Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Sewing Time

Feels great to have another semester done. Graduation was yesterday, so today was free for sewing. I find the Under the Stars project to be quite boring. So, in order to force myself to get the project done, I load up my six small design boards with the pieces for the blocks. I make myself finish six blocks before I can start on the more fun projects.
The good news, for me, is that I only have 32 more blocks to go. I am ready to get this baby on the design wall and be done with it. Do you find some blocks to be absolutely boring to sew?

The next project I worked on today was block number 7 of the 2013 Designer Mystery Block of the Month. I love this fabric and think this BOM is great fun to work on.
With those blocks done, I got to work on Lucey. I am practicing my FMQ on really inexpensive fabric and making play quilts for my grandkids. I recently finished this Disney Princess quilt top.
When Little Missy was visiting for Thanksgiving, she stood on a step stool and watched me quilt this for her. I haven't buried my beginning/ending threads yet or bound it.
Here is the back of the Princess quilt. I found this quilt design on YouTube. It is from Lynn Durban and she calls it ButterClam. You can find it here.

Today I finished up a baseball/robot quilt for the grandsons. I was practicing making random squares. When I quilted, I had the baseball theme fabric on the top.
 The back of the quilt is Robot themed fabric. When I turned it over, I really liked the backside the best. The quilting kind of looks like circuit boards. Very appropriate for robots.
That was enough for one day. Now I have the two play quilts to get bound. That is always my least favorite part of quilting.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Just love seeing all those little pieces! I find that play/child quilts work best with a machine binding for all the wear and washing they get - it's not cheating.

  2. YES, I find some blocks to be absolutely boring to sew - mindless work with no thinking required - so I work on them while I use my brain power to plan other projects. Your FMQ with Lucey is looking GOOD!! And I agree with Sharon - try sewing the binding on to the BACK first - then flip it to the front and stitch it down with a decorative stitch - it speeds up the process quite a bit - ;))

  3. Hi, i am excited to have found your blog. I am new to quilting and out looking to make some quilting friends and see what other quilters are doing. Although; I am new to this, I do understand your need to not get in a rut and have your sewing adventure become boring. I have been thinking of ways to not let that happen. in my mind I have been wanting to try a quilt with more free motion art and maybe even a bit of fabric painting. I like the idea of going the extra mile to make my projects one of a kind. But, like I said I am new to this media called quilting, so I'm learning as I go. I am your newest follower and would love to invite you to come visit. At the moment I am celebrating my second year blogging anniversary with a give-a-way, so come put your name in the hat . . . some lucky blogging sister is going to win :)
    Keep Smiling.
    Connie :)

  4. Rabbit, Rabbit!! - and Happy New Year!! - ;))