Saturday, February 23, 2013

Just a little bit o sewing this week

So, here it is....Saturday again and it's raining.  I feel like we've either had rain or snow all month.

I did a little sewing this week, starting with a random block I found on Pinterest.  I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with Pinterest but I do enjoy browsing!  This block is called "Stargazing" and it is from the book called "Modern Blocks".  I love wonky stars but after making this block I don't know how many I will actually make.  I have a lot of trouble just sewing the "wonky" part.  I'm more of a follow the lines kinda sewer  :)

 Now, here is my almost finished turquoise/brown/cream quilt top that I started back in late January/early February. 

I got 2 piano key borders on during the Superbowl and then I set it aside and worked on other things.
I mentioned it yesterday to a friend and she wondered when I was going to finish so after dinner last night I pulled it out, got one of the piano key borders on and then today the other.

It really did finish up nice didn't it?

It measures 64 x 77 and will be perfect for over the back of hubby's leather couch....which he told me this morning!

I'm not a fan of how my yellow walls look in pictures but I can't change that. 

This block here is Block # 9 from the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month.  It's called Lakeside Retreat and it was designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts.  Only 3 more blocks and I'm done.                                  I already started connecting the other 8 blocks with the separator strips and the geese units so when that last block kit comes all I have to do is add borders.   
It's time to get some backing assembled for the brown/turquoise quilt so I can hand deliver it to the quilter when I see her on Tuesday for the monthly Sit N Sew.....I can't wait!


Conni said...

The star quilt turned out gorgeous, Peg! Hope this one will make the trip to retreat...I'd love to see it up close! The piano key border is perfect.

The Other Barb said...

I'm seeing lots of stars! The blue star quilt is so pretty.Great job!

Robin said...

Lots of pretty projects!