Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Taffy

I may have diverted a bit from my originial plan of working on another UFO on Saturday. I grabbed the basket that the UFO was in, and went to retrieve the pattern. On my way to grab the pattern, my fingers happened to touch the Taffy pattern by Jaybird quilts. Last weekend, some of my LQS had sales on and so my daughter and I went out together. One of the stores had a bowl where you could pick out your discount and my amazing daughter picked out 40% off. They let me go back and pick up a Shape Cut Ruler. Somehow I had broken mine, and I use it all the time. At the other store, they had amazing grab bag sales for $5.99. My daughter and I filled a couple of bags, with large scraps that were more the size of fat quarters. The store also had fabric on sale too. I found a cool fat quarter of Sunflowers and Leaves. Last year, my great-aunt (who loves sunflowers) told me that her quilt that I had made for her was getting worn out, and she needed another one. Her first quilt I had made using Full Sun, by Maywood Studios. It was a subdued palette of blues and golds.When I bought the fat quarter I knew I wanted to use it as a focus fabric, and I had a few ideas in mine. Then when I saw the Taffy pattern I realized how well it work with the fabric. I did some in home shopping, checked with my dh about colour scheme and I was on my way.

Sunflower Taffy

I have never made a quilt using these colours, but I am loving how it is turning out. Check out what others have made for Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FNSI - Christmas Rose

 Christmas Rose

I got another quilt top done for my Friday. Night Sew In. I put on the inner border last weekend and the outer border added the finishing touch. It looks like the Christmas Rose quilt may be ready for Christmas and now I have one more quilt off of my 2012 UFO Challenge list. I had it laid out this morning and my son came by and told me what a nice quilt it is.  He is such a sweetheart! Hopefully, I will get a chance to work on another quilt top this weekend.

Friday, September 21, 2012

TGIFF- Abducted

Well, I have been abducted by aliens! Specifically ones with UFOs. Since Labour Day weekend, at the start of September I have gotten 3 1/2 of my UFO turned into tops. I really am trying to get most of my 2012 UFO Challenge quilts done by December. Here is one I finished this week.

Plan C 

This is my Plan C quilt by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. It really was a Plan C quilt because I tried 2 different patterns with this fabric until I found this one that I liked the best.  Tonight for the Friday Night Sew In, I am hoping to get my 4th top finished. I am linking up to TGIFF! Hope you have a great sewing weekend.