"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Can You See That This is a Pumpkin?

I have the AccuQuilt equilateral triangle die and wanted to try it out.  Although some day I hope to make a scrap quilt of triangles, I'm not ready to do that yet.  So I made a mug rug.  I haven't any with an autumn theme, so this little pumpkin was created.  I think it's pretty cute, albeit the binding crooked, but it's only a mug rug so I just hurried to finish.  I'll have to do more with this die - it has lots of possibilities.

I haven't posted in a while because Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week I only worked on one thing and that was sewing the blocks together of the America the Beautiful quilt.  And I am not yet finished with that quilt top.  I have one more border to add.  I ran into problems with things not fitting properly, so there was much unsewing, resewing and downright fudging taking place. 

Once that border is on I'm going to devote myself to Christmas crafts.  I have too many ideas and not enough time to make all of them, so I need to get started on something, any thing. 

Stay well.
God Bless!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Another Pineapple Block

I did make a second Pineapple Block with colors that give a different effect.  I'll submit this one, too.

God Bless!

Pineapple Block

If you are a fan of Quilt in a Day on Facebook, then you know about Eleanor Burns' sampler qal.  The block patterns are from The Kansas City Star newspaper that published quilt patterns in the early to mid 20th century.  I've joined in because the part about quilt making that I like quite a bit is the history and tradition behind it.  Anyway I submitted the block for October.  It's called Pineapple.  I had some problems finding fabric in my stash that progressed in value. 

I might make another version with different colors, if I can find some that would work.

God Bless.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I finished the quilting and have the binding on, but not sewn to the back, so that's for later.  I don't have much to show since you've seen this quilt before, but I will show the block that I like the look of after the simple quilting I did.

This shows the border a little bit.

Now I'm going to sew on the border to my Oak Leaf table cover. 

October Christmas QAL - First Post

Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts http://www.shakerwoodquilts.blogspot.com is hosting today's qal, and can you believe there is only one more qal day after today before Christmas?  Last year I did so many projects for the holiday, but not this year.  However I do have this:

That's the back of Scatty Stars.  I'm going to finish quilting it today and hopefully get the binding on, and it will be ready for a label. 
Wish me luck.
God Bless.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Carried Away

My basket runner has grown into a table cover.  I think it's the right size now, so just need to do the applique, quilt it and then finish it. 

God Bless.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oak Leaf Basket Beginning

I was lucky this week in winning some Fall Medley Accuquilt Go die cuts from Barb of Bejeweled Quilts http://www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com , and they arrived this morning.  Thank you, Barb, for the giveaway and for the fast turnaround.  I had plans to make a table runner and these are perfect for what I'm making.  This basket design comes from Lynnette Jensen's book, A Thimbleberries Housewarming

This is my version, without the fence.  I plan on using some of the cuts along the border or corners, but I haven't reached that point yet.

The leaves aren't appliqued yet, because there is more sewing to do with the runner, but it's all coming together beautifully, even if you can't see how well everything blends from the pictures.  I can see this basket block being adapted to a Christmas theme, so that may be what I work on for the next Christmas qal.  Hopefully this is be done tomorrow.

I am still hand sewing my Scatty Stars quilt, but it does take time.  That's on my list to complete this week.  Good luck, Joanna!:)

God Bless!