Friday, October 25, 2013

TGIF and a New Sewing Room

What is it with Americans that we dedicate the largest room, with the best view, to sleeping? The master bedroom in my house is larger than the kitchen, larger than the living room, larger than the family room -- and it has a killer view of Pikes Peak!

So we've made the master bedroom into the "winter sewing room." Look at the view! And the light is the best in the house, with the huge Palladian windows.

Now I have a huge design wall, 14' high! I need to buy more flannel to cover more of the wall for design space. It's big enough to lay out an entire King-sized quilt!

I did get quilt #45 for 2013 pieced. It's Clover by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., the October Schnibbles quilt.

I  know the corner triangles are oversized. I decided not to trim them off until after I quilt it, because the one I trimmed is now off-center. And I've decided this will be the baby quilt for the new IBM baby, rather than the Dresden from last week. I just love the colors in Lily Ashbury's "Gypsy Girl!"

Linking up to "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop" at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

As well as Richard and Tanya's "Link a Finish Friday."

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Urban Cabin Pattern

Today is Strip Club at High Country. I'm hoping to get this quilt completely pieced today, think I can do it?

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Wednesday Schnibbles

Today's WIP is my reward for making all those Farmer's Wife blocks last week. Looking at the pattern photo, it looks to be a snap, doesn't it.

Image of Clover PDF ~ No. 471
(click on the photo to go to Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.)

I hate making quilts that go together in rows.  Especially diagonal rows (see this example from Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad. Love the quilt, hate the technique.)

You know how they tell you to read through all the directions before beginning a quilt? If I'd done that, I probably would have put this pattern away and made one of the other Schnibbles quilts I didn't get made this summer. I had it all cut out and the sashing four-squares put together before I realized it had to be sewn together in rows.

However, I plowed on and now it's on the design wall.

Bad photo, I know. When it's sewn together, I'll move it to a wall with better lighting.  The fabric is "Gypsy Girl" by Lily Ashbury for Moda. She's one of my favorite designers, I've made several quilts from her fabrics.

This is "Cheaper by the Dozen" in Summerhouse, quilt #5 in 2012.

And this is "Strips and Ladders," #43 in 2011.

I love Lily Ashbury's fabrics!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am determined to have a second October finish by Friday. Come back and see if I made it!

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