An I-Spy Puzzle Quilt

It’s a finish! The I-Spy Puzzle quilt was constructed using the Scrap Vortex technique shared by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts. I always enjoy making Scrap Vortex quilts. Each one grows slowly as a ‘leader and ender’ project running alongside my regular patchwork sewing. I keep a bin of odd shaped scraps next to my sewing machine. As I’m piecing patchwork blocks together I just reach down into the bin, select two scraps with edges of similar lengths and stitch them together as and when I need a leader or ender. These stitched pairs go

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Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (245)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 I wonder what projects you’ll be bringing along this weekend? I hope you have time to be inspired by sharing-in some of what’s going on in the Worldwide Quilting Community. Click on the links in the section below for the quilty goodness. Leaving comments on the blog pages you visit will be a real encouragement to the writers.

I got well and truly swept away by a squirrel project this week. I started out making a basket and pincushion set as a gift and ended up making several more sets to list in my Etsy shop! (I also posted a basket making tutorial here). So it’s no great surprise I’ve made very s-l-o-w progress on the English Country Garden QAL Poppy block. I’m beginning to think I should be employing machine applique rather than hand

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Shadow Hearts Table Runner

Ta!Da! Another finish to share! This little table runner was made in no time but writing the pattern…. Well! Let’s just accept I’m not going to get that finished before Valentine’s Day. Maybe it will be finished in time for 14th February 2022?

I enjoyed designing the shadowed heart blocks and the heart shaped petals of the flower block. It was strange making this small scale project (the finished cornerstones are just ¾” square) alongside the much larger scale nine-patch quilt I also finished last week.

The runner measures 12″ x 33.5″. The patchwork fabrics are all from my stash. There’s a layer of Hobbs 80/20 batting in the middle and on the back is a piece of unbleached calico. For the quilting I used Aurifil 40wt 2460 to echo stitch the the heart and flower blocks and to stitch in the ditch. I used Aurifil 50wt 2000 to echo stitch inside the borders of the blocks.

The runner is listed in my Etsy shop, AllisonsPatchworks. I’m wondering about making a second version, this time as a long-ways wall-hanging with the heart blocks re-orientated….

linking with Beth for Monday Making, she’s busy making freestyle log cabin blocks and with Michelle for the Beauties Pageant – hearts are her theme this week.

Allison

 

Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (234)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and enjoy the inspiration, tips and conversations being shared by other members of our Worldwide Quilting Community. Do click on the links below and don’t be shy about leaving comments here or on the pages you visit 🙂

I haven’t done much sewing at all this week. Most of my sewing time has been spent cutting and collating fabrics for the novelty square packs listed in my Etsy Shop. I have to admit I have also been procrastinating re. the bed runner I’m making for my parent’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary…. Anyhow! This morning I cleaned my sewing machine before cutting out the backing fabric and wadding for the runner. So, my project for this weekend is to baste the runner and then overcome my fear of spoiling the project with my less than perfect quilting.

I thought I’d share a tip about a really useful gadget I use when cleaning my machine. It’s a right-angled or ‘off-set’ screwdriver.

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