Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Starting and Finishing

Thanks so much for joining me to celebrate 100 posts. If you haven't dropped by the party, check out the previous post. I'm sure there is still cake!
Finally finished block 6 for the Seeing Stars quilt-a-long at Crazy Mom Quilts. This is my 3rd try. I finally had to pin each triangle and sew it on my mom's Bernina to get it right. Don't know what happened to me except over confidence bit me in the !@#$ if you know what I mean. This one is the right size and much better. I may make pillows out of the other two!

Here is a peek at something I've been working on. Couldn't stop thinking about this pattern after I saw this quilt. Plus, I obviously need additional triangle practice.


As I said in the last post I've connected with a bunch of really great quilters. One of them I actually had the pleasure of meeting. Becky of As The Quilts Turn emailed a month or so ago and asked if I might be interested in attending a guild meeting with her. I'm not much of a joiner, but I was touched by her willingness to extend an invitation, so I did. I was also pretty curious about who might be on the other side of the keyboard. She couldn't have been nicer. The best part was getting to meet her and talking quilting together. She showed two quilts, but only one picture was good enough to share. She made this cute I spy quilt. I loved seeing the quilts that the guild members made. Such variety and craftmanship. Thanks Becky!

27 comments:

Linda said...

Love the fabric you've used for the quiltalong, I decided to join in and made the first three blocks today. Your hourglass fabrics look very bright and cherry. Meeting bloggers is so much fun, did you decide to join the guild?

jovaliquilts said...

I'm always curious about the folks on the other side of the keyboard, too. Glad you got a chance to meet someone! I really like the quilt you gave us a peek of -- the fabrics are terrific!

Rebekah C said...

loving the new white/pattern quilt you're working on!

audreypawdrey said...

That is going to be such a pretty quilt! I am a little partial to those fabrics because I used two of them to make totebags! One for a swap and one for my mother-in-law. http://audreypawdrey.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html
http://audreypawdrey.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html
One more is in my stash for a future purpose.
Your quilt block turned out well! Mine has errors and I am deciding whether I should redo it as well.

erica e said...

i love your block #6. the gingham in that just makes it perfect.

Joanna said...

I met a fellow blogger a few weeks back, Stacy (I think you won her giveaway!) and it was wonderful - we went to a quilt show together and I made a new friend. Glad to see you had a success story too!

Amy said...

I too was inspired by the same quilt! I love the fabrics that you are using - very fun. I haven't done any hourglass yet but I hope to soon. . . =)

Exuberant Color said...

The triangles will get easier and more accurate the more you make, so hang in there. You could save all of the rejects for a wonky quilt where you purposely cut the block down at an angle to a chosen size.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your stars and your hourglass quilt - you've been busy. Have a good weekend away!!
Kris

amandajean said...

such pretty quilts you are working on! I love that swell fabric. (I have 4 charm packs waiting for me!)

Laurie said...

I met Becky too! She's GREAT!!!

Michelle said...

Cute block. Love the fabric. Aren't Berninas great ;)

Lucky you "meeting" another blogger. I've only had the pleasure of meeting one, so far. But she's great!

nicolette said...

Love those triangle quilts and your fabrics are WOW!
I’ve had problems making block 6 as well... It’s still slightly smaller... I don’t know how, because everything is stitched at 1/4".. and cur at the right sizes..

nicolette said...

Love those triangle quilts and your fabrics are WOW!
I’ve had problems making block 6 as well... It’s still slightly smaller... I don’t know how, because everything is stitched at 1/4".. and cur at the right sizes..

Marie' said...

This star is my favorite! I love the gingham/pattern combo. I want to try the triangle quilt too.

Stephanie said...

I especially love your triangle quilt in progress. Awesome colors!

Tine said...

Your star is so beautiful! But it must have been a very frustrating process..
I too want to make an hourglass-quilt after seeing AmandaJean's....and now, seeing yours, I want to make one even more!

Candace said...

Now you've done it, you've made me want to make an hour glass quilt, too. Yours sure looks great. I also wanted to tell you that I really like the picture on your heading. Very beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love love love that blue block. Wow. Super beautiful.

Victoria said...

I think your triangles are lovely!

KCQuilter said...

Ooh, your star block is fabulous!!! How fun that you got to meet a fellow blogger!

Tonje said...

Your star is great! And your triangles look fab!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I love the fabrics you are using for the Star quilt-a-long. Seeing your progress makes me want to join in too. Thanks for the nice comment about my Jane blocks on my blog. Some of them are definitely a challenge!

Rae said...

Your quilt blocks are gorgeous.

calamitykim said...

wow! Where have you been all my life, oh, beautiful quilt blog???? I am in the doll quilt swap group and just wanted to stop by and say hi! I added you to my side bar and will be back! I love that quilt - well I love all your quilt pictures1 They are all gorgeous! and I am so in love with syko stuff! she totally rocks the needle & Thread!

Sarah said...

Love the black, white, and pink. Can't wait to see it done!

bettyninja said...

That is great that you joined a guild. I love mine and have been a member for roughly two years. My favorite type of meeting is a show and tell because of course you get loads of fabulous ideas.

I was going to tell you at the begining of this post- how I love that you choose such calming colors for quilts- but then you had the really fun and bright pinka nd black one in the middle. But guess what- I still love that one too. So great choices- all around the color board.