Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Churn Dash Exchange Blocks

 A couple (or a few) years ago I participated in a block exchange of Churn Dash blocks that was organized by Barb.  I had sewn sashing to 2 sides of all the blocks and finally decided to sew them together.

Here's a picture of them on my design wall before getting them all sewn together.

It didn't take very long to get them all sewn together and I love the way it looks!  Now, I need to figure out what to do for the border.  I might have found it, but didn't take a picture of it yet.

I might add a  border and then use some of my many random HSTs to make another border.  I think I'll sleep on it.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Leftovers and Tree Lot

 I'm sorry that it's been so long since I posted.  No excuses!

This is a small quilt from Jo Morton's "Jo's Little Favorites II" book.  I kept looking at it and finally decided to make it.  It is made of all half square triangles (HSTs) made of civil war reproduction fabrics.  I dug into my CW scrap bin to find lots of different fabrics.  I tried counting the different fabrics and stopped at 50!  It measures 17" x 20".  I thought it would be a snap to put together, but it was harder than it looks.  The HSTs are sewn together on the diagonal and my piecing isn't perfect.

Some of the fabrics I have had for years and others were very new.  I'm out of some of my most favorite fabrics.  Do you try to put favorite fabrics in a lot of different quilts and make them last as long as possible?  That's what I do, but sadly, eventually they are gone.

This picture shows the backing.  I quilted in the ditch but not all of them.

I went to an estate sale a couple weeks ago and got the kit for this "Tree Lot" lap quilt for $10!  I decided to make it right away.  I couldn't wait and I love it!  

The backing didn't come with the kit, but I got it at the same sale - it's a Christmas toille which makes a perfect backing.

The leaves are starting to fall and the nights are colder.  I love the fall weather!