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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

365 Quilt Challenge

365 Quilt Challenge

Have you seen this?

A year long block of the month......errr......day.

365 blocks, one each day

I began my adventure today, I am a bit behind
since I just found this and need to catch all of 
the January blocks and up till the 5th of Feb.

So today I did January 1 and Feb 1 blocks

This is the quilt in a line drawing.

Here are my blocks
they are 3.5 inches

My plan is to share the blocks I make for this once a week.

Hopefully, I will keep on schedule. 
Hope you will go on the journey with me.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Ribbon Quilt - Part 3

Ribbon Quilt - Part 3

We had a great retreat and I spent my time
putting sashing on the ribbon quilt.

I really like this deep purple with the ribbons.

All the blocks are joined now.

Still need to add the outer sashes, then 
on to the borders.  

Backing will be the same purple.
Planning out the quilting, I am thinking feathers
on the outer border, not sure about the quilting for the 
sashing yet, blocks will be stitched in the ditch
between each ribbon.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Eight Pointed Star Quilted Pot Holders

Eight Pointed Star Quilted Pot Holders

My original idea for these stars was a quilt top.
But, I have changed my mind, 
a girls prerogative, right?

So I made a few pot holders, 
or is it a mug rug, or maybe 
a trivet.  So many personalities.

I will place these on my Etsy shop for sale.
I am keep one set for myself.

 I will keep this green and pink dot for myself.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Ribbon Quilt - Part 2

Ribbon Quilt

Part 2

Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons!

Really it has been enjoyable sewing 
the ribbons to their foundation.

Using clear thread and a zig zag on top
and white thread in the bobbin.  
(Did I already tell you that?)

I have averaged 20 blocks per day, which
includes cutting, and marking the foundation 
and then adding the ribbons.

Backing fabric is ordered, but it is nearly Christmas
(well the day of ordering was) so I do not 
have much hope for a fast delivery, at least if 
my experience this year with receiving and sending
packages is any indication.  Update; it is now the 28th and 
still no fabric, why am I not surprised.  Maybe tomorrow

Here are the 90 blocks needed for the top. 
I wish I could get the sparkle to show.

So while I await the purple fabric I got to work on a 
sham.  These ribbons are smaller  and I did not have enough
white or other colors to make it look good.
So we have red, white (a little trim) and blue.

It is all done but took a long time.  I wanted to miter the corners of the trim
and thank goodness for YouTube 
those who are generous in sharing their expertise.
I would have never figured this out.  

                                                         FLANGE PILLOW VIDEO TUTORIAL

So here we are as we await the fabric for the 
sashing and border.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Ribbon Quilt

Ribbon Quilt

Lets start from the beginning. 
Lots of show ribbons for 4H for one of the gals in town.

Over 400 to give you an idea of the many times Emma 
has shown her critters.

 First task was to sort according to size and then deconstruct
and press .

 Once taken apart there don't seem to be as many, we are
using all but the 2 smallest sizes.  Oh I did not include those in the 
number of ribbons.  I am planning on using the smaller one
to make a pillow sham.

 Once I played around with the ribbons and found 
the best size to make the block I could 
begin cutting out the fabric to use as a backing 
to hold the ribbons.  It was decide to make 6 inch blocks
so I began cutting 6 1/2 inch pieces of white fabric.
Then using a friXion pen to mark the 1/4 inch
seam allowance for placement of the ribbons.

Using clear thread with white
cotton thread in the bobbin and a zigzag stitch 
I started attaching the ribbons to the backing fabric.

 The first 3 with the proposed arrangement.

 The first set of 15 done and arranged on the design wall.
I am thinking of using a deep royal purple (I know it looks blue here) 
with them, for borders and maybe sashing, not sure about the sashing
yet, will see if I need them to help with sizing of the quilt.

This is going to be really pretty, I know you can not really see
it in the picture but the gold sparkles and the ribbon
fabric shines.  
Most of the main colors will be blue, red and purple.

Now off to shop for deep purple fabric.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How about a Ribbon Quilt

Ribbon Quilt

It has been a busy week or so.

Embroidered 8 Fal hoodies

14 hoodies for 

T & T Taxidermy

And now the beginnings of a ribbon quilt.
Looks like we well get a queen size with all the 
ribbons Emma has earned during her 
4 H show years.

 Almost all of
 the ribbons are prepared.
Now to finalize the design.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Scraps, scraps and MORE SCRAPS

Scraps, scraps and MORE SCRAPS

My goal this year is to use my scraps.
This year began (for the purpose of using up scraps)
in mid September and will go thru 2019.
I am overwhelmed with the amount of scraps I have.  
15 years of making quilts produces a lot of those odd
pieces of fabric that are left over when the yardage is cut up into 
the pieces for blocks, sashes, borders, binding and backs.
I have made 5 tops so far and guess what,
I don't think I have made a dent, they just keep multiplying.

 I have sorted by size, well length, that took several days
Really it did, a girl can only sort for so long without getting 
bored to death.
 Once I had them sorted by size, I put them into zipper bags.
Then I sorted by color for certain designs like the log cabin
that bag has all green and white/cream for logs and
I was able to find reds for the center.
 I have something like 4 more bags like this to sort,
now you can understand why I believe this will take a year and a half
at least.
There are also drawers with scraps, one is full of precut squares and

Long strips waiting to be sewn.
 Half square triangles being made ready for a top

 Left overs from cutting triangles from newly created yardage.
I told you they just keep growing. 
That stack is now 3 times that size.  OY!
And I even threw some out....I know.....say it is not so.

One of dozens of newly created yardage from sewing strips together.
Some are  cut into strips, from 3 inches up to 6 inches wide,
some into triangles.  
 With the half square triangles I created the above top.

And from the 6 inches strips the top below.

More strips have been combine to make backs for these two tops,
I will show them later.

I finished up the log cabin top today so I have that to show you
as well.  For now I will sign off.

Have a blessed evening.  Time to go tuck the chickens in.