Friday, November 21, 2014

Changing It Up

After dealing with all those borders and completing things to a flimsy stage, I needed a change.  This poor quilt has been waiting so long for it's turn under the needle.  I just love my Juki - hard to believe I have had it almost a year.  See Moe in the upper corner?  I had to give him a towel to lay on because he kept laying on the quilt and I just could not move it with him attached.

And I always have to destress by working with tiny.  Most people have to work the other way round, but I find large blocks and quilts make me nervous, so I have to go back to my true love - tiny scraps.

This is the Cascadia Mystery over at Humble Quilts and I saw someone post it on their blog - just had to jump on this because I love playing with tiny.  Yes, those are 1.5" squares and I didn't have to cut them as I have that size in one of my barrels.

And I am up to date on the Little Letters QAL.  These smaller projects I can play with on my other machine - just to take a break from the quilting.  I am so happy my old Brother is working, just getting use to it's little quirks again.

Just a reminder - there will be new buttons added as well some removed, from the sidebar.  Boy, 4 hops going at the same time was a little confusing and tiring.  I am watching out for new and next year projects coming out and will be adding them for your interest.

Sewingly Yours,

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bordering Snow

I want to thank all of you who have sent personal e-mails to see it I was buried in snow. OH.MY.GOSH.  Buffalo NY , you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Some of our are emergency/rescue people and equipment have gone out to assist with clean up and search.  We had a dusting that disappeared the next day.  But it is COLD!  So it is a good week to get those borders on. 

This is the row quilt with Cindy at Quilt Doodle Designs.  There needs to be a lot of embellishing and quilting on this one, but truth be told - I don't think I am going to get to that this year.  I am happy to just get this to a flimsy stage and I really enjoyed participating in this quilt along.

And I got the border on the Charming Star quilt - participating with TERRY in a sew along using this pattern from Moda Bake Shop.  I think there are 4 or 5 different charm lines in this - just needed to use them up and they blended together so nicely.  The border fabric I know is a Moda, but the selvedge had been trimmed, so can't give you the name.  A nice dark charcoal with little color discs that mimic the earthy colors of the charms.  This one will have to wait on quilting too - there are 3 ahead of it - maybe a January finish.

Hope everyone is surviving the cold, stay inside and sew!

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday Archives - Jelly Roll Quilts

Val's Quilting Studio

This week's theme is Jelly Roll Quilts over at Val's Quilt Studio.  As I browsed thru my old posts, I found I did a LOT of jelly roll quilts in 2012.  There was a JR Challenge on-line, fabric companies were pushing JRs, and it was something new to me - which to chose?

I finally picked this fun, colorful quilt.  This was on this original POST.  This was a quick and easy pattern from the Moda Bake Shop - 'Awesome Lap Quilt  - perfect for brights and juvenile prints. 

Go visit Val and see what other's link up - you might just find something new to you,

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 11/17/14

I have my Lozenges almost a flimsy (goal for the month) - just have to sew the two halves together.  This will go into the to-be-quilted pile for 2015.

These are the next two blocks for Lynn's CountryCorner's quilt along.  This was block #6 and I have been making two of each, so now there are 12 blocks in the box.

These are all my corner trims (with a few extras made) from the Charming Star quilt in progress.  Many are using them for pinwheels, but I wanted to go with something that will make another whole quilt so using them with some of the left over Charms and background fabric to make some Country Stars.

And with some organization of scraps, I found I could not close the cover on the string tote.  So 20 new blocks were pieced to add to the growing pile. Not sure how many are finished, but I know when that recycled salad container is filled, there is enough for a quilt.  I think the rest of the phone book papers will do that - and there are plenty of strings! 

linking up with PatchWork Times

Sewingly  Yours,