Wednesday, October 29, 2014

{Post 1,448} At Long Last

I think this quilt to was pieced in 2008 (maybe earlier).  I finally have a reason to quilt and bind it.  I will disclose that later.  


For now, let me introduce Jacob's Ladder.

Going to a very special home.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{Post 1,447} First Block of "Round and Round"


Here is a huge block (24" square) that is one of seven to finish a quilt called "Round and Round".  I am using all shirt prints for the friendship stars and natural muslin for the background.  

I have a lot of sewing and painting to do in the immediate future, so this will take a back seat.  I need to have it finished by January 2015.  Getting a head start, and also curious as to how it would look with my choice of fabrics.



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.