Design wall 8/22/16 apples & progress on Uneven bars quilt top

With school starting back up last week, I didn’t have as much time to sew as I would’ve liked. Between the Olympics, the school bus and canning tomatoes, I had a pretty full week. I was hoping to get a break from the kitchen but my husband came home from his dad’s with a basket of apples yesterday.😳 now it’s apple pie time…….

I make the pies up and freeze them, then over the winter when I need a pie I just take it from the freezer and bake it. That part is nice! But it means spending more time in the kitchen this week. Ugh!

I did get most of the Uneven bars quilt top made. All I have left is to add the borders. It looks so different from the one made with black sashings. Looking forward to seeing it with the borders.


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Theresa

Design wall 8/15/16 Kaffe strings & new project

Today is the last Monday of my summer vacation.😟 School starts back up on Wednesday, so it’s back to driving the big yellow fellow. He’s back in the driveway and ready to go.

I’ve been wanting to make another quilt from my book and decided that this chevron print will work. I have a couple of snack packs that I can pull the strips from.

I decided to make this pattern.

Hopefully I can get it made this week.

I’m currently working on another string quilt. I’m using Kaffe fabrics in it. The strings…..

The squares…..

I have a few more to make, so I might sew the Uneven bars quilt when I take a break from sewing strings.

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Design wall 8/8/16 string borders

Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.

We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally broke down and bought the Accuquilt Go Big. I’ve been having fun cutting strips for more string quilts.


I managed to get a couple of my quilts on the machine last week and did quick panto’s on them.  I’m only showing the block on this one.

The other one I did was a variation of our Cinema pattern.

 I had the top made but couldn’t decide on a backing. Saturday, I ran across a couple of fabrics in my stash that had polka dots, so I figured I’d make a pieced backing and use up some more of my stash.

Used up every bit of both fabrics! Yea!!

I’m not showing the quilt that’s on my design wall this week, but it’s getting a string border, which is what I’m working on today.


That’s it for me. To see what others are working on visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/25/16 leftover squares

I’m working on a new string quilt design and ended up having some leftover 3 1/2″ squares. I sewed the squares together into blocks and now I need to decide on a layout for them. I’ve laid the blocks out several ways and This is  what I’m thinking…….now.


I took some small pieces of black fabric and filled in the background areas to get a better idea of the finished look.


I like it and this is probably the layout  I’ll go with…..but then you never know…..I could change my mind again.😳

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Theresa

A different spin

My friend Joelyn put a different spin on one of the patterns from my book “Sew, Slice, Spin and Sash.” She used a precut bundle of 2 1/2″ strips of Stonehenge fabric. She said she didn’t have enough different colors, so she used 2 of each of the colors and after cutting the strip sets, she altered things a bit and here’s how her quilt turned out.


Here’s the pattern in the book.

Once you learn the quick technique used, the possibilities are endless. 

Thanks Joelyn for letting me share your quilt! It’s beautiful!

Theresa

Design wall 7/11/16 star blocks 

I ran across these green blocks that I bought many years ago and decided that now is the time to get them made into a quilt. (I have a set of purple blocks too that I bought from the same lady. Haven’t came across them yet.) Anyway, I hung them on the wall and have a plan to make some pieced sashings and cornerstones.


Last week I had the stars cut out for a string quilt and got it put together, I ‘m not sharing the quilt yet, but here’s how the blocks look.

I finished quilting 2 of Yvonne’s quilts and got them sent to her last week. She likes doing wool appliqué.


Great work Yvonne!!

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Theresa

Design wall 7/4/16 

I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.


My next project has star blocks in it, so I have some of it cut out.


I had a couple of my quilts that needed the binding finished, so I got them done last week. The first one, I used one of the patterns from my book Sew,Slice, Spin and Sash.


This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block. https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/04/22/vintage-shirting-blog-hop/


Glad they’re both done.

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Theresa