Tuesday, February 9, 2010

WIP update

Here's my WIP.
I finished this LeMoyne star quilt top. Yes just the quilt top, but I'm still doing my happy dance.

These are my flower hexagons for my Grandma quilt.
I need to make several more flowers then I can start piecing them together.

Here's my Autumn Crossing nine patches. I'm trying to finish this quilt top before the next JLWC meeting.

Here is the front.

and back.
I pressed seam open so that I can hand quilt them easy.
I hand piece these blocks and never stitch over the seam allowance. One of Jo Morton's famous machine piecing technique is the clipping seam allowance. It's the same logic like this open seams.

Alright I need to go back to my sewing desk now,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fabric, I can't resist

I read Jo Morton's this post and immediately ran to my LQS yesterday to get my yard of this chintz.
This is such a beauty, I think Jo and Andover fabrics reproduced it so wonderfully.
Do I have a plan to use this fabric? Yes, I do. I'm planning to use it in the near future.

Along with that fabric I picked some FQ rolls which were 25% off and also several other yardages. (I bought the red fabric last Monday though)

Also the mail man came to my front porch and drop these goodies today.
I ordered some products from Yoko Saito's shop. (BTW, she has an online shop for international customers now)
The book is 30th Anniversary of Yoko's patchwork and quilting. It doesn't include any patterns but I just enjoy looking through her book at all the beautiful quilts pictures.
Some of quilts in this book are part of her earlier quilt collections which are very exclusive.

Another package was the plastic templates sheets from The Quilted Moose.
Remember? I said I'll use a plastic template from now on?
Now I got a year supply, I'm all good then. *LOL*

Alright, got to go back to my sewing desk to work on my projects.

Happy quilting,