Sunday, November 25, 2012

November FMQ Challenge

Can you believe it is November already?  Actually almost December.
I have been working on some great little Christmas gifts and hope to have a big part of them done this next week.  But today I wanted to share my November FMQ Challenge.  If you haven't checked out the challenge yet make sure you go over to SewCalGal's blog.  Even if you aren't interested in doing the challenge, go check out her blog anyway.  SewCalGal's blog is the happening place!  Kind of like the A&W was when I was going up!  lol
The November Challenge was given to us by Sarah Vedeler.  I love her machine embroidery designs.  I am still working up the courage to try one.  Anyway, here is my November FMQ Challenge.  I know I definitely need more work on my swirls.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buck A Block, Layer Cake and 5 Yards

Did that title make you wonder what was going on here?  Wonder no more!  Three, yes three, quilts finished.    I actually have another one quilted but the binding isn't attached yet.  No binding, no posting!  lol

This is a 5 Yard quilt kit that I purchased at L & L Yard Goods in Madison, Indiana.  Nice little shop that I frequent often.  More often than my husband would like I am sure.

5 Yard Quilt Kit

Close up of quilting on front.

Close up of quilting on the back.

 Again, I can thank L & L Yard Goods for this.  It was the Buck A Block this year.  I think it turned out nicely.

Buck A Block Quilt
Quilting on front of Buck A Block quilt.
Buck A Block quilting on back.
 This next one is a design that I seen on Moda Bake Shop.  I motified it somewhat.  It starts with a Layer Cake which you cut into fourths.  I personally don't like the pinked edges on the precuts, so I cut 4 4 1/2" squares from each piece of the layer cake.  I also used a layer cake that 42 pieces so I added another row.  The original on Moda Bake Shop didn't include a border either.  So a Layer Cake and some yardage from the stash, I now have a pretty nice quilt.
Layer Cake Quilt

Close up of quilting on Layer Cake Quilt
Well, that is about all for now.  I need to get started on my November FMQ Challenge.  See you soon!