Sew & Tell is our weekly sharing thread. Tell us what you've finished, what you're working on- we're here to cheer you on!
4 a.m. here, and the knee woke me up. Not real pain, just can't get it comfortable enough to go right back to sleep, so I'm waiting for tylenol to kick in. I'm postop day 23, and Kim and Angela have been so helpful to me offline.
I have been sewng up a storm, none of it from stash unless you count thread. Made DGS a fleece blanket and pillowcases from Bengals fabric. One of my neices is getting ready to start college so I have been embroidering her name on bed and bath items. Getting ready to make DGD pillowcases (not from stash) and her sisters fleece blankets (small for travel) from stash. If I could find my camera I would take pictures and figure out how to show my creations.
I've been working hard on finishing up UFOs. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, I have moved several things to my "finished" stack - you can see most of them on the thread about tying knots. Here's one more, a sew-and-flip kid's quilt that I started when I demonstrated the method for my guild in March.
Holly, I hope that knee is feeling better soon. I made my granddaughter a signature quilt for her wedding in September and I had lots of triangle pairs left over. I decided to sew them into pinwheels and make this table runner for her.
Posts: 96 | Location: Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 25, 2012
Holly - hope the tylenol kicked in! TerryOH - hope you find your camera! pvillelou - you, too have been busy! Teddylady - love the sig quilt. What a great idea to use the triangles for a table runner. Susan
Posts: 603 | Location: West Central Ohio, USA | Registered: Dec 28, 2002
Sister Sue and I have been busy making 2 King sized quilts for my sons for Christmas. We have the top to the Nickel Quilt done and will be sending it to a LA quilter in MN when we get the Double Irish Chain done in 2 shades of blue.We worked on it today and got a enough of the blocks done to lay it out on the table just to see how it will look. I'm loving the blues we chose and then a cream color for the background. No picture yet.
Great stuff ladies! I so enjoy this thread! Jean you sure are the FMQ Queen! Beautiful! Love the Siggy quilt too!
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Love the flowers and the 30's quilts. They both make me smile! I love stealing ideas from this talented group of quilters. Today I stole Patty's idea. I wanted a unique setting to use for another baby quilt. So I've made some crumb blocks today (instead of hear bright solids) and now I'm ready to cut the sashing strips. But I'm flumoxed. Which color should I use? I have four possibilities. Which looks most interesting to y'all???? HELP!!!!!!
I like the black, but not sure if I would do that for a baby quilt. Not fond of any o the others. What about one of the colors in the prints, green, blue, pink, purple, the tones of most of the 30"s fabrics... Chris
Posts: 5061 | Location: Tampa Bay | Registered: Jan 10, 2003
A pastel for sashing was what I first thought, too, if you want a solid. Light pink, pastel yellow, mint green, baby blue, lavender... Can you lay the blocks on any or all of those & see if something pops out? And there's always good ol' White On White.
Posts: 4423 | Location: About 28,000 Light Years From Galactic Center | Registered: Jul 23, 2004
I've been wanting to make a quilt with that cheddar gold but obviously that's wrong for these blocks :-( I think I'll force myself to shop for a pastel. I buy these others by the bolt and that's why I tried them. I like the way the colors jump on the black but you're right that a black baby quilt sound strange. Now to find my coupons. Thanks for the suggestions. Evelyn
I like your crumb blocks, did you sew a large piece then cut into rectangles?? I would think a nice pastel yellow or blue would be pretty for your sashing, I like the black look, but for a baby I like pastels.
I am enjoying all the projects this week. Sew Happy, where in Wisconsin do you send your quilts? Ours goes to International Falls. We are very happy with our quilter and have been using her since 2005. Sue
Posts: 1078 | Location: Wisconsin | Registered: Oct 01, 2010
Patty, I already had lots of small pieces of 30s. I love them so much and they're such sweet baby blankets I can't trhow any of them out. I ran to JoAnns and they had pastel yellow and blue so I got them both. Looking at my backing fabrics I have a perfect one for the blue so I'm going to use it. Thank everyone for the comments. I'm going to find something perfect for that gold...obviously it's no pastel 30s. LOL
Glad I rand to JoAnns. They have their notions on sale 50% off so I stocked up on quilting needles, rolling chalk marker, and blue pens. I should have gotten a seam ripper. They do get dull after 20 years of cutting thread. LOL
Sew Happy- I love your quilt-it is bright and happy. I send my quilts to Val Sjoblom in International Falls. Patty j and I took a road trip several years ago to visit her in person. She let me work with her longarm machine and I quilted a full size quilt with lots of help from her. What a treat that was for me. Sue
Posts: 1078 | Location: Wisconsin | Registered: Oct 01, 2010
Love the heart, Sew Happy. That first border is so wonderful with the log cabins.
Finished the crumb top. It doesn't have the beatiful efffect that Patty's has. But it was a fun, fast technique to try for a charity quilt. I love learning new settings. I'll definitely try it again. I think it would be much more effective with non-pieced centers like you did even if they're 30s. I have lots of batiks and I bet they'd be luscious that way and a great way to use up my small pieced.
Miss Lensews2, The pattern is from Beth Ferrier. Many years ago, after 9/11, she had it as a monthly project on her site. I kept up with it at the beginning, got to the last two type of stars and the flowers and got interested in other projects so it got pushed to the back of the closet but not to the back of my mind. It was always on my list to do but I kept finding other things to do instead. This year I decided it was time to finally get it done. Had I kept up with it, no it wouldn't have taken that long. She has now published a book of this pattern in different sizes. The yellow ribbon is my favorite part of it.