I guess it is a good thing my blog is not titled "Blogging Everyday"! I seem to have trouble finding the time to sit down and actually write a post. I take photos and think of things to write about, but just don't get to it. So, I will do a little catching up today.
I am a huge Bonnie Hunter fan. Hers was the first quilting blog I ever came across and I read it faithfully. I have made two of her patterns and have a long list of others to make. One quilt on the list is her "Smokey Mountain Stars" quilt, it is a free pattern on her blog, you can find it HERE.
Smokey Mountain Stars a Bonnie Hunter design, free on her blog.
I have wanted a cutting machine for a long time, but was not sure which one to purchase. I walked in to JoAnns a while back and they had the Go Cutter on sale and I grabbed it. It made cutting the pieces for this quilt SO EASY!
All the plaids cut out, just need the neutrals.
Sewing the corner squares to the neutral squares and I did sew the extra seam to get the bonus HSTs.
All the different squares ready to sew in to rows.
I have also been working on the Sweet William baskets too. I would have had four finished except I had to take the first one apart and re-sew it, the points were not matching too well. I do have all the pieces cut out for all 36 baskets. I am getting more comfortable with the hand piecing. The most difficult part is stitching the rows of triangles together, but I am getting better at that.
I wrote in a previous post about getting projects organized HERE. I found that the little drawers work great, except if I want to move to another room to work on my hand sewing projects they were a little awkward to move. I decided I could leave the main portion of the projects in the drawers, but I needed something to carry my sewing paraphernalia in. I found something called a Yazzi Bag that will work just right for at home or traveling. I can keep all my needles, pins, thread and etc. for each project in here.
Also on my sewing list is a project for our guild's Silent Auction this summer at the fair. I ordered some patterns from Cheri Payne, you can visit her website HERE. I think I have decided to do the one called "Embrace the Day".
|Three of Cheri Payne's patterns.|
I have not forgotten my Liberated Basket quilt plans either. I have been collecting fabrics for them and hope to begin cutting some out soon.