Wednesday, February 28, 2024

WIP - 2/28/2024

Not much got done this past week:

  • I continue to make progress, slowly,  on the hand applique on the 3rd block of my Jacobean quilt.
  • I finished my red pickle-dish blocks for RSC24-February. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

WIP - 2/21/2024

In progress this past week:

  • I finished the top and the backing for the green scrap quilt I started as part of RSC24-January. Next step is to figure out if I have batting or if I need to go shopping.
  • I got two quilts basted (thanks to my friend Lisa!) that I am going to quilt for my guild's charity project. 
  • I continue to make progress, slowly,  on the hand applique on the 3rd block of my Jacobean quilt.
  • I worked on red scraps for RSC24-February. 
  • I also made a pillow and two draft-stoppers which used up most of the tiny scraps that had collected next to my cutting table.  Now the bag is ready to fill with more scrippy-scraps.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Scrappy Saturday

My 1st Pickle Dish Block!
 I got my basket of red scraps sorted and organized and cut out all the pieces I will need to make 4 red pickle dish blocks. I also cut out all the white pieces I will need to make a dozen of these blocks. I pieced the first block which went ok. The curves are done with paper piecing which I like to do. There was some unsewing and resewing involved in getting the center curve right, but I got it worked out. 

Before the month ends I will sew up the remaining 3 red pickle dishes. After that I will put the project away until the RSC color is one that I think will go well with the red at which point I plan to make four more of these blocks.

I am linking up with Scrappy Saturday at So Scrappy and Oh Scrap! 

Friday, February 16, 2024

Friday Finish - Baby Quilt

A.J.'s Baby Quilt Ready for Binding
I finished quilting the baby quilt that my friend Amanda made. She started from a panel and added some flying geese blocks and border strips to complete her design. It turned out really cute! For the quilting I used a variegated yellow/orange thread and did a medium-sized stipple over the whole center of the quilt. The borders got a pair of wavy lines to frame the quilt. I returned the quilted top to Amanda to add binding. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

WIP - 2/13/2024

In progress this past week:

  • I made some progress on the hand applique on the 3rd block of my Jacobean quilt.
  • I finished all the blocks and assembled the center for the green scrap quilt I started as part of RSC24-January. I bought fabric for the border and found backing fabric in my stash.
  • I finished quilting the baby quilt that my friend Amanda made.
  • I worked on red scraps for RSC24-February.
I am off work today and plan to spend most of the day in my sewing room so I should have lots of progress to report by next week. Will start with the red scrap project I am working on and may get the border on the green scrap quilt. Not sure what else might strike my fancy to work on.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Scrappy Saturday

I finished the top for the Green Scrap Quilt and am very pleased with how it came out.  I ended up making a dozen blocks and will add a single-fabric border to "frame" everything. I will post a picture when I get the borders on. 

An additional benefit of the January RSC is that my greens bin is now very nicely sorted and folded. If I can get that done with every month's color that will be wonderful. 

...became log cabin blocks
I have started working on reds by completing six log-cabin blocks. 

Lots of red 1" strips...






I have also decided to do a pickle-dish wall hanging as part of the RSC this year. I was inspired by the pickle-dish quilt I saw at Quilts, etc.  which uses colored bits and white in the wedges and then a black background. I found a pattern for the block, printed off the paper-piecing templates, and bought a very nice black tone-on-tone for the background. My plan is to make 4 blocks in each of 3 colors during the year (starting with red and using whatever other 2 inspire me). The finished and arranged pickle-dish blocks that Karen made for her quilt are pictured in a post on progress on several quilts. My pattern is smaller than what she did, but will be a good opportunity for me to make a block I have been wanting to try for years. 

I am linking up with Scrappy Saturday at So Scrappy and Oh Scrap!