March 31, 2015

Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along - Snowflake

So, did you get your snowflake blocks for March completed??? I finished mine up over the weekend. Today is the day to show off those blocks and link up for our Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along!  Here's my snowflake block...

Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along - Snowflake 

Let me just say that this one was a bit more challenging.  We had 17 paper pieces.  My paper piecing skills are definitely improving with this quilt along.  Here are my first three blocks together...

Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along 

I'm having so much fun with this one!  Now it's your turn.  Come show off your snowflake block and let's see how everyone is progressing!

A Quilting Chick - Not So Last Minute Christmas QAL


Today I'll be linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have to SayToo Cute Tuesday at Funky Polka Dot Giraffe, Handmade Tuesdays at Ladybug Blessings, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.


Now here's our linkup for your snowflake blocks...

   


March 30, 2015

Zodiac Stars - Scorpio

I've pretty much decided that, except for my block of the month's that I'm trying to keep up on, April is going to be a paper-piecing month for me.  I am bound and determined to get my niece's quilt finished.  For those that don't remember, I am making her a quilt called Zodiac Stars.  Here is the block I finished yesterday, Scorpio...

 

There are 12 large blocks, one for each sign in the zodiac, and then there are a lot of smaller stars, called starlets.  I'm making 2-3 of the starlets out of each color combination as I make the larger blocks.  I already have them started for this red combo and should finish them rather quickly this evening.

Here are the first four of the larger blocks together...

 

I also have a few Doctor Who block patterns that will be added into this quilt top.  I really cannot wait to get to those.

I think my paper-piecing skills are definitely improving.  I finished up the snowflake block for our Not So Last Minute Christmas Quilt Along yesterday before doing this block.  After the snowflake block, this one was sooooo easy!!  :)

Speaking of our quilt along, the link up will open tomorrow!  So there is still time to join in the fun.  Here's a link to this month's block, the snowflake, and here's a link to the page telling all about the quilt along.  Love to have you join us!!


A Quilting Chick - Not So Last Minute Christmas QAL



Sunday Stash - 3-29-15

Another great week for my stash numbers!  I didn't have any fabric come in, but I did finish up my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt top!!

Grand Illusion

I still need to get outside and take some decent pics.  But let me tell you, this thing is gorgeous!!!  And it used up almost 13 yards of fabric.

So here are the numbers for this week:

In This Week - 0 yards
Used This Week - 12 3/4 yards
Total In This Year - 32-5/8 yards
Total Out This Year - 28-1/4 yards
Net Used This Year - -4-3/8 yards

HA!  Almost positive again!!!  :)  Come see how everyone else is doing on their fabric reports at Patchwork Times.