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Twister Table Runner

I have done so well with my monthly sewing goals (in my estimation at least) that I decided to find a quick and easy project to do.  Just for the fun of it.

I settled on the Twister Table Runner pattern by Shelley Robson of Pieced Tree Patterns.  I saw it made up with Halloween fabrics (very cute), and realized how easy it would be to create seasonal table runners with this pattern.  It would make quick and easy gifts. 

Twister Table Runner

I resized the pattern, since my dining table is a large one, and I had a festive candy cane fabric that I could feature for the Christmas season.

Twister Table Runner

I used blue chalk to mark a grid for quilting.

Twister Table Runner

Twister Table Runner

Fun to make, versatile and not terribly time consuming!

Twister Table Runner

RSC18 September

Dark blue and dark neutrals, such as black, are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.  You can also choose to use an accent color if you are participating in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project and making the Queen Charlotte’s Crown block.

I am using dark blue, black, and yellow for my 5 inch Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks.

RSC18 September

 

I had some trouble visualizing this block, so I took some time to play with it.  You can see a few quilt designs using this block in this post.

You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making all of the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

Here are all of my blocks together:

RSC18 September

I need a bigger design wall.  🙂

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others are doing with dark blue this month!

Queen Charlottes’s Crown Quilt Block

So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter are co-hosting the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project.  September’s block is the Queen Charlotte’s Crown quilt block.

Queen Charlottes' Crown

This block is easily drawn with a 5 x 5 grid.

I found this block difficult to visualize, so I decided to play with it.  I haven’t used any alternative blocks in any of the following designs, nor have I played a lot with value, so there is room for plenty more creativity!

Here is the block set side by side in a straight set:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set

I think I like this block after all!

Here is how it looks set with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 2

Still a straight set, but rotating alternate blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 3

Moving value around:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 4

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 5

Queen Charlottes' Crown Straight Set 6

Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks set side by side in an on point setting:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set

The ‘lattice’ really shows up in this layout; it would be fun to play more with the value.

And with sashing:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 2

Still an on point setting, but rotating some of the blocks:

Queen Charlottes' Crown Variable Point Set 3

By the time I finished playing, I had enough designs for a couple of blog posts.  Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted my project file.

Oops.

August OMG 2018 Update

I kept my August sewing goals simple because I wasn’t sure how much I could accomplish between the day job and summer days outdoors.

It turns out that I couldn’t spend time outdoors because the air quality is hazardous with wildfire smoke.  I may have lost the summer, but I did gain time in the sewing studio.

I completed my three blocks for the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler, and you can find that post (and information about the sampler) by clicking here.

RSC18 August

I stated that I wanted to complete six more pages of my President’s book.

I am very happy to announce that I finished nine pages!

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You can see more pages and read about my project by clicking here.

And I completed my bonus goal!  I really wanted to finish the On Ringo Lake (ORL) Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, and I did!

On Ringo Lake

On Ringo Lake

I have already gifted this quilt to a special young fellow who has had a rough time of it.  

On Ringo Lake

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else has done with their August goals and get inspired!

Waterwheel Quilt Block

I have been using  the Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year to inspire myself to practice design. One of the August blocks is called Waterwheel.

Waterwheel Quilt Block

I drew my block on 4 x 4 grid using Electric Quilt 8.  You can certainly draw it with a pencil and graph paper.

I like to set the block side by side in a straight set just to get a feel for how it looks.

Waterwheel Straight Set

I had such a hard time getting inspired by this block that it has taken me weeks of procrastination to play with it.

Maybe sashing would make it look better?

Waterwheel Straight Set 2

Maybe rotating the blocks would help.

Waterwheel Straight Set 3

Rotated blocks without the sashing:

Waterwheel Straight Set 5

Maybe I’d like it better with a different colorway.

Waterwheel Straight Set 6

Or how about set on point?

Waterwheel On Point Set

Waterwheel On Point Set 2

Perhaps you might find a setting and/or a colorway for the Waterwheel block that really inspires you.  

As for me…I am ready to move on to another block.

RSC18 August

Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

I guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.  

RSC18 August

Oops.

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 August

I am sure glad that orange came to the party!  I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!

RSC18 July

So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter announced the Rainbow Scrap colors for the month of July as maroon and red.

I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

I am following two self-imposed rules. 

I am using scraps only; I don’t want to cut into yardage for these blocks. 

I am also using a dark, medium and light version of the color of the month.  This is so I can play with value.  This gives me the opportunity to see how the blocks differ depending upon where the value is placed.  Hopefully, I am learning how to look at a block in different ways.

RSC18 July

I like how moving the value brought out a ‘circle’ in the block.  This would be a fun block to play with if I wanted to create a quilt with it. 

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 July

That red in the lower right corner really stands out! I might have to design the layout around it.  

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with maroon and red this month!