Monday, October 19, 2009

-Wild Things-

Here are a few of the blocks for my Daughter' quilt.  I'm calling it " Wild Things" she likes her wild animal prints. Her room is also lime green & beige, so the jungle prints should work well .  Have about half the blocks done so far.  It's the 1st time I'm trying out my new Wonder  Cut Ruler, it sure saves time  making the 1/2- square triangles .  It will be a queen size with extra loft for winter( by request.)  Sooo when the top is done it will be off to the shop to be quilted . Don't want to send that thick of  a quilt
through my home machine.

I have to fussy cut the blocks with the animals on from the printed fabric as a few of the pics of the animals are not  quite what she wanted.
Have to try a few combinations until we get it right..  So far so good.,  not sure on the double faces yet though .   I will let her decide when I finish laying out a pattern with all the combinations.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thread Catcher Bag

 I finally have time to get back into the sewing groove again.

I have a few projects in the works!

 This is a little thread catcher bag I picked up at Suzie's Quilt Shop.
 I really need one of these.  It sure beats  tossing my thread &
 scraps over to the little trash can next to my machine  table as I sew.
 I usually miss & the pile just grows & grows.
It was a quick & easy project too, only 2 FQ's a piece of oxygen tubing & some sand.  Goes together so easy.

I think these would make great little Christmas gifts for my sewing friends.

This one is one of my" Buck a Block " UFO's.

 I have it togather  finally, now it just needs to be quilted.   
Hope to finish it this weekend so I can put more time into the other 2 quilts I started for my DD & DIL.