Tuesday, November 3, 2020
I finished the Rickrack quilt top that I showed yesterday.
Monday, November 2, 2020
I'm still working on secret sewing projects, but I do take some time to sneak in a few of my own projects every once in a while.
A while back, I bought a couple of the 3 Yard Quilts books by Donna Robertson. My intention was to make a number of these projects and use them for donation quilts. I also figured that since I would have made the quilts, I could use my experience to help new quilters make fun, attractive, and easy quilts. It sounds like a great plan, right?
Before I even picked out my first project, "the virus" hit and things got a little crazy. Since we were staying home, you'd think that would have been a perfect time to pick up these books and put my plan into action. Did I do that? Nope! Instead, I worked on a few UFOs, started (and even finished) some new projects, and worked on variety of pattern tests and commission works. These books get set aside and pushed to the back burner.
They finally made their way to the front of the line last week while I was at Chestnut Ridge. My friend Ellen and I pulled fabric for one project from each of three books I own and I got started cutting and sewing. Seriously, these projects take 3 yards of fabric - 1 yard of 3 different fabrics, and that even includes the binding. Yes, they will be small quilts; but there are instructions on how to enlarge each of the quilts to twin size or queen/king. Easy, peasy!
I have one top complete, but don't have a good picture. I'll get that later today and share that tomorrow. Here is my progress on the second quilt - Rickrack, from Quick as a Wink 3-Yard Quilts.
These quilts really are quick and easy to make. I made the first one in just a few hours and this one will be the same. I'll make the third top later this week and then look for backing. I'd love to get these quilted and bound quickly so they don't get put into the "tub of shame" AKA - "to be quilted tub."
What are you working on today?
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Sunday, November 1, 2020
It's Color Challenge Time!
See what I mean by an unassuming look? This adult bird doesn't have fancy feathers or plumage. Instead it's just a wonderful, sleek-looking bird.