Guild meeting

Tonight was our monthly guild meeting and we always have a party in December. We had lots of good food and played bingo for wonderful prizes. The ladies in charge made bingo cards and put different fabrics on them.

You had to yell QUILT if you won. I didn’t win any of the games but it was fun playing! We did the wave whenever someone at our table won.😀

We had little snowflakes to cover our boards. What a fun night!

Theresa

Black vs white background

Since I decided to do the 31 day blog challenge, I’m having to come up with topics to write about. After looking back through my pics from the last year, I came across a quilt I had made earlier this year and then did the same design on the blue string quilt that I just pieced. So my question to you is….which do you prefer?

This quilt is made from a variety of different colored strings with a black background.

This one is the same pattern but I only used blue fabrics with a white background.

So…….which one do you like better???

I like the……………🤭

Theresa

Accuquilt die

I love using my accuquilt cutter whenever I can. The dies are made to cut one size and that’s it. They can’t make a die for every size of every possible shape there is in the quilting world so sometimes you have to get creative and think of different ways to use the dies. If you have the 10″ square die, you can cut other squares that are smaller too. Here’s what I came up with.

I marked starting with 6″ and did every 1/2″ up to the 10″ cut.

Let’s say I need to cut a 7″ square. I would lay the fabric beyond the 7″ mark.

First cut

Next step, turn the piece around and line up with The marks you made on the die.

Run through the cutter again and you now have a 7″ square.

How easy is that?? I bet you could square up blocks too.

Have you found other ways to use the dies?

That’s it for now.

Theresa

Cleaning

I had to move a few things around today in order to get to my Christmas decorations and it caused me to do some cleaning. I love it when things are nice and neat but they just don’t stay that way as soon as I start sewing. As for now, I will enjoy my nice organized sewing area! 😀 I know it won’t stay that way for long! 🤪

Have a great day!

Theresa

My rug…..finally done.

I started making a rug several months ago. It was something that I would pick up and add more to it whenever I had a few extra minutes. It’s made using 2 1/2″ strips of fabric. I chose to use all blues. The instructions for making the rug says to cut cotton fabric for both the strips as well as the base strip. Since I was using blue fabrics I decided to see how denim would work for the base. I think it turned out thicker than it would have if I had used just a cotton fabric. I like it and I’m glad I did the denim.

I made it to go in my laundry room, so it ended up being about 22″ wide and 55″ long.

I was on the home stretch when I took the pic. It’s now done! Yea!

I’m thinking I might start another rug…….😀

Theresa

Pinwheel

I did it. 😀 I made a giant string pinwheel block that I will use in the pieced backing of my pinwheel quilt. I was a bit nervous when it came to cutting the string section because if I cut it wrong I would have to remake the string foundation.

Luckily I figured everything correctly and ta da! Here it is. My 40″ pinwheel block.

I put it up on the design wall in front of the quilt so you can see how big it is compared to the blocks in the quilt.

The pinwheel will be the center of the back. I haven’t decided what fabric to use with it to make the back big enough. At this point I’m just glad the giant pinwheel is done.😀

Theresa

Blue strings

I’ve been working on a new string quilt using only blue fabrics. I previously showed the pieced borders and now I have them sewn on.

After making the quilt top I came up with an idea to make a pieced backing, so…….that’s what I worked on today.You’ll have to stay tuned to see what I do with the back.😀

Have a great day!

Theresa