Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Two days of progress

I may have a B+ personality according to one of the recent tests that's going around blogland, but I am obsessive about a few things - and quilting tops that list. Sunday I didn't even get dressed - didn't want to take the time away from my stitching. Yesterday after work was the same. So here are the results of one day plus about 6 hours of stitching.


All the rest of the blocks for Heirloom Stitches are cut out, except for a few background pieces for the "Pieced Tree" block. The last appliqué block is all glued and prepped for stitching except for the house piece which needs to have the windows and door done on it first. The Morning Star block - which goes in the bottom right corner - is finished. The Card Tricks block which goes above the Morning Star has only the last few seams to be stitched. The center of the "Mystery Block" is under the machine needle, and the rest is waiting to be stitched together. If you look at the pictures to the left from the top down you will see all these in order.



I also have the first block of my "Mid-Century Album Quilt" half done. This is one of the 8" blocks, and was the in-class project for the March class. I started the stitching while watching the Seattle Mariners King Felix mow down the hapless Oakland A's batters to earn a victory in the first game of the season. (Let's home this isn't a repeat of last year when we proceeded to beat them in the first game then lose to them in 17 of the other 18 times we faced them.) As the game progressed I watched more closely and stitched less - hopefully I can get the block finished at Tangled Threads tonight. I posted a picture of my block to the left, which should allow you to see some of my appliqué method. If you'd like more info and pictures about how I appliqué and a list of my hints click here.

10 comments:

tami said...

Good for you. You are doing great getting so much done.

Kathy Wagner said...

You are in the home stretch now!
You go girl! Can't wait to see it done...no pressure! :)

Vicky said...

Totally awesome.:}

Carol said...

WOW! You have been one busy girl...isn't that just the best feeling in the world to get a bunch accomplished :)

Libby said...

Oh, I love the days where nothing but quilting happens. Looks like you had a great time.

Suze said...

Yup, you are closing in on another wonderful creation.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

A day of quilting on Sunday - we were sisters at heart on that day. I spent the entire day quilting and such! I love days like that and I know you do, too.

You've been busy, busy and very productive. Lovely things, Patti.

Judy said...

Very lovely blocks! What a fabulous quilt filled day with nothing but sewing going on!

Susan said...

I love the Morning Star block. Your colors are just perfect!

happy Zombie said...

Beautiful blocks Patti. I've always been fascinated with Card Trick, and yet have never made one. I just enjoy looking at it. So much movement. How you find the time to do all this is beyond me. I must learn your organizational skills!