Design wall 1/16/17 Dutchman’s puzzle blocks

We are having a row by row exchange next month at my guild and the theme is 1930’s prints. I decided not to procrastinate this time and get them done early. I still need to sew the 2 halves of the blocks together and then make 6 rows with 6 blocks in each of them. Good thing I started early on these. One down, 35 more to go……..👍🏻

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Theresa

Shortcuts

I’m always looking for shortcuts to speed things up. I cut out my lock in quilt and decided that on the rectangles that need to be cut in half diagonally, maybe I could use the accuquilt cutter on them……

I used the 5″ strip cutter and laid the rectangles on it, matching up the cutting lines with the corners of the triangles.

Wow! That was quick!

After I cut all the rectangles in half for that quilt, I decided that I could cut the flying geese units that I’m making for another quilt the same way.

I’m doing the no waste method on them and after finishing the first step, I was able to cut them apart quickly!


I love shortcuts!! It didn’t take much time at all to get them cut apart. Wish I could find a quick way to square them up!😳

Oh well……a few minutes saved is better than none!

Theresa

Design wall 1/2/17 string quilt

I didn’t get much sewing done the last couple of weeks with Christmas, but I managed to find enough time to get the blocks made, the rows sewn together and the sashings added. The top is now ready to add the borders. I originally thought about just adding some plain borders to it but now I’m thinking that a string border would look good on it. Hmm…… we’ll see. Anyway, it’s on my design wall today, waiting for borders. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Christmas blocks

Years ago (maybe 15 or so) I participated in a Christmas block exchange at my guild and I have never put the blocks together into a quilt. Each year at Christmas, I think about those blocks and tell myself that I need to get them sewn together, but soon Christmas is over and I move on to other projects. After all, I have plenty of time to work on them, it’s a whole year before it’s Christmas again.😳


When I saw them in a drawer this Morning I decided that 2017 will be the year that the blocks become a quilt. I am hereby challenging myself to accomplish that goal. So, this time next year, I’ll have a Christmas quilt.

The bottom right hand block is the label. 

Merry Christmas!

Theresa

Purple string quilt ready for quilting

I finished the purple string quilt tonight and it’s now ready to be quilted. 

It will get an edge to edge quilting design on it.  The string sashing was perfect for finishing off those blocks. This quilt will be one of the quilts I will show in my lecture on string quilts that I am working on putting together.

Now back to sewing more strings!

Theresa