Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lots of Sewing and Quilting Time

     Our spring weather has been cooler this week so most has been spent indoors with much accomplished in my sewing room.  My “Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” quilt top is sandwiched and quilting has started. 

The free pattern is from Sarah at Confessionsof a Fabric Addict blog and is one of her Rocking Rectangles designs.

     I finished the kids comfort quilt made from a fabric book panel.  This was a quick quilt.

     I added borders to the 4 Patch Swirl so it is a finished queen size top.  I’m happy to get it this far since it was started about 2007.  It is too large to get a great photo without more time.  I have pulled a couple of fabrics from my stash for possible backing but may look more. 

     On my design wall I have blocks for a church group comfort quilt.  The 16 patches were orphans donated by someone.  There are only a few more seams to be sewn.  I laid it out Wednesday but decided it needed more variety of neutral squares and cut more.  
      The past few weeks I have been helping with the children's program after our church Wednesday night supper.  Last week I was so inspired by the craft project they started, I came home and made one.  It is a cross out of old clothespins.  Then I found some mini ones at the Dollar Tree store and made the tiny one.  I love them.  The kids seemed to enjoy the project also. 

Enjoy time sewing or quilting.

I'm linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday.  For fun and inspiration check out what others are working on. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Comfort Quilt Challenge

     I decided to participate in the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog.
  In the past several weeks she has shared free patterns for inspiration.  I am using her Rocking Rectangles pattern called “I’ve Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day”.  I pulled 2 ½” strips from my stash and then cut some more to have enough.  I have started sewing the strips together.  I am about half done piecing strips.

    I have also done some curtain and dress sewing.  I finished an Easter dress for my younger GD.  She chose the fabric from a selection of my stash.  I found the perfect trim to accent the bodice.

Enjoy time sewing or quilting.

I’m linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday.  

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Making More Progress

       This past week our weather was so beautiful that I spent part of 3 days working in my yard.  It feels and looks more like spring.     
      I made more progress on the 4 patch swirl from my UFO list.  All the rows and sashing are together. It also looks like spring.

Here is a close up.

A couple of simple borders are planned and then quilting. I don’t think it needs any special quilting but I will have to think on it.
        I took one morning to sandwich a child’s comfort quilt made from a fabric book panel.  I used a few orphan blocks to make it larger.

        Yesterday the granddaughters were out of school so Lily enjoyed the dolls.
Mattie got some quilting done and just has a little area to finish before binding.

Saturday will be softball and soccer games.

Enjoy time sewing or quilting. 
Happy International Quilting Day!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Making Progress

    I have made good progress on the 4 patch swirl from my UFO list.  Monday I used the design wall at church to layout blocks and plan the arrangement. When I looked at the photo I moved one block.

I have 4 rows pieced.

Before I can sew more together I need to finish piecing sashing star points.

    Instead of getting out in the yard to work on flower beds when the weather was nice, I spent a day trimming up scraps for my scrap system and a couple of leader/ender kits plus finishing the cutting to finish a quilt from class sample blocks. It feels good to clear out some.

I'm linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday. Check out what others are working on. 
Enjoy time sewing or quilting.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A February Finish

    Just in time for the end of the month the rainbow star and brick quilt from my UFO list is finished; blocks were made in 2017.  

It does not look the best in this photo (It could stand to be blocked slightly) because I needed to put it in the wash to get out some water soluble marker dots which I put in the center of the stars. I used a cheaper brand of blue marker and it did not come out as easily as the one I have used in the past.

    I am working on the 4 patch swirl from my UFO list; half of the blocks were pieced in 2007. This is my oldest UFO. I have pieced 9 patch cornerstones and am working on sashing star points. Here is a little preview.

    As spring arrives I hope to get out in my yard to work on flower beds. The weather has been confusing the plants; we are expecting 29 degrees in a couple of days.  Here is an early bloom that I hope will survive the freeze.

 I'm sharing on Whoop Whoop Friday.  Check out what others are working on. 
Enjoy time sewing or quilting.