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!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

{Post 1,439} Christmas Shirt 9-Patch Ready to Web

These are the blocks for my BIL's family's Christmas quilt.  I've only known him 29 years, no need to get in a rush about making him a quilt, right?

I will sew these into a top on Saturday at Second Saturday Sewers.  That's sewers as in seamstresses, not waste water runoff!

There is a possibility of adding more blocks to this, but I'll see how I like it as is.  This will be 54" x 72".  I think a couple more rows might be in store, but this will give me 3 hours of sewing to do for the sew-in on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

{Post 1,438} Seam Guide on Featherweight

Just put the seam allowance guide on my Featherweight.  It's much smaller than other ones I've seen. Works like a charm.

I'm making some crumb blocks from shirt crumbs.  I'll leave it set up in my office in case I get a few minutes to sew in here.  It's on a TV-tray table.

Just realized I've never shown the picture of the bee-you-tee-ful plate on the end of the machine.  I think this is what sold me on it.  It's gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

{Post 1,437} One Down, Seven To Go

I have made my eight children Christmas ornaments for many years.  I don't remember when I started, but then I don't remember most things.

When we were at the quilt show last weekend, my husband asked what I was doing for the kids' ornaments this year.  I told him I had purchased some laser-cut wooden stars.  I was going to paint them with glitter gold paint and be finished with it.  He inferred that that wasn't bringing my "A" game.  Soon thereafter we saw some paper-pieced ornament patterns at the show.  They finish 3-1/2" square.  

I made this one tonight.  I did a single-fold binding, and I love the way it looks.  I hand-sewed the ends of the binding together, as getting such a small piece under my sewing machine foot would've taken a miracle.

I will attach a jute hanger with a couple small upcycled shirt buttons.