Monday, September 29, 2014

Curved but Wonky Spools

I rushed these curvy spools and can tell. I should stop when I'm tired and pick up again later. Originally I wanted to use just half the block and do a row of spools around the quilt, but honestly they look better as a 4 set block.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I've caught crochet fever so rethinking some quilt projects. Need to do some actual quilting of a few ready sandwiches.

Note to self  - -  Use solid fabrics only in a quilt.  Finish my fun Fancy Foxes  - lap size from Elizabeth Hartman pattern (so I can buy and make her hedgehogs!).  Thread colors in different designs on solid white muslin.  Start Christmas gifts like the rag squares diagonal quilt for a little girl. So I only have five other quilt projects going on. That's still less than my crocheting which I need to start posting again on Pinterest as they are finished. Had fun designing a couple quilt patterns this weekend - hints - 1) mom's apron, 2) my life in an hourglass. Hope to learn more about making my blog better. I'm impressed by and enjoy others though. Similar souls out there who I'd like to know better. Smiles for now.   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

next square to do is the Nine Patch with the curve ruler. I like doing these with older or scrappy fabrics so I can see what I like and how to do it different next time. Other color and contrast choices.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

First QCR block for new quilt

This is my four patch block from the pattern - Curve It Up or CIU, which is undergoing a Quilt A Long - QAL right now.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Catching up

This will set awhile as I go back to designing my winter quilt and some blocks for the next QCR project.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

using the quick curve ruler

I've started blogging mainly because I want to get in on the blog hops and linky parties I am seeing. This push resulted from my big interest in the Sew Kind of Wonderful website with showcases patterns using the Quick Curve Ruler or QCR. So as I continue to make blocks from this I will post.
Are you doing any "quilting lately"?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Quilting lately

A new blog so I can link up with quilting sites and to Sew and Show online!

new to blogging -  fairly new quilter - I am also on Pinterest and Facebook as
Valerie Lanham  Jacksonville, FL