Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quilt UberFest, Block Progress

Block 1
Block 2

So remember my last post?  The one about how I was quilting the Quilt UberFest quilt but I hadn't made any blocks?  Yeah, I started to feel some quilt guilt about that.  So, I rummaged through my ever-expanding (much to my husband's dismay) fabric stash and found the perfect fat quarter stack to use!  I am using Bari J's Paris Apartment, by Lecien.  It is beautiful fabric, and I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Block 3
Block 4
I had this grand idea yesterday that I would catch up totally.  I would be able to do all 15 blocks, no problem.  I'm laughing now as I type this because I clearly wasn't right in the head when I set that goal!  Somehow I kind of forgot that I have a 5 year old and a husband to look after, and that food is kind of a necessity to survive and be able to function.  Needless to say, I didn't get all 15 (now 16) blocks finished.  BUT!  I did manage to get 6 of the blocks done.  A few were really quick and easy (my favorite kind of blocks!) and some were more challenging (block 6, for example).

Block 6
The theme of the quilt is half square triangles, or HSTs, and log cabins.  I don't so mind the log cabins, although sometimes mine seem to turn into more of a circular cabin instead of a square if I don't watch my seam allowances.  It's the HSTs that get me.  I swear they are the bane of my existence, but I am determined to do them and finish this quilt!  Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? haha

Block 5
Anyway, enjoy my pictures of my blocks, and keep checking for my finished top....hopefully by the end of the month!  Also, if you're joining in all the Quilt UberFest fun, be sure to join our Flickr group and upload photos of your blocks, finished projects, fabric selection, whatever!

P.S. - sorry about the weird photo placement. I'm not really liking the new Blogger photo thing....doesn't let me do so much as far as placement.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quilt UberFest

I feel like I've kind of dropped the ball here a little with promoting this fabulous quilt along I am a *small* part of, but better late than never, right?

So first off, what is Quilt UberFest?  Well, it is 16 days of awesomeness.  Each day there will be a new block by a different designer.  It started October 1st (see, I told you I dropped the ball a little!)

Block 1 was by John Adams of Quilt Dad fame.  You can find the block on his blog, here.
Block 2 was by Kaye Prince of Miss Print.  You can find the block on her blog, here.
Block 3 was by Karen Linton (@savinggrc on Twitter).  You can find the block here.
Block 4 was by Konda Luckau.  You can find the block tomorrow on her blog, here.

Oh, did I mention that the fabric all of the designers is using is Sleeping Beauty by Nel Whatmore?  Scott over at Blue Nickel Studios (who also put this whole UberFest together - he is amazing!) has posted an interview with Nel about her new line for Freespirit.  Check it out on his blog, here.

Also, because I will probably forget to keep posting who did which block and where you can get it, you can find the complete UberFest schedule here on Scott's blog.

So, you've clicked over to the schedule and haven't found my name on the list, right?  That's because I am actually going to be quilting the quilt.  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of this quilt along by quilting the finished top!  I will post pictures for sure, once I can.  Until then, I would love to see what you have done as far as the UberFest blocks.  Join us over on Flickr and post your progress in our Flickr group!

I am - hopefully - going to get a chance to quilt along, too.  I still have to pick out my fabrics!  (I am sooo behind!)  My husband has decided that 24 drawers full of fabric is TOO much.  HA!  I actually don't blame him.  So, together we agreed that I cannot purchase any *new* lines of fabric until I use up some of my stash.    And can I just say that I happen to have some darling fabrics in my stash?  Yeah, I do.  And I have no idea what to do with some of them.  This quilt along would be the perfect chance to use up some of those sets.  And the bonus?  All of my fabric is girly.  I might just end up with a darling quilt for baby girl before she makes her appearance in January (or December, if she comes early).  :)

So what are you waiting for?! Join us on this awesome UberFest of quilting. :)