Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Update #1: Moonlight Sonata Quilt

designed by Jenny Foltz & Toni Kay Steere of Wing and a Prayer Design.

It's time to test the pattern and make the quilt!

Moonlight Sonata is the 5th pattern from Wing & Prayer Designs our quilt sewer Sue has tested!
The quilt featurers a popular gray to navy color palette with highlights of pink and green. The finished quilt measures 103" square.
The pattern includes:
Eight 12 1/2" blocks
A 24" center block
Sashing sections
Setting triangles
Pieced corner-quadrants and borders

Sue loves to make quits from these designers because the patterns are are easy to follow with lots of instructions and pictures.  Fabrics are numbered, and each illustrated block shows the numbered fabrics in their positions.

The first thing Sue does is cut up all 10 fabrics for all the blocks, settings etc....
and layers them in a sequential pile with the first block on top.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Beagle wins!

A 15-inch beagle named Miss P won the top honor at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 competitors.
Miss P, a bouncy 4-year-old, was awarded the Best In Show prize at the 139th Westminster show, the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States after the Kentucky Derby.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Color Love project update!

Sue has finished all the pieced blocks:

I've finished all 8 appliqued blocks!
Hint: When sewing the fuseable applique down, I start with a new Sharp Needle, nylon thread on the top and polyester on the bottom.  My stitch length and width is the same, very small. It helps to have a sewing machine with a knee left.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Phil saw his shadow!

The Groundhog Day verdict is in! Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of winter! 7:23 AM - 2 Feb 2015