Saturday, November 27, 2010

October Blocks - Finally!

Well, it took me almost 2 months, but I finally finished my October blocks. The first 2 weeks in October I cut out all my pieces, but due to the fact that I was 9 months pregnant I couldn't really get to the sewing machine. My little boy was born October 14 (10 lbs even and 21 inches long) and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect child! Trying to get into a schedule of some sort took time, and this was the first time I have been able to actually sit at my sewing machine in 2 months! Took me 2 days to get everything together, I had to fit it in with his feeding schedule. I am hoping to get November's pieces cut out tomorrow, as my husband is still home from work and can keep an eye on him.

I haven't been to guild in 2 months and I'm looking forward to going in December. Alex will be going with me, I think the ladies would kill me if I didn't bring him!

Star Crazy November BOM

Do realize that in 4 days we will have ALL the instructions for Star Crazy?
What a fun year this has been making the Block of The Month with The Quilt Show. I have thoroughly enjoyed hosting our group, and watching your progress. You have inspired me!

For November we made 12 (4 1/2" X 8 1/2") Half Chain Blocks.

And the last of the full Irish Chain blocks.
They now sit snugly on my design wall, happily playing together...
...and looking forward to the day when they can all grow up to become something like this.
Do you think with December and all the holiday festivities we will have a chance to put Star Crazy together?
(oh well, it was a nice thought)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov & Dec "Granny Went Star Crazy"

I finished the half irish chain blocks and went ahead and assembled them.  I decided to change the background fabric to a rust color to make it look like a border was sort of built into the center of the quilt.  THIS IS NOT the way the pattern shows.  I don't mind if someone else wants to do this also, I just wanted you to know that it is not the way this quilt was designed by Sue.
I also made all of the blocks and hsts for December.  I know the pattern isn't out yet, but I just looked at the quilt and figured it out.   I'm trying to get a jump on this quilt because I know how long it will take to assemble in December.  Also, you know how busy December gets.

Finally I got done with the Irish Chain blocks that I have talked about making for the past week or more. I am so glad I looked at the directions once again as for some reason I thought it said to make 11 half chains and 1 full block – I would have been one short – we needed 12 half blocks. Glad to be caught up on this quilt now. One more month left and then put the whole thing together. The year has flown by hasn't it! I can't wait to see this quilt top finished. I doubt I will put it all together though until January - December will be such a busy month I will be lucky to get all the blocks finished that will be assigned to us.
EDITED: A friend just a couple minutes ago pointed out that one the four patches on the 4th half block is turned backward - thank you so much - I would have hated to have part of the quilt sewed together and noticed it -- off to fix it before I forget!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

October blocks :o)

Im almost there.... :o) Today I finished the October blocks, and Im soooo happy!!

Ready for November :o)

Friday, November 5, 2010

November blocks done!

November Irish Chains/ c chains done
The blocks laid out. 1/2 Irish chains not laid out. Have to figure out where I want them.
Can't believe we are almost done! It has been fun, both working on the blocks and being a part of the blog. Seeing what others are doing and sharing with everyone what I am doing has been really fun for nme. Thanks, Nedra, for hosting the blog site.

Monday, November 1, 2010

September (!!) blocks!

I don't like this, being so far behind as I am..... But it has its reasons, with surgery, hospital for 2 weeks and recovery. So I am actually pleased that I have made the September blocks today! Aiming for the October and November blocks soon. Unlike many, I don't mind the Irish Chain blocks, actually I think they go quite easily together. But its all the cutting - wish I had an AccuQuilt Go - that would make it so much easier :o)
Still love the colours, now Im really eager to put it together! Im so glad I have the borders ready cut :o))

Have a wonderful day! See u soon :o)