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Last week when I browsed through some other quilters’ Stash Report blogs, I came across Kate’s from Life In Pieces. She tracks how many days she gets at least 15 minutes of sewing. I thought that was a great idea and applied it to UFO’s. This week I tried to work on a UFO at least 15 minutes each day. After that, I could continue working on that project or move to another one. I liked that each day I would be moving forward toward a finish on the UFO.
When I left for Salt Lake City on ...
A few weeks ago on Design Wall Monday I showed this version of a Courtyard Maze quilt I was working on. That one was made with a charm pack and matching jelly roll. I received a comment that mentioned this would be a good pattern for stash busting. Now why didn’t I think of that…I have drawers with 5” squares and 2-1/2” strips so I pulled some out and got busy. So thanks for the suggestion, Susan. Here are my scrappy blocks.
This was really fun to make because one of my favorite parts of quilting is ...
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This quilt! My love for working with low volume fabrics continues to be strong. Other than the fact that I now have a significant stash of low volume fabrics on hand, which in itself is motivation to keep on stitching, I continue to enjoy working with this gentle color palette, the play of print and color, and as almost always is the case, traditional patchwork designs.
A stack of rainbow fat quarters in my fabric cupboard caught my eye a week or so ago and I started wondering what I could make with them. Then I remembered a quilt I drew in EQ7 that called for six colors and knew I was in business. This pattern uses only six fat quarters plus some black and white.
I still have to piece the blocks for the orange and red rows. Once I finish the top, I’ll write a tutorial and give a couple of tips on simplifying the process.
Be sure to check out what other ...
Yesterday I put the final stitches in the binding on this quilt.
It was one of my UFOs for April and was made completely from stash. The pattern is a variation of the pattern Lemon Pepper by Madison Cottage Design and is made primarily with Parson Gray scraps left over from previous projects. I quilted it in a random straight line grid.
The other April UFO project was a Thimbleberries table runner. I’ve almost finished the machine applique and then it will be complete. The remaining March project just needs to have the binding hand stitched so it will ...
Work in Progress.
This quilt is the only one that’s been on the frame this week and it is really boring quilting—just straight lines. It’s a masculine quilt so feathers and curls wouldn’t look right.
Early in April I decided to pick two UFO’s and try to complete them. This top just needed the borders attached, then quilting and binding. I started it last year after making a commission quilt from mostly Parson Gray fabric. There was leftover fabric from that quilt and not much in my stash plays nicely with it so I cut it all up ...
I’ve been having fun making string quilts over the last several months and here is the one that’s on my wall today. All I have left to do is to get the top and bottom black outside borders sewn on and the top will be complete.
Anyway, that’s it for my wall, to see what others are doing check out http://www.patchworktimes.com
That's a quarter on the purple plume for size reference. I traced off a few from leftover plumes from the large quilt. I quickly gave that up and just winged it by cutting free hand.....faster and more quirky since sizes vary greatly.
This was an amazing quilt.....of course blue and white is always a favorite. Made by Janet Ginn and hand quilted by a friend. She calls it A Gift of Friendship. I would ...
About 11pm last night, April 7, I put the last stitches in THE Hundred Patch top.
The small squares started at 1-1/2″. The narrow sashing likewise started at 1-1/2″ and the wider sashing between the blocks at 2-1/2″.
In case you are counting, and if I counted correctly, there are 5749 pieces in the completed top. Just over 8-1/2 yards of rescued fabric scraps in those tiny squares. Looking at it, I am surprised at how red/orange/yellow it is. I don’t mind, but I would have guessed it would “read” cool as those ...read more
I got this together last weekend. Next Monday Cheri will share the applique and border treatment ideas. Many of you are sewing along and will no doubt recognize I messed up a couple of blocks.
A finished quilt and a picture post. Enjoy!
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