Monday, April 26, 2010

More blocks and a layout

Rachels block #8 was to find our favorite pinwheel block and make 2. I did a little searching online for some different blocks.....but then found these.....Aren't they awesome! Thanks to KarrieLyne I found my favorite block! It's done by paper piecing, and was quite simple......after some trial and error of course.

These area couple other blocks I found, but I'm not too crazy about them.

These 2 are definately going in my quilt.

This is my first layout. I'm not sure if I want to add more or not. I really like the size of a 4x5, but I really like the way it looks on my bed so it may get bigger :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pinwheel #7

Block #7 is done! I notice that instead of "measure twice and cut once".... I think that measuring 6 TIMES and cutting once seems to help keep things straighter! This is one of my favorite blocks so far! And I was wrong about the finished size of these, I said before they were 10 inches, they're actually 12!! I'll have to post a picture of them all together soon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pin Cushions

Not much to share today. The next pinwheel block in the Quilt Along won't be up until Saaturday so I haven't done much sewing this week.
I thought I'd share these adorable pin cushions I made from Heather Baileys pattern. I think they are the cutest things ever! There's also a little strawberry pattern that came with it but I need to find some emory powder to stuff it with. You use it to keep your pins and needles sharp. I've also read that you can use crushed walnut shells that you can buy in the lizard section of the pet store! I'm off tomorrow so I'll be checking those items out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Block #1

Finally got block #1 completed. I stopped at the quilt shop yesterday to see if they had yardage of the Frolic fabric. It was all still in the back waiting to be cut into fat quarters and put out on the floor :( BUT, the nice lady offered to cut me the fat quarters that I needed!!! I LOVE Erica's!

What's this mess? Yup, I started another project. I have this great Ginger Blossom fabric that's just dying to get made into another pinwheel quilt! I guess I don't completely hate triangles.

Finally, I just had to share this adorable picture. He had his first baseball "tryout"/practice yesterday evening and was just whomped out! He fell asleep on the couch, so I woke him up and told him to go to bed. Well, he made it half way off the couch. He slept like that for about 20 minutes before I realized he hadn't gone to bed yet!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Clay 4 Warsaw 7

So Clay High School lost their first game, man the other team could hit! Brad had an awesome snag at third and made some great outs!