Mountain Quilt Progress

Here’s an update on my progress through Sunday.  I’ve ironed, cut the squares and ironed again.  I’ve squared up all the half square triangles and cross cut them into the Mountain pieces.  I’ve pinned two pieces together for each square and started sewing them.  You’ll notice how much “help” I’ve been receiving of the furry, four legged variety 🙂  Too bad Simontacchi can’t run the sewing machine 😉

 

Going to Des Moines :)

This quilt is going to Des Moines to be in the AQS quilt show!!!  My friend & I thought we might have a better shot at getting accepted into the Des Moines show since this is the first AQS show at this location.  I entered my Brooch Quilt and Darlene entered two of her quilts and all three of them were accepted.  It was quite a surprise, I must say, since I was pretty sure mine wouldn’t get in.  Darlene’s sister lives in Iowa and has graciously agreed to host us for the show in Oct.  Yipee!!

Olympics & Sewing

Sew here’s how I was able to get some sewing done while watching Olympic coverage 🙂  I just moved my sewing machine upstairs.

Here’s what I started with…..

Each light square had to have a diagonal line drawn on it.  I sewed 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal and ended up with this.

All ready for ironing and cutting!  Lot’s of progress on the mountain quilt 🙂

Here’s a picture of the new kitty, Rail, making herself quite at home.

And a new old sewing machine for my dad picked up for $3 at an auction a couple of weeks ago.  The paint on it is in good shape and the flowers are really cute.

Olympics

I’ve watched lots of Olympic coverage, including the exciting men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay.  WOW!!   What a finish.  It’s kept me from sewing as much as I’d like now that I have the itch to stitch back.  I have cut almost all the squares for the Mountain quilt and would have loaded a picture to prove it but I was slow to get out of bed since I was up late watching the Olympics :-}  I’m thinking I’ll bring my machine upstairs so I can sew while I watch 😉

I’m Back!!

I have been on a quilting hiatus but the First Saturday club (Foxey Fassett’s) began a new year and I’m back in the swing of things.  I’ve gotten my sewing room fairly picked up and have been cutting squares again for the Mountain quilt and have a goal to have all the squares I need cut by Aug 11th (Karen, I WILL have pics to post 🙂 ).  Here are pictures of the first Foxey Fassett’s block and the alternate block I’ve elected to purchase so I’ll have 24 blocks rather than just 12.

First Sat Block

First Sat Block

Alternate Block

Alternate Block

A week ago this little kitty showed up in our front yard, skinny as a rail, and walked right up to the front door.

Rail

Rail

She meowed as if to say, “This is where I live now, could you please feed me?”  She now shows up most evenings for a meal and is waiting outside the back door in the morning for breakfast.  We’ve taken to calling her Rail and she’s quite sweet.  All the pets go to the vet Saturday and Rail is going too.  Does this mean she’s our kitty?  In addition to the two inside cats, Casper & Simon?  Mmmmmmmmmmm……..