Saturday, September 28, 2013

Miss Lacie's Promise

I started Miss Lacie's Promise late last June and then took a three month summer break.  I'm back at it now and I've made a bit of progress.  This quilt is made from two different colorways of the Kentucky Star block.  I've never made this block before, but there are quite a few set in seams in each block. 

These are the five fabrics in the first set of Kentucky Star Blocks.
First these diamonds made back in June
Second Step
And the final step to the diamond
Honestly, after the first diamond was done, I thought that I had wasted my money on this fabric.  The colors seem to blend too much and the pattern is lost...until this
8 diamonds put together
Ahhhhh, you can see the star pattern!  Yay!  This just might turn into a really nice quilt after all!

Guild this Thursday at 9:30. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

5 Days...

That's the number of days I'm guessing that I was able to get to my sewing machine during the summer.  I finished a toddler-sized quilt for my niece using leftover fabric.  The pattern is "Lucky Stars" by Atkinson Designs and the fabric is Whimsy by Fig Tree.
Blocks ready to be sewn together in rows
Finished and bound quilt
Ribbon quilting by Terry
Pieced back from leftover blocks and fat quarters

I also made this little pin cushion for my friend

Next time, I'll order the pin cushion pattern from Miss Rosie.  I'm sure she has tips on assembling the pin cushion without the binding.  The binding was a bit challenging to put on.

And finally, I made three sets of French Seam pillowcases from  a Youtube tutorial by The Crafty Gemini.
This was such a great tutorial, a bit fast in the instructions, but I watched it twice and had no problems.  I finished three sets of pillowcases in a matter of less than three hours.  I'm not sure why, but I only took a picture of the first pillowcase.  This one is for Emma and its nice having matching pillowcases for her bed.

Here are a couple summer photos
Me and my baby!

My family
Our gorgeous new driveway!
First day of Grade 12 and kindergarten
October 3, 2013 is our guilds first day of another year and we're all looking forward to our therapy sessions.  We have the greatest time at guild(except that one time!) and are very blessed to have the best bunch of ladies!  I'm not sure of my blogging future... I might leave that up to Christa from here on out.  Too little time in my life these days.  We'll see...See you girls at guild in a week.