Friday, April 27, 2018

Playing with Strings

      Last week I filled a box with most of my kid fabric strings and scraps and prepared to play.   I have admired a couple of free-form string quilts.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe has a tutorial on her blog for a Waverunner string quilt. 

I have also admired this string quilt by Wanda at Exuberant Color blog. 

 I decided to use my kid fabric strings to play with for my version.  I organized my kid strings by length. 
I separated the smaller pieces to sew together as crumbs leader/ender style.   
       As I pieced the center,
I decided that I wanted to add a border to hold all the edge seams, frame and give the eye a place to rest. Here is the resulting top. 

It was so much fun, I plan to play more with my strings.

Enjoy time sewing or quilting when you rest from enjoying the spring weather.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Morning Star Quilt Finish

     I finished quilting and binding the Morning Star graduation gift quilt. 

I quilted an overall swirl and swirls in the border.  Here is the front.

Here is the back. I piece one leftover block into the back. 

       I have made some progress quilting on my RWB Improv Lemoyne Star.   I quilted free form feathers with a swirl filler in the 4 light blue corners.
 I love quilting free form feathers. Today I plan to tackle the pieced border between sections.  I always struggle to choose the motif to custom quilt.  
Enjoy time sewing or quilting if you aren’t out enjoying the spring.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Making a Little UFO Progress

     Spring is here in South Carolina and I have enjoyed my pretty azaleas. 
I spent a couple of mornings working in the flower beds and yard this week and was too tried to quilt in the afternoon.
    I did make a little progress as I pulled out my RWB Improv Lemoyne Star and did some quilting.
 The center section is quilted.  It is difficult to see because I used matching thread.  I stopped to contemplate how to quilt the outer section.    

       My sister used the Morning Star blocks made by both of us and pieced this top.  I have it sandwiched 

and started the quilting using a swirl motif.  The quilt will be a college graduation present for a nephew so I wanted to get busy.  

     I have pieced a couple of mug rug tops with Bible verse sayings on Printed Treasures fabric. 

I used scraps to make one sample Pansy mug rug/coaster. 
You can watch a free tutorial on YouTube by ShabbyFabrics and download the free pattern.  They offer a placemat size and coaster.  The coaster finishes at 6 ½” so I am calling it a mug rug.  

Enjoy time sewing or quilting if you aren’t out enjoying the spring.