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99 Pyramids August 10, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in 1000 Pyramids, baby quilt, finish.
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99 Pyramids. Back in April 2008 I took a class to learn how to use my Wonder Cut Triangle Ruler.  I quickly finished up the front and then pieced together a scrappy backing and binding from the leftover pyramids and green fabric.

At one point I even had this quilt quilted — but the tension was really bad, not to mention the quilting design didn’t work as expected, so I ripped the quilting out.  It wasn’t very hard given the bad tension.  A couple of weekends ago I decided the quilt had aged appropriately (that, and I have a great-nephew on his way sometime this month) and this quilt needed to be quilted.

There’s lots of love pieced and quilted in to this quilt and it will be great for dragging around when the baby gets big enough to drag it.  Most importantly it has no pink in it.  My niece told me she “hates pink!”.  As soon as the baby get’s here I’ll add a label and get it to my niece – not that there’s a big hurry — there’ a heat warning through Thursday.

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QA Wednesday August 4, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in 1000 Pyramids, dwr, goals.
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Last week’s goals:

#1 – move the Double Wedding Ring from the floor frame to the lap hoop. I don’t know if this will require re-basting or not. I guess I won’t know until I try. – DONE, didn’t rebaste.
#2 – work on Star Struck – Ignored
#3 – since the rest of the house is clean, I now need to work on my sewing room – not much – did get the floor frame taken down.

The DWR didn’t get pulled out of the frame until Monday, which did allow me to take down the floor frame.  Already the sewing room feels bigger.    Part of the delay was I wanted to practice with the new quilt hoop.  I wasn’t able to find my whitework  hand quilting project (it’s here somewhere), so I pulled out my baby 1000 Pyramids.   I quickly realized that was not a good hand quilting project, so I began to quilting to my sewing machine.  I’m just about finished.

So what’s on my list to do this week?

  • Finish quilting and bind the 1000 Pyramids —  I’m going to bind it in the scrappy green binding pictured
  • Every day quilt on my DWR.
  • Clean the sewing room.  I just offered to host my quilting buddies for a sew-in  this month, so this has to get done.

Check out what others are doing by following the links over at Bari’s.

August Quilting Goals August 3, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in 1000 Pyramids, BOM, dwr, goals, monthly goals, SBS, Star Struck, Texas Braid.
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This month I hope to spend more time in my sewing room. I don’t have to work any weekends, so that will help tremendously. My Double Wedding Ring and my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler quilts have not been touched for months, so I really need to get back to these two quilts. Naturally there are other bits and pieces I’d like to accomplish as well.

  • Keep up with the SBS BOW and the monthly Offline Quilters’ challenges.  This month the goal is 5 blocks on row A.   Who knows what the BOW will bring.  The end result should be 10 more blocks toward the 140.
  • Three 12″ blocks – two are for a swap and one is the KVQG BOM.  I should get the BOM pattern sometime next week.
  • Quilt, Bind and Label the baby 1000 Pyramids – since I’m waiting for the baby to be born, the label might roll to September.
  • Resume quilting on the DWR.  I’ve taken the quilt from the floor frame and put it in the lap hoop.  Last night I worked on it for a while.  I’ll get back to you on how I like the hoop.
  • Finish piecing the Star Struck blocks.  This would be a good project for a sew-in with my quilting buddies.  We haven’t had one of those for a while.
  • Quilt my Texas Braid. Alright, I admit it.  This is my long shot.

Will I finish everything I’ve put out on my list?  Who knows.  Check back with me through the month to see.

What’s On My Design Wall August 2, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in 1000 Pyramids, baby quilt, designwall.
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A couple of years ago I attempted to quilt this on a Little Gracie. The tension was horrible, so I pulled all the quilting out and the quilt has sat waiting to be quilted again. I pulled it out Friday night, thinking I’d try hand quilting it, but decided quickly that with the Warm and Natural batting and all of the seams on the back, that wasn’t a good idea. So, I pulled out my walking foot and started machine quilting it.

I’m just shy of halfway done. I should be able to finish it up this week. And maybe I’ll also get some work done on my Star Struck. It’s still stuck at 18 blocks on the wall.

For more inspiration check out the links at Patchwork Times.