Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Two more done

two more done.....
i did not quilt these quilts. i sent them out to be quilted and i couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
i fell in love with the Countdown To Christmas line last year and this is my first quilt from that line. i put flannel on the back so it will be extra cozy this winter.

i have also developed a love for striped bindings. i think it gives the quilt a little something extra.

the second quilt is also a Christmas themed quilt.  its one of those race quilts that you make with a jelly roll.  me being me had to have all of the snowmen going the same direction.  of course i didn't realize that until after i had sewed my first seam.  needless to say some unsewing was involved but all snowmen are going the same way now.

more striped binding.

this is what i am quilting on now.  my Neptune hexi quilt.  i am about half way done with the quilting on it and i am loving how it is turning out.

i have one more set of boarders to sew on to my Stacks quilt that i did in class with Miss Pink.  once i get those on i will do a post for that class and quilt.

happy sewing

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Picture Is Worth.....

i did this block a few weeks ago when i did my other bee block and i took pictures of both of them.  i was uploading those pictures to do a blog post when i looked at the picture below and discovered my error.

the bottom two outside corners are right.  however the top two outside corners are wrong.  i put the block together.  took the picture above and packaged it up to mail.  thankfully i hadn't mailed the envelopes when i first uploaded this picture.  it was then that i caught my error.  i unsealed the envelope.  unsewed the block.  and......

like magic its all better.
repackaged up and off in the mail to the bee block member.
it always surprises me what you see when you take a picture of something and look at it on screen.  i have read various blog posts about doing this when laying out a quilt to see if something stands out or looks wonky in your layout.

lesson learned.  double check yourself to make sure you are getting the look you want and a picture is a great way of doing that.

happy sewing