Friday, February 24, 2017

Trial Blocks

I am going to sew a baby quilt, but before cutting into my chosen fabrics, I decided to sew trial blocks. 

These blocks are cut in stacks, then the fabrics rearranged. Finished size of blocks are 5.25".

Next are scrappy stars. I was looking through a book from the library and fell in love with the little stars. 

Since I have so many scraps cut into squares, I knew it would be quick and easy to make these.I used 2" squares, and my blocks finish at 5.75"

Earlier this week I read a tutorial on a quilt blog regarding string block construction without using a foundation or paper. I had to try it!
It worked beautifully! Finished block size is 9"
Here is the back, nice and neat. I ran a basting stitch around the outside to keep the stitching from unraveling. 

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Two more...

I found I had two more charity quilts made from the stack of fabric squares a friend passed on to me. I assembled them last year, but they kind of got buried during the holidays!

The first one is a simple baby quilt. There were so many of the blue floral squares that I put them in their own quilt. 

The second one is a lap quilt; I thought I should try to make at least one masculine quilt!

I've passed these on for quilting and binding. Glad to have them all out of the house at last!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What a difference!

I put borders on the charity quilt. Such a difference!

Here it is without the borders: Not all that attractive, just okay.

And here it is with the borders! I really like it now!

Here are the other quilt tops I sewed with the same large pile of squares from a friend. I am thinking they would have benefited with added borders. 😕