Thursday, April 17, 2014

Scottie Dog and Three Scrappy Batik Mug Rugs


Using graph paper I shaded in squares and half square triangles to create the image of a Scottie Dog. Then I cut 2" squares of black cotton fabric for the dog and tiny black stars on white cotton fabric for the background. To make the block larger I sewed strips of the background fabric to each side, the bottom and top to make a 12" square. The binding is white scrolls on black cotton fabric. It's quilted with a dense free motion meander, white thread on the background and black thread on the Scottie Dog. A crochet flower and a crochet heart were slipped over a couple buttons to complete the little table topper/wall hanging. The centers of the flower and heart act like button holes making them easily changed/replaced with other crochet pieces. They were made using some YouTube "how to crochet" video clips. Just type in "how to crochet a flower" or "how to crochet a heart", etc. to view lots of "how to" video clips.
Many people in blog land are making and posting picture of mug rugs. I felt like I had to make some, too. It didn't take long to make these colorful 7" x 10" mini quilts/mug rugs with skinny batik scraps and trimmings.

Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, April, Purple, Week 2


After playing with my scraps I'll add four Happy Scrappy Houses, four 8.5" blocks, four midget blocks and a knitted green cotton yarn dishcloth to my collections. Purple is my favorite rainbow scrap challenge.
To see what others made with their purple scraps, go here Saturday morning.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Triangle Quilt Along Progress


Much of this week has been spent piecing my triangle quilt quilt top. Another day or so and it will be a quilt top. Not sure how to even up the sides correctly, but I imagine there will be suggestions/instructions this week. Thankfully, I didn't prewash the fabrics and I'm using lots of  "Best Press" and lots of pins.
To learn more about this "Triangle Quilt Along", click the button on the side of my blog.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, April, Purple, Week 1 and Quilty Fun Quilt Top Progress


April's RSC color is purple. Pictured are three 8.5" scrappy string blocks to go with one I made last year. A yellow cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what other's made with their purple scraps go here.


Finished piecing my scrappy Quilty Fun 67.5"x 67.5" Be Happy quilt top this morning. Went with four different floral fabrics for a 6.5" fun border. The pattern suggests a scrappy binding but I think I'll use a red floral fabric to tie everything together.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Triangles Quilt Along and Wishes Quilt Along Progress


This week I starched and pressed my fabrics and cut triangles for my triangle quilt in Sassy Quilters "Triangle Quilt Along." Looking good so far.
To learn about this quilt along, click the button on the side on my blog.


Pictured are my January through April blocks in the Fat Quarter Shop's BOM Wishes Quilt Along. Blocks on the bottom row are called Annie's Choice and Broken Dishes.
It's not too late to sew along. For information about this quilt along, click the button on the side of my blog.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Let's Book It, March Progress


Pictured is progress on my "Full House" wall hanging for "Let's Book It 2014" hosted by Vrooman's Quilts. In this sew along we looked through our books, magazines, and patterns and chose something to make! I bought this pattern a year or two ago and it languished until Sharon's challenge. I'm going through my batik scrap box and having a good time building houses. My plan is to finish piecing the top next month. To learn more about this sew along, click the button on the side of my blog.

Friday, March 28, 2014

2014 RSC March, Aqua, Teal, Turquoise, Week 5 and Celtic Solstice Finish


This week I'll add two scrappy string triangles, two 6.5" sampler blocks, a hot pad/pot holder and a cotton knitted dishcloth. To see what others made with their scraps, go here Saturday.


This morning I finished my Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter. Yah! Bound with strips of blue fabrics, quilted with a loose free motion meander, and a go in the washer and dryer, it finished a 77" square. I'm pleased with this soft, beautiful quilt, glad it's no longer a UFO.
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