One of my jobs for this week is to get the binding sewn down on this quilt, which is needed for a present soon. Shouldn't take long, though I forgot about it last night when I was watching the final episode of War and Peace - I probably could have got most of it done during that!
Monday, February 08, 2016
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Here's where the blocks were at the point I had to stop - most of them need a few more rounds. Many of them are quite rectangular - I might trim some (or all) of them rectangular rather than square - that would be a slightly different thing to do with them!
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Now that the scrap baskets are a bit more empty, it's time to start on this - the bag of strips. I'll be adding to the sides of those blocks (and adding, and adding) until I get to whatever size I think is useful (probably around 8" or so).
Friday, February 05, 2016
Thursday, February 04, 2016
So, after working on piecing the little scraps, my scrap basket is mostly empty. There are still a few pieces of crumb piecing (which don't include HST units, so I didn't want to use them with this ongoing set of blocks) and a few pieces of lower quality fabric for foundations for strip blocks - I didn't want to cut that stuff up and "file" it, as I wouldn't use it for regular piecing.
And my little drawer of pieces smaller than 2" square is pretty empty, too, though there's a few things in there waiting for the next scrappy project to start.
Now it's time to attack the strips bag to carry on log cabin-ing with the scrappy blocks I've started a few days ago.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
So, here's what's happening with the scrap basket pieces - I took the tiny offcut HST units (leftover from the chunky windmills) and used them as starter blocks for some scrappy log cabin type blocks. I still need to go around these a couple times more (which is good, because I haven't even touched the strip bag yet, and it's getting full, too), but they'll be nice scrappy blocks when I'm done. Not sure how big they will be - depends on how many strips I have, I guess!
Monday, February 01, 2016
So, a couple of hours of cutting alongside some sewing today, and I have lots of different sized squares, from 2" to 6.5", ready to file away for future projects. And of course, I also have lots of smaller pieces which need to be stitched into crumb blocks!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Some more cards where I added the second round. On these cake cards, I put some found poetry - I don't know if allt he cards got cherries or whether the third item was individual to the different cards, but it works on this one.
And this crow with angel wings - I added some washi tape; the other embellishments were done by player no 3.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
It's been a while (well before Christmas) since I worked on this piece, but it was time to pull it out again and carry on working. I've made good progress in the lettering (lettering goes quickly, luckily) and in putting the framework for the border down the side. The pattern is printed in quarters, so the top half is finished, and I'm working on the bottom right at the moment.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Picked up a sheet of instructions for a simple block called the Chunky Windmill block for 50p (to benefit the Farnham Quilters) last weekend at Farnham Maltings Quilt Show & Sale, so I decided to have a go using some small piece of batik fabrics from my batik box - here's a start to it. The pattern trims off the waste triangles, but I have stitched another seam to make them into spare triangles to use in scrappy blocks later, of course. This is only the first step to making the block; more to come!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
A few more round robin cards, now finished. These are cards where I was the second player to work on them, so I can show the finished card (above), what it looked like after my addition (below)...
...and the starter card as it was when I got it.
Both of these have butterfly themes - one of them did before it came to me; the other one, I was responsible for adding butterflies.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
A few (!) more bits of fabric in, from the Farnham Maltings show - two of these, possibly three are bindings for quilts which have already been quilted or which are soon to be quilted. The purple spots is a backing for a top which already exists, and the blue and brown polka dots with birds is a "just because" fabric - it was very inexpensive.
This is two packs of FQs in a coordinated range, which I thought would be good for baby quilts,
and finally, some bits and pieces from the bargin bin - the FQs are just because, including some nice novelties to use in Linus quilts, and the two Dr Who fabrics will become a cushion cover for an upcoming birthday.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Finished this little piece, as I assumed I would - now back to the big 13 colonies sampler, I think. And I might start thinking about another bigger piece to work in rotation. Need to dig through my collection and see what I fancy working on so I can get the supplies in!