September 17, 2017

HST Flying Geese are the October BOM

I cheated!  I wanted to make these far in advance because I have a 3 week trip coming up and I hate to miss a deadline.  (Even if the deadline is self-imposed!)  

TVMQG member Madeline is presenting this block at our meeting this week and it's due in October.  Since I wrote the blog post about the tutorial, I had the inside scoop and was able to make these ahead.  I made four, but they're all alike so I only photographed two of them.  The tutorial can be found here.
May your bobbins always be full,

September 16, 2017

Simple Pleasures BOM

This is the September Block of the Month for the Temecula Valley MQG.  It was fun and easy to make.  You can find the tutorial here.  Our member, Susan saw this block on IG and couldn't find a name or instructions for it.  I named it and she wrote the tutorial.  Susan did an excellent job.

All the blocks for the BOM project this year are 12.5 inches.  As usually two of these will go to the guild and two will stay at my house.  I'll be ready to make a quilt from all the blocks next year.

May your bobbins always be full,

September 15, 2017

Doll Quilts

I finished the doll quilts for my cousin.  They are small - 19" square and 21" square.  I'm really happy with how they turned out.  You can read about the process here if you're interested.  I did the quilting on these; doll quilts are the only items that get quilted on my small machine.

My cousin doesn't need them until December, so I'll get them in the mail to her after the September guild meeting.  I want to be able to show that I've actually finished something!  I've been traveling a lot and that really cuts into the stitching time.
May your bobbins always be full,