Thursday, April 24, 2014

Triangle Quilt ... Progress ....

Got my backing last week for my triangle quilt.  Got it pieced last night.

And if you missed it ..... here is the finished top.

Not looking forward to basting ... but I am looking forward to having a finished quilt.  

I loved my fabrics when I purchased them and took the first photos for the quilt-along.  As I begin cutting and laying out, I wasn't real happy with them.  Everyone was very complimentary along the way though (thank you all!) and when I finally got it done and got outside to take a pic, I liked it again.

I think I'm going to be really happy with the finished product.  (Although I still have find a binding fabric!) 

I'm going to call this one "Garden Wall".  I think my Mom will get this for Mother's Day. Shhhhh, don't tell her! (She's actually seen pics of it along the way, but it will still be a surprise to get it.)

You can see all the photos from everyone in the quilt-along in our flickr group.  There are some amazing quilts there!!
Linking up today with Kelly for Needle & Thread Thursday

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter !

We spent the afternoon at my Mom's with these lovely people.

And later I finally was able to finish the top for the TQA and get daylight pics! 
Linking up with Marelize for Anything Goes! and with Lee @ Freshly Pieced.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Sunny Sunday Afternoon ....

While the big kids were off doing this .......... 

We little kids did this ....

It was a long day for one little one .....

And .... Friday, Gabbie-Lou-Who lost two teeth!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TQA - Week Three - Piecing Rows

I finally got all my triangles cut out and onto the design wall. 

(My design wall is simply a twin sized batting thumbtacked to the wall in my hallway.  Not ideal, but working for now.) 

Three rows pieced and sewn together so far.  I'm hoping I can get at least two more done each night this week.

I am sooooooo excited about how my points are lining up!!  

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished tops.  I don't have an exact count but I think there must be over 100 of us in the quilt along, and I haven't seen any two that come close to being the same!  It's so exciting! 

You can see everyone's progress in our flickr group


Check the links in my right-hand sidebar to sign up to quilt along with us.
And don't forget to visit some of the other great blogs I link to each week!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TQA - Week Two

Triangle Quilt Along - Week 2 - Cutting

I'm a little behind because of being on vacation last week.  But I'll get caught up soon I hope.  Although after cutting these triangles, this may turn into a baby quilt rather than a lap sized quilt.  

See all my TQA photos on flickr

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Zip It!

I actually made these little cuties over a week ago, but am just now getting a chance to blog them (though I did put them on facebook).

I was eating my way through Franklin TN last week.
(Yes, that is what I do on vacation - eat!) 

I used this pattern and it is so easy!!
(Who knew I could actually like zippers!)

And then I stayed up way too late the night before I left on vacation making a matching purse.  I've made several of these, but none for myself yet. It was really great on vacation because I could tuck all my small purchases in here and not carry so many shopping bags.
(Kind of overcast today so this pic is not so good)

And now I have to work double time to catch up on the TQA!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced today.