Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Flimsy

This flimsy is actually the third one I made out of the fabrics and scraps generated by the first one that I featured last week. I did not have a plan in mind when I started piecing the center 6" squares, I was just enjoying the mindless sewing. I still had quite a few larger scraps, so I decided to use the string pieced blocks as centers for the eight-pointed stars. I used one and a half inch strips for sashings, and surrounded it with a sawtooth border. I did add more scraps to this one out of my box of scraps, so it has a lot of different fabrics in it. I love this flimsy too - the scrappy, the better!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Flimsy

This flimsy was the start of a big sewing binge that started in 2007. I fell in love with this Thanksgiving panel from Sandy Gervais. I wanted to use lots of fabrics with it. Once I pulled out all of the fabrics, I had to go ahead and cut pieces for more than one quilt, just to make it worth my while. I will show another quilt from this fabric set next time.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Just a couple of pictures to show you what is coming next for my nine-patches. These will be two separate quilts, but my sewing hours are at an end until next week.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nine-patch progress

I am so inspired by all the beautiful nine-patches I received from the swap hosted by Julie at JulieKquilts. So inspired that I plan on stretching them out to make four, maybe five quilts! The first one I am working on is based off the pattern Between Friends by Darlene at Quilting Daze. Darlene offered this as a free pattern on her blog a while back, and I printed it off to make some day. I think it works great with the two different sizes of nine-patches. I plan on adding two more borders, but I need to buy fabric for the first border. What is really cool about this is that Darlene was also one of the participants in the nine-patch exchange! I am linking this post to Judy L.'s design wall Monday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Flimsy

My Mom and I participated in a swap of these churn dash blocks 10 or 11 years ago. After my mother died, I inherited most of her quilting things - my sisters don't quilt. These blocks were tucked into a shoebox, waiting for inspiration. They were all approximate sizes, not uncommon in swap blocks. I found a book by Lynn Roddy Brown that addresses swapped blocks and used a setting from this book Simple Strategies for Block-Swap Quilts. I used fabric from my Mom's stash to complete this quilt, I know that she would have really liked this flimsy, and I know that she fully expected me to finish up some of her projects!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Finally starting to feel like fall....

I love the cooler weather of fall, it energises me! I finished up this little table topper, the inspiration came from a older magazine, Quilt Sampler 1998, I modified it a bit. It is machine appliqued and quilted.

I also pulled out my one and only store bought kit project - a pumpkin runner. The kit was for jack-o-lanterns, but I wanted to use it all of October and November, so mine is pumpkins. Last year I pieced the scraps from the pumpkins into squares and put together this quiltlet. I have pulled it out to finish the big stitch quilting on it, it would be sweet to get this finished too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Flimsy

I have had an unexpected free day last Monday, as DH was called into work early that morning. I spent my time putting together the blocks for a mystery quilt offered by Erik Homemade. I am not really pleased with my choice of sashing fabrics in this flimsy. I did not want to add the borders offered with the mystery, so I elected to leave them off. I will add this to the flimsy pile, along with the rest of the black and white fabric - there is enough there to use for binding.