Monday, 18 April 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday

Scraptastic Tuesday 

My blogger friend Pam sent out a request for a chain made from scraps measuring 1 1/2" wide by no more than 4 1/2" long.

These chains will be pieced together to make quilts for charity.

I cut up scraps 1 1/2" by various lengths and sewed them together as a leader ender project.  I ended up with a chain that was approximately 208" long, give or take an inch.

Here is a picture

Pam lives in the US so I included a few chocolate bars that you can only buy in Canada.  She was quite happy with her package.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Q2 Finish Along 2016 - Proposed Finishes

 2016 FAL


This list is a combination of roll overs from Q1 and some new ones.

As I mentioned in Q1 my UFO list was very long so I only posted what I was hoping to get done.  I did manage to get 4 out of 6 done. Patting myself on the back!!!

The first 2 items on my list are roll overs and the rest of new additions.

1. Table Runner - October One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.  Finished the placements in Q1.
 

   Your can read about it here

2. Christmas Table Runner - November One Block Wonder.  Needs quilting and binding.


   You can read about it here

3. Elephant Parade - needs quilting and binding.

 

   You can read about it here 

4. 2014 Mystery Quilt - needs quilting and binding.
      
 


You can read about it here

Linking up with Leanne here

Sunday, 3 April 2016

March One Block Wonder

Here is my March block.

I used fabric from the bundle I won in December.  Colour Weave by P & B Textiles is wonderful to work with.  The colours are beautiful. Picture does not do this fabric justice.  Sorry!!!

I am going to finish this with a 2 inch white border and the binding will be made using all colours in the blocks.  I will do the binding using a 1 1/2" (all colours) and a 1 3/4" black so that the black will show as a small piping.  I love using this method of binding.  You sew it to the back of the quilt and stitch in the ditch between the accent fabric (black) and the main fabric (all colours).  This is a quick and easy finish.  It does take a bit of time to make the binding but no hand sewing so that is a time saver.

I am thinking that the hint of black against the white will turn out amazing.

Linking up with Sandy here


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Block 2 - Orange Quilt

Here is the second block for my Orange Quilt.



You can read about block 1 here

I am thinking, once blocks are all done, I might use a medium grey as sashing.

Linking up with Caroline as SewCanShe here

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!


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