Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Baby Quilt #4

I've finished another baby quilt. Two of my friends and my husband's cousin are all having babies, which is what got me working on baby quilts to begin with. Now that I've got more quilts than gifts I may start putting my quilts up for sale in my Etsy shop - which at this time is an empty shop. I'm not really sure that I want to just put a couple of quilts up though in an empty shop; maybe I should wait until I have 8 or 10. I'm just not sure...

I've also completed all my squares for the Oh, Fransson mod sampler quilt along. She posted instructions yesterday on putting the quilt top together, but I haven't started working on putting it all together yet. Her original instructions were for a lap sized quilt, but I think I'm going to add another row of blocks to the bottom, instead of using them on the back, per her instructions, and make the outside sashing bigger to make the finished quilt closer to a twin bed sized quilt. That way I can curl up under it. :D

Friday, March 20, 2009

Busy Week

I made the drive across the lake to New Orleans four times this week. Three of those trips were for the Tulane Symphony Orchestra, two rehearsals and a concert. I don't love the hour drive to get there, but I do love playing the viola - so it's worth the trip. The drive gives me a chance to listen to audio books. That's strange, right? To listen to books instead of reading them? I used to love reading - now I don't have the time - though I have plenty of time to watch TV and play games on the internet, lmao.

So, other than the Tulane Symphony Orchestra taking up most of my free time this week, I've completed two more sets of quilt blocks for the Oh, Fransson quilt along. Below is my favorite of block sets 3 and 4. I started working on the 5th and 6th sets after work this evening and I REALLY like those. My cheesy novelty Christmas fabric is calling my name as well - I might just have to make this quilt again.

Bummer - tonight is the final episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Started the Quilt-Along

Today I started cutting and quilting for the Oh, Fransson Mod Sampler Quilt-Along. I like the soft colors and flowers of these vintage linens. I've attached photos: above block A, below block B. Yes, some of these linens are less vintage than others, but I think they blend together very nicely. I purchased 38 total vintage linen fat quarters so I have plenty enough to make more quilts. I found a quilt pattern on-line last week called Urban Comfort that I may use more of these vintage linens for.

I have a real soft spot for cheesy Christmas fabric. So, I may do another one of these Mod Sampler quilts using some of my crazy stash of Christmas fabric.

Tonight is the dress rehearsal for the Tulane Symphony spring concert. I'm really not in the mood to drive across the lake for the third time this week...and I have to do it again tomorrow for the concert. Think anyone would miss the ringer violist for the dress rehearsal? I should probably go... on a good note for today I've lost 1.8 lbs this week per my Jenny Craig counselor. Only 75 more lbs to go...lol.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Quilt!

I finished this quilt last week and just now got around to posting pictures of it. I backed it with a great blue fabric that Bran really likes. Good thing I have some left - it might go into a quilt for him. Before I start the quilt along I thought I'd finish the couple of quilts I was already working on. I've almost got baby quilt #4 finished, I just have to hand sew the binding on to the back of the quilt. Tomorrow (or later tonight) I'll start cutting my fabric for the quilt along.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Quilt Along

So - I've decided to do a "Quilt Along" with Oh, Fransson! I love her quilts and have purchased a pattern from her in the past. Working this project just sounds like fun. I've decided to do my quilt in re-claimed/up-cycled bed sheets and linen. I'm hoping that the finished quilt has a summer vacation feel to it. Here's a little peak at what I've purchased for the project.

Still Quilting

I finished piecing Baby Quilt #3 today and started the quilting. I used to love piecing and hated quilting, but now I think I like piecing and love quilting. It is alot of work though.