Monday, September 1, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 9/1/14


DESIGN WALL MONDAY -
Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. -
At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))
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This week I was a good girl -

I resisted the temptation to play with Sherry’s Box of Squirrels - HERE -

And played some more with EASY STREET DETOUR -

My version of Easy Street - HERE - ;))

I put the Block As on the design wall in the hallway -


Dug out the fabrics -
That I wanted to use -
For my corners -
And side-setting triangles -


Cut some of these -


Made some of these -


And these -


And matched them to sets of these -


To get these -


And found one that got cut somehow -
So I had to make another one -
To replace it -


Then I made some of these -


And these -


And these -


And these -


And THEN -

When I had ALL of those under control -

I rewarded myself -

And opened the baggies of Sherry’s Squirrels -


Oooooooohhhhh - the goodies!!



Kinda sorted by color -
And strips -
And HST -
And crumbs -



September is a new month -

So maybe I’ll play with these Squirrels for a while -

And dig out the ones that LindaJ sent me -

And see what else I can make -

While I’m finishing up the corners -

And sides -

On my Easy Street Detour - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



Saturday, August 30, 2014

QJ - "Buzz Lightyear"


QUILT JOURNAL - "BUZZ LIGHTYEAR"

Machine Pieced
Machine Quilted
Twin Size
Started - November 2003
Completed - March 2004

Made for Grandson #1

Pattern - Log Cabin
Quilts for Baby - Easy As ABC - Pg. 34-35
By Ursula Reikes (c) 1993

Our daughter bought an all-over print featuring "Buzz Lightyear" for Grandson #1 -


He chose the log cabin pattern and the "log" colors from my stash - red - yellow - purple - and black -


I "fussy cut" six "Buzz" squares for the centers of the log cabin blocks and used the rest of the print for the borders -



As I was quilting "in the ditch" - the black fabric began to split and shred!! Oh, great - now what!! It must have been really old fabric or just poor quality - either way, it was too late to replace it. I finished it anyway -

When I gave it to him - I told him that the black would "break" as soon as his mom washed it. When it "broke" - he should give it back to me and I would "fix" it -

Sure enough - by June 2004, the black fabric was totally shredded -


I had a flash of brilliance and sewed pre-packaged black quilt binding on top of the shredded black strips - it was denser - prefolded - and the perfect size!! -
Too bad I didn't think of it sooner - ;))




QJ - 2004



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