Sunday, November 28, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
I'm hoping to have a finished quilt top soon!
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
I haven't decided yet about joining in with Bonnie's mystery this year. The colors aren't really speaking to me (especially the fact that it calls for over 6 yards of light/neutral for the background.) My default move if I'm having a hard time settling on a color palette is to figure out if there's a way to use red, white & blue and turn it into a Quilt of Valor. I'll try to pull out some options between cooking sessions this week, and that will help me decide whether to move forward.
These are all old Christmas fabrics that I've had around for quite awhile. I would need to add one more red or green print, and I don't think I have enough of either of the beige poinsettia prints on the left. I might need to shop for something to replace that, but I'm liking this grouping together. This might be my next new project!
Sunday, November 21, 2021
There were some additions to the stash, 3 yards total, after a stop at a local fabric outlet. Here are the new additions:
Thursday, November 18, 2021
The original pattern for this did not include the smaller stars with the sashing, but I wanted to add a little something to break up all that white background. That proved to be the most difficult part of the whole project, as I considered several options before coming up with the little pinwheel stars. I'm very happy with the way they echo the design of the large stars and tie it all together. I used more pastel versions of my rainbow of colors for the small stars in order to keep the focus on the big stars.
Julie in GA
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Welcome to Tuesday and a new weekly to-do list. Today we will review how I did with last week's list. then come up with a new set of goals for the week ahead. The Tuesday To-Do List link-up is hosted by Linda at Texas Quilt Gal.
Monday, November 15, 2021
I didn't plan in advance for which tie wedges would be used, just went ahead and cut multiple wedges from every tie. Then it was time to play with the layout. Here are the two final groupings.
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Now I can't decide what to do next--hand stitch hearts in more colors or start adding the brick frames to the blocks that are already done. This project will definitely carry over to 2022 for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
I am making little pinwheel stars for the intersections of the sashing. My goal for the month is to finish making these units, then get all the many parts put together and ready for quilting.
You can see what other quilters are hoping to get done this month at the One Monthly Goal link-up at Elm Street Quilts.
Julie in GA
Saturday, November 6, 2021
My favorite tip included with the pattern was to use fusible web with the bias tape. It turns out that I had a roll of the web intended for use with the bias tape tool. I bought both when I took a class many years ago on making Celtic applique, but they are still available now. The web helped keep the bias strip at an even width, plus I could fuse the handle onto the background and stitch it down later.
Julie in GA
Thursday, November 4, 2021
As you can see in this close-up shot, my light fabrics include both white and cream backgrounds with either red, blue or red and blue designs. The darker fabrics are a wide range of styles and colors of red and blue prints.
Julie in GA