Monday, June 26, 2017

'Delightful' Baby Quilt

I have been working on a couple quilts lately and I am totally in love with this one. It is a baby/toddler quilt and it is just delightful!!

I have already quilted it and it is just waiting for me to hand stitch the binding to the back and I can't wait to get going on that finishing touch.

This is what it looked liked on my design wall. Every time I looked at it while in-progress I just couldn't stop smiling. The pattern is from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and it features charm packs but I used yardage instead.

The instructions are to use the stitch and flip method to make the snowballed pinwheels and you could double sew the corners before trimming but I didn't do that. Instead I just cut them off but I used a consistent seam allowance so that all of my cut-off triangles turned out the same size. Of course, I didn't want to waste them so I started a twin to this quilt. ;) My crumb and string bins are so overflowing that I just want to avoid adding to them if at all possible and I can't throw away perfectly good fabric!

Using up the blue stitch and flip triangles
flying geese
It is not an identical twin but I wanted to use up all of the bits and pieces and extra hunks and chunks of leftover fabric. This could be a never-ending project!!!

I hope the twin turns out just as Delightful!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pizza Boxes and Crumby Kisses

Tomorrow is the last official Guild meeting for the season and it is going to be a really fun one! We have the usual social sew in the morning and then we will have a potluck lunch afterward. At this meeting all of the participants in the Pizza Box Challenge will submit their final boxes. Each participant will have their name entered into a draw and we will each go home with one of the boxes. The boxes contain nine blocks that are relevant to the theme for each particular box and many of the blocks are very creative and quite beautiful.

I just finished making my block (I know...I am always last minute!) and I think it turned out really cute. I got the paper-piecing pattern from here - such a great resource. The theme of my box this month was 'What is your Game?' and as you can see I chose Pacman.

As an extra this month, we were required to baste all of the blocks in the box together so that they can be hung up during the meeting and all of the members can see how creative each of the participants were with their blocks.

On another note, I have been working away on my crumb quilt and am making some progress. It does take quite a bit of time to make crumb blocks. It also seems to take a lot of time to make the stitch and flip sections as well. I have been double sewing the corners to make bonus triangles but I don't think they are all turning out the same size. :(  In any case I am sure I will be able to find a way to use them up as well.