Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sewing away in Texas!

As I was working on a round for a Round Robin, I also worked on my 2" squares. They are addictive!

Have you heard of a Round Robin? It's a quilt that is made by a group of quilters and it's a variation of doing friendship blocks. To start, everyone makes a block for the center. The blocks are passed to someone else in the group. They add the first round. Then the next quilter adds the second. This continues until all the rounds are added. The quilter who made the center block then gets the quilt top back to keep and finish. These round robins are challenging. Well, two members dropped out of a round robin, so I volunteered to do a round for my friend. I made the round simple so it could "frame" the lovely birdhouse and vines. It will be on the way to the next person tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Colleen's Gieveaway

My friend, Colleen, is having a giveaway in her blog -- really neat room spray and tarts. I placed in my sidebar, but need to remember how to make it clickable. Sorry about that!

Sorry, I can't post any more progress on my 2" squares. I've been working in my messy sewing room. There is no way I can post a photo now, but will do so when it's completed. It's like Christmas; I'm finding so many neat stuff, lol.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Heitage Festival Time!

It's over for the year! The Nederland Heritage Festival began in 1973 as Nederland celebrated its 75th birthday. A committee was formed to organize events for Nederland’s Diamond Jubilee. The event was such a success that organizers decided that it should become an annual event and the Nederland Heritage Festival was born. This is truly a fun time for all; old and young. The concessions (food vendors) are set up by Tuesday at 4 pm and close on Sunday about 5 pm. The carnival rides start around 5 pm every day, except all day on Saturday & Sunday. There are craft booths set up for the weekend. Activities include a Chili Cook off, Old Car Show, a Pageant, Music Show, Art Show, etc. My DH is active in his KC group and heads up the etofee cooking.

This year, I stayed home and babysat mostly. So, I had time to work on my Postage Stamp squares. I have cut out about 600 squares so far. Have traded half of these; still waiting on some of my trades to come home. I have 215 squaes sewed together; four completed blocks and rows ready to complete. My blocks are 10" square; 36 squares each. I have a long way to go!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Progress on Postage Stamp squares

Like I said, I'm showing the prgress on my Postage Stamp Quilt. So far, I have 86 squares in some form of sewing and an extra 11 squares ready to add. I cut out 400 extra squares to swap. Thanks, quilting friends, for swapping 50 2" squares with me! I could cut out more squares from my stash, but I think I'll wait until all thee squishies come in the mail. Won't this be like Christmas? I'm going to try not to have duplicates, but 1 or 2 might slip by; hope the quilt police won't check on me, lol. How is your progress doing? It might be a few days before I'm able to sew any more; gotta wait for the mail.....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Postage Stamp Quilt progress

The rain finally stopped today; now it's getting cold. This is typical Texas weather. If you don't like the weather, wait around and it will change.
I decided to do something totally different. For years, I've been fascinated by the Postage Stamp quilt. So, I've started cutting out squares for one. My square size will be 2", even though I know most of the quilts are 1" to 1 1/2". I have about 75 cut out for me and 200 cut out to trade (50 squares times 4). The photo shows the squares I cut for myself so far. When I start my sewing, I will post again.
Have you ever wanted to try one? If so, join me.