Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Quilty friends.  I wanted to post a picture of a fall quilt I've made, but I've never made one!  This is the closest I could come to that -- part of a table runner I made in 2002.  The photo is a little fuzzy, and since I no longer have it, I can't take a new one.  Anyway, you get the idea.  Have a Blessed Day, everyone!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Finally - QRC Quilt is Finished

In January I started on a QRC quilt and told about it in this post.  Then, in February I finished quilting it and told about it in this post.  I really can't remember when I got around to binding it, but I'm thinking it was sometime around August.  A couple of weeks ago, f i n a l l y, I put the sleeve on it.  It is finished.  Whew!  That was one dragged out project!

Now, at long last, I can reveal the secret - what it says and who it is for.  There are several cell phone apps available for reading QRC codes.  I use ScanLife. 

That's right.  It's for Hubby to hang in his office.   And that is just what he has done.  He took it to work with him yesterday.

This was a fun little quilt to make.  So grateful that he appreciates it.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Zelda Project Update

Just because I haven't blogged doesn't mean I haven't been getting things done.  In September I made four more blocks for Josh's Zelda quilt.  

The Heart...

the Bow...

the Stopwatch...

and the Sword.

Then, I had other projects to work on so it sat and waited.  Again.  For a long time.  This week was RETREAT, though, so it was time to get some serious sewing done!

I made the Map Piece...

the Key...

the Fairy...

...and the Triforce.  Oops!  I forgot to take a picture of that one.  

Laid out on the floor it was really looking good, and I was getting excited about finishing.

Since each block was a different size, putting them together was a challenge.  I divided the blocks into columns then added borders until all the blocks in each column were the same width.  Next, I added sashing to make each column the same length. Finally, I added sashing between the columns and added the borders.  

Now on to making the backing and quilting it.  I may just finish it this year!

(I'm kind of looking forward to making something with a pattern after this so there isn't so much of that Dreaded Math involved!)