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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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.