Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Yes, a February Finish!

Although I have lots of quilts in progress, and I've been working on a number of them this month, I only have one small one to show as a finish for this month.

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I finished this small wallhanging top many years ago, probably close to a decade ago. I finally decided that since it's so busy, I would just stitch in the ditch in a number of places, just to get it quilted.

I remember that I learned a valuable lesson back when I made the flying geese. I learned that one should NOT sew seams all in one direction. When I sewed the flying geese together into rows, the rows wound up being a bit "bowy". Because of that, there was a good amount of stretching and fudging when I sewed all the pieces of the wallhanging together. I made it work, but ever since I made those flying geese, I always make sure I alternate directions when I'm sewing seams in a row.

I've also gotten better at not having so many points cut off...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

I have six quilt tops (plus batting and binding) that are waiting for me to purchase backing fabric. Although I have lots of fabric in my stash and can make many more quilt tops, I don't have lots of yardage that would work for backings. Most of my yardage is "too pretty" to use for backings, so I'm saving it for future quilt tops.

Time to go fabric shopping!!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Yes, Another Quilt Project

I keep finding more and more projects that I want to work on while I wait until I get to a fabric shop to buy some backings for quilt tops that are already done.

I've decided to finally make the blocks in this book, Tula Pink's City Sampler --100 Modern Quilt Blocks. All the blocks are pieced, so I don't have to worry about having to applique anything. And since all the blocks are just 6 1/2 inches unfinished, most of the pieces are small and can come from fabrics that I already have. My goal is to only use fabrics from my stash/scraps and to only use them once. We'll see if that happens.

Fifteen blocks are finished, using 45 different fabrics.