I began making scrappy green four patches for Pat Sloan’s Traffic Jam pattern on St. Patrick’s Day.
I have now pieced and sashed lots of four patches together.
I still need to work on the border before I can call this one a flimsy.
Here is a close up:
I am calling it Traffic Jam One because I intend on making two of these. Pat’s pattern is a good one for using up those scraps!
Stay healthy! Stay safe!
My version of Temecula Quilt Company’s Tiny Tree is finished!
My last update was posted on December 20, 2019. I didn’t finish in time for Christmas, but I will have it displayed next Christmas.
Somehow, I managed to cut off the point of one side of the tree. So I made an executive decision to cut off the other side.
I am not telling anyone, so who is to know that this isn’t the way it is supposed to be?
In fact, it is just the way that it is supposed to be for me. And that is all that matters.
I like my tiny tree.
And I really like it embellished with a few buttons!
Quilt on! Forget about perfection, and celebrate your creativity!
One of the projects that I want to focus on this year is making small projects, such as table runners. To do this, I decided to go through my years old saved collection of downloaded from the internet and magazine patterns. If I don’t care for the pattern anymore, then I am passing it on. If I like it, then I am going to make it, and then pass the pattern on.
Last month, I made the Curved Nine Patch table runner.
This month I am working with a pattern saved from Quiltmaker magazine back in Sept./Oct. 2009. The pattern is called Earth, Wind and Water. (I was able to find one of the off center pineapple block foundation patterns used in this table runner here.)
It is a paper pieced pattern.
I do not like paper piecing. I find the whole process tedious.
Nevertheless…I like the pattern. So I shall make it once, and pass on the pattern to someone else when I am finished.
Four of the blocks have 27 pieces each.
Here is one:
And here are four:
With the exception of the borders, I have the table runner pieced.
Next time that I share this project, I will have the borders sewn, and the table runner quilted.
I realized that I need to make table runners/table toppers (maybe even some mug rugs) this year. So I have begun with a Curved Nine Patch table runner that I only had photos for the back (which you can find that post, and a pattern link, by clicking here).
Here are the two table runners, finished, but not washed:
Close up of some of the quilting:
The unwashed back (and the last back photo that I am ever going to take of these things):
Washed (which I like much better), and on the tables:
I thought it would be fun to share a little about my part of the world.
The following photos are slightly dark and ‘blue’. Yesterday, I was stitching all warm and snug inside my cozy home, so most of the photos of the blizzard are taken from inside, looking out.
Today, the sun shined briefly, but many 1000’s are without power. Mine is restored, and I am home from work for the day, so as soon as I post this, I will be going back upstairs to do some quilting.
I put away the Christmas decorations, and realized that I don’t have table runners and table toppers that I can use throughout the year. So I will be adding these types of projects to my FOCUS list.
I stitched together a curved nine patch (also known as Glorified nine patch) table runner. In fact, I have made two. I must’ve been mentally far away, because I cut out enough extra parts to make two. Sheesh! I forgot to take a photo, but the free pattern that I downloaded many years ago, is still available from Connecting Threads. You can find it here.
Pin basting, stitching in the ditch, and removing the pins are all completed. Here is a look at the back (I don’t know why I would remember to photograph the back and not the front):
I could call it done, but where is the fun in that? I will be doing some decorative free motion quilting (actually all of the stitching in the ditch was done free motion).
And I will show you the front when I am done.