Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Chinese Lunar Year of the Tiger


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!