Saturday, May 22, 2021

sewing saturday

 

for this week's sewing round up I present wine bottles made from red scraps for the RSC.

these seem a bit pink but in person they are definitely red! And the labels are silly!

One from a valentine fabric and one from my alcohol fabric collection! Seeing pink elephants???

Mostly this week I have worked on my tumbling block quilt, fine tuning colors and arrangements.

I pin them in place and carry it down to the family room to stitch in front of the tv. I made a felt covered cardboard tray to use, the pin cushion was from a youtube cathedral window free pattern.
 

 I made a few more blocks to bring more color into the predominantly black and white ones, and added a row on the left side. I am sewing the blocks together in pinned sections at night while listening to tv. 

I also spent some time on my red scrap wall quilt, or table runner, or banner. (time will tell which)


 

I added in a purple scrap on one side, and the beloved red with gold circles vintage scrap next to it and chose a binding fabric of gold with red circles.I almost put a black strip on the right but last minute I decided to keep it somewhat symetrical, thinking if I did that your eye would be drawn to the center to see the fun piecing instead of looking at all the different borders. 

I'm not sure I like it but figure red thread quilted in the purple scrap strip, or beads will mitigate the color pop. 



here's a video I found this week:

 some interesting ideas in this video, free  and useful in quilt making

Linking to

lovelaughquilt.mondays

scrap happy Saturdays

oh Scrap Sundays 
 slow stitching Sundays
 

23 comments:

  1. The wine bottles are coming along great. And the red, wow. That really caught my eye. Happy weekend!

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  2. Red wine bottles add so much fun for your collection. Beautiful reds on the crumb table runer or wall quilt or whatever you decide.
    I'll watch tha video, thanks.

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  3. Lovely bits of RED for the RSC, LeeAnna, but I love your improv pieces best of all!!

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  4. Oh those wine bottles!!! So much fun!

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  5. The wine bottle collection just gets better with each addition! Your tumbling blocks look like the perfect project for TV time. And I love the red wall-hanging - bright and bold!

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  6. I really enjoy those “Just get it done” videos and am slowly ,asking my way through them.

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  7. Your red banner? is just wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing the finish! Liking the wine bottles too, of course ! I’ll take time later to watch the video! I did enjoy the 2 you shared on Thursday! Oh to be able to dance like that!

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  8. Your reds look fantastic. Such clear, happy color.

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  9. I see that the bar's open LeeAnna !
    Can't wait to sit outside a enjoy a glass :)
    14 C here today.
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  10. Love the labels on the bottles and all the projects you are working on. Have an awesome week.

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  11. Your wine bottles are beautiful!

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  12. Great labels on your wine bottles!

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  13. I love the bright cheerful colors in the fabric! Enjoy your sewing this week! Hugs!

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  14. I so love your wine bottle blocks! Yes, I'm seeing pink elephants! Those tumbling blocks continue to be such a work of art! Like the idea of felt on a tray!

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  15. Really cute with all the different 'labels'! Pink elephants are so fun! Beautiful designs for all - so talented! x K

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  16. Love the wine bottles! Such fun. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  17. Your wine bottle collection is the bestest! I also like the tumbling blocks WIP. Isn't red such a vibrant colour? I have to get after my RSC second project; got the first one up to speed with red but not the second (which was actually the original project for this year).

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  18. Hi,
    Love those wine bottles...your red quilt is
    awesome...have a great day!

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  19. You're filling up your wine cellar! Those blocks are adorable!

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  20. What a great way to have a lot of wine around ;-) too cute

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