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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Busy Week

Lot's going on.

The quilt I made from the hankies and umbrella ladies was quilted by someone else.  I got it back last week and made the binding following the Susie’s Magic Binding method.  First time and very easy to do.  I also made a pillow case that matches the back.  I will add the label and return it to it's owner.

I finished the Mint Chocolate top I had shown previously and the Salsa top.

I led a sew along of a quilt called Positivity by Jan Ochterbeck from her book Cut and Shuffle quilts.  Was a fun and quick process.

So as to not let any grass grow under my feet, I started on Bonnie Hunters Bear Branch quilt.  I’m sewing along with two other ladies.  I thought I was behind but found out they had not started cutting yet.  Will be fun to see if I motivate them to start!

I will be heading to Paducah next week so won’t be sewing much then but hope to accomplish a lot before I go!  I’ll be meeting Sharon after having known her online since at least 2009.  I’m very excited!

What are you working on?  

Linking either Patty at Elm Street Quilts linkup.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

How Do You Work?

I am making a quilt from a Walmart project sheet.  I bought a “kit” from an estate sale.  The person bought all the called for fabric.  Unlike the other kit I made, I used all the “calledfor” fabric.  That means my quilt will look just like the picture.

I made a few changes.  First I decided to make fewer blocks to make it close to 60x80”.  Then, I changed up the instructions so that I could cut using the easy and companion angle rulers and strips.  Of course this changed the number of strips I needed to cut so I estimated the number of strips I would need and figured out the new piece count.  Using this information, I cut all the strips I thought I would need just to make the blocks.  I try to cut all the strips I’ll need even if making a scrappy quilt.

I started sewing the geese first.  While sewing them I realized I had only cut enough pieces for 80 geese, not the actual 160 that I needed.  Normally I would cut the rest and keep going.  I was so disheartened I made a single block.  Then I made two blocks, sewing and trimming the geese as I went.

In the process of cutting and sewing for a block at a time I cut the rest of the strips I needed.  Then I cut the rest of the pieces I needed.  I was 2 strips short and cut those eventually.

When I reached 10 blocks I got serious and finished making all the geese, trimming all the geese and began chain sewing.

In no time I had all 20 blocks sewn.  I had also figured the number of strips for the sashing and cut those during this process.  I have now pieced the horizontal sashes and will attach the vertical sashes to all the blocks.  I hope to have a completed top before the weekend is out.

How do you work?  Cut all the pieces, sew all the sub units, sew the blocks, and so on?  Do you cut a little sew a little?  Do you do as your spirit moves you in the moment?

Would ovevto hear from you. 

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Bad Blogger and OMG

I made this from an estate kit that I bought.  The lady used to go to Walmart every week and buy all the called for fabric when the sheet came out.  I substituted gold in for one of the choices.

This picture made me laugh because you can see the quilt holder (me) holding up the top.  I really love that smashing!

I moved on to this quilt which is from the same estate with the same story.  Walmart project sheet.  My goal is to finish all 20 blocks and complete the top.

It’s official name is Mint Chocolate.  I’ll see what other name I might come up with.

I’m running a little sew along with my group of church ladies.  I’ll show completed tops when we finish.  Here’s a teaser of my blocks.

I’ll have that top done too in the next few weeks.

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street quilts OMG.