Thursday, February 19, 2009

February block of month progress

So here is the latest. As you will see Each month I add to the beautiful center feathered star pattern.
This month I was to put the large half square triangles which are shown in the red print. Then put the inner border together (not an easy feat as each of the squares was 1" and set on it's side) but a new technique that I was happy to learn. Afterall that is the purpose of doing a block each month.
Who will the lucky recipient be for this quilt next January? It not for me to say at this time. Most of my things are done as gifts, and I may just 'gift myself'...
Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying my blog site.
Make it a happy day- EVERYDAY!

It's the west

Hi there Partner...
Time for everyone to put on their chaps, hats and spurs and get out to the Rodeo. Yep it is February and the last two weeks of this month are big deal here in Southeast AZ.... So cowboy it up.

Will add the lastest pic of my February Block of the Month by the end of the week.

Have a Rootin Tootin Day

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let's Play Ball

Happy Valentine's Day to all.
I just finished the first commissioned quilt. I was asked to do a Chicago Cubs theme and to make 2 of them for her sons'. This is a picture of it.
I did an embroidery with red threads in each of the large dark blue squares. Some of the squares are names of players (past and present), the years that the cubs won the world series (now over a century since they have won); boys playing baseball, a baseball diamond and the words 'Wrigley Field'; a baseball glove and ball and bat. So there is a pretty good variety.
Over all the sewing took approx 40hrs; cutting fabric into the right size pieces and shapes - 10hrs; embroidery- 11hrs; quilting time- 12hrs; sewing the binding on by hand-4hrs. So add it all up 77hrs. I made less than $4 an hour.