Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hand Piecing Block #3 Down

I finished my Hand Pieced Quilt Along Ohio Star Block this past weekend! We had a beautiful afternoon with the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild and sat out in the sun and did hand work all afternoon. I got this done and then another couple of blocks done on my only ongoing hand quilting project.

Hand Pieced Quilt Along - Block 3 - Ohio Star

I realized the other day that I am getting close to finishing my only hand quilting project and that I should probably decide which of my tops/make a top that I want to spend hours upon hours with. It is really hard to decide which one, between what will look best, who it will go to, how big it is, etc. I really try to keep hand quilting to quilts that I am unbelieveably in love with or that are going to someone unbelieveably special. There's one I really want to do but it is string pieced and so the extra layers/seam allowances I feel will not be very conducive to hand quilting.

Rainbow Star Close Up

Such a shame because it would be perfect on that quilt. I could do it but I would have to stick and stab the whole thing and it's between a queen and king size and by the end I think I will have hurt someone or myself out of anger in the process.

I will look through my stack and see what I have and start prepping for the new Hand Quilting project. I love always having a hand quilting project in progress. It's so nice to do, mindless, simple, and gives such a great effect. Anyways, I am going on a business trip this weekend and need to cut the next 2 blocks for the hand pieced quilt along. I feel that they would be perfect to work on during this trip. Hopefully I can find time today to do it!

Updates when I get back! Thanks for visiting!


A Newly Finished Quilt Top

For my latest HARMONY. do. good. stitches. queen bee month, I chose the Simply Woven block from Moda Bakeshop. I had a friend that had made this quilt at a retreat with the Chickopee line and it came together so quickly. I try to be nice with the blocks I give, well sometimes... and I thought this would be a good one to do with tons of different fabrics too.

I chose to go with red, orange, and yellow as my color scheme that way either a boy or a girl can use it. After a mishap with the postal service and my sweet bee mate remaking her blocks, I have now got a finished top that I am planning on quilting this next week.

HARMONY. do. good. stitches. - Finished Top

I have no idea what I am going to use for the back. I might need to make a goodwill trip and get some sheet to stock up on for backs, I have several quilt tops that need to be quilted and now that I am slowly but surely getting over my machine quilting phobia I think I should tackle them and finish them up. But I need some backing fabric!

I'll keep you updated on this one, I think I'm going to do something like this since it has a very linear design that I can follow and learn this deisng with.

Quilting Design

I've never done that one before but have been eyeing it so we will see how it turns out! Thanks for visiting!

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