Monday, March 19, 2018

Moving it Forward~ Wedges

A few weekends ago when Craftsy had free streaming of all their classes I took advantage of it. One of the classes I watched was Sarah Fielke's Big Techniques from Small Scraps. I'm a big fan of Sarah Fielke's work. I have several of her books. Watching her video was a treat and inspired me to play with my wedge rulers
 Since I'm still trying to thin out my strip bin I started by sewing strip sets together. Next I used Kay England's 22.5* ruler and cut a bunch of wedges.
 Now I'm playing with arrangement. I think I need a few more wedges. But oh I'm having fun.
Being Monday it's now your turn to share the fun you've been having in your sewing room. Link up and show us your progress.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Yo Yo Fun

Tuesday after basting my quilts I stopped at JoAnn's to pick up more background fabric for my uneven nine patch. I was unable to find an exact match for one of them. As a scrap quilter that doesn't bother me too much. It's close though it reads lighter than the other one. After completing the top I grabbed my yo yo maker and made a bunch of yo yos for the intersections.
 I might need to make one more. Not sure I'mm thrilled with the first on in the second row. It's a little to dark next to the background.
I had so much fun making yo yos I got on pintrest to spark my creativity. Here are a few of the fun projects I found.
Yo Yo Catapiller

Yo Yo clips
Pretty spring bouquet 
Yo Yo Owl
Check out Pintrest for more fun yo yo ideas.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Reveal and A Sneak Peek

I was thrilled when Ruthie brought her Bear Scraps quilt to bind on Tuesday. I love that she made my pattern her own by making the cutest little tree border.  This quilt is a great scrap buster and works well as a fabric exchange. Ruthie and her friends exchanged half square triangles. If you are not into 30's you could do batiks, civil war, brights, whatever floats your boat. 
 While Ruthie bond her quilt I basted this one featuring Well Said by Sandy Gervais. Just a sneak peek for now.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Moving It Forward

I was given the uneven nine patch ruler back when I participated in the Dresden and Double Wedding Ring Challenges.  It's been on my list since. This weekend at my retreat it made it to the top of the list. 
I had a charm pack full of bright prints and a couple of black prints I had thrown in a project box along with the ruler. I thought the ruler worked like the Double Wedding ring ruler but I was mistaken. So I will be adding yo yos where the blocks meet. I also need to get more of my black fabrics so I can finish this cute little baby quilt.
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Friday, March 9, 2018

A Flimsy and a Hug

In addition to all those lovely blocks this cute little top was finished. I cut it out way back here with my Accuquilt Go cutter. It through me when things didn't go together the way I had planned. I had thought that by sewing two of the units together and then sewing two of these together we would have a square block. It didn't. I finally realized that by cutting the die cut units I took a 1/2" out. Sometimes I wonder where my brain goes. Fortunately we found another way to lay it out. I think it turned out pretty cute.  I'm going to look through my stash and see if I can find a border fabric to make it a little bigger.
This simple four patch quilt, full of novelty prints, only needed a binding. Sue cut it between all the other pressing and cutting she was doing. Sherri got it sewn on. And before you know it we had a finished Quilty Hug.
This one will go to Primary Children's cancer unit.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sew In Sucess

Yesterday we had a wonderful Quilty Hug sew in. Marilyn made these little beauties left over from this quilt using Jen Kingwell's Beach Road. They will eventually become 16 patches that we will put with an alternate block.
 Ruth put these blocks together from the units she had made last time. I'm really excited to see how this quilt comes together.
 I finished making these blocks. The triangles in the shoo fly blocks are leftovers from my Portals quilt. They should make a great masculine quilt.
 Finally Shelly sewed 2 1/2" strips together that Sue cut and pressed into these units.
We are planning on making this quilt with them. 
After the sew in Ruth and I went in search of snow. And we found it. Yeah! I was finally able to christen my snowshoes in this.
It made for a beautiful hike.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Moving It Forward

I'm slowly making progress on my scrappy rail blocks.
 I've been feeding them through my machine as leaders and enders.
 I figure I'm just over half way. I have around 25 of each.  I need forty of each to get the size quilt I want to create.
 How that will come together is still evolving in my mind. Something that will involve a gradation of the grays from top to bottom I'm thinking.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Did you take advantage of Craftsy's free stream of videos? I sure did.  Were you able to get a little sewing in?
Link up and share what you were able to move forward. We would love to celebrate your progress, and be inspired by your work.