My March OMG is to work on a friendship row by row quilt from 1999.
Don’t have a clue why I took the pic at this angle!
Since the rows are uneven lengths, I decided to piece tree blocks to both ends of each row.
I used my EQ7 program to come up with a plan and the sizes of the tree blocks.
The rows won’t necessarily be pieced in this order; I just needed a plan to make them all the same width.
I’ve printed out the patterns for the tree blocks, and I’ve paper-pieced three blocks so far.
It has been a long time since I’ve paper pieced anything. Some unsewing has happened.
This is going to take a while. Maybe the rest of the month!
Meantime, I’ve been playing around with border ideas. I think I am going to piece four patches.
A lot of four patches.
Probably another month’s worth.
Ignore the colors in the above settings. The colors have nothing to do with the plan.
And I know that the trees are not symmetrical. I don’t care. They aren’t symmetrical in nature, either.
Posted in Friendship Row by Row, Motivation, One Monthly Goal
Tagged EQ7, friendship quilt, LCsCottage, OMG, One Monthly Goal, quilting, round robin, row by row, UFO busting
Tammy Silvers, from Tamarinis, invited me to participate in the Island Batik Coastal Mist Blog Hop.
This is my first blog hop and I have had a great time! Thank you, Tammy!
*Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a fun giveaway!
The fabrics that I chose to use from this sea breezy collection are beautiful and vibrant! My photos do not do them justice!
I’ve showcased the fabrics with a table runner.
I used Aurifil 50 wt. for the piecing. Aurifil 50 wt. and WonderFil 80 wt. Deco-Bob were used for the machine quilting.
If you are an EQ7 user, and you would like to have the project file for the Sea Breeze table runner, simply click on my Freebies Tab at the top of the blog. You will find a link that will take you to Dropbox, where you can download the project file for free. No need to have an account with Dropbox.
I also made a cute little fabric basket from the scraps.
Listed are the dates and participants of the Coastal Mist Blog Hop. Have fun!
February 04 Erin/Aurifil of Aurifil
Click on the link below to enter to win a Coastal Mist Precut Bundle giveaway! (Link expires when the blog hop ends.)
Coming to life:
This will be a bed quilt…I don’t have a good way to photograph it, but you can see that I am making some progress.
I had originally planned on this being a scrappy red and white quilt. But then I won the gorgeous Island Batik fabric (so excited)! Why didn’t I switch some of those half square triangles to flying geese? It would’ve been easier. Alas…I didn’t think to do that until after I cut the fabric.
Nope…not all my seams are lined up. I’m okay with that. Seeking perfectionism doesn’t make me happy. My happiness is in the creative process, and one day, a finished project.
Speaking of slow stitching (you can’t be much slower than me), have you seen Mark Lipinski’s blog featuring the Slow Stitching Movement? I find it quite inspiring. Perhaps you will too!
Now, slowly on to the borders.
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 1
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 2
Aunt Sukey Spins Off Part 3
Posted in Aunt Sukey Spins Off
Tagged Aunt Sukey, EQ7, Island Batik, LCsCottage, Mark Lipinski, patchwork, quilting, red and white, Red and White Challenge, sewcalgal, slow stitching movement
I entered Phase II of SewCalGal’s Red and White Quilt Challenge. You can see that post here.
Aunt Sukey Spins Off is my entry to the challenge:
I’m am thrilled to announce, and more than a little surprised (there are very good entries), that I won this challenge! You can read about that at SewCalGal’s.
Island Batik sent enough yardage for me to make the quilt top. Isn’t it gorgeous fabric?!
Thank you so much to SewCalGal and Island Batik!