Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two More Tops Completed

Although I haven't been posting (I missed the Sunday Stash Report and Design Wall Monday), I have been working on some scrappy donation quilt tops.  I realized that I haven't quilted anything in so long that my quilting abilities have regressed  beyond rusty.  To remedy the situation, I have decided that I am going to put off quilting any of the tops I have finished this year until April and only work on piecing tops.

The new free motion foot for my Sapphire and a new walking foot with interchangeable foot attachments (for stitch in the ditch and omni motion stitches) has arrived.  I have signed up for a  2 session refresher quilting class, March 20th and 27th.  When April arrives, I will be ready with a stack of tops to quilt.with my new skills.

Cheryl at the Naptime Quilter  suggested combining two blocks together to make to make rectangles and then adding the sashing.  I really like the way it looks.  I think it "tames" the scrappiness a little.  Thank you Cheryl I always appreciate your comments.

Sorry the picture of this string quilt is so dark.  I was having trouble getting the flash to work.

I'm a winner!!

I am so excited!  I just received an email from Konda  at the Moose on the Porch blog  that I have won a jelly roll from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Her Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along has just started.  It runs from March 1 to August 2.  Instructions for a new 12" block will be posted every other Monday.   All of the blocks will be made from jelly roll strips and yardage.  Of course,  if you don't have a jelly roll you can pick one out at The Fat Quarter Shop or pull fabric from your stash.

The completed quilt  will measure 58" x 72."  There will be prizes for quilters who complete the blocks.  Let your fingers run (do not walk) over to Konda's blog.  Many quilters have already completed block one and posted a picture on the quilt along's Flicker Group.