Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Midweek Makers 106

Welcome to Midweek Makers - time to share your projects!

Hey - did anyone notice I changed my header picture? What do you think? Each year I change it to showcase my favorite quilts from the previous year - always fun to see them again!

And that's about all I've gotten done blog-wise. I can also honestly say I didn't do any sewing over the holidays, and pattern writing for Winter Feed took priority last week. (By the way, today is the last day to receive 25% off the Winter Feed pattern at Etsy - use coupon code 'WINTERFEED25' at checkout.)

So, yesterday, I finally got my rear in gear and started in on a quilt from Improv Patchwork, my Book of the Month selection, with this small bit of progress to show.

blocks from the Improv Patchwork book

A whole whopping 3 blocks! That's really not that bad for an hour's work, after stitching alternating strips of these yummy fabrics, 

to make two different strip sets,

then making blocks from one of those strip sets. And that's as far as I got. I still have a long way to go, but that's for another day.

Continuing with the theme of alternating fabrics, these pretty little Dresden's from Nanette at Chopin - A Passionate Quilter caught my eye last week.


Believe it or not, these are just 3 1/2" in size - too cute!!

From all the entries last week, it looks like everyone had lots of time to sew over the holidays - so let's see what you're working on! 
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  1. Hi Susan,
    Happy New Year - I feel like I didn't say that last time I posted, and I do wish you a happy and great start to the new year. I did notice you changed your header pictures! I just love the fireworks pattern and quilt, and I am happy to see it each visit. It's always a good thing to showcase different and new items! Hmm, I need to do that myself since my one year blogiversary is coming up. HAHA! Your blue and turquoise/aqua block makes me think of apple pie even though the colors are not appropriate. I love the look of those blocks (and the cute Dresden's) and cannot wait to see how they progress. I haven't sewn anything all week yet - geez! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Susan, I love the idea that you change your header up each year. You snowmen are definitely my favorites.

  3. hadn't changed my header in a few years need to do that one day

  4. Wow, you sure did an awesome job of lining up the lattice on those blocks - fab colours indeed. those teensie Dresden plates?! Love.

    1. Thank you, but really, it's totally an optical illusion. All the strips were free hand cut, approximately 1 1/4" wide. Just sewed them together, no matching, or lining up involved. I'll be sure to talk about that when I post about the finished quilt!

  5. Sadly, I did not notice the change. Ooops..... I just changed my header as well - have a new logo. The blocks look great, but it looks like some very tiny piecing.

  6. I like the new header - I changed mine, but am not pleased with it so it will be changed later this week. Thank you so much for the nice acknowledgement of my work! Have a great day!

  7. I always have such a hard time with improve. The two shades of blue look so nice.

    OMG...those tiny Dresdans are adorable.

  8. Oh my goodness are those the cutest dresdons? I made similar ones in my Quilter's Garden quilt but they were not that small.

  9. By the way, I did notice your header change and I love that you are showcasing the year.

    1. Thanks much! It's a fun way to refresh the header with a drastic design change.


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