Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Friday Sewing

I did have fun yesterday!
After my morning coffee, I finished quilting the blue tumbler quilt and added the binding - I even got about half of the binding sewn down!
The blue tumbler is another throw-size quilt (just right to snuggle under while laying on the couch) that I cut out with my Accuquilt GO!   These go together so quickly, it only takes a few hours to cut and piece a throw-sized top.
It is just random scraps from my blue fabric scrap box..no rhyme or reason to the layout.

I am practicing my machine quilting - again - and used nearly 800 yards of thread playing and scribbling on this one.  It should be nice and 'puckery' after its washed.

The backing and binding fabric is much richer in color "in person" and it came from the $2.50 shelf at my LQS! (local quilt shop)  What a bargain!!...I always shop that shelf first, the fabrics are first quality, but have been in the store for a while. 

Next, I cut out and pieced 2 blocks for my "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" quilt.  The blocks took a while to cut out, and even longer to piece. It is a basic Snail's Trail block with a little adjustment for the dog's head placement.
I think these blocks will have a Schnauzer, a Lab, a Boxer and a Boston Terrier appliqued in the corners. 
The blocks are 16 1/2" unfinished.
It was a fun day of sewing!  Now on to make more blocks and finish sewing that binding down.

I hope I don't have to go out much today, it is only 10 degrees, even though it is bright and sunny!
I do have to run to the LQS for a little more fabric - I like the greys used in these blocks, they have a nice contrast. 

What are you doing today?  I hope you are enjoying your day!

I have linked this up with the FNSI group on flickr

Note: Yep, those are trees in the picture.  Undecorated, at least:))

13 comments:

Angie said...

You had a great FNSI - very pretty machine quilting. Great top too!!

Toyin O. said...

Thanks for sharing the process, looks like you are on your way to making a beautiful quilt.

Vicki said...

Visiting from FNSI. Love the blue fabrics.

Impera_Magna said...

Oooh... I love tumbler blocks! And in blue too!

Jacque. said...

ohhhh, I love tumbler quilts...and great job on the quilting, too!! Looking forward to seeing more of your new quilt. Glad you had a great day sewing.

Average Girl said...

I know nothing about quilting... but that is beautiful Deborah!

Karen said...

This is absolutely beautiful!... love the colors in the patterns you have used...

cdc said...

I love all the blues you used. Very nice work on this FNSI.

Daryl said...

Love all those blues ... and I am wondering is there a cat pattern?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The blue tumbler one has my name all over it. Or maybe I'm the only one who can see my name all over it....regardless I LOVE it! You're very gifted.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I wish I could do quilting!
just beautiful!!

Cheryll said...

I just LoVe the colours you used in your Let Sleeping Dog Lie quilt. Really impressive! so congrats and well done!

Ebony said...

Wow! 800 yards?!? I guess that's not so hard to believe if you're doing close quilting.

But the really awesome part is using the GO! to cut out all those tumblers quickly. Nice job!