|wonky star with clocks and scissors|
1. Table Scraps table runner in yellow for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but using also B&W scraps
2. Made wonky star blocks and improv log cabin for my Stay at home Round Robin
3. Finished the improv log cabin blocks to go with the hand pieced diamonds, and that section is now able to leave the design wall! (sorry no pics today)
Let's start with the round robin... I am leaving options open on placement for now, but the stars and log cabins were this week's addition
I'm using some of my cute sewing fabrics and colorful scraps... I just love seeing these colors!!!!
|see the sideways sewing machines? |
|Iron fabric, spools, Sew Love|
|Poodle playing in the thread|
Next up is the Table Scraps challenge to make a table covering each month... I used scraps from my Black and White bin, and from the Yellow bin, my drunkard's path templates, and the design wall...
It's interesting how much I enjoy each stage of design.
first choose pretty fabrics... and cut them out to be circles or backgrounds. Decide how much yellow to include.
Sew the blocks, I use three pins only to sew the curves, press some seams to circles, some to backgrounds depending on placement so they "nest"
Lots of decisions on where full circles went, where color went, which way circles faced.
To me it's like the moon stages.
I knew I wanted to interrupt the line with inserts, decided they should finish at 1/2" wide, and where they should go
|chose a background and binding|
Quilted each set with curves or straight lines, or both, or neither in the Chrysanthemum ones!
I did the binding differently by sewing it to the front, pulling to the back, machine stitching along the front edge and catching the back in that stitching. After it was done I wanted sparkle so I went over the binding again with mylar gold sparkle thread
this shows how pretty the binding fabric is...
no pics of the star/log improv pieces...