Monday, July 23, 2012

Semi Productive Weekend Sewing

 This quilt is still on the frame.  It is taking me quite awhile in part due to daily thunder and lightening.  I  don't take the chance of using my longarm during storms.  We've had lots of them roll through this past week.
 This was a little surprise tucked in with some quilts I recently received to quilt for Carol.  She knows how much I love my Jo Morton and civil wars fabrics.
 Yesterday was a "pieceful" day for me.  I took the day off from quilting and decided to work on the kit.  The quilt measures 13 1/2 x 17 1/2.  The middle churn dashes are to be cut off but I will wait until after it is quilted so that the edges don't stretch.
Also during the week when I was having to turn off the longarm because of the storms I turned on my sewing machine and worked on these Granny Squares.  I'm waiting to trim until I have all my blocks made.  How many blocks will I make?  Who knows!  It is a mindless fun project and the fabric colors fun.

38 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The Jo Morten pattern and cheddar fabric are beautiful. Great quilt.

Bev said...

Your quilting is beautiful (as usual). I wish I had read that you don't trim off the blocks that will be cut in half until after you quilted it! I recently did a ufo project where ALL the blocks were trimmed and I trimmed them before I quilted. What a treat that was to quilt...

Hope you have a great week! Send some of that rain our way! We are in the "rainless" summer with 108 and 109 degree heat. Last night it was 103 at 8PM. uggg

Cheery (and warm) wave from
Bev

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Fiesta said...

I love the little cheddar quilt. I have enjoyed making my granny squares from scraps.

Deborah said...

Your grannies are lovely! They are so fun to make! Beautiful quilt.

Strlady said...

Great idea about leaving the block attached until you have quilted. I sew a thin seam at the edge but I feel that still does a number on the bias. This is a much better method if you are quilting it yourself.
Your granny blocks look fantastic!

paulette said...

Wow!! You have been a quilting dynamo!! LOVE your churndash and those granny's make me want to join in...I have the fabric all ready, just need the time! Thanks for the inspiration!!
P

Shelley said...

Where did you find the pattern for the larger granny blocks?

Sue said...

Gosh, I sure am loving these granny squares quilts I'm seeing blogland. I should have gotten on board with it, but I'm a realist too....I'm so far behind on everything else!

Carrie P. said...

Well look at you making all kinds of neat blocks.
What a sweet kit.
Lovin' your granny blocks.

Cyndi said...

Hey Mary! The custom quilting is coming along beautifully...can't wait to see the whole thing! And what a sweet gift from Carol...she's a peach. That little mini is so cute, as are your Granny squares. I so wish I had time to do them, too, but as you know, I'm already waaaay far behind on everything else I have to do! Keep up the great work!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Needled Mom said...

The quilting is so pretty. It must be so frustrating to have to keep turning the machine off for the storms.

I love the little churn dash quilt AND the gorgeous granny squares. They are fun to make.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful little surprise and something fun for you to do for yourself.

Debbie

Wendy said...

Oh my those churn dashes must be pretty small. I love the cheddar in this little quilt. The granny squares has been on my list as well.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Time well spent Mary! I love both of them...and they suit you :0)

Have a good week,
Stefanie

Karen said...

I like the Jo Morton quilt. The cheddar makes such a good setting. And making a whole block instead of a partial block makes sense. Just whack it off.

Sue said...

I love your Jo Morton quilt with the cheddar fabric background. What a sweet gift :-D Your grannie blocks are adorable. SO nice that you were able to do some sewing for yourself .

Deb said...

LOVE your granny squares, I've got to grab out some stash material and make me some!

Rita said...

Your cheddar quilt is so cute. You know how I LOVE Jo Morton!

Darlene said...

It's all LOVE today - LOVE it all. :-) I always do.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What beautiful quilting! I'm glad you had a little break though to enjoy some sewing time~ love the little kit quilt! And your granny squares are looking great! Have a happy week!

Sheila said...

Your churn dash quilt is gorgeous as are the granny square blocks , such lovely work!

Gayle said...

ACK! I love the projects that you've been working on - especially that little churn dash - the size is awesome!

Janet O. said...

Oh, I love that little churn dash quilt! Was it a purchased kit, or had she just put the stuff together for you as a kit?
Great little Granny Squares. Are they 6" blocks?

Cheryl said...

It is always a good thing to do some piecing for yourself and how thoughtful of Carol! Both quilts are lovely.

Nancy E said...

Love the quilting you are doing! What a nice surprise gift from Carol!

Vivian said...

Such a lovely little cheddar quilt. Great advice about not trimming the long blocks till the quilting is done. I'll file that away in my mind--and I'll hopefully remember it before (not after) I trim blocks in the future.

The granny blocks keep calling to me. I'm sure I'll listen to the call one of these days. Love yours!

Terry said...

Your granny square blocks look great! I made nine and was going to make more, but now I've decided I like how the nine blocks look together, so that's where I'm stopping.

Mary said...

I really like your granny squares. It's sure to be gorgeous when you finish.

Gerri said...

The quilting is beautiful, as usual. I love your mini as well as the granny squares. I've been thinking of adding them to my to do list.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful customer quilt getting more gorgeous :)

I love Jo Morton too. That kit is too adorable.

Granny squares are great!

Michelle May said...

Love the cheddar. Those granny squares are so fun.

Jo said...

So you caught the granny square bug. I did too. Mine all got put together in a baby quilt. I cam see me doing them again.

Candace said...

We've had a lot of those storms on this side of the country, too, Mary. Puts a crimp in your sewing for sure! Love the cheddar and churn dash - my favorite block!
Cheers!

Sinta Renee said...

Looks like a very fun weekend at your house! I love the little cheddar quilt. You really cranked out the granny blocks! Aren't they so cute?!?

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a cute quilting design in the setting triangles. Just perfect work, as usual.

I've seen a lot of granny square quilts popping up, and I've had to have a long talk with myself to keep from starting one. But seeing yours and another one today makes me want to ignore my reasonable self and go ahead and start one. I just happen to have a jelly roll of Botany, and it's perfect for this. Yours is so adorable.

Barb said...

beautiful churn dashes!! I love the colors. Your quilting is always so lovely - what a great idea to leave the blocks whole.

Bari Jo said...

Love the quilting and oh my goodness the great granny squares are great!!!! Your mini is so cute, too! I never knew you needed to wait to cut a block on the edge until after quilting - THANK YOU for telling me!!!! It makes sense now that I think of it but I never would have known that! Glad you got some piecing time in!!! I hope to soon - needing some piecing therapy here like crazy! Have a good weekend friend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Your grannies are so happy! I can't wait to see more!