Friday, December 31, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Completing this quilt top was my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for December, and I am thrilled to have it together! This is the fourth rainbow top I have assembled from the blocks that were made as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge in 2021.
Julie in GA
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
It's the last Tuesday of the year, time for another Tuesday To-Do list. Today we will review how I did on my previous 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.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Posting these photos made me realize that I never shared any photos of the two pillows that I made for Amber, Ed's cousin's wife. Her father had a collection of very bold print ties which were lots of fun to combine in these pillows. They got a batik fabric for the pillow backs.
My last Black Friday fabric order finally arrived on December 23rd. I had gotten several wide backings from a fantastic sale at Keepsake Quilting.
I was especially excited to get the grey with bright dots fabric. I've been waiting for that to go on sale ever since I finished the top for my Scrap Magnet quilt. Won't they look great together?
I also have a few other rainbow quilts that include grey in the background and would work beautifully with the dotty backing fabric. Altogether, I added 22.5 yards to the stash this week, since I count the wide backings at 2.5 times the yardage length.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
The blue background fabric had a chunk cut out of one corner, but I was able to piece in a section to fill that spot and even matched the print. It will be impossible to find the seam once it is quilted.
I would love to get this quilted before the end of the year, but who knows if that will happen. For now I am happy to have used up the last of those LeMoyne Star blocks and made this cute little quilt!
Julie in GA
Monday, December 20, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021
I still have one more Thanksgiving weekend fabric order that may or may not arrive before the end of the year. It seems to have disappeared in the shipping chaos of a local FedEx location. All I can do is wait, but I'm glad it wasn't anything needed for Christmas.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Monday, December 13, 2021
You may have noticed that the middle segments in a couple of the green 9-patches don't reach all the way to the outer edges. I was short on fabrics for those areas, but it won't matter when they get trimmed down to add the curved background pieces.
Sunday, December 12, 2021
I'm going to have fabric additions to count soon because I did some Black Friday shopping. The first order should arrive tomorrow, and I have no idea where the other order is or when to expect it to arrive.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
The unusual layout for my bowtie blocks was inspired by a quilt I had seen on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville page (you have to scroll down the page to find it.) I figured out that the way to put it all together and not have to sew a ton of long rows was to join the bowtie blocks into big blocks of nine.
That's another RSC quilt top together! Time to pull out the next set of blocks!
Julie in GA
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021
The mixer cover can be made from home decor weight fabric, prequilted fabric, or you can quilt two fabrics together yourself, and that's what I did. I used a Kona solid for the inside and the binding. My quilting was done free motion, just wandering around the different shapes in the fabric print. The seam allowances on the inside were zigzagged together to finish them off.
Thanks to Caroline for this great pattern! I'm thinking about adapting it for other appliances like our food processor.