Friday, May 24, 2019

Progress for the Week

      I spent half of Monday on the road after visiting family.  Tuesday morning was guild meeting but I did get some quilting done in the afternoon.  Wednesday was church quilt group.  I sandwiched this quilt top and will plan a special quilting motif for the large plain blocks. 

A backing has been chosen for another comfort quilt top. This is a Pat Sloan free pattern called "Oh My Stars".  I used my stash of 6 1/2" squares instead of the 5" squares her pattern calls for but I like the pattern. 

Thursday I finished quilting this scrappy leafy log quilt. 

 It still needs a binding that will wait a few days.  Here is a close up of my free-motion quilting. 

      I plan to spend the next few days making some summer dresses for granddaughters before I tackle the quilting on a large bed quilt that is sandwiched and waiting.

Hope you enjoy some time sewing or quilting.

Linking up for Whoop Whoop Friday from Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished (or Not) Friday from Busy Hands Quilts.
Check out what beauties others have shared. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Color Value Mistake

      I have not accomplished much in the sewing room this week except be reminded again how important color value can be.   I pulled out a small project to work on, since I have not been able to decide how to custom quilt a long time UFO.  I pieced alternate blocks to go with some adopted green and pink star blocks.  When I put them together on the design wall.  Wow! How awful!  The alternate blocks were way too dark. 

Instead of piecing more blocks, I searched the stash at church and home to find a lighter fabric to use as a whole block.  Here is what I settled on.  It looks entirely different.  At least the plain blocks will give a place for some special quilting.
Looking at the photo I also see a couple of blocks I would like to swap places.

Hope you enjoy some time sewing or quilting.  

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Hands2Help and More

     My church group and I have been busy and have several quilts finished to support H2H.  We finished this split nine patch full size bed quilt for a Wilmington hurricane victim. (I've shown them before on my blog, but are here again finished all together.)

It was taken to a drop off point the end of April along with this twin size quilt made using Sarah’s pattern “Sunshine on a Cloudy Day”.

 This scrappy flannel baby quilt has gone in the mail to Jack’s Basket.

 It feels good to use my quilting skills and be a part of this sharing. Thanks to Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict for leading the drive and to all the other participants and sponsors.  

    My sister Irene hinted strongly that she wanted some spring mug rugs.  I got inspired and pulled out scraps and butterfly fabric.  

I used scraps to create the green and blue background areas.  I ironed fusible web to the butterfly fabric.  The 3 D butterflies are 2 matching butterflies fused wrong sides together. I enjoy giving mug rugs as small gifts and with “thinking of you” notes.

     One more quilt almost finished this week ( just needs binding) is this 16 patch star quilt. I like the asymmetry of the layout.  I hope to find a dark blue for binding in the stash at church.

      Enjoy time sewing or quilting if you are not out enjoying spring.