Friday, February 15, 2013

Flower Garden and Sally Post


Yesterday I finished putting the sashing squares around my Flower Garden Quilt.  It took quite a bit of time to cut and sew all these little 1 1/2 inch squares but I think it was worth it.  I really like all the variety of color they bring to the quilt.  I am still stitching on the final border between stitching on my Sally Post blocks.


These quilts are so different and I like them both. Here are blocks four, five and six of Sally Post.  I still have some embroidery to do on block four.  Maybe the embroidery will  help that big green leaf.

And on another note - Is anyone else out there having trouble with blogger.  I am not able to make any changes to the look of my blog at all.  This has been going on for quite some time and it doesn’t seem to me like they are doing anything about it.

Have a great day and happy stitching.
Nancy

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

                                   Happy Valentines Day
                       Being a grandparent is the best there is.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sally Post Floral Sampler

I started the Sally Post Floral Sampler quilt that is available from Gay at Sentimental Stitches  and here are my first three blocks. 
 Gay started offering the blocks for free again to go along with the  Grandmothers Choice Votes for Women quilt that Barbara Brackman is posting each week.
 I choose to just make the Sally Post blocks




The blocks trim up to  7 5/8 inches so the applique pieces are a lot smaller than the ones in the quilts I have been working on and stitch up a lot quicker.
At the moment I am considering using these fabrics for the setting triangles and sashing.   
What do you think?

I am also linking up with A Quilting Readers Garden applique Thursday.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Easy Street, Whew!




I know some of you have heard of the Big Green Egg, well this is the big green quilt.
So big it won’t fit on the wall to get a good picture.  I still have to decide on the borders.  I am leaning towards something like this but am not sure I want to do this much more work.


I could just leave it as it is and not add a border or just add a plain border although I may not have enough of one fabric to make a plain border.  
It needs to just rest a while and so do I..
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Flower Garden


I washed all the blocks and borders for my Flower Garden quilt and not a single one bled.  I thought for sure I would have a problem with all these bright colors but everything turned out just fine.  Now on to the squaring up of the blocks.  My least favorite part of quilting other than the actual quilting of the quilt.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flower Garden by Kim McLean


I am about half finished with the last border  for my Flower Garden quilt so I thought It was time to start thinking about putting the center together.  The pattern calls for  the sashing to be made from one inch finished squares so I started cutting.  So far I have cut 1150 squares and I hope this will be enough. It seemed to take forever to cut these little squares since I didn’t want to cut too many from the same fabric.


Now I need to wash and square up the blocks.  I don’t usually pre wash my fabrics, too lazy, but on this one I probably should have with all these bright colors.  I am going to use lots of color catchers wish me luck.
Nancy