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Garden Baskets Update 3

I have been working on the borders for the Garden Basket quilt.

I used my soapstone marker to mark the center length and width of each border. 

Garden Baskets

I also mark the quarter measurement of each border.  All of those marks will help to place the vine and appliques.

Garden Baskets

I used a flex ruler to help draw the curves of the vine.

Garden Baskets

I used the Quilter’s Strip Ticket (I have had this handy reference chart for a lot of years) to help me calculate and cut the amount of yardage needed to make the bias vine.  I am sure that if you want one, you can find this chart in several places…I just did a quick search and found it at Soft Expressions (no affiliation).

Garden Baskets

In the picture above, you can see a Clover bias tape maker.  I find these to be useful little tools and I have several sizes.  I did not take a photo of actually using it to make the vine.  Oops.  If you are unfamiliar with a bias tape maker, there are lots of tutorials when you do a search, including on You Tube.  Here is one by Pat Sloan.

I chose to glue baste the vine onto the border.

Garden Baskets

I will be machine stitching the vine to the border, and I don’t want to deal with a lot of pins!

Garden Baskets

What tools do you like to use when you applique?

Garden Baskets

Garden Baskets Update and a Gif

Garden Baskets Update

Quilt On!

Shamrock Finished!

“May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true, and the kindness you spread keep returning to you.” — Irish blessing

 

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  

Remember this project?

Shamrock Stem

I finished it up with a simple cross hatch using the walking foot, and it now resides on my dining table.

Shamrock Stem

Quilt On!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. -Irish Blessing

Bow Ties Update and a New Project

I don’t have a lot of sewing progress to share, since I have been using my time to clean out cabinets, closets and read a novel.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Remember the bow tie flimsy?  I let it marinate while I considered whether or not I could live with the size that I made.

I decided that I wasn’t upset with it anymore, and I would make more bow ties to add to the width.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I finished the extra blocks and they are now sewn to the flimsy.

So now it marinates some more until I can come up with a backing for it.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Bow Tie Update

Bow Tie Leader/Ender Update

Pat Sloan’s Shamrock Stem caught my eye.  I don’t have a decorative table topper (that can also be used as a small wall hanging) for March, so I spent the weekend making one.

Four blocks on the design wall:

Shamrock Stem

Blocks sewn together, and borders added:

Shamrock Stem

Quilt On!

Traffic Jam One and Two Finished!

Not one, but two finishes to share!

Traffic Jam One and Traffic Jam Two are done!

Traffic Jam

These two quilts will be gifted to young boys.  I sure hope they like them!

Traffic Jam

Edge to edge stars (I think my stars look more like starfish) are quilted on this one:

Traffic Jam

And this one has edge to edge swirls going on:

Traffic Jam

These scrappy quilts were fun to make and the only stash that I shopped was my own!

Traffic Jam

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

Traffic Jam Two Update

Traffic Jam Two – It’s A Flimsy!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!

Traffic Jam Two – It’s A Flimsy!

It hasn’t been all about the day job and Bluprint class binge watching!

Traffic Jam

I have managed to get the borders sewn on my second version of Pat Sloan’s pattern Traffic Jam.

Traffic Jam

It feels good to be using up these scraps!

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

Traffic Jam Two Update

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!