It is time for this Sharing quilt projects #17 post, it is always fun to show what I’m working on right now and of course what others have made with my tutorials and patterns.
I even have a couple of new photos of our friendly opossum to share with you!
My Quilt Projects
I have finished up the Batik Scrap Squares lap quilt and hope to get the pattern for it written as soon as possible.
When I am quilting a lap quilt or larger one, I always put a table behind my sewing machine cabinet to support the weight of the quilt. This makes a big difference as having your quilt hang down will make it difficult to quilt.
The tables I like to use are bi-fold 4 foot white plastic tables. The height is adjustable and I actually was using 2 of them in my upstairs quilt room at the other house for my cutting table. I have had them for several years and they don’t take up a lot of room when you aren’t using them.
String Block Table Runner
Remember the string blocks that I shared earlier, I am making them into a table runner and adding a strip border from the leftover scraps. I am happy to say that my teal string scraps all got used.
I pieced the blocks using paper at the backing for the string blocks but for the border I just took my scraps and sewed them into 6½-inch strings.
Once I used all of my teal batik scraps, I trimmed them and then cut the pieces in half so I can use them for a 3-inch border.
Ironing Table Recovered and Raised
I decided it was time to recover my ironing table. Builder Bob cut a plywood board that I could cover with batting a long time ago. In fact, over the years he has made several quilt ironing boards for me. While doing that, I raised it.
A lot of people asking about my mesh shelves. Here are some Elfa Mesh shelves that are similar. I bought mine from Ikea several years ago and I can’t find them on their website anymore.
Quilt Projects Shared with me
I always love seeing what is made with my tutorials and patterns! I’m a little behind since I was sick but I think you’ll enjoy seeing all of these. If I didn’t show yours, I am so sorry and will try and get them in my next sharing post.
Sharon shared this photo of her River Squares quilt made with quilt scraps of her mother’s fabrics.
Janet picked bright and colorful fabrics for her wall hanging made with the Hidden Wells tutorial. Notice how she also used all of the fabrics in her binding!
Terry shared her neat Midnight Glow wall hanging. What fun backing fabric!
Christmas Tree Table Runner
Cheryl made this beautiful Christmas Tree table runner. I really like the fabrics and colors she used.
Michelle used the Christmas Tree table runner tutorial but added her own twist to it. What a great idea to add the word Joy and make a pillow!
Vintage Red Truck
Mary made this cute wall hanging using the Christmas Truck tutorial. Isn’t it neat the way she quilted it!
Lisa made the neat Christmas Truck table runner with a quilt fabric that has a border that works perfectly with it. I really like the black fabric with snowflakes!
Mr. Mickey didn’t get included in the photos this week. I have been spending so much time watching the birds, cats, and opossum that I don’t have any new ones of him. Sorry Mr. Mickey!
Miriam shared these cute photos of the dog jacks she has made from sweatshirts! Aren’t they adorable! That is one cute dog!
We have a regular visitor! I’m going to name this little opossum Oppie. It should really be Oppie 2 as about twelve years ago we lived in the country and I had another opossum that I fed eggs to one winter. We had a cat then and they would sit on the deck together. He even came in the doggie door to the garage.
This little guy prefers cat food and didn’t touch the egg I put out for him. Sorry for the blur, this was through the door, when I opened it he took off.
Oppie has been showing up every evening for some chow and water. I should have had water out sooner for the animals. This is looking down from the bedroom window. I missed getting a photo of two cats and Oppie eating together.
I counted over 30 Cardinals the other day! It is so much fun to watch the birds. They really love the black sunflowers so the last time we went to the store we bought a twenty-pound bag. Hope it lasts for a while!
I hope you have enjoyed this Sharing quilt projects #17 post, I know I have fun writing it! Have a great day.