Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Midweek Makers #189

Welcome to Midweek Makers! Happy news - the Use It Up quilt top from the Accent on Angles book (affiliate link) is on the frame!

Use It Up on the quilt frame

There's been a wee bit of frustration with this quilt, from lots of parts, incorrectly sized pieces, and lots of leftovers, though none of it is my fault. I'll tell more later. For now, let's look at some beauties from last week's Midweek Makers.

From ChrisKnitsSews, this adorable flamingo,


from Twiggy and Opal, this awesome modern design made for a black and white challenge,


and this colorful beauty from the Cheeky Cognoscenti.


Beautiful work, right? And tough acts to follow for sure, but let's see what you're working on this week.
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Getting Closer to the Top

Last week I had strip sets to make blocks. Then there were a ton of HST's. Together, with some border strips, they'll make a quilt top.

Use It Up quilt top progress

I have to admit, this is not one of my favorite quilts to put together. Making 164 HST's,

half square triangles

while minimizing the use of an iron because of 95+ temps, 

wooden iron for seam pressing
                                                 wooden iron

is not my idea of fun. This Use It Up quilt is taking FOREVER! And it's not a particularly large quilt either - there's just a lot of parts. But the end is near, and I'm hoping to get this top on the quilt frame this week. More to come!

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Use It Up Progress

Woohoo! I've got strip segments in the works for a Use It Up quilt, 

strip segments for Use It Up

my second quilt from the Accent on Angles book (affiliate link).

In June, the first quilt I made from Accent on Angles, which by the way, has very well written instructions, was Flower Joy.

Flower Joy quilt

Flower Joy quilt closeup

Flower Joy quilt backside

A lovely quilt in red and green Asian fabrics, it's a block wider and two blocks longer than the pattern, making it 58" x 72". I've decided to part with the Flower Joy quilt, offering it for sale, with free shipping, in my Etsy shop.

The second quilt's fabrics were also chosen at the same time as Flower Joy.

fabric choices for Use It Up quilt

They've been hanging around the studio, moved about while I was off chasing squirrels. When my eyes would land upon the pile, a guilty feeling would come because I meant to work on this sooner rather than later. And though there are a few new squirrels beckoning me to come play, I'm holding them off while I work on this quilt.

So, right now, I'm happy I've gotten this far on Use It Up. Let's hope I keep going for sharing next week. Until then, have a great weekend quilting!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Midweek Makers #188

Welcome to Midweek Makers! Who has projects to share this week? Mine is a small share, a border on my Round Robin chicken house.

chicken house by QuiltFabrication

This round is 'quilters choice', and though it doesn't look like much, it helps set up the next two rounds. Just doing a bit of planning, as I want to make this into a wall hanging. And I now this round done on both of the Round Robin projects, with the other ready to pass along, so I'm all caught up. 

Oh! And remember I talked about chasing squirrels recently?
Take a look at this squirrel, lounging outside my sliding door.

lounging squirrel

Chasing squirrels is becoming a reality! But enough about squirrels - let's look at these great finishes from last week:

from Grace and Peace Quilting, this beautiful Church Window quilt,


from For the Love of Geese, these sparkling stars,

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and from Sew Preeti Quilts, her Trinket quilt.


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