Sunday, July 28, 2013

Get ready, set, go...

Another quilting day in Charleston, South Carolina.  Today Jackie and I (Kim) started and completed our "Sew Modern - original block of the month" blocks for People, Places and Quilts.  It is a local quilt shop in Summerville and the owner, Diane C. Frankenberger, challenged the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild to create a quilt, any size, using the current block of the month program.  There were only four packets of fabric to make 3 blocks each month.  How do I explain this without being confusing.  There are a total of 12 blocks and each block will contain 1 to 12 pieces within the block for that month.  So, the first block contains 1 piece of fabric (the red square), block two has 2 pieces of fabric (the blue and green half-square), the third block is made up of 3 pieces, and etc. You get the picture, right.

So we made all twelve of our blocks and we need to figure out what kind of setting and quilting we want to complete them.  At this time, we are planning to quilt them ourselves, yes all by our selves.  We thought of different settings today, but I am not going to tell you our plans (don't want our competition taking our ideas, you know).  So wish us luck and hope we can finish this by October.  We will let you know when you can see our quilts at People, Places and Quilts shop.

Have a great week.

Kim's blocks are on the left and Jackie's are on the right.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jackie's block swap

It's Sunday, so of course we had a sewing day.  Jackie worked on her block swap for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild.  She is providing the background and a solid piece of fabric for one set of the flying geese.  The block is called "Follow the Leader" and it is from Modern Blocks:  99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers.  But Jackie made a slight change-she wants a 24 inch finished block, yes each block will be 24 inches.  Jackie hopes to receive another 18 blocks from the guild members to make a king-size quilt.

I (Kim) have my block completed, someone had to test the pattern for her.  We put both blocks on the design wall to take pictures.  Isn't it amazing that by turning your blocks, it you get a different view?

We are still working on our racing t-shirt quilt and plan to have it at the long-armed quilter this week.  To give you a preview, here is the drawing/plan to complete this quilt.

Now you know what we have been up to.  Tell us what you think.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Modern Quilt Guild Block Swap...

Busy day catching up sewing our blocks for the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild swap.  We have two months to work on.  For the month of June, we were asked to make black and white blocks (to be finished at 8 inches) for Karen.  Jackie made a block (which she enlarged a little bit) from Tula Pink's City Sampler-100 Modern Quilt Blocks.  I (Kim) made a broken dish block.

Blocks for Karen

For the month of July we were asked by Sarah to make a Mother's Dream block from Leila's blog tutorial.  Great directions and Sarah provided all of the fabric to make her block, which included some linen, yummy.  Sarah will be using the blocks to make a quilt for her husband, who is a fan of the 80's.  Loved the records and cassette tape fabrics in the center of the blocks.

Blocks for Sarah

Our turns are coming up in August and September, so we are busy getting our stuff together.  We will update you soon as to what we are asking our guild to make for us.  We have two quilts at the long armed quilters right now and in the process of making another t-shirt quilt for a race car fan.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sewing day...

Today was a sewing day for Jackie and me (Kim).  Our plan is to get together on the first Sunday of each month, but with business picking up we get to sew a lot more.  When the math is working for us, it is more fun than work.  We are working on a new quilt with pink and green fabrics.  Which is a change for us, lately we have been using a lot of blue and red fabric.  Thank you Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton for your "Royal Blue" solid cotton.   So here is the first completed quilt in blue and red for the Leeper's.

Leeper Quilt
This quilt was made for Bill from his Mom using his soccer t-shirts  The hour-glass units in the quilt are 2 inches.  Yes, two inch squares.  Quilt will be delivered tomorrow and we hope they will LOVE it.  Let us know what you think.