Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Quilt top July 17

Hello and welcome, on these warm days in the American Midwest!

I am back after a week away on vacation to visit family.  Before I left I attacked two boxes of 2 inch fabric strips, of 30's reproduction prints.  I had cut them earlier for a planned Trip Around the World quilt project.  The mojo for that project fizzled.  What to do with all those strips, about 18 inches long, cut mostly from fat quarters, and some yardage?


And how many quilt tops can I make from these strips?

First up:  I resized and recalculated Bonnie Hunter's pattern for Crayon Box from a 12 inch block, sewn with 2.5 inch strips, to a 9 inch block, sewn with 2 inch strips.  A little drawing with graph paper and I had it.  On to sewing, with a wide variety of those 30's prints.


White fabric centers are from leftovers from quilt backs.  8 blocks by 10 blocks leads to a 72 by 90 inch quilt top.  Still undecided on borders - maybe none.
  I like the way this turned out - bright and colorful.  And those boxes of fabric strips above?  Look barely touched.  I have more sewing to do!

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts.

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, July 3, 2018

Quilt top July 3

Happy holidays this week, to those who celebrate.
I took a break from my slow on going Dear Jane project.  In putting my sewing room back together, I found a stash of 2.5 inch fabric strips, 30's reproductions, cut and stashed.  (also a big set of 2 inch strips, but that is another story.)  What to do?
Well, I went to Bonnie Hunter's website, Quiltville.com, and looked up her free patterns. I settled on Crayon box:
http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/crayon-box.html
And started sewing like the wind:


The white fabric in the middle of the blocks is from leftovers from a quilt backing.  All from stash and leftovers! Fun!  Now to layer and quilt this.
Next up: attacking the large amount of 2 inch strips in 30's fabrics.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts.

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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Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday quilt block June 29

The work to repair our finished basement is done, and I celebrated by starting a new project!  It's not ready to be shown however. 

Today I share with you a previously finished block in my ongoing Jane Stickle project, in indigo and white:


This is J-5.  I have modified this block by adding lines, for paper piecing. A newer fabric for me - love the vintage look.

Please see dearjane.com for more explanation of the 1863 quilt I am slowly reproducing in blue and white.

Linking up with Can I get a Whoop Whoop.  Possibly also Oh Scrap on Sunday (if I remember to link!).

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 26, 2018

Tuesday quilt block June 26

I document here my quilting progress, mostly on Dear Jane blocks and triangles. Sometimes a few other projects. New carpet, drywall and paint are in the finished basement, and I am unpacking my quilting stuff from the big moving boxes. Err, a bit more than I remember! I don't think it will all fit on the shelves!

 So a bit here on past progress. This is H-11.


Love this indigo fabric.   A great reproduction.

Please see dearjane.com for more explanation of the 1863 quilt I am slowly reproducing in blue and white.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts.

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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