Monday, January 22, 2018

Stoplight Quilt

A new finish for my  stash of children quilts.  This project resulted from  the jelly roll challenge instigated last year over on Stashbusters yahoo group.

The Stoplight quilt, measures 44 x 50,  poly batt and multi-color fleece print on the back.  Simple quilting to keep it cuddly (okay, I was in a hurry),  straight lines with FMQ foot.  This would be my first UFO finish of the year, and it's only January. 





I used this fleece on the back;



I'm joining some great linky parties this week ,  be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing.





Thanks so much for stopping by.  Give yourself a great creative week.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

RSC18 - Scrappy blues

I have a few unfinished RSC projects from years past, but none needed blue units,  so I only worked on my RSC project for 2018,  Bonnie Hunter's  Scrappy Hourglass project.

I used the go cutter in the scrap bins, which made easy work of these units.  Here are my 36 units.  I dont know how many I'll  need of each color.  I will figure that out as I go along.




I'm linking up with  Angela of  Soscrappy today  and tomorrow I'll share with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Starting a new year with Order ...........

...............  at least with the scraps.   I spent the first 10 days of the year cutting, trimming, tossing, and all round organizing my mountain of scraps.   I wish I had taken photos of the bins before they were made useful,  you would be amazed.

But,  here is the finished product ..........  since these photos were taken,  I also removed the small bits and bytes that would be crumb blocks,  passing them on to a new quilter, who will take the leftovers to experiment with. 


2-1-2   &  2 inch strips,  2-1/2   &  2 inch squares,   2-1/2   &  2 inch HST  and 3 inch QST; the bigger drawers have chunks and any leftover pieces up to FQ size.   I missed getting a photo of the brown and black bins, but they are also done.  My aqua, teal & purple collection is almost non-existent.





















I also spent the last 2 days cutting backgrounds for the hourglass quilt (which is my RSC18 project) and a Scrappy 9-patch Irish Chain quilt.  The color squares were also cut last month from the scrap bins.  I think these color squares will make 2 tops.



I also have 2 bags of strings, one darks and one lights.  So now there's lots of sewing and quilting to do.  I'm linking up with Oh Scrap  and  Design Wall Mondays. 

Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cyberquilters Quilt Show

Here are photos of your special projects to share;


Rebecca Jeffery .....................






   " here are two more whole cloth flannel quilts I finished earlier in the month '





Rebecca's    " Triangle "  quilt


Thanks so much for sharing your accomplishments, Rebecca.


and here is a very special quilt made by Joyce Ragels. There is a touching story behind the making of this quilt.  I hope she will share it on the list again.









here's a new one from Rebecca, hot off the presses....  she needs suggestions for a proper name for it ..........



Everyone have a great week.  Let's go quilt something !

Friday Quilt Hop * 1-12-18



Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.




http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/free-quilt-patterns

http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com/tutorials

https://catbirdquilts.wordpress.com/tutorials/

https://catbirdquilts.wordpress.com/free-designs/

http://marelize-ries.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html


Have a great weekend.  THanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Pre - Cutting for 2018

It's so easy to be productive in the sewing room when I have the parts cut out and waiting for assembly.

Today I'll be sharing those strange pictures of fabric piles with pre-cut parts.

These 1st 4 pics are cut for quick donation projects;  I call it Mary's Strippie. I cut extra strips to add to the sides, adjusting the shape a bit.  It is designed by Mary Johnson of Heartstrings yahoo group.  She shares the free pattern on her site   HERE  .

Mary's Strippie










Irish Chain Challenge


This photo shows the pre-cut strips for the Irish Chain challenge.  The alternating blocks will be the beige print fabric.
Irish Rose - *ignore the leaf pattern*




This photo shows a collection of pre-cut 3-1/2 inch squares for a scrappy 9-Patch ICC which will alternate with open blocks for quilting.  There is also the green collection of quarter square triangle pieces cut for Bonnie Hunter's Hourglass quilt.



This photo shows an assortment of green pre-cut 2-1/2" squares.  As I work thru my scrap bins with a cutting system, I can collect for this wonderful scrappy Irish Chain quilt





Related image
inspiration only



This is my version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery, I'm calling it  On Ringo's Starr.  The star blocks are all made from the scrap bins.  I have the alternating blocks cut from chocolate browns.



That's it.  A bunch of new starts for the new year, plus I had  a few unfinished leftovers, just a few.
Aiming for lots of lovely finishes in 2018.

Happy New Year  !!