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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Black and White quilt

The black and white "snapshot" quilt is finished. The backing is black with white polka dots. Nothing fancy. It was machine quilted (not by me)! I finished hand sewing the binding last night, then I washed and dried it. It will be a wedding gift for a special couple. It is approximately 68" square....... give or take a little....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

1st Accuquilt Project

002 edited by hammskaren
002 edited, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

Here's the first completed project that I've used my new Accuquilt for. It was fun to make..... lots of small triangles, and I wouldn't want to make a big project with all those! It's a bridal shower gift...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hazy pinwheel blocks

Hazy pinwheel blocks by hammskaren
Hazy pinwheel blocks, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

The "pinwheels in the house" blocks are finished. I made 30 of them, and all of them are different. Here's a sampling of them... it was really hot and humid outside...... even at 7:30 p.m. I had to wipe the condensation off the camera lens..... and I'm sure I didn't get it all, which is what gives the picture that "hazy" look. I am working on something with all the 1.5" scrap strips.... I cut extra. I will show you in a day or two...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pinwheels in progress

Pinwheels in progress by hammskaren
Pinwheels in progress, a photo by hammskaren on Flickr.

A sneak peek on what I'm currently working on... they are really time consuming! I'm planning to have one more round of strips.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun Birthday gifts

I recently had one of those big, milestone birthday's. I had a great time celebrating, and have decided that being 50 is not so bad..... like I could do anything about it anyhow. I received some wonderful gifts for my birthday, and would like to share a few of them with you... This quilted wall hanging was made by Julie. Right now it's hanging on my dining room wall, but I need to move it into my quilting area. Mr. Small Town got me the Accuquilt Go. It's a lot of fun...... I have been cutting squares and triangles... the die that came with it. I'll show you some of those later... and the cute little shelf sitter that says "quilting" is from a co-worker. It's sitting on my shelf in the dining room, and it just might stay there....