Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowering Snowball

I am participating in Molly Flanders Flowering Snowball-Along.  I have admired this pattern since I first saw it on her blog on June 20, 2011 so I was excited to join in!

First the material pull, mostly from my stash. Lots of oldies as well as a few new fabrics; Bonnie and Camille, American Jane, PBJ by Basic Grey, Glenna Haley, Sweetwater, Riley Blake to name a few!
For the "petals" I used an old Robert Kaufman neutral and Kona Snow.
I cut four "blades" of each print and really tried to put them into a scrappy pattern, but I just could not do it! So I made "two squares" where the blades met.

I am still calling this a WIP because I just found a mistake in the middle of the quilt!  I know I'm going to have to fix it. grrrr.

I really enjoyed this pattern. The curves were very gentle and easy to sew.  This is the largest block I have made (12" finished).  It made the piecing go so fast!

Thank you Mary at Molly Flanders for sponsoring this fun quilt-a-long!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

Here is the quilt top with the mistake all fixed!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Travel Sewing Bag

I finished this sewing bag just in time for summer sewing!  The pattern is Noodlehead's open wide zipper pouch, middle size.  I used this spool pattern from Cindy from Hyacinth Quilt Designs.and lots of scraps!  I even managed to re use some of the Essex linen from the feather debacle. (There is still plenty left).
See the little needle embroidered on with silver metallic thread!

Lining also a scrap from the stash.

 And a little needle case inspired by this blog.
Her work is so pretty.  I added a pocket for my scissors.

 All set so I can finish these propellers!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Not Again!!

Dear Beth,
I have been swept up again in an internet block craze!  This time it is the Economy Block.  I first saw it here on Rita's blog, Red Pepper Quilts, but the blocks were too small, 5", and I knew I wouldn't have enough to make a decent size quilt. It was easy to say no.  Then, Amanda, at Crazy Mom Quilts, enlarge the blocks! I couldn't resist.  But, like so many other times, Scrappy Trip Around the World, to name just one, I started gleefully cutting before thinking.  Now I have 12 blocks done, and I have gone through my scraps and have started hitting my stash.

But, I just don't have that much.  So, how about joining me?  I figure if we each do 24 squares, we would have enough for a charity quilt.  I used the Crazy Mom Quits tutorial and trimmed to blocks to 8.5"

Which fabric do you like for the final round, lime green or coral? I like them both but can't decide.

Looking forward to quilting with you on Wednesday? What are you working on?
Love, Sister Susan