Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gifted table runner

Hello and welcome to my regular Tuesday Quilt post.
Today I am sharing a picture of a table runner I made for my mom.  I have just one photo, just a portion of the runner:


It is about 12 inches by 64 inches.  The two blocks are repeated several times.  The pattern is from McCalls quilting magazine I believe - a download I accessed some time ago, so I do not know if it's still available.  I like the pale gray fabric - a Stonehenge fabric that looks like marble.

This was gifted over Christmas.  No more photos!  Mom loved it.

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Viridian

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday quilt top

Hello and welcome!
I am sharing a quilt top I made this past week, all from cast offs and leftovers: bits from a Christmas quilt and a Halloween quilt; old stash rediscovered (I mean fabric from the 1990's!); fabric purchased for a watercolor quilt (remember those?); fabric ordered on line that was not the color I expected; fat quarters from a pack that were uglier than I thought.


To use up this fabric, I cut bricks 3.5 inches by 9.5 inches (3 by 9 inches finished) and made strips 6 bricks long.  For about half the strips, I added a 'half-brick' cut 3.5 by 5 inches.  Alternate your strips as in brickwork or as you can see in the photo.  I have 27 rows for a size of 63 inches by 81 inches, before borders.


And that border!  The black fabric with lavender flowers is a VIP print (remember those?) from the 1990's - I found I had a yard of it.  And the green fabric - I don't remember why or when I purchased it, but I had 2.5 yards, so I must have been thinking of borders.  Use it up!  I think I will go no-buy or low-buy this year, and use up the old stash.  I plan on piecing a back for this one, out of yardage I also found while excavating for this quilt.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Nina-MarieFinished or Not at Busy Hands quilts.

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

Viridian

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, and Tuesday quilt top

Happy New Year!  Wishing the best for you in 2019.
I was busy over the Christmas break.  I finished quilting and trimming the log cabin quilt described in my previous post.
I traveled to visit family and visited a quilt store (of course) and purchased a set of 2.5 inch strips (a jelly roll)  in Christmas Hoffman fabrics, and matching yardage for a border.
I sewed up a jelly roll race quilt top with these fabrics.  It's the third one I have done.  One must let go of matchy-matchy tendencies and go with the flow, believe in the process.
A 2017 Christmas jelly roll top is shown in a previous entry in my blog.
Now for the 2018 version!


Hoffman winter/Christmas fabrics with silver highlights on them, green holly border.  I am sorry I don't have a close up picture.  This top is now on the "to be quilted" pile.

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Nina-Marie,  Finished or Not at Busy Hands quilts.

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Viridian

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday quilt in progress Dec. 18

Hello and welcome!
In this busy holiday season, I am finding time to work on my current project, a log cabin quilt.
I finished the blocks in 2017 and didn't want to trim them up at that time.
Well, early this month I pulled them out and trimmed them square (though not all to the same size).  I was as careful as I could be in sewing them, but I found I did have some variation in size!
Well, after trimming, I might as well set them on the floor and audition a zig zag design.
And since they are laid out, I might as well sew them together, right?
And find that border fabric I set aside for this project.
And then cut and add the border.
And layer it up, and pin baste.
And start quilting it on my own machine.


I am still in the midst of quilting this sandwich, but I am over half done!  Some problems with tension but I am doing OK.  It's about 80 by 75 inches, so a bit of a struggle to shove through the harp of my trusty old Kenmore.
All reproduction fabric in this one, some of my favorites:


(Pictures taken when it was just a top.)

Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Let's Bee Social, Silly Mama quilts, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Finished or Not at Busy Hands quilts.

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

Viridian
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