Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hello Again!!

It seems like forever since I last posted but I have only just finished my star quilt and haven't had anything to write about! I guess this is why people have multiple projects going at once. My sewing machine also took a took week vacation at the local quilt shop getting a tune up. But I am back! I want to wait to post about the star quilt untill I finish the label. I actually finished it so quickly that the recipient hasn't even picked at baby name yet!!

So I will show you my new project!

I wanted to do a  sampler quilt for one of my best friends Maia! She loves traditional quilts so I thought I would do the Sisters and Quilters: Apple Pie in the Sky Sampler. But I started working on it yesterday and did not feel that my skills were ready for it.

But at least I have made my first flying geese! There were ok, but I have no idea how to trim them!

I did not like cutting the little peices for each block at once. I like having all my cutting instructions together and to cut strips or big squares and go from there. I layed out the first block and didn't like it. So i went to Odeegards in search of something easier. I found this!

I quickly realized that I didn't want to do the border strips, so I am doing 5x7 rows of stars and no border.

Cutting strips is much more to my liking!

I love love love some of these green fabrics!!

My little stack of squares!