Saturday, May 3, 2008

This is what I have been up to. I have finished the Step 2 and 3 of Bonnie's Orange Crush Mystery. There are 142 Split 4-patches in step 2 and 44 half split 4-patches in step 3. I'm so looking forward to step 4. It will not be for two weeks so I have time to catch up on some other sewing. Like all the things below.

Below is the 12 inch hoop and the top and bottom fabric I will be using for my Quilt University class in Handquilting. I had to buy the hoop because all I had was a 14 inch one and I found out that the 12 inch works better for me by using one of my friends. My arm is short and the reach is better on the 12 inch. I will be using red thread to quilt this with. The teacher said to use a contrasting thread so when we take pictures to show her she would be able to see our stitch good. The red thread will work perfect because I will be using this as a wall hanging in my workshop and it has red accents.

Here is what I have so far on my Quilt University class-Combing through your Scraps. I spared you the sight of all my scraps everywhere trying to figure out my lights and darks. I have cut half squares and squares of light and dark fabrics and now I'm sewing split nine patches. I'm sewing them like Bonnie suggests, as leaders and enders. Check it out if you want to know more. I'm liking it a lot.

The picture below is all of the BOM's I have done so far on the Seasonal Delights. I finished April and May as much as I could. Some of the applique's have to wait until it is pieced together. This is how these blocks will be put together. I'm liking it so far.

I have more BOM's to do for April and May on Thimbleberries and Louisiana Blocks. I will get to those next week hopefully and post pics.
That's all for now. I must go and sew some more. Lot's to catch up on. (But you know I'm lovin' it)!


Needled Mom said...

Looks like you have really been working hard. The Orange Crush Mystery quilt looks so pretty and I love all of your BOM blocks. Enjoy the sewing.

Elaine Adair said...

Gosh, when does Bonnie's project indicate "orange"? This is going to be interesting, and probably NOT orange at all. Your blocks are coming along - that particular unit is so versatile.

Good luck on your hand quilting, I have also signed up for a class with Ami Simms about "Improving Hand Quilting".

Pattie said...

Hi Terry - That Seasonal Delight appliqué is going to be beautiful. Hope you’re enjoying every step of the process!