Monday, January 14, 2013

Oh My! Stars on My Design Wall!

I am busy making stars for the annual quilt I make each year.  This quilt will be raffled and all proceeds will benefit the Antelope Valley Pregnancy Counseling Center.  I have been doing this for a few years now.  Always stars, different stars!DSC06709This year I located this star block in one of the 100 Quilt Blocks magazines.  I have decided to make 20 blocks.  Wow, these are labor intensive.  First, I choose colors for the block and cut what I need.  Then I sew them together, one block at a time (I have 9 done, 11 to go)!

Here is a close up of my favorite set of colors so far…DSC06710

Much more to do.  On a side note, the water pipes froze last night, so since I cannot cook, do dishes or laundry…  it’s a great day to make Star Blocks!

Blog at you later,


Friday, January 11, 2013

Where am I? At my Sewing Machine!

Well, really I am blogging (wink, wink), but I should be at my sewing machine, and I will!DSC06707

What is that strange foot on the machine?  It’s a Walking Foot!  Why?  To do stitch in the ditch! I really don’t like doing stitch in the ditch, but there is a time and a place and apparently that is now and here!

This quilt belongs to my friend, Dawna, over at Stitches from the Tub.  She has challenged me to do more than my all over meander.  So I am starting with that walking foot and then I will move on to some fancy stuff.  What you ask?  I have no idea yet!


I will have to share those pictures when I get there.  As of now, it is a mystery to us all.   Ha Ha.  Stay tuned.  I am sure Dawna will have awesome pictures of the finished quilt as well as a tutorial on the pattern.

Blog at you later,