Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP Wed: Vintage QR Code Quilting, mail

I'm getting back into the quilting mode this week.  I have my Vintage QR Code Quilt almost quilted.  I also added some borders, to make it bigger, and to use up more of my vintage sheets!  I'm not sure if it's my machine (a very good possibility), or the sheets, but quilting has been a bit frustrating... lots of broken thread again.  I'm hoping to get another long-time UFO quilted this week as well, and am hoping my machine cooperates.

I also wanted to share the postcards that came in the mail this week!  ALL of them are from outside of the US.  The blue bells are from Ireland, the 2 plants are from South Africa, and the bottom blue one with the buttons is from Canada!!  I love them!

Also, my "Oh Snap" block made it into the finals of the Sew Out Loud contest!  I wasn't expecting that, as I wasn't able to write up a pattern, so didn't think it'd qualify.  I've been trying, but still need to learn some computer skills.  I'll try to do a write-up here soon, and if nothing else, I'll show you how I used old-school graph paper to make this!  My favorite is 1/4 inch graph paper.  I have a notebook full of it, but you can print it off from sites on the Internet.  Stay tuned!

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP Wed.  Come over and see what every one is up to!


  1. I love your snap block! It is just too funny :) congrats on making it to the finals!

  2. Congratulations on making it to the finals. Your Oh Snap block is great.

  3. Congratulations on Oh Snap making it to the finals!!

  4. Wow -you sure got the Postcard haul! Congrats on 'oh snap' !! I can't help but think of Joy from 'My Name is Earl' when I hear people curse like that. lol

  5. oh i LOVE your vintage sheet quilt! i've heard quilters say that sheets are difficult to quilt through, due to their high thread count, and I can attest to this because i've done a lot of hand-stitched hexies out of vintage sheets and sometimes it is just so hard to push a needle through! that might have something to do with your broken threads, i'd guess!