Saturday, October 1, 2022

sewing saturday, a finish and a finished top

 

For this week's sewing round up... a finish, a lot of scrappy sewing, and a finished top! 

In honor of Fall, the cute small (about 20" X 24") quilt above was made with fall scraps, from a pattern I got from canadianneedlenana (maybe from this source. ) I love the little bird and would make that again

note little fussy cut fall images in stars

fussy cut words in the pumpkin stars too. I love this orange fabric with crows!

I admit, it was hard to allow myself to cut into the hoarded rust colored moda fabric to bind it. Feels wasteful to use pretty fabrics on backing or binding to me but it was perfect. Now to hang it in the family room to enjoy and maybe bring on cool weather.

as I mentioned before, my friend Jan at colorfulfabricholic, sent me her project scraps from making a kaleidoscopr quilt last year. I love getting scraps but especially when they are all from a project. Weird angles, all go together, and I can just play with abandon! 

from the tiniest pieces came my favorite item so far, the long banner on the left. 

on it's way to a finished top

 

When you make a kaleidoscope quilt a la Ricky Tims, you have a lot of angular strip scraps left.

see the tiny strips added to make them work?
  I tried to make the most of them, recutting with my 60 deg triangle ruler when I could to make 6 sectioned hexies... and I fell hard for her orange and black striped fabric (wish I had yardage of that one) 

I cobble together left overs, making them work, try to balance colors, sew in strips if needed. I turned a set of 4 the same size into a runner by adding in corner pieces of black and one of my halloween prints for a border... it says faintly happy halloween in gray!

time to quilt this and put it out for Halloween! Thank you Jan for the hours of fun!!!

I separated painting from sewing this week, doing a paint party Friday post yesterday

 

I would love it if you went to see what I painted this week. Color is color, art is all good, and painting informs my quiltmaking.

the link is: HERE!

 

Linking to

patchwork Sunday                    

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays 



17 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your pumpkin mini is adorable! I love the fussy cut centers in the blocks. Fun to see what you can do with those leftovers, too!

Kathy S. said...

LOVE that little bird. Congrats on your finish. Your art work is gorgeous. You are a talented artist.

The Joyful Quilter said...

That Fall quilt is adorable, LeeAnna! Hoping you'll share it with the other entries for the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge. It totally met the prompt and color for September link party! It looks like you are having lots of fun with those scraps from Jan. Can't wait to see how your new banner turns out! Thanks for the sneak peek at you painting. Off to see the finished piece...

Sandy said...

The work you do with scraps is truly amazing. LOVE all the color. Have fun at your painting party.
Traveling Suitcase

quiltingbydawn said...

Your Fall mini quilt is so cute! I love the fussy cutting for the centers of the stars! Your art is beautiful!

Frédérique said...

The little bird is adorable, and so is the Fall wall hanging! Pretty kaleidoscope blocks too, and your painting is beautiful. I love that face, and the owl ;)
Thank you for sharing, and linking up.

Sandy said...

Everything is pretty, but the bird is really cute. I can how you could use him in lots of different designs...especially with your talent.
Sandy's Space

Donna T. said...

What great colors, shapes, angles, etc. you combined in your table runner! I bet you'll smile each time you pass it for the next few weeks. Sometimes it's the little things......

Sara said...

That little fall quilt is just as cute as can be! Love it. I feel the same way - find it difficult to use something pretty on the back of something. I need to finish the binding on my Halloween wall hanging so I can enjoy it this month.

Kathleen said...

Your fall quilt is just perfect. I love seeing you play with fabric - you come up with such fun things. I really like the halloween quilt you got from the scraps...so much fun and so creative.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love your Halloween quilt. Very cool table runner too!

Pat said...

love your fall quilt! and the little black bird! sew fun!!

Raquel said...

Hi, I really enjoyed seeing your artwork! I like your blog. Hugs, Raquel

Lisa Marie said...

The fall mini quilt is wonderful! I just love fall decorations.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

There's something about that fat little bird that I simply love. Your Halloween hexagons are so wonderful! What you did with that tiny scrap of border print is amazing. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Susan said...

Fun little fall quilt and I agree - the bird is cute!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Super cute quilt - I really like the pumpkins in that one!!
you are all ready for Fall!!!