Sunday, July 22, 2012
I have been working in my next Schnibbles. We can use any pattern we would like this month. So I pulled my stack of patterns and books - then chose 'Schnibbles Times Two' for the pattern 'Short Story'. I have been working on blocks for the Think Christmas Blog Hop , so very in the Holiday mood. I am using a Jelly Roll of Holiday Medley by Kansas Troubles.
I pulled just the deep moss green and maroon strips to make the blocks. The lights/browns and few blacks will be used in another project. All the sections are pieced and I have the greens done - need a good pressing and trim. Today I will get the maroon blocks done and hopefully have this all together by night. ** will link up with http://www.patchworktimes.com/ for Design Wall Monday**
Yes, I quilt on that small throat machine! Although it is not loving FMQ right now and I can only use my walking foot for straight line quilting. I have a quilt ready for my granddaughter for Christmas, this year's Festive Mystery Quilt for the Christmas Quilt Along done, and half way thru last year's Mystery Christmas Quilt Along . You will see these up close in the near future. I am pricing and trying out longarm machines - an early Christmas present for myself I hope.
I have been playing with the July FMQ Challenge. My little machine just is not loving me lately, so using my 'old girl' for this. Angela Walters was our expert for July and the challenge was 'tiles' using a filler of our choice. This is really time consuming and I can see it on a more modern, solid color quilt for adding texture. You can see some of the other's works HERE at SewCalGal.
"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."
– Henry David Thoreau