Monday, August 08, 2011

Caught Up!

Yay! I finished the last four blocks of the Summer Sampler Series quilt along on flickr!

Block 9, Minnesota, Summer Sampler Series

Block 9, Minnesota. I like this block--it went together pretty easily.

Summer Sampler Series Week 3 Completed

Week 3 blocks complete.

Block 10, Evening Star, Summer Sampler Series

Week 4: Monday's block, Block 10, Evening Star. The corner pieces were a little small for the shape on the paper but I didn't realize it until I was far enough along that I didn't want to stop and fix it.

Block 11, Union Squares, Summer Sampler Series

Wednesday's block, Block 11, Union Squares. The original block was a paper-pieced string block. I was tiring of paper piecing and very tired of strings. I looked through one of my books to find something I thought would suit me better. I'm not too sure about all that yellow, but the block itself I really like. I also managed to turn some of the half-square triangles the wrong direction and had to bust out my seam ripper.

Block #12, Kansas Dust Storm, Summer Sampler Series

Friday's block, Block 12, Kansas Dust Storm. I really like this block! Very pretty.

A Happy Family--Summer Sampler Series

Here are all 12 blocks finished! I also went back and fixed the one in the center row, second from the left, which I had pieced incorrectly. The blocks just ran straight up and down like lightning bolts, which, although it is a cool effect, it was really bugging me and it stood out too much.

Sashing and setting auditions are next!

Friday, August 05, 2011

July 2011 Crafting Recap

In July I...

finished up my Potholder Pass 8 items and sent them out..

July 2011 Quilting Mosaic

I did a lot of piecing...

Hand quilting practice

and practiced my hand quilting...

Cerisara Update: On to the sleeves!

I kept knitting on Cerisara and made it onto the sleeves...

A sweater for Lucas

I started a sweater for Lucas (sleeves!)...

Fingerless gloves for Christmas

I knitted fingerless gloves for family members for Christmas...

Teeny Tiny Snowman

and a teeny tiny snowman...

and I did a bit of crochet (sorry, no photo this time).

Monday, August 01, 2011

Summer Sampler Series Week 3 & Houses

If you are like me, you are wondering where July went!

I have two blocks done for the Summer Sampler Series. I couldn't make Friday's block or today's block because my printer ran out of ink and they're both paper pieced. :) So here are Monday and Wednesday of Week 3:

Block 7 Summer Sampler Series

Six Pointed String Block. Heh.

Yes, there are 8 points. I looked at the original and couldn't convince myself to make that many equilateral triangles. I browsed my quilting books and the Internet and finally decided that I'd do a lemoyne star instead. I think I don't like string blocks. I tried making a couple before and it seemed really tedious, even though they look very cool. I've been saving strings and now I'm considering throwing them out.

Block 8 Lucky Pieces for Summer Sampler Series

Lucky Pieces

This one was pretty basic--just half square triangles.

Summer Sampler Series Week 3 End

Progress so far

I also finished two more houses and realized I set myself an absurd goal last week when I declared I would make 5 houses per week. They are really time consuming and I am doing a lot of things at the same time. I should just give myself a break! :)

Houses 5 & 6 of Cracked Pots

Houses 5 & 6 of 20

Have you set any goals for yourself and then realized you were not being realistic?