Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stash Report

Added Year to Date             - 73.50
Added This Month                   0.00
Used This Month                     0.15
Used This Week                      0.15
Used This Year                    165.72

Not a very productive month, but October is band season, so it is what it is.
Actually, I've had some fairly unproductive months this year.
If I'm going to get to my 200 yard goal, I need to get busy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baby Clothing Quilt status

So, I am slowly getting things to working.  
This has been a long term project. 
 I have two of them to make for twins.  
Thank goodness Mom is not in a hurry.
These are the squares I've cut into the 2.5" size.
I have others in 6.5" and 4.5" sizes.
They should all go together.
Until I found some 3.5" cut out.  Why did I cut them that size? 
I have a tote bag full of baby clothing and then I have less than half the tub left in here.
This tub was FULL when I started, so I guess I'm making progress.
There are a few pieces sewn together already.
One step at a time and this too will be completed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

4th block

This is the 4th block, with a little twist of my own. 
I do not love paper piecing.
I got off on one of the color placements. 
This block is smaller.
I hope we have other smaller blocks too.
If not, I will just make more of this one.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quilting

got it quilted
Can't show a photo.
I like the quilting technique.
I am having some tension problems and need to bury some threads on the back before this is done.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Santa block

I think I need to do something to his eyes.  
They seem too light, but not as much in person.

My Three Christmas Sampler Blocks are done.
Waiting until Friday for the next one.

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” x 4 ½”
2 ½” x 6 ½”
2 (green stockings)
2 ½” x 5 ½”
2 ½” x 6 ½”
2 ½” x 5 ½”
3 (red)
2 ½” x 4 ½”
2 ½” x 8 ½”
2 ½” x 4 ½”
4 (snowmen faces)
2 ½ x 3 ½”
2 ½” x 10 ½”
2 ½” x 3 ½”
5 (blue gingerbread men)
2 ½” x 2 ½”
2 ½” x 12 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.
                                       This photo is of a future row where you use rectangles.

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: