Friday, February 26, 2010

What I did this week....

It has been a good week and this is my 3rd post! So far, so good in keeping with my new blogging resolution.
So this week I finished up the Stacked Coin quilt top. I am very happy with the size and the way it looks. I used Amy Butlers "Daisy Chain" line for the coin strips. 
Coin Strips
It's amazing how a stack of strips can come out to look like this -
Stacked Coin Top Finished
Stacked Coin Top Finished

All I am waiting on now is a little more of the Aqua solid which I ordered from Kerri at Sew Deerly Loved to finish the back. Then this beauty will be ready for quilting. That will be on my project list for next week!

I also did a few more of my Paintbox Quilt-Along blocks. I just love them!! 36 blocks completed, 46 more to go. 
Paintbox Quilt-Along Blocks
Paintbox Quilt-Along Blocks
Paintbox Quilt-Along Blocks
I also have a little "Hope Valley" up my sleeve but, I will have to share that with you later.
Have a good weekend!

PS. Had lot's of snow again this week but I am lucky that my husband is here this weekend to help me shovel!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Picture Wednesday!

Here is Wednesday's photo.

Sew New to Me VQB - for Faith

This is my Feb. "Sew New To Me" quilting bee block for Faith. The block design is called Map of the States ala Oh Fransson. This block was so much fun to make. Can't wait to see her finished quilt.

I finished the top of the Stacked Coin Quilt. Will post photos Friday! Hope you will check it out.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blogging again

I had a New Year's resolution to blog more often. Well, we see how that worked out. But now I am going to pretend that this is the first-of-the-year and declare a do-over. I have been thinking about a way to help me keep this up and I came up with post ideas for different days. So, going forward I will be having Project Mondays, Picture Wednesday and What I did this week Fridays.
So here we go! Just because I haven't been blogging doesn't mean that I haven't been working on a bunch of projects. This week I will be working on –
WIP Stacked Coin Quilt. This is actually my first "getting paid for" quilt. I am very excited about how it is turning out. I just need to finish 2 more columns of coins before I can put together the front.

And the back is almost done!

I am also participating in the Paint Box Quilt Along hosted by Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Franssion . I have quite a few blocks made but a lot more to do. This has been a lot of fun to work on and also see what other people are coming up with. Check out the flicker group and see all the beautiful blocks. Here is just a preview of a few I have put together.

Don't forget to join me for Picture Wednesday!