February 25, 2010

Spring Sewing Party CGQC

UPDATE: 3:18 pm

I am finished quilting my mini quilt

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It is a good thing that I decided to quilt on it while the pizzas were in the oven because after we ate I decided to get some meat out of the freezer for dinner. When I pulled out what I wanted a 20 lb package of frozen meat fell and hit my foot…OUCH! Thank goodness I have good reflexes or I would have a few broken toes. I managed to get most of my foot out of the way. I was hit on the very edge of my foot. Not enough to do damage, but still enough to hurt. So now I plan on going upstairs and working on binding my BIG quilt. I will check back in with everyone later.


UPDATE: 1:50 pm

I am showered and back in my PJs (I know sounds lazy, but oh so comfy)! I still haven’t made lunch. hubby had to run to work and I thought I would wait for him. Turns out it is going to be a while so I am headed to the kitchen to make home made pizzas…YUMMY. Then I will be back to try and get this little quilt quilted before hubby returns. I think when he gets home the fam is going to go upstairs and watch a movie or 2. I may or may not work on bind until the movies are over. I will just have to see :)


UPDATE: 12:49 pm

I have everything ready for quilting…

Even my batting is pieced together from scraps :)


Pinned, taped, and ready to go!


Before I start quilting I am going to take a break, make lunch for the fam, and get a much needed shower. I would love to stay in my PJs all day, but I do have to have a shower :)


UPDATE: 12:14 pm

I have the back together and it is all from scraps. Believe it or not what I had left when sewn together made the EXACT size I needed for the back. Don’t you just love it when it all turns out?


Not sure what it is going to look like with the striped binding, but it is the best I could do :)


UPDATE: 11:40 am

I have been piddling around, but finally have the top sewn together. Now I just have to figure out what I will be doing for the back. I can not make it the exact same as the other one because I said this was going to be a scrap project and I don’t have another one of those white squares for the center and I don’t have enough striped fabric scraps to go around one any way :( SOOOOOO I need to come up with a new idea to use what I have. I was going to cut into my yardage and got called on it by hubby. He said “man that sure is a BIG scrap”…LOL.


For some reason I can not seem to get a decent picture today. My camera is acting funny. You would think that it would be taking great shot since the sun is shinning. I must have messed up a setting somewhere :(


UPDATE: 10:27 am

All the pieces of my star are finished and ready to be sewn together…


I tried to make this one a little WONKIER than the original one :)


UPDATE 10:04 am

Ok I am making some progress. Here is what I have so far…

I actually cut my triangles last night when I made the other mini quilt…Does any one have the ruler I have shown in the picture? It is a Simpli-EZ Jelly Roll Ruler by Kimberly Einmo. I love this ruler. The markings on it make cutting charms, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes a snap :) I have her triangle on too and it is also great!


Here are the triangle that will be the star points…isn’t the VERNA fabric just yummy. I really hated to not use these beautiful Bright pinks in my QUILT but now that I am making this cute little mini I am happy that they were left behind :)


Of course I have to have white squares for the background…Kona Cotton (my favorite white).


Putting them together…sewn and ready to trim…


I can see a star forming :) Don’t you just love it when you start seeing all your pieces coming together to make your pattern?


Ok, I am off to finish the rest of the star and decide how I am going to do the back.



Good morning all. I am up, had a bowel of captain crunch (not exactly the breakfast of champions, but it will do) and I am ready to sew :)


Friday 9:35 pm

I have decided what I am going to do for the Party tomorrow. I will be binding this little cutie.

This is the front…


This is the back…


The binding will be in the same striped fabric.

I will also be making another one identical or close to it for the mini give away quilt for the NAME THAT QUILT contest. If I have time I will try to make a second mini quilt (more than likely it will be in different fabrics) for the second give away quilt. Then I will probably wrap up the evening by finishing the binding on my BIG VERNA quilt.




I can not wait until Saturday. That is when the CGQC is having it’s Spring Sewing Party. I will probably be finished binding my VERNA quilt, so i think I will work on a couple of wall hanging with the left over charm squares. That should keep me busy, and maybe I will actually finish the project on Saturday. For those that don’t remember my Valentine project took forever and my machine ended up having to go in to the shop.

Now I am off to do some more sewing :)



annieb said...

Well good luck and hope your machine is OK!!!

joan said...

Oh so glad you are coming to the party! I can't wait to see your projects! See you tomorrow.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So glad you're going to party with us - should be a lot of fun!

Grethe said...

Looking forward to seeing your quilt. I plan on finishing soon, to start on Project 2. But time goes so quickly,so I must rush... :-) .... happy quilting to you.

Loralynn said...

That pink is absolutely gorgeous!! I may have to pick some of that up!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Look at you go, Rene! I love it, just love it! Perfect for the Verna fabric, too!


You are making me want to change my plans for today and work with my Verna--instead of the Birdie line--but ----
looking good--hugs, Di

Loralynn said...

I love the look of the single striped strip down the back!

Cindy said...

Oh Rene, I'm REALLY liking this mini quilt...ALOT!!!

Karen said...

Pizza. Yummy! We went to an Italian restaurant for lunch. Did not have pizza, though.
So, you are back in your jammies. Comfortable, warm, and sewing up a storm.

annieb said...

I am staying in my workout gear so as not to waste time, as we are heading out to friend's for dinner tonight and will need to shower later...Love your mini quilt!

Hooked on Quilting said...

I must have some Verna!!! I love the stripe!!

Hmmm...back in your jammies! Sounds like that's a habit I could form!

Hope you are having fun at the party!

Michelle said...

HOLY COW! That is so pretty!

Hope your foot is ok...PARTY ON!!!

luv2quilt2 said...

Love your little quilt. Thank heaven for good reflexes!

Karen said...


Stina Blomgren said...

Ohhh... you have done a wonderful quilt.. :o)

annieb said...

You did a beautiful job quilting the lovely mini quilt. Glad you weren't injured by the flying meat!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Can't wait to see your binding choice.

Kim said...

Your mini quilt looks great! Love it.

Carolyn said...

Rene, your stars are so pretty and I think the striped binding will be perfect. Can't wait to see the finished quilts!

Claudia said...

Cute, I like how you pieced the back.

Ulla said...

Rally like the bright and sweet colours for the spring star.

Unknown said...

Hi Rene!
Love the fabrics and the stars. Spring is in the air!

Moneik said...

Great job quilting the mini quilt. Enjoy seeing all that you get done.

Jocelyn said...

Wow great job on your mini quilt. Interesting that you used Kim's new ruler. It was a fun party.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I'm very intriguied by that ruler you showed. I luv your Verna quilt! Verna=Spring!

Strlady said...

That was excellent progress. Your Mini Quilt looks wonderful!! Hope your foot was not too damaged, I can't imagine what 20lbs feels like falling on your unsuspecting foot.

sunny said...

Love that little mini! That fabric is so bright and fun.

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