Thursday, June 12, 2014

Building a Quilt(s)


Remember I pulled my Let's Book It project for June?  Well I am finding this takes some real concentration and lots of room.  Since my SIL comes down to sew during the week, this will be 'built'  just on the weekends.


I found that the Batik Jelly Roll that I bought has 2 or 3 of each fabric, so I am going to have to be careful where I place colors to make good use of that Jelly Roll.  This quilt is 'built' on the diagonal and I am working a row at a time.  This is a quarter of the pattern, so by the last weekend of June, I should have a flimsie.  I have the backing and batt waiting, so hopefully this can be handed off to a longarmer next month.

  
You may have noticed that 'box' in the background of the last photo and this one - yes, I got everything sorted and put away except for the small items that need cutting down into my pre-cut barrels.  That is actually the box lid with those in it - Moe is still napping on those.  But I wanted to work on those house blocks and I found a few blocks in that box - why make more when I can use these!  I am framing them up to size.  I will still have to make a few more blocks, but not as many as originally - GEMS!!


My partner in the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group let me know she received her quilt and has shared, so I can share too.  This is a free pattern on Charise Creates and can be found HERE.  Jane wanted a little quilt to hand in her new sewing room and told me she had buttercream walls with black gingham curtains.


I cut into my Mary Engelbreit fabrics - hey, you can't hoard it forever!  I think M.E. fabrics just say 'sewing room'.  And I made a little button hanger so she can change that little sign to fit her mood or inspiration.  Some of you know Jane as GrandMaMa's Stories . This was such a fun little quilt to build and I hope Jane enjoys it in her new sewing studio.

Now I need to catch up on QALs...........

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

27 comments:

  1. Your sewing machine quilt is just gorgeous Sharon. Your Let's Book It project is coming along nicely.

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  2. The batik is going to be beautiful. Sweet the M.E. project. Yes, it is difficult to cute those stash gems.

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  3. The doll quilt is just great and I bet the recipient was thrilled with it.

    Your Island Chains quilt looks wonderful in the fabrics you are using. It is a design that really needs concentration, space and a lot of post-it notes, but it's going to be so worth it.

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  4. Love that Lets Book it Project. It is coming along nicely Sharon.

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  5. loving your batik project. and the doll quilt is perfect.

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  6. Great projects. I love how that jelly roll project is coming together. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great projects. I love how that jelly roll project is coming together. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I like doing quilts like your batik one, it's like a puzzle.
    The sewing machine wall hanging is adorable, so bright and pretty and making the sign interchangeable is such a great idea.

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  9. All these projects are wonderful and have a special element to each. The book it project, I love the hearts version, and I can see how placing it into a links design would drive me crazy! I shall have to make one of these hearts version for a childrens quilt.

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  10. LOVE the doll quilt. I have the pattern, but, I've never used it (yet). Your little dolls are so cute.

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  11. Love your Let's book it project and that mini quilt is so sweet !

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  12. I LOVE that sewing room quilt!!! That first one does look like it would need a lot of concentration.

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  13. Your book it quilt is gorgeous, and your doll quilt is precious. I have that pattern on my to do list. It is very cute with your fabrics.

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  14. Your doll quilt and doll really are adorable. I love the idea that you can change the sign on the quilt, that's just so clever.

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  15. I love projects like your Let's Book It one for June because it feels like a good brain exercise as well as fun quilting. And that sewing machine quilt is too cute; it's going on my "Make It" list for sure.

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  16. I love the sewing machine doll quilt. I've been hoarding some ME fabric for a "someday" quilt.
    The batik quilt really looks great.

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  17. Your doll quilt is amazing! Love how you used fabrics from your ME stash...good for you! The new quilt you are building looks complicated, but it sure is pretty!

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  18. The doll quilt is adorable! Nicely done!

    Your "Book It" quilt is on my bucket list, but I may have to rethink that. Not sure I'm up for non-standard assembly.

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  19. That's a great addition to a wonderful pattern Sharon. Well done!

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  20. WOW! The sewing machine quilt is so pretty!!
    xxx

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  21. I love the jewel tones you are using in your Book It quilt! And that sewing machine mini & doll are just adorable. I have some of that can't bear to cut into it issue as well.

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  22. Your jelly roll quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the little sewing machine wall hanging! I am sure Jane just loves it! Especially the little sign.

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  23. Your jelly roll quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the little sewing machine wall hanging! I am sure Jane just loves it! Especially the little sign.

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  24. Everything is beautiful, but I really like the quilt you made for the doll quilt swap!!

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  25. I made the Island Chain quilt, too! I plan to make another now that I've got it figured out :)

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  26. Love your book it quilt, that's coming along so wonderfully. I love the batik over the purple, looks like it's opaque. And that doll quilt, my goodness is that so sweet and of course you little dolls are even sweeter

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  27. I like how that quilt is starting out. I need to get caught up on my blog reading so I can see the progress.

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