Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WIP Wednesday 8.26.2015

I've been sewing on my Shout Color Catcher foundations. I have just let the box of multi-colored scraps sit out by Baby.






I was getting tired of the fabrics so I dug into the monochromatic scraps and cut some from the cabinet -- which was less than 9 inches in length to add a little pizazz to the mix.

I'm thinking once have all the foundations covered than I can move on to Scrap Vortex style blocks, here, here and here.

I also quilted down the Diagonal Beginner quilt, found here.

I went with the Zig Zag as DD said she liked that set.  :)






Pattern credit: found here.

Quilting info: Mozart by Jodi Beamish

Monday, August 24, 2015

Design Wall Monday 8.24.2015

My newest quilt is the Strip Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt from Reanna Lily Designs, found here.

With a strong diagonal line, I figured I could play around with the layout.

First -- The Diagonal.

Second -- The Zig Zag.

Third -- Trip Around the World

Fourth -- Many Trips Around the World.















The blocks finish at 12 inches so a 4 x 6 set is approximately 48 x 60. My fabric wasn't long enough so I only was able to get 11 sub-cuts out of the strip pieces. (and I mis-cut the first set so I was only able to get 10 blocks…)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Oh Scrap! 8.23.2015

I'm starting to collect a nice pile of the Shout Color Catcher foundation pieced blocks using up more scraps!

Here is the stack of the color catchers that I collected, er, hoarded!  :)










I decided to try and sew 14 a day. Why 14? Well, if I set them vertically, block to block and they are trimmed to 4 1/2 x 91/2 inches…14 x 4 = 48 inches across. Add a border and it will be a generous child throw.  :)

I'm linking up today with

Cynthia's Oh Scrap!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Whoop! Whoop! 8.21.2015

Whoop! Whoop!

I finished the binding on my scrappy String X.

Pattern info: Bonnie Hunter's String X

Panto info: Bubbles from Lorien Quilting

Pattern inspiration: found here.





Note to self: I used Shout Color Catchers as my foundations and trimmed them to 4.5 inch x 9.5 inches. I left the foundations in each quilt block. The black setting triangles are cut 4.75 inches then cut once on the diagonal.

Linking up today with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

and

Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

and

ALYoF August Finish Party

(I was #72 on August's list)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP Wednesday…8.19.2015

I quilted down the String X today.

Pattern info: Bonnie Hunter's String X

Panto info: Bubbles from Lorien Quilting

Pattern inspiration: found here.



I used Shout Color Catchers as my foundations and trimmed them to 4.5 inch x 9.5 inches. The black setting triangles are cut 4.75 inches then cut once on the diagonal.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Oh Scrap! X…8.17.2015

It took me all week but I finished my String X quilt to a flimsy!

I first blogged about these blocks here.

The size before quilting is approximately 60 x 72, I took the advice from my blogging friends and made it larger.

Thanks Nancy, Nann and Judy!

Pattern credit: Bonnie Hunter's String X.

Pattern inspiration found here.


I'm linking up today with:

Cynthia's Oh Scrap!

and

Judy at Patchwork Times

Monday, August 10, 2015

What I'm Working On...

The String X quilt is filling in nicely.

Now the question is:

Do I make more blocks and have it finish at 54 x 72














or

do I split the blocks up and make two quilts that are 42 x 60?















Either way, I will need to make more of the string x blocks…

Credit where credit is due: Bonnie Hunter's String X