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!


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/ signature blocks have a specific size?

Jo said...

This quilt is wonderful...I LOVE red

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