Friday, January 31, 2014

Everybody's Doing It

Economy Block Along a.k.a Square in a Square

Last year on the interwebs there was a Scrappy Quilt-a-Long that offered up some really cool quilt tops.

This year on the interwebs is the Economy Block Quilt-a-Long.  You can read more about it here.  I've been looking at pictures on Instagram and Flickr.  Needless to say I've totally gotten sucked in.

The thing is though, I don't have a love for triangles.  I know I should because they are all the rage, but they just really frustrate me.  Then I remembered that I bought a bunch of Square in a Square stuff at a guild meeting about 3 years ago and have done absolutely nothing with any of it.  So I pulled out my new ruler and books and got busy.

I'm definitely going scrappy and am just pulling fabric from the shelf.  What ever I grab is what goes into this creation.  My center blocks are from Block Party Studios and they are blocks about Quilters and Quilting.


I've managed to finish 12 blocks.  There are about 30 more sitting next to my sewing machine ready to go. Tomorrow night will be spent in the girl cave enjoying some sewing time.

I have been spending some time with the embroidery machine making blocks and blocks and more blocks.  I've bought so many designs, I don't know that I'm ever going to use them all.  After making these blocks, I have all sorts of ideas floating around in my head.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30th...really???

Seriously where did the month go?  It can't be the end of January already, can it???

I did manage to finish 2 quilts this month.  The first is a t-shirt quilt that's already gone to it's home and is for a boy who is graduating in May.

This was my inspiration -


This was my interpretation -

BVNW T-shirts

All of the t-shirts were about 15x15 so that's what I cut all of the big blocks.  I only had a few small blocks to mix in, thus the reason for only 2 skinny rows.

I like how the top turned out.  Definitely will give it a try again.

The pictures of the 2nd quilt are out of focus, so I will try again tomorrow.