Friday, September 20, 2013

Finish it Up Friday

This week I had one of my fastest finishes ever. I made this Star Surround for the quilt along on Sunday, quilted it Monday night and put the binding on and hand sewed it down on Tuesday. I love how quick and easy this pattern is.

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I cut out a Star Surround with my leftover Frolic scraps and had made each 24" square into a kit. Tues night I sewed about half of the triangles and Wed. I squared them up at lunch. Last night I finished sewing and pressing all the hst's and flying geese and made this block. I hope to finish the other 3 blocks tonight at club sew and maybe even my last swoon. We'll see how much I can get accomplished.
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Wed. night while I was teaching a class I worked on the hand work on this block, so as not to stand over the students and badger them. I could easily put it down and pick it back up randomly. Somehow I lost a triangle, so I am hoping it is at the shop and I can get it tonight.
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This week I also worked on my Rubic Star. This is basically 1/4, minus the background, which was my goal for the month, so I'm excited to have it done and it came together really nice.
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My friend Emilee gave me this awesome 1/2 gallon glass canning jar. It's perfect for storing the empty Aurifil spools, but it is also collecting my sewn leaders and enders. I haven't done a lot with L&E, but with the Bernina it seems to be better, so I'm trying to remember to do so. I am hoping to make a Briar Rose quilt with the 2.5" squares sewn together into 16 patches.
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It's been a very productive week and I hope it continues tonight as we leave to go to Dad's to finish (hopefully) moving him this weekend.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Very productive week. Hope you find that missing triangle.

The rubic block is turning out great - love those rich jewel tones.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

You've been very busy! It all looks great!

Karen H said...

Love all your projects. Great job!

Kelly Young said...

you have lots of really awesome projects! I love your star surround!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Deb A said...

My goodness! Do you sleep? Your projects all look wonderful - that rubic cube is beautiful. I love the colors.