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February 6, 2016
New Month, New Color from Sew Enjoyable

This months color on the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) at SoScrappy is BROWN. I have quite a bit of brown and it was fun to open the Selvedge container and rummage thru it and get a few blocks madethis past week.

The first block I made was Rainbow Twist. I am only making one this month. It will take 20 (16") blocks to make a nice size quilt so I will decide how many I want to make as the months come up. So far I have a total of 4.

I really like this block. I am using the ...

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February 3, 2016
Stringing Along from TheEclecticAbuela

This has been a physically challenging week, so I haven't done too much sewing.


I did, however, work on a few 4.5" string blocks. I don't have a specific plan for them, but they are very versatile--plus, they are fun!




Hope to get a bit more done this week--I need to border Allietare and continue assembly of Jamestown Landing. Here's hoping for a productive week!


I'm linking with Monday Making and Oh Scrap! 

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January 30, 2016
The End of the Blues! from Sew Enjoyable

Well, this is the last link up for January to the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) hosted by Angela at soscrappy. I thought I was done last week with all my blocks, BUT I found another one that I added to the list! I made a total of 29 blocks for the month!

 

This is the new block- Rainbow Twist. It is a 16" finished block. I will be using the same black/white print for the background in all of the blocks.

So here is a review of this months blocks:

12 String blocks

3 That Thirties Thing Blocks

4 ...

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January 27, 2016
Jamestown Landing--Part 3 from TheEclecticAbuela

I finally completed all the units for my Jamestown Landing quilt. Now I'm starting the assembly.




It is a complicated layout, so I'm going very slowly and comparing each piece with the instructions in the book, String Fling by Bonnie Hunter.











Up close, I didn't feel like the overall pattern was showing up, but when I took photographs, I saw it clearly. Sometimes you have to step back to see it better!








Lots (and lots!) of pieces to go, but so far, I am very pleased with it.



Previous posts about this quilt can be found HERE ...

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January 25, 2016
From Limbo to Finished! from TheEclecticAbuela

Last post, I told you about the quilt in limbo--this week, I finished it!

It is a simple string quilt with a scrappy patchwork back--not fancy, but colorful!


2.5" white strips in center of blocks and 2.5" white sashing and border


7" Squares for a patchwork back





With the trimmings from the back, I made scrappy binding.




A close-up of some of the fun fabrics I used.

Very glad to have this one done--it is too pretty to remain unfinished!


Stash report:

In this month--0 yards
Out this month--16 yards

I'm linking with Patchwork Times for ...

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January 23, 2016
Blue Scrappy Saturday from Loose Threads

It's Scrappy Saturday over at Angela's blog, So Scrappy.  This month she's chosen blue scraps for us to work with so I pulled just some of my blue scraps and made some more of these 3 1/2 (unfinished) string blocks.


I'm not sure what I will do with these blocks, but a couple of years ago I made these other color blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  


I also made these blue Dresden blades out of some of my 2 1/2" strips.  You can find my tutorial on how I cut these ...

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Blue Scrappy Saturday from Luann's Loose Threads

It's Scrappy Saturday over at Angela's blog, So Scrappy.  This month she's chosen blue scraps for us to work with so I pulled just some of my blue scraps and made some more of these 3 1/2 (unfinished) string blocks.


I'm not sure what I will do with these blocks, but a couple of years ago I made these other color blocks as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  


I also made these blue Dresden blades out of some of my 2 1/2" strips.  You can find my tutorial on how I cut these ...

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A very productive week from Sew Enjoyable

I hope I can keep this momentum all year!! I have so many things on my to-do list and I feel I'm off to a great start!!

I will be linking to SoScrappy for the RSC today, so be sure to check out all the blogs posted there, as well as Angela's, to see everyone's progress this past week. I am done with my blues for the month. Not to say I DON'T have any more blues, just that after making my 26 blocks, I have to move on to other projects!!

I made the Blue ...

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January 22, 2016
Fibre Arts Festival 2016 Workshops from Sew Karen-ly Created...

The fabrics from my last post were sewn into this cushion, as sample for a class on Curved Strip-Piecing which I will be teaching during the 2016 Fibre Arts Festival.
In this class, we will take strip-piecing to a whole new level by adding free-form curves to the patchwork. We will cut the curves in the fabric free hand with a rotary cutter – no templates or rulers required – and then easily stitch the pieces together using cues from the fabric. Thread embellishment will be added after stitching. This technique can be used in a variety of projects, such as a ...

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January 21, 2016
Revisiting the Quilt in Limbo from TheEclecticAbuela

I pieced a string quilt way back in June (HERE) and July (HERE), but never got it finished. I couldn't decide how I wanted to do the back, and time got away from me. Now it is time to get back to it!


I decided to piece the back from 7 inch squares I had cut from scraps. I realize that a pieced back on a string quilt may lead to some thickness because of all the seams, but my machine has never yet balked at sewing thick areas, so I'm going to try it.


 The scraps are ...

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January 17, 2016
I'm joining in...... from Sew Enjoyable

......the RSC (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) 2016 at SoScrappy. I have wanted to do this for at least 4 years, but never followed thru. I've seen so many beautiful quilts come out of that challenge, so it was time for me to jump in with both feet!!!

 

I started looking for blocks in Dec and had to whittle the 10 I found, down to 3!!!

My first choice was to make String/Selvedge blocks. This is what I have to work with! This closet is in our office and half of it is filled with my fabric overload!

 

These bins ...

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January 7, 2016
Two Baby Quilts from Sew Karen-ly Created...

There has been a quilt rattling around in my head for a bit, and the time feels right to translate it into fabric. It involves a fair bit of complex piecing and before I start sewing, I like to give it one last "go over" in my head, start to finish, to simplify the patchwork as much as possible. This process is made much easier if there is an actual quilt under my needle; even a very simple one helps me sort out the logic of the seams I will be sewing.  To this end,  I've stitched up two ...

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December 31, 2015
Jamestown Landing--Part 2 from TheEclecticAbuela

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I'm still assembling units for my Jamestown Landing quilt. When you need over eight hundred HSTs, it can take some time!



HSTs sewn and cut






HSTs pressed and trimmed




I think these rascals may be too small to save, even for a Bonnie Hunter quilt!



I'm still working on them. :)  I'm also doing the 4.5" string blocks, but more about that at a later time.


Back to trimming!

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