Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Waiting is Almost Over

It Starts Tomorrow!!!   Yippee Skippee!!!!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

More with the Stars

Part of the Quilting Conference this weekend included an all night Friday Sew-In.  My Mother-In-Law and I lasted until about 1:30 a.m.  Which is awesome because I haven't had any other time  this weekend to get down to the sewing room.  But I was able to accomplish a lot at the sew-in.

I got all of my stars put together :)  Thanks so much for everyone's help with the layout!!!  It really made such a big difference in the overall look of the quilt :)  Now all I have to do is get the borders added, hopefully today, and then it is ready to be quilted up :)

And I also managed to finish all of the diamonds for my Lone Star quilt.  Now I just have to sew together those diamonds and then insert the background.  You have to do Inset seams to do that, which I am a little nervous about because I have never done them before, but, it's all about trying new things right :)
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Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a Start :)

So here is what I got done in my class last night.  It was so much fun!!!!  We actually took our homework and sewed it into tubes and then cut the tubes into strips.  (Those fun little guys in the bottom of the picture.)  Then you unpick in a designated spot to make the strips for the diamonds.  What a cool way to put a quilt together!!!!    I had only ever seen the tube method used for making continuous binding strips.  I had no idea it could be used to make diamonds like this  :)  Ya for learning new things :)

Whereas this is for Grandma's 80th (at the end of Feb) I need to get the rest of the points put together sooner rather than later :)  Each diamond got a little easier as I got more practice with the technique.  The first ones were making my head spin a bit :)   So here hoping they will get faster, not to mention more accurate.  3 down and 5 to go :)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

TNT Thursday

First off, I just want to let everyone know that after today TNT will have a short break for a few weeks.  It will be taking a hiatus during the Simply Charmed Blog Hop :)

Now, onto what I tried new this week :)  For the first time, I did some quilting "Homework".  Seriously, I never thought I would ever do "homework" again in my life.  But . . .  tonight, my Mother-In-Law and I will be attending a class on speed piecing a Lone Star Quilt as part of the Cedar City Quilter's Guild Retreat, and we were given homework to bring to the class.  Here is my finished homework.  I am so excited to see it transform tonight.  I plan to give this quilt to my grandmother for her 80th Birthday.  I am so excited :)


So . . . . My new thing is quilting homework :)  (Hopefully I won't have a lot of homework popping up in my life again, I was very ready to be done with that after college, tee hee hee)  What did you try new this week???

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One Week Away, Yippee Skippee!

The Simply Charmed Blog Hop is now only 1 week away from starting!!  Yippee Skippee!!!!  I can't wait to share with you all the amazing tutorials put together by these fabulous group of quilters.  Not to mention, have some great giveaways, including a $200.00 grand prize gift certificate!!!

If you missed the introduction post you can find out more about the Hop here :)

It is going to be so much fun!!!  I can hardly wait!!!

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