Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sudoku Quilt for New Year's Day

I wasn't going to do the Sudoku Quilt on New Years Day because I still have to do steps 2, 3 and 4 for Bonnie's Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt but my daughter gave me some fat quarters for Christmas and I wanted to use them in a project instead of stashing them away so the Sudoku Quilt is a perfect project.

I used 7 of the FQs she gave me and picked 2 more from my stash.

Tomorrow I will check to see if I have something appropriate for sashing.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fuzz Free Rag Quilt #2

The second rag quilt is ready for wrapping. This one didn't have much "fuzz".

I don't like the center much and wish I would have done something else but without a space big enough to lay them out it is hard to tell. It looked better on paper.

Rag Quilt Finished

I finished using the lint shaver on this rag quilt after we got back from the stores today. The black flannel in this quilt was the worst I have ever seen for the after washing "fuzzies". It seemed like it took forever to remove it all.

Except for the red border, all the flannel for this came from my stash, it was a challenge designing this on graph paper because I only had just enough flannel that went together and had to make a design that used it all.

One more rag quilt to defuzz before Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

String Potholders

I have finished most of the pot holders I was working on. I intend to give pairs of them as little Christmas gifts. I used two layers of old bath towel as filling so they are very thick.

I cut a bunch of strips for the mystery quilt yesterday and snipped half of the rag quilt I am making as a gift. I hope to finish clipping it tonight so I can take both rag quilts to the triple loaders.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Light Fabric for Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt

I was asked what my light fabrics would be for the Bonnie's Quiltville Carolina Crossroads mystery quilt.

Here is a picture of my lights, if I need more I will throw in some non Christmas fabrics that are about the same colors. I

If I had enough I would just use the one with the stars, but I only have a couple of yards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Scrappy

I finished my 110 rail fence blocks for Bonnie's Mystery Quilt. I am doing Christmas colors.

I am using the scraps from cutting for leaders/enders and plan on getting a few Christmas print potholders blocks from them.

I also cut some 5" squares for a few Christmas coaster sets.

Friday, November 30, 2007

November's End

November flew by.

Projects I finished

Disappearing 9 patch pieced shower curtain for a gift

Sewing machine mat/supplies holder for a gift

A bunch of scrappy potholders

My brother's Christmas gift rag quilt (only needs a trip to the triple loader)

Projects I have worked on but are not finished:

Bunch of scrap bag squares
Locker Hooking Rug
Fabric coasters

Things I have learned:

For clipping rag quilts, rag quilt snips made by Heritage are far easier on the hands than Fiskar's snips.

Old terry cloth towels make the best pot holder stuffing.

My mitered corners have improved a lot from all the potholders.

I figured out how to make an acceptable hanging loop with the potholder binding.

I learned how to make a disappearing 9 patch.

It is a good thing to have a small mindless hand sewing project (like pot holder binding) for times you have to wait.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Finish!

I finished this shower curtain today. It is a disappearing nine patch with fussy cut squares. It is going to be a Christmas gift. I really liked making this and had all the fabric so I didn't need to buy anything.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Finish! Rag Quilt B-Day Present

I finished the rag quilt I was making for one of my kids friends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Finished the Baby Quilt

I have finished the baby I Spy quilt I am giving my niece for her baby shower.

It is machine quilted.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blog Newbie

I have decided to start this blog to try to help me organize my projects and hopefully, in the future use it to post tutorials for projects I have completed.