Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So many projects…

So little time!

I’ve got so many things in progress, it’s hard to focus!  The beginnings of a Birdie bag that I just can’t bring myself to cut out all of the darn pieces (stupid interfacing!), two quilts tops needing basting, quilting, and binding, a wedding quilt for a friend, and Siggy blocks from the Modern Siggy Swap 2.

Two weekends ago I got together with friends and spent the afternoon cutting up my pure charm pack and piecing my blocks for Project Pure.   Hoping to piece the top this week!

img_0545a                     A sneak peak at my blocks…. 

This past weekend I was on vacation at the beach and as much as I wanted to pack my sewing machine, there just wasn’t room in the car with 2 dogs, a dog crate, an assortment of linens and clothing.  A quick trip to JoAnn’s and I had a few templates for hand sewing hexagons instead.  I brought a fat quarter bundle of Bliss and got to work.  Unfortunately I ran out of templates faster than I would’ve liked and those plastic templates are expensive.  Time to switch to paper piecing I think!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stitch & Pitch with PMQG

Tuesday was a Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild event – Stitch & Pitch with the Phillies.  Picture this…a sell out crowd at Citizen’s Bank Park with a 1,000 or so women (& men) knitting, crocheting, or in our case quilting!  It was awesome, but hot…so hot and humid.  Everyone with a Stitch & Pitch ticket got a cute Phillie phanatic bobble head.

img_0546bWho knew the phanatic could knit?  Yet another reason to love him! 

It was a pretty horrendous game with lots of fielding errors and not so good pitching, but we still had fun.  Trust me!

The Philadelphia Chapter of Project Linus was collecting blankets.  I donated a baby quilt…and completely forgot to take a picture of it.   It is exactly the same pattern as this Happy Campers quilt though (fabric & all)…the only difference is it was stippled.

Julie posted a full recap over here, so go check it out!