Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday Sewing and some finishes! Baked Alaska

This week was so busy for me. I thought I would be able to sew on Thursday night but didn't. I updated or I should say, started updating my blog.  I played around with it and really messed it up.


I got off early on Friday and did some errands. I went to a two great shops too. One was the Stamp Asylum to pick up a rubber stamp but I didn't get it. The one that came in was too small and not the one I wanted...I'm going to use this stamp to do my siggy blocks and it just wasn't the one. It was fun anyway. I'm trying to do some cards and scrapbooks too. I want to incorporate all of my crafts together. Maybe use some tatting on a card or some sewing on a card or whatever. I'm going to experiment and show you when I do...I left there and went to a great quilt shop. Believe it or not, I didn't buy anything. I planned on going back on Saturday...I stopped on the way home and ate as I planned on sewing when I got home. I got home and thought I would check my emails and look at some blogs and got caught up in that. Some new TV shows came on and I watched those too while still at the computer. Sewing time just didn't happen, but I did enjoy my Friday night TV time! Does that ever happen to you? I can get on the computer and totally lose track of my time. Before I know it, I've been there two or three hours!
I have got to stop that or I won't get anything done.

I did get my blog back to where I could find things again.  And, I got to where I understand the new editor system with blogger better.  So, I'm happy with it for now.  I had to play around with the pictures to get them where I wanted them but now I understand it.  At least, until next time...
I woke up Saturday to some much needed rain. I didn't want to get out in the rain so I just went on up to my sewing room. I thought I would whip out the 9 patches and put the quilt together then go to the quilt shop. Well, it kept raining and I just kept on sewing. I put together the big 9 patches, then onto the next step.





Then, I had to make 24 - 5 1/2" blocks of this:   these are a variation of the Log Cabin block....



Once these were done, I put them together with rectangles and squares to make 4 of these blocks:




I used the other blocks in the other steps...I finally put it all together and it is now a finished top.  This is called Baked Alaska:



It is a shop sample.  I'll take it to them on Monday...

I also bound the last one of my finished quilts too.  Table Manners is now finished completely, bound and labeled.  Onto another UFO.  OMG, I just remembered, I have to do my BOM by Amy.  Gotta go, have to get off this computer and do some fast sewing.  til next time, happy sewing!

6 comments:

BSOTF said...

Your quilt is going to be very lovely when it gets done. Rainy days are like winter days..great reasons to stay inside & make things. Wow, you did make wonderful use of a gray, gloomy wet day..way to go girl!!

Candace said...

That is going to be lovely, actually it already is, and it seems to have gone together fairly quickly. I love how it looks.

Jackie said...

Baked Alaska looks lovely! I really like how it's come together.

Can you share what you learn about photos in the new Blogger? I'm still struggling with it...

Tracy said...

I love it! LOVE it! One of my favorite color combinations and the geometry of it all just makes me drool. Great job!!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Wow that is a cool design....and I love the color comination red/cream...do signature blocks have a specific size?

Jo said...

This quilt is wonderful...I LOVE red

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