This topper is the same pattern as the finished quilt I showed in the previous post. It is a Scrap Bag top and hopefully will soon be quilted and ready to donate as needed.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
The price we are paying for the milder than usual winter is a lack of cold crisp sunny days. I don't know which is worse. I finished this quilt this week so it had to fill in for some sunshine. The pattern is called Stashbuster and one of the Scrapbag Quilters found it. I started with some wild rainbow sheep and then pulled colours to go with the sheep. I made this for my sister because she collects sheep but I don't know if she will like it because it is quite bright. I will ask. The grandsons are coming for a visit this weekend so no sewing for me. Joanne
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This little string quilt used up many little left overs I had hanging around. There are 36 square blocks each at 6 1/2". Each block was constructed in exactly the same manner with a medium blue centre then on one side a blue and pink striped fabric and on the other a green and pink striped fabric. Then a stripe of the pink and then in each corner a piece of green. When trimmed and assembled this is what you get. Joanne
Monday, February 6, 2012
This is my simple block in answer to Sarah's challenge. Details of the challenge can be found http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2012/01/whats-cookin-at-sweatshop-week-18-lots.html Sarah received the book Cut the Scraps for a gift and challenged readers to create a block using Joan Ford's Scrap Busting System. In her system she cuts her scraps into 2, 3 1/2, and 5 inch squares. The block I designed has two four patches made using 2" squares, then a larger four patch using the smaller four patches with 3 1/2" squares and then finally on the outside edge I took two 5" squares cut them on the diagonal and sewed them in place. Everything matched up well. the block is 9" and will finish at 8 1/2". Thank you Sarah for the challenge. This is the first time I have tried to actually design something myself. Joanne