Sunday, October 29, 2006

On a Roll, Baby

I am so totally on a roll.

I had my third Sampler Quilt class this past Friday. The teacher looked over our blocks, she gave us a bit of instruction and then told us to do two new blocks. Due in two weeks. No biggie, right? Well, yeah, I guess. Here is my first:


They call this one Jacob's Ladder. Nice pattern...very Amish-ish, IMO. As you can tell, I'm keeping with the bandana - blue/white/red scheme. I honestly like the way that it ended up. Go....Me! (quietly shouts to herself....woo! hoo!) I did this one on Saturday afternoon after a bit of second-bedroom-organizing-old-clothes-ditching-make-way-for-baby-even-though-we-have-no-idea-when-she'll-get-here sort of energy. Definitely a good time for a project (read: definitely time for some sort of focus-changing-activity).

Next block Flower Star...or was it Star Flower?

Here are the preliminary cuttings:


I took advice from Shelba re: "Pinning the Hell Out of It" and that is what I did (see below).


I then sewed the seriously pinned parts together - see below:


Here's what came of it (keep in mind that I had to rip out 2 or three pieces in the process):


I must do the close-up because I am so proud of the very excellent "points" that I got this time around.

I do think that this quilt thing is rubbing off on me.

Til' next class...........

29 comments:

melody said...

LOVE, love, love the flower star thingie!! Definitely an accomplishment. Keep on quilting!

Connie said...

Ding dang! Those are right purdy, woman :-) By George, I think you've got it!

Can't wait to see what you come up with next. You are my quilting inspiration.

Katie J said...

Wow, that's awesome! I want to learn too!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

That is great! Good for you!

Keep smilin!

Stacey Teague said...

WOWWEEE look at those points!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have *got to* learn how to quilt one of these days!!

I can't wait to see more, keep up the great work!

Donna said...

I'm SOOOO impressed Wendy. Can't wait to see what's next!

Anonymous said...

Oh, very good!!

steph said...

That looks so awesome!! Reminds me of the beautiful quilt my g-ma had at her house all the time.

Laura said...

Beautiful! You are becoming quite the pro!
Laura

Kristin said...

It's going to be GORGEOUS!

Jonni said...

Wendy,
You go girl! I love it! :)

a&mg said...

I'm super impressed! The squares look awesome! I can't wait to see the next ones!
Aimee

Joannah said...

Great progress! I love those patterns.

Krista said...

Very impressive... you've been paying attention in class.

Your quilt will be lovely.

Mark & Michelle said...

GREAT JOB!! Very impressive...

Mariah said...

You are so talented! Maybe you can make it on the next Project Runway with your killer sewing skills!

Heather said...

Wow! Love it!!! I will definitely be picking your brain for my 100 Good Wishes Quilt pattern (if I ever collect enough squares LOL)....

Melissa O said...

So, I'm thinking that I'll just send my squares over to you, cuz I'll never get points like that! Love the star pattern.

Stephanie said...

Man, your getting good!!

Drea said...

WOW, impressive! I am doing my own quilt, not quite as high tech as yours!

Lisa~~ said...

Looking good, keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with how precise your square is. I can't do that. I have such a hard time lining the points up. I might have to sign up for a class or too. Love the fabrics. So beautiful!

Shelba

Wicked Witch said...

You are doing a very good job there. I hate doing sharp points like that. I am really impressed!Now, if I can convince you to make an Elvis fabric star. . .

rubyiscoming said...

WOW - you gots yoself some talent, woman! You are inspirig me to try new things :)

Shandra said...

OMG, I am impressed. I hope to find some poor family member to totally take advantage of and beg to do the OHGWQ!

Carrie said...

I think your 'rock star flower' as I'm going to call it is fabulous! You're an inspiration to aspiring, procrastinating 100 Wishes quilt makers everywhere (me)~

Tamara said...

Your quilting skills are impressive. You will be so pleased with your results.

Tamara said...

Your quilting skills are impressive. You will be so pleased with your results.