Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back to Blogging and UFOs

Blogging has taken a backseat to home building the last two years but now that we are in the house I'm ready to quilt, bake and blog.
Right now it's canning season here in northern Michigan so I'm canning tomato sauce, jalapeno relish and peach salsa.
I'm also working on quilts that were started years ago but never finished. Today I'm quilting a Halloween quilt...the blocks were won in a contest through Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop. I won 11 blocks so made one more. Then using leftovers of black, white and a spider print gray, I finished off the top.
It was a bit of a challenge to get a dozen 12x12 blocks made by many different ladies, to work together. Some blocks were a bit small and one was a whole 1/2" smaller!

TIP: Easiest way to fix uneven blocks.... add a 3" border on all the blocks then press and trim each to a uniform size.

I then just sashed the new larger blocks with black fabric...and bordered the whole thing.
I'm pretty happy with the results and VERY happy that this year I will have a Halloween quilt to decorate with!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Quilting a few quilts

This is a cute lap quilt that a new quilter put together. She wanted it quilted with just an all over meandering stitch so I said I would do it for her.
She really did a nice job on stitching the top..nice and flat.

Orange peel blocks

The orange peels blocks are coming along. I made a cardboard template, cut a bunch of ovals and started to applique them onto the white bac...