Friday, September 28, 2012

Quilting Bee

When I think of the term "quilting bee," I picture a half dozen or so women sitting around a table hand-quilting a large quilt. And that's what quilting bees were like 150 years ago!

Today I joined a quilting bee myself! I'll be quilting with other quilters in the U.S. Earlier this summer, I swapped blocks with quilters in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I wonder what those quilting bee women from 100 years ago would think about the possibilities we have now!

I believe that the new "Color Bee Shocked" still has room for one more quilter. UPDATE: The leader just posted an update that we are now full. Check out the details here and join us!

I'll be sure to share lots of pictures!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scrap Vomit?

I absolutely love all of the scrap quilts I've been seeing lately; check this out! I haven't been motivated enough to sort through my scraps though! Well today I joined the Scrap Vomit Squares swap:

Swap-bot swap: Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - International
I swap with Swap-bot!

Yes, I will have to take the time to sort my scraps but at the end I'll have a bunch of new scrap squares myself. I'm so excited!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Putting the Lone Star together

I sewed the rows together for all eight star points, and I'm pretty impressed with the Quilt Smart foundation. You just need to fold on the line between the rows and then sew on the sewing line. The points look really good!
I have two different colors at the ends of the star points - green and gold. I laid out the star both ways to see how I wanted to sew it together.
I think the with the green in the center it just blends in too much. With the gold in the center, that center star really pops I think. Here's the finished product:
Now just to get it quilted!