Saturday, October 25, 2014

{Post 1,446} Fern Ziggle Quilting

This is the first row of my secret project.  I usually forget about the Fern Ziggle pattern, but I really like it.  I have used it two other times that I recall.

{Post 1,445} Center of Runner Pieced

These are some shirt crumb blocks I made while piecing some more String Squares blocks.  I finished 16 more of the SS blocks!

I am making these crumb blocks into a table runner for my cousin once removed.  We have just recently reconnected after about 40 years on Facebook.  Her posts encourage me.  She has such a strong sense of family.  I am mailing it to her as a surprise.  

Must add a wide border, quilt, bind, and label it first!

It is 17" x 13" now.  I will add a 2" border all around from the same shirt and then a binding.  The small blocks are 4" square unfinished.  I had some tiny crumbs.  These type of quilts intrigue me.  

I used the same red shirt for the 20 tiny (1" unfinished) cornerstones.

Friday, October 24, 2014

{Post 1,444} Beginning of String Squares

This is the first row of a string shirt quilt I'm calling String Squares.  I was inspired by my b-friend Julie.  

Just making these as I have scraps.  Which I have a lot of, LOL!!

This is the finished width of the quilt.  I am probably going to make 3 more of this sized pieces to add to it.

The white on the right end is the sun coming through the window.

In other news, my Glory Bound top is pieced.  Now on to the pressing, quilting, and binding.  This is 64" x 80".  I will be selling this pattern in my Etsy shop later.  My store name is ShelbyStitcher (no space).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{Post 1,443} Glory Bound More Than Halfway Pieced

This is flying along since I had all the HSTs sewn together as well as the star block centers already finished.  It has not been ironed, but here it is so far.

We are going to GA for the weekend.  My husband will be working out of the house tomorrow, so I will be doing some painting while he is gone.  I hope to post a picture of my progress on the hand-piecing on the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt when I get back.  I am driving until 6PM, then hubby is taking over.  I see some hand piecing time in my future.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

{Post 1,442} Glory Bound, 1/4 Finished

This is the beginning of my "Glory Bound" quilt.  The pattern is by Red Crinoline Quilts.  It will be 64" wide when sewn together.  There are large pieces sewn together in the picture, but the whole thing is in chunks...not completely pieced yet.

I did the large HSTs as leader/enders for the past while, and they are all finished..  The small star blocks are also pieced.  This will finish up quickly, I hope.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

{Post 1,441} Itty Bitty Pinwheels Quilt Reveal

I finished this today.  I'll tell you, I really like it, but I don't want to make another one.  I am selling my pattern and template (which, BTW, I bought from Jo Morton on an electronic yard sale).  They are made by Primitive Gatherings.  This is called the Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels.  It says "10" square" on the cover.  Mine measures nearly 12" square, although I followed the package directions.

From the back "Finally an easy miniature quilt!  Follow our easy step by step directions to make this little quilt!  It's as simple as sewing squares together, cutting them apart and then sewing them back together again!  Use your scraps or 2-1/2" precut squares and start sewing today!"

If you are interested in buying this, it will be $10 plus whatever first-class shipping is to your place.  First-come, first-serve.  If I don't get a taker in a couple days, I will put it in my Etsy shop.

As you can see, I did not follow the color layout of the pattern.  I just used lots of Thimbleberries scraps that I had.  I would suggest using one of the small rotary cutters (with a blade about as big as a nickel) so you don't cut into the next square.

This is adorable!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

{Post 1,440} And Then There Were Two

I finished the center of another ornament tonight.  As much as I hate paper piecing, one does get some fabulous little pointy pieces!

These finish at 3-1/2" square.  I am very pleased with these so far.  My 15-year-old son already claimed the one on the left.  He thinks it looks like Captain America's symbol.  *sigh*  The comic influence!