Sunday, February 19, 2012

Colour makes a difference

This topper is the same pattern as the finished quilt I showed in the previous post. It is a Scrap Bag top and hopefully will soon be quilted and ready to donate as needed.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I need some sunshine

The price we are paying for the milder than usual winter is a lack of cold crisp sunny days. I don't know which is worse. I finished this quilt this week so it had to fill in for some sunshine. The pattern is called Stashbuster and one of the Scrapbag Quilters found it. I started with some wild rainbow sheep and then pulled colours to go with the sheep. I made this for my sister because she collects sheep but I don't know if she will like it because it is quite bright. I will ask. The grandsons are coming for a visit this weekend so no sewing for me. Joanne

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A new string quilt

This little string quilt used up many little left overs I had hanging around. There are 36 square blocks each at 6 1/2". Each block was constructed in exactly the same manner with a medium blue centre then on one side a blue and pink striped fabric and on the other a green and pink striped fabric. Then a stripe of the pink and then in each corner a piece of green. When trimmed and assembled this is what you get. Joanne

Monday, February 6, 2012

A budding block designer???

This is my simple block in answer to Sarah's challenge. Details of the challenge can be found Sarah received the book Cut the Scraps for a gift and challenged readers to create a block using Joan Ford's Scrap Busting System. In her system she cuts her scraps into 2, 3 1/2, and 5 inch squares. The block I designed has two four patches made using 2" squares, then a larger four patch using the smaller four patches with 3 1/2" squares and then finally on the outside edge I took two 5" squares cut them on the diagonal and sewed them in place. Everything matched up well. the block is 9" and will finish at 8 1/2". Thank you Sarah for the challenge. This is the first time I have tried to actually design something myself. Joanne