Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Drowning in Scraps

Scraps - they multiply when I'm sleeping.

After I cut for a project, I always have leftover pieces.  After collecting a small basket full, or deciding it's time for a good cleaning, I cut the scraps into a variety of sizes for future use.  About a month ago I found that the 2" square container was filled.  At first I thought I would just sew these squares together in a classic patchwork pattern.  The piecing evolved into 16 square patches. I remembered making the Scrap Jar Star block in a bee and thought this would be a great way to use these scraps.  The pattern also called for 3 1/2" square triangles.  I had plenty of 4" and 4 1/2" squares to turn into HSTs.  


Blocks ready for assembly


7 Strips ready for joining


First Layout


Top Completed!    
 72" x 84"    
Now for the backing.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Quick and Easy

Most quilts I make are twin size or larger, mostly larger.  I recently completed a quilt for my niece's baby who is arriving any minute.  I bought the owl fabric a long time ago.  Guess I was just waiting for the right recipient to come along.  Lucky, I also had the solids!




As for the quilting, I made circles using a walking foot.  After reading blogs & books, I used the advice of going slow.  I changed the speed setting to veeeeerrrry slow to keep me from speeding.  This really helped keep the circles from getting wobbly.



Planning to make this pattern again - only larger!

RobinSue

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Two More Finishes!

I'm excited to be able to cross two more projects off my list!

The first one, started sometime this past summer, is finally done.  Late for last Halloween and early for the next one.  Label ready to be sewn down, and then a quick wash and it'll be ready to use.


Displayed on a Full Size Bed






Meandering Stitch on Domestic Machine




This is a Magic 8 Ball quilt.  It is from two bees I participated in last year.  I added a few blocks to even out the blocks received.  The backing is flannel.  


Displayed on a Full Size Bed


Quilted on Domestic Machine

Stash Bee 2017 & Bee Hive Quilt Bee 2017

Off to finish another one,
RobinSue

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Project Update

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a list of current projects including a few that have been lingering for more than a year.



The first project I focused on was the Windmill Quilt.  It was paper pieced and took me a while to complete.  Now all it is waiting on is a label and a wash & dry.





It finished at 50" x 50".  Perfect for a little girl.

RobinSue

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Begins

This year is starting with a lot of leftovers from last year and many new ideas.  I made a list of WIPs that's as long as my arm!

I'm starting with quilting basted quilts.  I have 3.  When those are finished I will baste the next three and then finish piecing a few others I have cut. First up is this Windmill quilt.  

Of course, I couldn't resist participating in bees and this year I am also joining a monthly QAL.  I even bought a planner to help me stay on track.  

 My 2018 Word of the Year is IMPROVE.

I have a plan for this - I know it will be a successfully improved year.

RobinSue


Sunday, January 14, 2018

What Happened in 2017?

2017 was a busy year in the sewing studio.  Let's see if I can find pictures of everything!

I finished a few quilts, participated in 3 bees and took a tuffet class.  All in all, I think it was a productive year.  Already working on finishing WIPs, new bee blocks and non-quilting items.  














I feel I accomplished a lot, yet, I also feel like I could have finished so much more.  Who knows what I'll do in 2018. 

RobinSue


















Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 Finished Quilts

As I said in my most recent post -things happen.  During my absence from here, I took a few breaks from sewing/quilting.  I did manage to complete a few quilts that I'd love to share with you.

Graduation Quilt   - Queen Size

Pieced Back for Queen Size Graduation Quilt

Scrappilicious Bee Quilt

Photo could be better!  Back of the Scrappyilicious Quilt

Global Scrap Bee Quilt

Back of the Global Scrap Bee Quilt
Quilt for Pulse (Orlando)

Back of the Pulse quilt

Graduation Quilt - 60 x 60




Baby Quilt
Back of graduation quilt







Charity Baby Quilt


Charity Baby Quilt
 A quilt for my cousin - 64 x 64
And there's more...