Making progress on this quilt, the squares were a result of doing this.The quilt is actually going to be on point, but it was easier for me to follow the piecing this way
I’ve had enough of working with selvage edges for now, other than crocheting them into a rug. I had a limited number of squares and just enough blue fabric for the sashing to piece it to this point.Isn’t it amazing how much a border can impact the overall look?
Like many of my quilts, I just dive in and hope for the best. It didn’t sure out quite as large as I hoped so I am adding a red border to make it large enough for a veteran quilt.
Since I was winging it and wanted it on point, I just trimmed off the edges leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance for the border. I know that is not the “correct way, but it worked and I’m fine with it.
It’ll be the next quilt I put on the long arm and I’ll probably do a simple meander.
This is year 3 for the local school PTA mom’s come to help make tooth fairy pillows for the Kindergarten classes. Photos from last year are here.
I had two younger helpers this year:Busy working away: The finish, 60 stuffed pillows later:And then there is the fun: Kennedy and Caleb were delightful and worked hard.Smiling at the antics of the younger ones, on the Journey, Jackie
I am a big fan of the Where Women Create magazine. They are exceptionally well done and full of amazing and inspiring photos. On a trip to the library I also picked up the book “Where Women Create-Quilters: Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories.”
I loved reading the stories, and getting a glimpse of the their studio’s. The book features 20 quilt artists with different styles as well as a link to online quilt blocks they each featured.
If you like to hear a little of the history behind a quilter as well as having eye candy on your shelf this is a book you will want to browse through or own.
Prepared supplies and set up studio for this year’s Kindergarten PTA mom’s tooth-fairy pillow making tomorrow night. We’ll be making 60. Pictures from last year are here.
Trimmed up scrap strip blocks for another selvage edge quilt:
Here the blocks are with a sashing option:
Here is my progress on the small selvage edge quilt:
I’m on the home stretch with this hand piecing quilt, though I suspect it will still be a few weeks out. Just a row of white hexagons to add:
More progress on this selvage edge crochet rug:
Prepared and placed the starting point of the binding for Grace and Noah’s veteran’s quilt. I plan to sit with them one-on-one the next time I have a chance to sew with them. Little bits here and there are a variety of projects. Time and location determine what I work on when. I also cleaned up my studio in preparation for Monday night’s event.
I never get all I hope to do in a week done, but doing this is a good reminder of what I did. Most weeks I realize I did more than I thought.
It may be the end of the week, but I am in the middle of lots of projects!
Noah and Grace have participated in my veteran quilt sew-ins and finished up piecing their tops a couple of weeks ago. I set up a time for them to come over to do their quilting on the long arm. Cuteness warning ahead, but remember grandma is bias.
I set up their quilts side by side so they could alternate their stitching time. As much as possible I let them guide the machine though even with stools it was challenging for them. Proud moments:They wanted to make sure I got a picture of them with the back of the quilt. I have squared up the quilts and cut the binding. I’ll probably work with them one on one to attach the binding.
I am wondering what direction to go with these scrap quilts.
Selvage edge strip squares in 4.5 and 3.5 blocks:
Put them together in one quilt, alternating rows? This is just of a multitude of ideas.
I’m loving this layout.
Then there are the 1.5 inch squares that I am piecing in 9-patch fashion.
I have LOTS more to put together, including cream/white blocks. Here are a couple of options assuming I alternate a color with cream. I love how you see the pop of color with a lot of character.I know there are many more options. Do you have favorites? Suggestions.