitching,
Nancy

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beyond the Cherry Trees


I can hardly believe I have finished my Beyond the Cherry Trees quilt top.  I started this quilt on January 24th 2011 so it took me approximately 15 months to complete the top.  I have no idea how I am going to quilt it there are so many little pieces and it is a very large quilt about 100 inches square.  Some of the other ladies are hand quilting theirs but at my age and the rate I hand quilt I don't think that is an option for me.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just Takes 2 First Quarter

I managed to get the first quarter of my Just Takes 2 together this weekend. The next set of blocks have come out and I see they are not getting any easier.
So I have now started collecting the patterns because trying to keep up is requiring too much time and there are other things I had rather be doing.  Another thought is to make this quarter of the quilt into a wall hanging and call it quits.  It is just the right size for a nice wall hanging don't you think.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Scrappy Cheddar Squares


I finished the center of my  Scrappy Cheddar Squares  quilt.
This quilt is made up of 2176 two inch squares sashed with two inch cheddar strips and two inch cornerstones.
The blocks are eleven inches unfinished.
I still have the borders to piece but I will have to cut some more two inch squares as I have used all the cut ones.


I hope you are finding some time to stitch this week.
Nancy

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Farmers Wife and Plain and Simple

 I finished some more of my Farmers Wife blocks last week.  Some of these blocks are from the Barristers Sow-A -Long but I got a little over anxious and started making blocks on my own.  I have the Farmers Wife CD for EQ7 and used it to make the blocks.   I will say it's much easier to just follow Randy and make the blocks she posts on her blog because even with the CD and EQ the cutting directions can be confusing.
I also finished my little Plain and Simple quilt top from Quilts by Cheri.  Cheri has a great blog and is always offering little Mystery Quilts.

Still working on the Cheddar scrappy quilt but I ran out of 2" squares so I need to cut some more.

Also just one more border to finish on the  Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt and that top will be complete.
I am really not in too big of a hurry because I am not looking forward to figuring out how to attach them to the very large center.

Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Plain and Simple

Cheri from Quilts by Cheri is doing a little mystery quilt this week called Plain and Simple.
I have decided I like to make little quilts because they are quick to do and usually don't become UFO's.  Day one we made six little four patches and today we added the corner triangles.
Wonder what tomorrow will bring?

I have also completed three more Barristers Blocks  this week.  (AKA - A Farmers Wife)

The next installment of Just Takes 2 came out and it is really frightening.  We also got instructions for putting all the blocks we have made so far together and it is really going to be a special quilt  when completed.

Happy stitching,
Nancy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Blessing Baskets

I have been following along with Temecula Quilt Co making the Blessing Basket quilt.
They were celebrating their fifth year in business.  I think it's just the cutest little thing.
The instructions are on their blog if you would like to make one.
Happy stitching,
Nancy