Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sewing Saturday!...two more challenges

 

For this week's sewing round up I have two challenges to share! Three really as one of them is monthly color challenge, and January is for PINK!

The sewing machine (pattern from Lori Holt) is my Stay at Home Round Robin quilt. We are given a block to use in our rounds, this time it was the plus block

I admit I am not a fan but a challenge is a challenge. The block is boring and static to me, but then it's only boring if you don't put your own spin on it right? I used my  sewing fabrics  to run the blocks together. 

It required a series of partial seams (grrrr). Here is also a pin cushion block to add in...   but I love the flower head pins on cream fabric, and fussy cutting to include the little dress... shoes... I've been collecting for a while now!

I am not sold on how I want to include this row yet... so it's sitting here waiting for inspiration

The really big project this week was to finish my table runner for my friend JOY who challenged us to make "Table Scraps" (finished table covering of any kind using scraps) once a month. 

I carefully cut lots of 2.5" squares to start mine...

98 squares (plus some extras)
and arranged them from lightest to darkest.... then arranged them on the design wall and carefully sewed them together matching all the corners!!! 

I added a border to tie them together and carefully quilted down each row and cross row.

then I quilting in some diagonal rays of stitching, keeping the geometric feel  making repeating triangles...

Originally I thought I'd do curvy edges and applique but changed my mind during the design stage.

It's hard to see, sorry 'bout my photos, but I finished up with white wool flowers. I used a couching foot, zig zag stitch and sort of "sketched" with wool the outline of three flowers. It's subtle in photos but pretty in person and very delicate!


It looks so pretty on the credenza in the family room!
that little gear man is a clock

It's about 16"X 30" finished size

Linking to

http://frombolttobeauty.blogspot.com/
can I get a whoop whoop Fridays  

patchwork Sunday                    

https://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/ 

24 comments:

  1. Your table topper turned out SEW sweet, LeeAnna!! The couched flowers add an unexpected touch to the completed runner. Thanks for being part of the TABLE SCRAPS crew!

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  2. Lovely tablemat, Leeanna. You have so many pretty pinks and they are arranged in a very appealing manner! Not surprised, since you are a true artist.

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  3. For the round robin, you are doing what works for you and thinking about it. I ended up floating some plusses and hope this works with the next round. @lolly2430

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  4. What a charming table runner. You have a large variety of pinks. And, of course, no Lee Anna quilt would be complete without some embellishment. Interesting progress on your asymmetric round robin.
    Pat

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  5. Oh my goodness! I LOVE how all those pink squares turned into such a delightful table runner. Sew pretty. Love the spin on your plus row as well.... I still need to make mine.

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  6. A beautiful runner and lovely gift. Well done. That sewing machine quilt is pretty clever, too!

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  7. You have the cutest sewing themed fabrics! They're perfect to go with your sewing machine block for the round robin. And I love the way you laid out the pink squares for the tablerunner too - so pretty!

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  8. Your table topper turned out great! What a great idea to couch the white wool! Very soft and spring like.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE how you fit those plus signs together, and the addition of the pin cushion is perfect. I’m hoping to get mine added tomorrow, but haven’t come up with a good plan yet. That table runner is very cute.

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  10. Fun fabrics for your SAHRR. The table mat is beautiful. I really like the idea of the couched wool. It really added a lot to the project in a subtle way.

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  11. Hi LeeAnna,
    Inspiration will come when you least expect it. Love all the themed fabrics you're using :)
    Table scraps turned out pretty and lovely ! Ready for February !
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  12. How beautiful! Those pinks are so pretty.

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  13. I LOVE your pink table topper, so cute and, as the flower quilted, delicate!
    Love your fabrics too, in this RR row.
    Thank you for linking up today!

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  14. Your table topper is soooo beautiful.

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  15. Love your challenges and love that sewing machine! Wowsa!

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  16. Love the sewing machine. Very cool idea to couch wool over patchwork too.

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  17. Just love your table topper! So sweet. And your plus blocks are sew neat nestling together like that. Looking forward to what you decide to add.

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  18. I love your run-together plus signs! And bonus that they are all sewing themed--and with a pin cushion added in! So clever! That sewing machine center is amazing!!

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  19. Oh how pretty!! love all those pink squares in the table scraps... it kind looks like a colorwash!!

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  20. Your sewing machine quilt if shaping up and look at all those lovely pinks!

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  21. Nice job on your table topper, it's really pretty. Love pink.

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  22. LA - that table runner is gorgeous, and the pink really suits your style!

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  23. Wonderful pink challenge. I think I like the little flowers added at the last ... they are subtle but add a nice touch to the all pink blocks. Great job!

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