Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From the Sewing Room

Hello there friends..... come in and see what I have been working on in the sewing room. I have some different projects going all at once, my goal is to finish a couple of them really soon. I can not start something else until I get the two table runners done. Period!
For those who remember I am making a crumb quilt  here are some blocks that are finished. If you have wanted to learn how to make a crumb block-  or if you have some scraps in the sewing room that are screaming to be made into something lovely then here is your chance. Hit the crumb block button on my blog page or go to www.joscountryjunction.com and she has all the patterns for the blocks. You might just want to check out the other things that Jo is creating over there- I am always amazed at the things that she makes over in her neck of the woods! She has made some awesome quilts. My goal is to make a quilt that I can snuggle up under, I wish I cold say that it will be made in time for my birthday. However I would have to have some sewing fairies in my sewing room to get anything done by Feb 20th!
Broken dishes, star, four- patch,flying geese and a nine-patch.

These  block patterns have all been new to me. I really had fun making the broken dishes. But I LOVE the way the  star block turned out!  I will be making lots of extra star blocks for this quilt- I like that they are so country looking.

A four patch- not my favorite but I wanted to try it. A flying goose block that I really like the colors on- I see the one goose changed the  flight pattern. LOL  I must have been copying nature the day that I made this block- the geese have been flying all kinds of patterns lately. What happened to the old V pattern??

The Flying geese again- I have to say I like the darker colors of this block. Also a nine patch- I like making these better then a four patch.
These crumb blocks have really been fun to make.I like that they are scrappy, not perfect, not really a perfect pattern but still do have the normal patterns that wold be in a "real" quilt. Does that make sense? hmm
The next project I am working on is a table runner.This is completely new to me! I know I thought "What? everyone has made a table runner before! Especially if they quilt!" But no this is my first one!!  I really like the colors-the pictures don't do it justice as it is cloudy outside!
These are two of the blocks, there is a third that is finished. However the borders on the block are a little off so they do not match up perfectly with these so I have to tweak them a little.

Shows the colors a little better. I like the patterns in all the fabric alot.

Once the other block is reassembled I will put the front together .Then I will be on to the back. I am planning on trying to quilt the runner myself. I don't think it should be that hard as it isn't all that big a  project to start out on.We will see!!! I am nervous as I have never quilted  anything in my life. I have an older machine so I am just going to try sewing in the ditch. Wish me luck!

Last but not least this is the other table runner I am working on. I found it in my stash, I bought it at a garage sale for $2.00!! I did not put it together it came pre-assembled- I do see that there are a couple blocks that do not line up so I am going to tweak them as well. Now I know things can not always be perfect, and by no means am I perfect. However when I look at something and my eye immediately goes to the problem area- well I just can't let it stay like that or I will NEVER enjoy the finished product.
Its cute reproduction fabric. I think it is nice to work with lighter colors for a change. It gets me out of my normal comfort zone.

 As you can see there are a lot of lines that yo need to make sure line up. Thank goodness it is only acouple that are not in line- however I still need to take this apart. Uggghhh

The backing is the red fabric that was used on the front. I think this would look cute in a girls room, with a scrappy quilt on the bed!
Ok please let me know your input. I always like to hear what others have to say. Anything I should be aware of while stitching in the ditch? Any other patterns that I should look at or try? Happy sewing- and remember expand your horizons and try something new!

1 comment:

  1. WOW..you've been busy! Can't wait to see your crumbs all together.