Sunday, August 26, 2012

No sewing today

Instead, a wonderful afternoon at a friend's cottage.....thanks Nancy!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Granny Squares

Lately I've seen posts from other quilting bloggers who are making granny square blocks so I thought it would be fun to make some too.  I'm using a pattern called "Confetti Cake" from The Pattern Basket

These are the fabrics I selected from my stash to make the quilt.....

and here are the first two blocks I finished this morning.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Quilting Room

I haven't been doing much sewing lately.  I've been spending my spare time painting two unfinished pieces of furniture - a bookcase and a small cabinet. I've had them for ages but never got around to painting them until now.

A couple of posts back I showed you my sewing room, so I thought you might also like to see where I quilt.  Set up in the basement I have a Bernina quilt frame with my Bernina 830 sewing machine on the carriage.
There is actually quite a bit of natural light coming in through those windows on a sunny afternoon
On the two bottom shelves of the now green bookcase I've put my finished quilt tops that are waiting to go on the frame.
The TV corner is set up for my hubby who likes to join me downstairs when I'm quilting.

 The newly painted white cabinet holds my collection of quilt magazines and books.
On the frame is a quilt  I made several years ago from a pattern by The Vintage Spool.  I haven't started quilting it yet but I will post photos of  progress once I get started.