Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday 7/21/14

My design wall is mostly empty, but I do have my 6" LeMoyne Star blocks finished. I have been making these all year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, where the assigned color for July is red. All that's left for these is to make a scrappy 12" red star.


I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! 


Julie in GA

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stash Report Sunday 7/20/14

Not much quilting this week, so minimal change to the stash report. I used 1/8 yard for 2 LeMoyne Star blocks, and another 1/8 on my hexagon quilt.

Used this week:                                 .25  yards
Used year to date:                         73.0  yards


Stashed this week:                         1.25 yards
Stashed year to date:                    86.75 yards 

Net year to date:   
                      13.75 yards stashed  


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Julie in GA

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A few scraps of red

For some reason, quilting time just didn't happen much this past week. Too many other things going on in the evenings I guess. I did manage to finish two more red LeMoyne Star blocks on light background. They are shown along with the four blocks on dark fabric from last week.


I hope to complete the last two blocks this week, plus make a scrappy 12" star before the end of the month.

Check out the all of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge posts--lots of beautiful rainbow projects to enjoy!


Julie in GA

Monday, July 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday 7/14/14

Over the weekend I finished my July blocks for Judy L's Tell It to the Stars mystery. This is my guess at a possible layout for the blocks. I wonder what Judy has planned for us in August and the rest of the year.


I rearranged the blocks in an attempt to get the stars better balanced, moving the two darkest blocks into the center of the layout. There's no telling how many more blocks we will be making and where they fit into the plan.


I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! 


Julie in GA

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stash Report Sunday 7/13/14

I've had a very productive quilting week, which is somewhat surprising since I also returned to work full time last week. However, my husband was working every evening during the week, so I spent as much time as possible in the sewing room while he was away. 

The largest amount of fabric used this week was for this Musical Stars baby quilt. You can read more about this quilt here. It measures 36.5" square and used 2-7/8 yards of fabric.


I also used 1/4 yard for 4 LeMoyne Star blocks, 5/8 yard of white for signature blocks, and 1 yard for the July blocks for the Tell It to the Stars mystery.

My only addition this week was this beautiful rainbow pack of hand-dyed fabrics that I won for participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The hand dyes were from Vicki Welsh. The weird wavy lines are from my photo, not the fabrics.




Used this week:                               4.75  yards
Used year to date:                         72.75  yards


Stashed this week:                         1.25 yards
Stashed year to date:                    86.75 yards 

Net year to date:   
                      14 yards stashed  


Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Julie in GA

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scrappy Red Saturday 7/12/14

The assigned color in July for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is red. I am halfway through with my 6" LeMoyne Star blocks--four on black background done, and four on light background up next.


My other project for the challenge has been my Hexie Stars and Snowflakes. Because I started these hexies last August, there are some colors that I have already used, and red is one of those colors. To keep my favorite hand-stitching project moving forward, this month I am catching up on things that didn't get done in previous months. This week I stitched the black on white hexies to the red star and made a second pink snowflake. I have determined that I need a total of 10 large stars and 22 snowflakes for this quilt.




The next photo shows a portion of my planned layout when I start putting blocks together. I am trying to figure out the most efficient way to add the background hexies and join the stars and snowflakes. I believe I will need 10 of the large stars and 22 snowflakes for this quilt.




Check out the all of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge posts--lots of beautiful rainbow projects to enjoy! I am also linking up to HeLP for Hexie-aholics at Sarah Did It!


Julie in GA

Friday, July 11, 2014

Musical Stars Baby Quilt

It has been a long time since I was so excited about a simple little baby quilt, but it is also rare for one of my quilts to come together so quickly. 

This quilt started with the fabrics. My husband (the quilt shop enabler) spotted these fabrics from the line "Let There Be Music" by Windham Fabrics. We are friends with a couple who are expecting their first child in October. They are both musicians; one plays the trumpet, and the other plays the viola. These fabrics couldn't be more perfect!!



A few more music-themed fabrics were added to make the stars. The star blocks finish at 8". They were joined together with striped music fabric for sashing and borders.






Here is the completed quilt top. Not your typical baby quilt colors, but I just love it, and I hope the new parents will too!

Musical Stars Baby Quilt
36" square


I am linking up to Let's Make Baby Quilts! at Michelle's Romantic Tangle, and to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Julie in GA
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