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Tuesday, January 25, 2022


 

February 1st we are entering the Year of the Tiger. 

Berene of @happysewlucky has designed this great FPP block (8" unfinished) that I just had to make. After some fussy cutting for the eyes and snout, I found this awesome 'scratchy' fabric for the nose, it really looks like he's been in a fight!

The block will be kept in my drawer until I find the right project to put it into.




Sunday, January 23, 2022

Modern Postage Stamp Quilt



 I love making scrap quilts, and this time I made the Modern Postage Stamp Quilt by @kitchentablequilting . I cut 504 squares of 2.5" from my scraps to make the 56 nine-patch blocks.

The photo shoot had to be done in the fresh snow in my neighborhood.

 

I raided my scrap bins for the 2.5" squares, but I couldn't really see that much reduction in the bins afterwards. 56 nine-patches only weighed 275 grams.

With white sashing in between the finished size of the quilt is 54" x 62".
 


 I used a fun fabric with lots of faces for the backing, and quilted with straight lines in a crosshatch design.

This is my second charity quilt for the year 2022, and number 81 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

 


 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Strip Pieced Jewel Table Runner

 A new year and new projects. I am in a good stream of working my stash off, already. 

 


 This table runner is made from leftover stash from my two years as an ambassador for Island Batik. These batiks in earthy colors are playing well together with the neutral light stripes.

 


 These are the starting strip pieced blocks.

I also get to show off my new ironing board cover.

 

The resulting quilt top after some slicing and sewing, 12" x 36"
 


 Straight line quilting in the light stripes using white Aurifil thread gives a minimalistic design. 

The table runner is made from a tutorial by Connie Kresin, @freemotionbytheriver .


Keep on quilting!




Saturday, January 8, 2022

Bright Birch Trees Quilt

My first quilt finish for the year is this Bright Birch Trees quilt designed by Amanda Jean of @crazymomquilts . It uses all those tiny scraps from the scrap bins in addition to a solid background.


I made twelve 12.5" blocks for the assembly, and brought the finished quilt out in the Winter Wonderland forest for the photo shoot. We've gotten lots of snow lately.


There are not birch forests around, so the nearby spruce forest had to do. But the bright birch trees really brighten up the picture.

I added a dark red border to get the quilt to a good size, it measures 40" x 52". It is quilted by me with a grey thread in a meandering design.


The backing is this fun print from a duvet cover in soft flannel. This quilt will truly be a double sided one!


Here's a close-up picture of the quilt, one can see all the tiny scrap pieces it consists of. Even the binding is scrappy.

This is my first charity quilt for the year 2022, and number 80 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!




 

 

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Best of 2021


 I've tried to show a representative selection of the quilts I made in 2021 that I'm most pleased with.


 

My best quilt top of 2021 is the Proud Caribou . This is my biggest foundation paper-pieced quilt top, ever, measuring 60" x 80". It just remains to get quilted. 

 

The runner up is a quilt representing my entire Colorful Quilt History . It contains scraps from my whole quilting journey from 2011 until now. With a size of approx. 47" x 57" it made a good dent in my scrap bins.


My first, ever, pixel quilt is this  Forget Me Not quilt. It was a fun quilt to pattern test.


I hardly ever make a second version of a quilt, but I made an exception for this Modern Plus quilt. This pattern is so great for scraps!

 


I don't only make big quilts, sometimes I make an exception for a gift to a friend. This Table Runner is made of leftover fabrics from my two years as ambassador for Island Batik.


Linked up to:

Meadow Mist Designs - Best of 2021 Linky Party 

Oh Scrap!



Keep on quilting!










Friday, November 19, 2021

Fat Eighth Flapjacks Quilt

 Looking for free patterns for my charity quilts I came over this one from Fat Quarter shop:
the Fat Eighth Flapjacks Quilt . It is originally designed for a Fat Eighth bundle, but it also works perfectly with scraps.

This resulted in a colorful quilt with lots of fun and interesting scrap pieces.


 The weather cooperated so that I could take an outdoor picture.

 


 The backing is a duvet cover, and the quilting is a simple crosshatch.
Finished size of the quilt is 55" x 65". 

This is my fifteenth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 79 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!