Whenever you make something using one of my tutorials or patterns I would love to see a photo of it and then share it with others. This is always so inspiring to me and others!
It is time for another Sharing Quilt Projects post, this is number 22.
Working on a puzzle
Now this is something I never thought I would be doing! My mother in law who is 100 has always loved working on puzzles. We picked up one that had 300 pieces as we didn’t want to get too hard of one for her. Turns out she is much, much better at puzzles than we are!
First Bob started working the puzzle with her and then we took turns. Clarice would say her shoulders were really hurting but…..she didn’t want to quit! I would much rather be quilting than doing a puzzle but I had to admit that was more fun than I thought it would be. We forgot to take a picture when the puzzle was finished but I’m sure we will put it together again. We only worked on it two days! I’m going to stop at Goodwill and see if they have any puzzles!
My Quilt Projects
I’m not spending much time quilting right now but I did manage to work on two different projects that I think you will find interesting.
Rail Fence Place Mats
The Rail Fence placemats are quilted and cut out. I couldn’t resist putting them on the glass table to see what they looked like. Now all I need to do is cut some bias binding and finish them. These make beautiful placemats for a round table and are the same size as my Country Placemats. The table runners haven’t been quilted yet.
I recently purchased the March Quilty Box and have been working on one of the quilt patterns. I know that some of you have purchased the same box and if you haven’t started making yours, I just want to share what I’m doing.
I picked the quilt called Olivia’s Star because it is bargello which I love doing. This one however has strips that are cut less than an inch wide. Something I did was to stay stitch around the diamond shape before I trimmed the block to help it not stretch.
There is a template included in the box that you can use on either pattern.
I think I would have preferred to make the other quilt as the pieces in the blocks are bigger. I made 4 blocks and then decided I didn’t want to make anymore but I knew I needed to complete the quilt top or the blocks would sit in a drawer forever. You need to add your own background fabric and luckily I had a dark blue batik that matched perfectly. With 4 blocks I could make a pinwheel design by cutting 4 background triangles the same size as the blocks with setting triangles.
Remember I said the strips were tiny? This is a nickel laying on top of the block. See how tiny the pieces are?
Here is my completed quilt. It is about 30 inches squares. My points don’t match up perfectly but I’m happy with it.
Quilt Projects Shared With Me
It is always so much fun to see all of the beautiful quilt projects that you are making! I have all kinds of beautiful quilt projects to share with you this time!
Margo made this beautiful wall hanging using my Patchwork Rabbit pattern, great job!
Kim also made this neat Patchwork Rabbit wall hanging and matching mug rug.
Fabric Basket and Granny Squares
It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Juliet made this beautiful wall hanging using the Christmas Logs tutorial.
Take a look at this beautiful River Scraps quilt that Phyllis is making. She used the same brown fabric in each block for a neat look.
Thank you everyone for sharing your quilt projects made with my tutorials and patterns!