Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Instructions were to first sew my 2.5" x 6.5" pieces to my 5.5" x 6.5" pieces. Second step was to sew my 4.5" x 7.5" pieces to the two piece units. Third step was to sew my 3.5" x 10.5" pieces to the three piece units. I now have thirty 10.5" square blocks. Last instructions were, "DO NOT SQUARE UP BLOCKS YET". Whew. Finished clue 2 just in time. Tonight we get clue 3 at out monthly meeting. I have no idea where this mystery quilt is going.
Monday, April 21, 2014
A busy Easter weekend and not a lot of purple fabric fun, but lots of food, fun, family and spring weather. A grand daughter and I made lots of colorful crochet five petal flowers this weekend. She took hers home. I crocheted simple hearts using the magic ring method after she left. Most were made with scrap yarn left over from other projects. She wants to learn to crochet hearts next visit. We used You Tube how to video clips to learn.
Pictured are four 5.5" purple mug blocks, a purple cotton yarn dishcloth and the flowers and hearts that I crocheted. I'm not sure what I'll do with the flowers and hearts, but currently they are in a little amber glass basket on the coffee table. To see what others made with their purple scraps, go here.
I'm behind making all the scrappy purple blocks I had planned this month.. I'll catch up in May as it is a five week month.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Using graph paper I shaded in squares and half square triangles to create the image of a Scottie Dog. Then I cut 2" squares of black cotton fabric for the dog and tiny black stars on white cotton fabric for the background. To make the block larger I sewed strips of the background fabric to each side, the bottom and top to make a 12" square. The binding is white scrolls on black cotton fabric. It's quilted with a dense free motion meander, white thread on the background and black thread on the Scottie Dog. A crochet flower and a crochet heart were slipped over a couple buttons to complete the little table topper/wall hanging. The centers of the flower and heart act like button holes making them easily changed/replaced with other crochet pieces. They were made using some YouTube "how to crochet" video clips. Just type in "how to crochet a flower" or "how to crochet a heart", etc. to view lots of "how to" video clips.
Many people in blog land are making and posting picture of mug rugs. I felt like I had to make some, too. It didn't take long to make these colorful 7" x 10" mini quilts/mug rugs with skinny batik scraps and trimmings.
Friday, April 11, 2014
After playing with my scraps I'll add four Happy Scrappy Houses, four 8.5" blocks, four midget blocks and a knitted green cotton yarn dishcloth to my collections. Purple is my favorite rainbow scrap challenge.
To see what others made with their purple scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Much of this week has been spent piecing my triangle quilt quilt top. Another day or so and it will be a quilt top. Not sure how to even up the sides correctly, but I imagine there will be suggestions/instructions this week. Thankfully, I didn't prewash the fabrics and I'm using lots of "Best Press" and lots of pins.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
April's RSC color is purple. Pictured are three 8.5" scrappy string blocks to go with one I made last year. A yellow cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what other's made with their purple scraps go here.
Finished piecing my scrappy Quilty Fun 67.5"x 67.5" Be Happy quilt top this morning. Went with four different floral fabrics for a 6.5" fun border. The pattern suggests a scrappy binding but I think I'll use a red floral fabric to tie everything together.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
This week I starched and pressed my fabrics and cut triangles for my triangle quilt in Sassy Quilters "Triangle Quilt Along." Looking good so far.
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Pictured are my January through April blocks in the Fat Quarter Shop's BOM Wishes Quilt Along. Blocks on the bottom row are called Annie's Choice and Broken Dishes.
It's not too late to sew along. For information about this quilt along, click the button on the side of my blog.