Monday, April 18, 2011

The NAKED Bed Challenge - only 77 more blocks to go

Well, almost 2 posts in one week. Pretty good. Anyway, in my last post I discussed that I was joining the The Naked Bed Challenge hosted by Sarah Fielke.  I am planning on completing a King size Judi Niemeyer paper pieced quilt pattern called "Stepping Stones" in 2 months!  Well here is my progress so far, 28 out of 105 blocks. Not too bad.  It takes me anywhere from 30-45 minutes to complete each block. This seems slow, but it used to take me a whole HOUR.  Progress.

My progress on Stepping Stones!
 I am using 6 jelly rolls from Hoffman Bali Batiks - Spumoni, Berry Bliss, Blue Hawaiian and another one (can't remember the name).  I am loving the look so far.

Until later!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I suck at blogging.

Let's see, last post Jan. 5th. Yep, I suck at this.  But, I'll continue to try.

I have started another quilt using a Judi Niemeyer pattern, called Stepping Stones, found here.  The first quilt I did of Judi's was the Wandering Star, which is now out of print.  I love the precision of paper piecing, just look at those points!  I was sold.

Wandering Star
pattern by Judi Niemeyer

I actually won the Stepping Stones pattern from a contest from Judi's Facebook page! Woohoo! She has some fabulous patterns. I'd really like to try the Bali Wedding Star and the Praire Star. They are really beautiful. Go take a look at

In other news... I am going to join The Naked Bed Challenge sponsored by Sarah Fielke, her blog is called the last piece. The goal of the challenge is to complete a quilt for your bed in two months.  I am going to attempt to finish Stepping Stones...... wish me luck. Go take a look at her site here to get details.   Sarah is launching her new book "Quilting from Little Things". She is also the designer of the fabric line "From Little Things". Aren't they beautiful?  Just look at those colors, those stripes, those dots, those birds, those flowers.... YUMMY.

From Little Things
by Sarah Fielke
Won't you join us for the THE NAKED BED CHALLENGE?  Come on, just the name is enough to entice me. ;-)  Did I mention she has prizes too?!