Monday, September 29, 2014

Turtle Wall hanging is finished.

Not a great photo, and it is not hanging smoothly. 
 Need to let it settle a bit, I guess.
I had time during Trumpet lessons and on the way to the gym to finish the binding.

Another UFO bites the dust.

Christmas Tree Block




Makes a 12” finished block
Cutting Instructions:
Notice, there are 2 sets of background cutting directions.  The chart is set up to show where each piece of the block is placed.
Row
Background
Tree
Background
1 (tree top)(white stars)
2 ½” x 6 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 6 ½”
2 (green stockings)
2 ½” x 5 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 5 ½”
3 (red)
2 ½” x 4 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 4 ½”
4 (snowmen faces)
2 ½ x 3 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 3 ½”
5 (blue gingerbread men)
2 ½” x 2 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½”x 2 ½”
6 (tree trunk)
2 ½” x 5 ½”
2 ½”x 2 ½”
2 ½” x 5 ½”

Assembling Block:
Starting with the tree trunk, take your 2 ½” tree trunk square and the two (2) 2 ½” x 5 ½” background pieces.  Sewing right sides together with a ¼” seam, one (1) background piece to each side of the tree trunk 2 ½” square.
Press to the background



Row 5 (bottom of tree).  Lay your tree fabric face up.  Place the two 2 ½” squares right sides together on tree fabric as shown.


Draw lines as shown diagonally on the background fabric.  Sew on the lines.

You will have a piece like this after sewing.

Trim the corners ¼” past the sewing line.

This is what you will have. Press towards the background

For the remaining rows, follow the same procedure with the pieces shown in the cutting chart.
Row 4 (middle of tree):
4 (snowmen faces)
2 ½ x 3 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 3 ½”
Row 3 (middle of tree):
3 (red)
2 ½” x 4 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 4 ½”
Row 2 (middle of tree):
2 (green stockings)
2 ½” x 5 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 5 ½”
Row 1 (top of tree):
1 (tree top)(white stars)
2 ½” x 6 ½”
2 ½”
2 ½” x 6 ½”
Sewing block together in the order of the rows.



Finished block:

fun quilting day









The quilting is hard to see, but I tried a new swirl type of quilting.  
I had planned to do something on the turtle backs, but spaced out before I unloaded it.  
Oh well, it is quilted and binding ready to sew down.
This block is from another site that I modified.
I didn't want a border around it like she had, and I wanted the tree to be a bit bigger.
I figure I need to do a tutorial on this change.
I need to write it up and post it.
These are my two blocks for the sampler society Christmas quilt.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

updated block

Not totally happy with it, but it is OK
I'm not redoing it.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sampler society Christmas quilt

This is the first block of our sampler society Christmas quilt.
I look at this and might have to fix what I see.
I didn't see it until I posted this photo.
I had a layer cake Christmas packet and decided to use them here.
Too much of the same fabric line for me.
Maybe I'll just make another block.

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's loaded

I decided I had to do something for me before I quilted the king sized quilt.
that quilt will need some special handing, so I am going to do my little one first.
I want some waves and bubbles, so I need to figure that out.
DD loves this one.
I might have to give it up for her bathroom wall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Turtle Wall-hanging & UFO #6

My turtle wall hanging came from Hawaii two years ago.
I've had the applique done, but not the eyes or the borders.
I put the borders on today. 
The eyes will be easy.
I wonder how to quilt bubbles or waves or ????



I sewed the center of the UFO #6 together. 
 My daughter doesn't like it.  LOL  She says it is strange.  It is different.
I think I might just do a plain black border with cornerstones of 4 patches.
I'm not sure I want to put lots of work into it.
These are orphan blocks from 2 different UFOs.


I also sewed the backing for Lana's quilt.  
I hope I got it right.  
It is so big that it is difficult to measure.
I'd like to load it tonight.