Friday, November 27, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Earlier this fall I was piecing autumn easy breezy blocks when I received a Thanksgiving panel via snail mail from Nanette. It was perfect as the center for these blocks. 

I pieced enough easy breezy blocks for a second flimsy too. This one measures 71" by 86" and the panel flimsy is 60-1/2" by 78".

These flimsies, along with binding, have been sent to one of the charities listed in Lori's September 25th post. They will quilt them. Here is a link to the post by Lori of Humble Quilts fame. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Still Sewing Rows

 


Another section of the puss in the corner quilt has been sewn together, just the 3 center rows to go.

I stacked some of the blocks in the bottom corner so I could use my chair again. Also a grandson wanted to play with the Lego's.

Almost finished!

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Applique & Hand Quilting

 I was determined to make progress on my hand projects this week and I did!

First the hand quilting. I binged watched season 4 of the Crown last Sunday then finished the last  couple episodes the next day. I quilted all the way across the quilt. I originally thought this would take longer because of all the detail around the animals, but all the drama kept me alert.




Another corner of blue Stars Around the Garden has been appliqued, I'm picking up speed with the applique. 


After the applique is finished, I will mark the quilting. Blue stars is the next quilt in the hand quilting frame.


I noticed these birds in these trees last week. They were really singing away.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Puss in the Corner, Sewing the Rows

I've started sewing the rows together, I always forget how time consuming it can be to sew diagonal rows! Almost half the rows are sewn together. The top left corner is completed with the first 10 diagonal rows.

The blocks on the right are partial rows needing to be sewn.

A full layout with the rest of the blocks. I'll begin sewing more rows starting with the bottom right corner and working toward the center, leaving the 3 center rows for last.

The blocks take up the entire floor, I can't even sit in my chair at the quilt, I'm standing and leaning over the keyboard.

Here's a close up of the 4 patch the blocks make.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Puss in the Corner Progress

The alternate pink/brown blocks are pieced for puss in the corner. I've started arranging the blocks on the display floor but I don't have room to distribute all the blocks at one time. 


There are enough blocks arranged to sew 9 diagonal rows and I'm starting that process but I won't sew those rows into a section yet. I need to add brown setting triangles. I think I have enough brown fabric left from the border of scrappy barn quilt, if not, I'll pick up more the next time I go to the grocery store.

I had pulled the first two blocks of three diagonal rows on the top left side and took them to the sewing machine. Then I remembered I didn't take a picture, so I did. I didn't lay those blocks back down. 

I've used all the original fabrics leftover from Wilfred & Cloves. I've pulled fabrics from the stash that will look good, not necessarily exact match but close enough. Some of these fabrics were in the ugly class (to me anyway!) but look much better when cut in small squares and sashed.

The Wilfred & Cloves pattern is found in Creating Heirlooms One Stitch at a Time by Carolyn Konig.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Last week I made sure there was time for hand applique and hand quilting. 

The first border corner of blue Stars Around the Garden has had the leaves appliqued and is finished. Leaves make such a difference! A start has been made on the second corner. The pattern for Stars Around the Garden is here.



I quilted across Noah's Ark crib quilt, the sea is finished and most of the ark is too. I'll start quilting the animals this week but they're going to take awhile, there is a lot of detail with them. I had more pictures of Noah's Ark but they've disappeared into the abyss!

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Puss in the Corner

For my next project, I'm making a Puss in the Corner quilt utilizing blocks left from the Wilfred & Cloves quilt made several years ago. That pattern is from Creating Heirlooms One Stitch at a Time by Carolyn Konig. I made my quilt larger than Carolyn's pattern called for, I wasn't very good at figuring how many blocks I needed so there were leftover blocks.

When my daughter saw the quilt, she thought the blocks would make a pretty quilt by themselves without the center applique, so I put all the fabrics, blocks and partials blocks in a bag for someday. Someday is now here.

The above blocks were left from the original quilt.

I press the pink/brown blocks differently from the aqua-teal/red blocks so they lock together when sewing.

The blocks alternate so you have a 4 patch in the corners of each block.


I need a total of 263 blocks, the teal/red blocks have been pieced and I'm working on the pink/brown blocks.

I'm not planning to add a pieced border to the top and bottom of the quilt like I did for Wilfred & Cloves, I'm also not adding the applique either. 

I love the technique of strip piecing and strip piece all I can. The center strip is cut 4" and the side strips are 1-1/2". 

Half of the strips are cut into 4" widths and the other half are 1-1/2" widths. I have added fabrics to the fabric left from the original quilt. 

I don't have an AccuQuilt cutter, I use the poor man's cutter, a June Tailor Speed Cut mat. 

The pictures aren't placed where I want them but I'm not in the mood to argue with Blogger.

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