This weekend, I am heading to the AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA. While I started getting my shopping list organized, it was obvious that my scrap bins are overflowing and I don’t have much room for new projects Thus, I thought that it was time to pull out my string quilt and make more blocks! I have enough fabric scraps to make hundreds of blocks, but I think that my goal will be 64 squares. I have 18 down, so quite a few more blocks to go…
As I continue adding blocks, I will link up on Sundays to participate in Jaybird Quilt’s Scrap Sunday. Click on the button to see other scrap projects.
This past week, I almost finished four quilt projects. Binding always gets in the way of truly finishing a quilt. I almost knocked out four quilts this past weekend with my HST (half square triangle) quilt, the A to Z wall hanging, and the dinosaur quilt.
Here is a collage of the various projects in the works:
From left to right, top to bottom…
- Project Binding! As the pile keeps growing, I am sure that I may need to resort to machine binding.
- Little Jimmy watched as I made 18 burp cloths for the NICU. He will be dropping them off next week. I added labels to the burp cloths, so stay tuned the step-by-step that I used.
- Wall hangings for Little Jimmy’s room are still waiting for hangers.
- I am still very excited to give the Twister Quilt as a delayed Christmas present. This probably should be at the top of my list, but somehow I haven’t had a chance to work on it!
- …and more binding! Here is a table runner that is waiting for some hand binding.
- Jimmy’s quilt from my mom is still in my machine. With the dense quilting, it is really taking some time to finish.
- Here is my scrap project from a recent Philly Modern Quilt Guild swap I am using a quilt as you go method..
- Jimmy’s actual crib quilt is waiting for some attention.
- Oh, and my Lone Star quilt. I am working on a Lone Star Quilt. It is amazing and I am in awe every time I work on it!
Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting the Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up. Check out the WIP’s for this week!
Back in the beginning of January, I finished a disappearing 9-patch using Penn State fabric. I should have posted then; however, I must of been distracted with all of my other quilt projects. I had the ‘background’ color of grey and the school colors of blue and white throughout. Prior to creating the 9-patch, each square was 5 inches. This quilt is a really simple design and having the third color of grey really grounds the quilt and brings it all together.
Be sure to check out the other sites where I am linking up :
I am just finishing up the binding on a few other quilts. I will be show them later this week!
WOW – that is amazing, 23 yards of fabric used in one month. Although I have been piecing quite a bit, a big chunk of this number is the result of a few quilt backings. Shown in the report below are the three quilts that I finished yesterday. I completed the quilting on Friday night. Another 4.5 yards was put into good use with burp clothes for the NICU. Also this month, I made it out to four different fabric stores, where I bought a 5 yards of both a grey batik and a three leaf clover. The gret batik was originally going to be used for the background of my Lone Star quilt, but when I brought it home, it matched perfectly with one of my next quilts — Julie of Jaybird Quilt’s Opposites Attract. Also, I will be making my first Irish Chain quilt. What could be more perfect than clovers for the back!? Also, I found the Modern Workshop line and I am so excited about the teal fabric. I don’t know what to make with it, but I am sure that in time I will figure it out!
Here is the report:
Linking up with Judy of Patchwork Times.
Last night was my most productive quilt day for 2012. I certainly was a busy bee. Last weekend, I extended my quilt studio into the hallway with a folding table for basting. I should have taken a picture, but there wasn’t enough room. I pin basted 3 small quilts — two baby quilts and a wall hanging. Thank goodness I bought more basting pins! Last night, I quilted all three quilts and added the binding. I used free motion stippling for baby dinosaur and A to Z wall panel quilting. I keep resorting back to my comfort quilting of stippling, so I decided to try something new with straight line quilting on the half square triangle quilt. I love how it turned out! To branch out of my stippling rut, I will be on a look out for all-over patterns that don’t take over the quilt.