Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jelly roll top - fun!

So I purchased a jelly roll of pretty Christmas fabric, on a whim.


What to do with it?  Why not a jelly roll race quilt, also known as a lasagna quilt?  Off I went to the internet, and found instructions and pictures at Wee Folk Art.  Their instructions are very clear!
Here I am, sewing strips together:


  I had some problems with twists in the strips but soldiered on. I worried about the same fabric ending up next to each other, but told myself, "trust the process!" In about 5 hours (time off for making and eating dinner)  I was done:


There are clusters of green and light colored fabric, but I will keep it.  I will border this (time to order more fabric - sigh) and then quilt on my own machine.

Want to try?  Check out Wee Folk art's directions.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A finish!

Hello!
 It's been a fairly active summer so far but I have had time to do some quilting:
Still working on my Log cabin quilt blocks, as described previously;
Still hand quilting my double wedding ring quilt;
And finally finished a quilt based on the bricks and stepping stones pattern, a little modified.  Using up some 30's reproduction fabrics I had previously cut into strips.


It is machine quilted (not very evenly - my stitch length kept varying - operator error or the poly batting?) and has a green binding, applied completely by machine.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Quilting update Tuesday

Hello again!
I am still working on my double wedding ring quilt - hand quilting away.  But one often needs a piecing project to take a break.  So I have been cutting and sewing a log cabin quilt.  Logs finish at 3/4 of an inch.
I have tried several different layouts of the blocks, but I think I like this zig zag;


Though one must be careful in laying this out!  Still a work in progress.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Doll quilt swap hosted by Humble Quilts blog

I was so lucky to see the call for participation at Lori's Humble quilts blog for a doll quilt swap.  I couldn't resist: Civil war or earlier fabrics, in a manageable size of 24 inches square or less.  Send it off, and receive one in return.  Many people on the internet are mean and dreadful to each other but quilters are so giving.

Off went my double pink stars quiltlet and soon I received a most wonderful quiltlet from Wendy at the Constant Quilter:


Do click on this to see it larger, and the array of many fabrics in this piece of art.  Also note the careful use of the border fabric: how the scallops printed on the border fabric fit the border length and width so perfectly!  Planned or serendipity?  I know this wouldn't have worked for me, with my luck!

Thank you so much Wendy.
And I am looking at other swapped quilts, getting ideas for next year.....

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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