Saturday, March 23, 2013

Caroline's Double Z Quilt

Yippee! I am joining the blocks together, into rows!!! Finally. It has taken quite a while to do the hand quilting.

Provided I have decent quilting time during the week, it won't be long before it's in the mail.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cobber Lane After The Last Storm

Hello again!

This was taken yesterday, a day after the snow storm. This angle is looking down our street, towards the cul-de-sac. No matter the season, it's a beautiful lane.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mr. March

Hello again!

Thanks for lookin'!

In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lion?

Hello again!

Here's a pic midway through our March snow storm. This is a little more than 9" of snow with more to come!

Please visit my Facebook page, Leslie Pease Studios to see my latest work and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, March 11, 2013

More On The QAYG Quilt

Hello again!

Made some more progress on the quilt for my cousin's daughter. Had to take my sewing machine back in for servicing again, with one row's worth of blocks to piece. Seems the tune-up before was not successful. Good thing I have a lot of blocks already pieced and ready for quilting.

Here are some blocks that are ready for the hand-quilting.

After these blocks are done, I'll be working on the border pieces. Hopefully, I'll be done soon and can send it off to Caroline.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

BIRTHDAY BOWS Quilt As You Go Quilting

Hi all!

Put the Champaign Quilt on hold... only have the binding to sew but something fun came along.

Now I'd like to share how flattered I am. Less than a month after losing her father, my cousin's daughter told her mother that she loves my quilts and asked if I would consider making her one. So flattered and knowing her birthday is right around the corner, I got right on it.

After arranging and rearranging triangles, I finally came up with this pattern. I thought it would be a cute idea for the quilt because it will have pink and yellow bows all over.

I am sewing the layers together as the blocks are completed with butterflies, about an inch big (the technique is called "Quilt as you go" - QAYG). After a row's worth of blocks are hand quilted I will sew them into a row with a thin strip of sashing. After a few rows are done, I'll sew them together with sashing and then attach a quilted border around the whole quilt.

I am doing things this way and not the traditional way (one whole quilt top sandwiched onto a large backing) because space is getting limited around here and I am getting lazy. Moving all the furniture to sandwich on the floor and then crawling around the floor for a day just doesn't agree with these bones butt and back anymore!

This new QAYG technique really isn't all that new, but new to my blog. I read about it in a 1979 quilting book, but I am sure it's been around since the beginning of quilting. Definitely a fun way to assemble.

I hope you like this block; it's one of 24 blocks to be completed. Please visit again to see more progress.