Monday, October 24, 2016

Bags 7, 8, 9, 10

More Bag It entries :)  Bags 7 & 8 are 'I see them blogged about everywhere' Sew Together Bags using Sew Demented's Original pattern  and following the Quilt Barn 2014 Sew Along tutorials, especially for the first one because reading wasn't quite enough for me to catch on how to do the side gussets.  There were a couple of places where the seams were bulky, but over all they sewed up nicely and it's a pattern I'll use again.  #7 is for my 'gotta take with me' sewing stuff and #8 is for my sister.

Bag 7

Bag 8

Bag 9 & 10 are  smaller bags, following Patty's tutorial (loosely), for my sister to stow her sunglasses and other sun-loving stuff in while vacationing in Cuba.

Bag 9

Bag 10

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts 'Bag It Entry' Linky

Not sure why Bag 9 missed the 'together' photo shoot, it must have been hiding ;)

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Friday Finish :)

I used Blocks 1 - 53 from the 100 Days 100 Blocks Instagram Challenge to make a bed runner for my sister.  The blocks are 6", made using my blue scrap bin stash and following the book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink.  The sashing is bright white and the backing is a piece of blue and white from my stash.  It finished at 77 1/2" x 36 1/2".  The runner will be a Christmas present, but I needed to get it finished early.  It's done and dusted now, just has to be wrapped.  I'll use some more of the blocks to make a couple of cushions.

Linking up with TGIFF at Rainbows, Bunnies, Cupcakes and Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday Update

Wind, rain and a  7 hour power outage over the Thanksgiving Weekend but we still enjoyed a great meal and good conversation.  It helped that we decided to have our feast on Sunday, before the storm blew through :)  A couple of pictures, showing off the Autumn Table Cover...

Linking up with Midweek Makers #41 at Quilt Fabrication  and Let's Bee Social #146 at Sew Fresh Quilts.
My little Brother Sewing Machine has been humming along daily as I get caught up on my October BOM blocks.
The Sugar Block Club block this month was a quick sew, probably because I've recently made a pile of them for the Mod Bear Paws QAL... though this one, Bear Tracks, is comfortably larger, at 12" x 12"  than the previous ones ;)

4 1/2" Snowman Blocks for Quilt Doodle Designs 2016 BOM.  The eyes will either be little buttons or beads, haven't decided yet.  These will be corner blocks in the border, and I think the last blocks I'll be doing for this BOM.  I put my rows together early, BEFORE realizing there was sashing between the blocks... oops ;)  Those tiny pinwheel corner blocks don't appeal to me any way so I'm not going to pull out the ripper.

The last BOM block on my wall is October's  Needle and Thread for My Favorite Things, hosted by Sew Hooked.  I love this block!  It sewed up quickly, even for a paper pieced block, and turned out lovely, nice and crisp.

My wall is expanding downwards!  LOL  There are some other projects up there, things I'll post about over the next few days.  For now, a peak at: Bag #6, Aiming For Accuracy Challenge Block 2, Sleigh Bells, Star Wars Cushion Top, Needle & Thread, Meadow Mystery October Units, 100 Days 100 Blocks, Snowmen, Bear Tracks, Dear Grand Daughter x2, More 100 Days 100 Blocks

Friday, October 7, 2016

TGIF Finished

Got the Autumn Table Cover finished in time for Thanksgiving.  It's a bit bigger than needed, but I'm pleased with it.  I really like the leaves in the thin border :)  I didn't have enough of any of the prints used in the blocks so pieced the binding, a little more time consuming and some bulk issues when sewing it on, but nothing too major.  This one finished at 46" square and will cover the table for Sunday's dinner.

Linking up with TGIFF @ Georgia Girl Quilts   and  Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts .

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday Rolls Around Again :)

More busy fun happening in my Fun Room (and across the bloggy world).  Today is the half way mark of 100 Days 100 Blocks   I've been sashing and joining my blocks as I go, with the intent to make a bed runner and cushions (so much easier to quilt than full size quilts) for my sister.  I'd like it to be a Christmas gift, and since I'll be spending Christmas on the other side of the Pond I'll need to get it finished by mid November, which is before the end of the challenge.  I'll also be travelling and then on a get away the last few days of 100 Days 100 Blocks  so likely won't get those blocks posted on the day. :)  But, so far I've been keeping up.

Blocks 43 - 50
There have been two Quilt Parades this week, for QALs I've participated in, Star Light Star Dark at Quilty Habit and Just The Basics at Devoted Quilter.  I always love seeing the various versions  of projects I've worked on and these two Parades didn't disappoint :)

I got the 'big bear' done for the Mod Bear Paws Quilt Along, hosted by Sew Fresh Quilts.  I changed mine a bit (I took out the center squares in the bear's body and some of the 'paws' in the bear paws blocks).  I've got the blocks pinned on two different backgrounds, trying to decide which one I'll use for the sashing.  I'm leaning towards the dark teal, I think it makes the bear stand out more.  I'll use the light fabric for the squares.

I got two more bags done for Bag It.  An 11" x 7" zipper pouch following a tutorial on Elm Street Quilts (mostly to refresh my memory from last year) and a 20" x 20" Cinch Tote following a free pattern from All People Quilt.  Lots of adds on the site but if you have the time there are a ton of free patterns.

My binding clips ;)  They work like a charm!

Bag 4 & 5

Mod Bear Paws, 100 Blocks 100 Days, Bag It, Autumn Table Cover

Linking up with Midweek Makers #40 at Quilt Fabrication, Mod Bear Paws QAL at Sew Fresh Quilts and the Bag It Entry Linky at Elm Street Quilts.