Sunday, November 24, 2013

Toes In The Sand Progress

I've finally finished piecing my Toes in the Sand top. All thats left to do is put some sashing around it. The pattern calls for it only on the sides, but I've planned all along to have it all around. It will make it more balanced in my eyes.

I think this will be the last time that I follow a pattern for a quilt. I want to start being more creative, and unlike a sweater that has to fit someones body, a quilt doesn't. I enjoyed using the Hex And More ruler, and will definitely use it in the future. I'm also planning on doing some interesting quilting here, so it will be an exercise for me in that aspect. 

The big excitement with this project is that I will be using my fabulous new sewing machine to quilt it. More to come in a future post!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Finished...again

I realized after posting yesterday that my DWR was actually larger than 20 inches square. I had to crop it and re-bind today. Here is the finished product, it is now 20 inches square. Oops!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Finished

Just finished my block for the Double Wedding Ring challenge. Its about 20 inches square. I was going to make it more of a baby quilt size, but ran out of steam. I am pleased with how it turned out. It was fun putting all of the scraps together. I used the EZ Quilting template as suggested, it was great. I started out with the idea of all of the different neutrals for the rings, and took it from there. Now just to upload onto their site!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Challenge

I've been thinking about doing the Double Wedding Ring Challenge for the New York Modern Quilt Group. First I ordered a bunch of different neutrals to use for the rings with the idea of a white on white theme. I strip pieced them and cut them out using the template. Now I'm making a bunch of made fabric for the other pieces. Its really addictive! Here is my progress so far. Haven't decided if it will be a single ring or more, will see how it goes.