Friday, February 27, 2009

little progress

I'm still here, too. With little progress to show...some quilts got in the way :-).
But I've managed to make some more houses and trees and after a while I found out, what I disliked about my first houses... they are so straight.
Here is my latest one and all houses and trees so far:

Maybe there will be a dark sky with some more stars....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Liquorice Lane

and a close up of the bottom 3 which are now quilted.
Tonya - I'm practising unmarked fans. The bottom of the one of the left went a bit wonky, but not bad for a first attempt je pense.

Just the top line, the border and a few "sweet" words to fling about the place and we are done.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Still working. . .

Sharon @ Indigo Threads here.
I finally got all the letters in my saying made, and am now about to sew them all togther. I'm adding 2 inch strips to the top and bottom of all the letters, hoping that will make it easier to get them all relatively straight and readable. After that, I'll start sewing them together. If anyone has any tips for me on this, I'd love to hear them!
This is the saying I'll be using on my project. Some of these letters I left purposely tall so that I could cut them down to the height I needed them. I think that sizing the letters is kinda hard. They came out bigger than I was expecting. But, I've learned a lot and next time I do this, it will probably be easier. It's been such a help to see how everyone else has put the letters together, and probably the most help for me was Brenda's (Scraps and Strings blog) tutorial on strip-pieced letters. Thanks, Brenda!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Still working on that allowed??

Looky here...some actual quilting has happened.  I am almost half-way done.  It is going to look so cool, I am so excited.  I love all of the projects that you all have been finishing, great inspiration.