Monday, October 31, 2011

So OK this isn't my Design Wall but it's as close as I can get right now.  These are the scraps that are left of the Christmas fabrics I've been using to make these last two snuggle quilts.  I'll also add some of the yardage cuts to be able to get at least two nice sized table toppers out of these fabrics.  By the time I get the backings pieced I should pretty much have no fabric left in this Christmas line.  

I saw this Serendipity tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Co.YouTube and decided this pattern would be perfect for the strips I have left.  

My Christmas Tumbler quilt top is now finished.  It finished about 57" x 76".  A nice sized snuggle quilt.  Now to get it quilted for Christmas.

Have a happy & fun Halloween and stop on over to Design Wall Monday to see what other quilters have been doing.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Since it's Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times I figured I'd show what's on my wall again this week. Not much has changed on the wall since I posted last Tuesday but I do have a bit more of the small tumblers in progress.

45 more of these 3.5" tumblers for the border are half done.  They would have been all done if I would have sewn them right the first time.  As I was zipping right along the other day I was down to about the last 8 tumblers....and realized .... I was sewing them all wrong.  I had put the split tumbler on upside down!!  Soooo I spent the next hour or two froggin'!  And re-sewing the first side.

This is how I'm bordering the tumblers along the edge of the quilt and the border strip.   I fold the border  tumbler in half lengthwise and press the fold...then slide my scissors into the fold and cut it in half.   One half goes on the right side and the other half on the left.  Super easy and no waste.

Now I'm going out to watch the guys pour our new driveway.  We are replacing our old cracked and broken cement porch and driveway this week.  I'ts been very interesting to watch the guys tearing up and reforming the new.  One more week and we'll be able to put our car back in the garage.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

 I have a finish!  Finally!  Today I completed the binding by machine and I used Sharon Schambers method with washable glue first then stitch-in-the-ditch from the front to catch the back binding in a seam.  Strong finish.    
I love this design and it fits perfectly for this quilt.  

I've posted about this quilt several times before so I'll just show a corner of the front.  It's a Mystery from 2006 that had been in my UFO pile all this time.   I don't know what took me so long to get it finished.  But it is now on my bed right where it belongs.  

Have a nice weekend....
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've started another Christmas quilt and decided to use my 2 tumbling block dies with my Go cutter.  I have the 3.5" and the 6.5" and they are so quick and easy to cut and sew together.

<<< These are the small tumblers in all the different holiday fabrics I'm using so this quilt will clean out a lot of my Christmas stash.  
I'll still have some strips left after this one is finished so I think a nice table topper should take care of them.  I'm needing wanting new holiday fabrics badly but....I made a deal with myself about using what I have first.
(I really don't know what came over me!!)

This is how far along I am today.  The border blocks still need to be sewn together but I was in a hurry to get them up on the wall to see how they would look.  Yep I like them.
Now I can cut more small ones and get these borders done.  
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Another Monday..... And my Design Wall has the 'almost' finished Indigo Monochromatic topper.
When I started sewing on this topper I had this setting in mind and in the process I thought this would be just fine for my table.  Add a bit of quilting and done is good!

But then.... It's rather plain....don't you think?

So, of course, I changed my plans and did some math and plotted and trimmed and as luck would have it my math worked and ..... I ended up with this ----->

Then I got to feeling puny and just didn't have the gumption to even sew on those last 4 little border pieces.

This morning I woke with a sore throat, ear ache, headache and now I feel like it's moving down to my chest.  Good think I have a Dr. appointment tomorrow for my 6 month recheck.  Looks like I'll be needing some meds before this is all over.

Head on over to Judy's Design Wall Monday and see what others are doing.
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