Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Scrappy Mini Table Topper

 Scraptastic Tuesday

I started this mini a week or so ago.  Not doing too much sewing these days.  I had cataract surgery on my right eye so I have glasses with prescription left lens and right lens clear glass.

This Mini was made with scraps from the October One Block Wonder.  You can read about it here.

I made two lengths using QAYG and joined them using the joining strip method I learned at a workshop with Marianne from The Quilting Edge.  You can visit her blog here.

Linking up with Leanne at She Can Quilt

Saturday, 30 January 2016

January Block

Here is my January block for One Block Wonder.

I am not sure if I will be putting the black as a border.  If I do I may just make it 1/2".  I may also add a orange border.  Will be doing some playing around later today.

Linking up with One Block Wonder-January

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

First attempt at improv

Here is my first attempt at improv.  As I really didn't know what I was doing, this was made from my scraps.  The borders are from left over jelly roll strips.

It is straight line quilted in different widths using my quarter inch foot as well as my open toed foot.

I enjoyed the process of making this and hope to make more.

Linking up with Leanne here

Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Start of my Orange Quilt.

I've joined another block of the month with Caroline over at SewCanShe you can visit her here

Here is the first block - the Bow Tie Block.

My plan is to make all blocks using orange and white Kona.  Going to try QAYG (quilt as you go) and use grey strips for joining.  

Linking up with SewCanShe.

Happy Quilting.

Proposed finishes for Q1 of 2016 Finish A Long

 I wrote down all my UFO's and the list was very long so I trimmed it back to the following. 

 This is what I hope to accomplish in the Q1.

 With fingers crossed I post the following list.

 1.  Bird House Door Hanging - needs binding and a sleeve.
 2.  Table Runner - October BOM with Sandy here needs quilting, binding.

 3.  Table Runner - November BOM with Sandy here needs quilting, binding.

 4.  Place mats to go with #2 - needs borders, quilting, binding.

 5.  Charity quilt - Polka Dots. - needs binding.

 6.  Charity quilt - from the EMQG Fall Retreat - needs binding.

You can view a picture of number 1 on my Instagram page - here

I do not have pictures of the charity quilts.  A member of the EMQG is doing the quilting and I will be getting the quilts back at the January 13th meeting.

This is my first year doing a Finish A Long.  It is time to not just make tops but to finish some as well. 

Happy Quilting!!!


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Year of the Stash - 2016

This manifesto will start as soon as I spend the credit I have at my LQS.

This may happen today or tomorrow.

1.  I will try to use fabric from my stash (will try hard) in all new projects and UFO's.

 2.  For every month that I do not purchase fabric I will set aside $20.00.

 3.  If out of town, I will limit my purchases to fabric that jumps out at me.

 4.  I will treat myself on my Birthday to at least a fat quarter.

 5.  I will buy fabric, if none in my stash, for a request from the Birthday Bonus Club.

This is going to be a challenge but I'm going to give it my best - wish me luck.

Linking up with Jenn here

Thursday, 31 December 2015

December block

Hubby and I were sick for the last two weeks so I only managed to get one block done.  I have more strips cut but no energy to sew them together.  Hopefully I will get them sewn up in the New Year.

Happy New Year to all and all the best in 2016.

I had planned on using some Jinny Beyer fabric that I purchased 2 years ago but when I put them side by side they didn't do this pattern justice. 

I love this Basic Grey Grunge by Moda.  Hope I can purchase some more in 2016. 

Have a safe and Happy New Year.

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