Monday, August 14, 2017

Bobbin border

I'm posting from my IG account...only picture I have of this quilt top. I'm NorthernDebQuilts and private but you can request to follow. The bobbin blocks are from a Cotton Way pattern, altered to suit my quilt. 

So I'm done with the bobbin border and am happy with the results. It adds just a little interest to it and what good are spools of thread without bobbins?
So now it's time to find a backing and get it basted. Since I have no idea what I want for a back, this could end up in the UFO closet for a bit. 
This is my first completed top done from following along the Rainbow Scrap Challenge of 2017 with Angela at

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August beige blocks

I finished the August tan blocks (Rainbow scrap challenge) ...then I decided to make the orange and pink spool blocks so that I could get this spools quilt finished. But, now that the top is together, I think it might need a fun border. Maybe some bobbin blocks bordering the spools?

And these are the rest of the tan/beige/cream blocks. 

Now back to my other SIX projects.....

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Color & UFO for August

It's AUGUST and we have a new scrappy color....TAN! Tan, beige, cream or off white....this could be fun. I know I have plenty of scraps in this color.
And what is the AUGUST ufo? Number 8! For me thats my scrappy blue Kaffe log cabin quilt.
It needs borders, quilting and binding.

And here's my favorite little guy....who can resist that face!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Old project is getting worked on.

The fifth row of this old UFO is finished. I'm making slow progress on it but at least it's getting done.
Each row need 60 HSTs! That's the part that takes so long. The centers are all finished, just waiting for the sashings.

I've tried a few methods do making HSTs but with these it seems this ruler is the fastest. I cut a 2-1/2" of light and dark, lay them right sides together and cut a pile of  the triangles.

Keeping them together, I chain stitch a pile, cut them apart and press.

No need to trim...they are all the correct size!

Here's my favorite little visitor....summer is more play time than sew time.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer fun time...

Lazy days of summer?! THAT's a myth! It seems that my days are crammed full...barely any time to sew. But this morning and late last night I squeaked out a couple of hours to work on a VERY old UFO. 
This one came from a block swap I did with the on Block Central at least 7 years ago!

I'm making the sashing, which is very time consuming.

I did some using paper piecing but found that was just too slow.

Cutting the triangles and chain stitching is the fastest for me. I cut them exactly the size needed so I don't have to trim them.

This is my birthday week! My youngest daughter sent me some Kona that I've been searching for. This is FLAMINGO. 

Al and I spent some time in Charlevoix at the car show....

Plus spent lots of time with Henry picking berries. There's just too much to do and not enough time to do it all.