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8/02/2014

One Scrap Quilt, One Baby Quilt - Done!

I did have good intentions of quilting the 6 tops I finished this summer but my back had other ideas.  Not sure what I was doing on Monday but I twisted my lower back and I was in pain for a few days.  Getting up and down from my sewing chair and walking to the ironing board was a chore.  So I was only able to complete 2 of the tops.  First one from scrap brick blocks with black Kona shashing and border.



I had a piece of orange big enough for the back with a little help from 3 more brick blocks.  All straight line quilting to finish it up!

This one with the Posie Blocks (from my attempt at the Moda Trifle Dish Sew A Long) makes a great baby quilt.  It measures about a 32" square.


 The back is one piece of pretty pink fabric that I also used for the binding.


 I free motion quilted with beige thread - scroll-ish all around.  I went over to A Few Scraps - Christina  has has some great tutorials, videos and ideas on free motion quilting - I picked this one to do and before I knew it, I was done.


Six days later, my back is still reminding me to get up and down slowly - ugh.  Each day it seems a bit better.  I'm back to work full time at a local university but hopefully will squeeze in some machine time in the early morning and continue to make some progress.

Go out there and create something new.  Thanks for stopping by!



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:


Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

7/21/2014

The summer of the quilt top

As my summer slowly grinds to an end, I look past my sewing machine to a pile of quilt tops I made these past 6 weeks - six of them!  I hadn't planned on making top after top after top but who can deny it's fun to make a quilt top?.  Before one is completed, I'm already thinking about the next one.  It's hard to find time to stop and quilt!

Here's what I've been up to these past 6 weeks.  Back to work on August 1st - let's see how many I can quilt before then!

This table topper I did with the Posie Block from  Moda's Trifle Sew A Long.  33" square


Orange Peel blocks on black: - top measures 43" square



Rainbow Brick Block:  54" x 57"



Sponge Roll Blocks:  45" x 48"


A multi-color brick block top - 44" x 53"

The summer started out with playing with a color wash idea.  I made 4 large blocks and put them together.  Currently it measures 56" x 60".  I had plans to keep making large blocks and adding on to this.  Maybe that will be a fall idea.



And up on my wall is this:  90 - 4 1/2" squares. 



I've got a few things to do before I head back to work.   Let's see how many of these I can get quilted between then and now.

Happy Sewing!



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

7/04/2014

Playing and planning


I have been working on the latest Moda Sew-a-Long  - Trifle Dish and now that it's all been put together - it's sooooo busy.  The last step is to make a brick border.  I made it out of the fabrics I used in the main piece.  But as you can see from the image below, it just adds to the busy- ness!!!



Don't get me wrong, each block (row) was a great opportunity for me to practice matching seams, points, making hour class, pinwheels, etc.


But when it's all said and done, it's just too darn busy - for me, anyway!  I may take the rows apart and come up with another plan.  Individually, I like the blocks.  It's just the mash up - I'm not too keen on.




So, I've taken the brick border blocks and am planning on a smaller lap quilt with these blocks.  I think I'll add some black sashing and go from there.




I even put together a few  monochrome brick blocks - not sure where it's going but I do like the look!



Off to do some more planning.

Update:  I did get the sashing around the brick blocks - just need to find a piece (or two) for a backing..



Happy Sewing!

Eileen


I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

6/30/2014

Fabric Basket


I've been meaning to make one of these for  a long time.  Today I finally found the time.   I followed Pink Penguin's easy tutorial.  Made out of 2" and 3" squares with a piece of linen on the bottom.  



 The one on the left, I used 2" squares.  On the right, 3" squares.




I used linen for the bottom and handle.  Ayumi's (of Pink Penguin) tutorial is easy to follow.  Fabric Basket Tutorial

Happy Sewing.



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:


Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

6/24/2014

Trifle Dish

For the past week or so I've been following the Moda Bake Shop's Trifle Dish Sew-A-Long

I'm using all scraps - and boy am I ever making a dent into them!

1st block - Cherry Spools and Lady Fingers


2nd block - Orange Peel


3rd block - Pinwheels


4th Block - Strawberries


5th Block - Jewel Box


6th Block - Posies


7th Block - Sponge Roll


 8th Block - Butterflies


Then these are the blocks for the border - brick block


Here is it is with the border layer carefully at the top.  Some of the blocks I like better than others.  It's rare for me to make blocks so this is a quite a challenge for me.  Happy to have made it this far.  Not sure it will all end up as one large quilt - let's wait and see on that one!

Check it out - all tutorials can be found here:   http://www.modabakeshop.com/search/label/Challenge


Happy Sewing!



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

6/16/2014

From quilt to pet bed



This is a small table top quilt I made several years ago.  I added a back to it and stuffed it with fabric scraps.


 And turned it into a Pet Bed!


 Kramer spent the afternoon  enjoying his new bed!





 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

6/12/2014

Small Blue Bag

I grabbed a small piece of a pile of recently acquired upholstery/decorator fabric and tried making a small bag.    I didn't use a pattern.  I looked a couple of bags on Etsy that I like and gave it a try.

I left the edges raw and zigzagged with monopoly thread - including the strap.



I didn't need to add a lining as the wrong side of the fabric was just a nice as the outside.  
I tried my hand at hand embroidering - 
a blanket stitch all around the bag and the strap with a blue/gray thread.


The bag measures 7" x 6" - great for a wallet, cell phone and a set of keys!!!

Happy with the way it turned out.

Hope you're having a creative day!!!



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:


Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

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