Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Christmas Shimmer Quilting



 I am quilting my


for the





I had just enough of this striped Christmas fabric in my stash for the backing.


Of course, Katniss has been helpful sandwiching this quilt.

Hope to have my quilt done for the final link-up.

Wish me luck!

:) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Walk In the Autumn Garden Quilt ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2016


Here is my "Walk in the Autumn Garden" Quilt!

After a few days of rain and gloom I was able to take my


outside for a photo op.

It is still very wet but the sun came out today.


Fall is just starting to turn here after an usually dry summer
and what looks like will be a brief autumn.


This small quilt measures  28" square,
112" in circumference.


The top is made of four 12" finished blocks and a 2" border


As always, Katniss, the Quilty Kitty, was very helpful in the making of this quilt.


This block is my 

"Granny Garden" pieced designer block for the


and is available 



This block is easy piecing with a 25 patch center
which could be strip pieced.


The corner triangles are made by cutting two
Disappearing 9 Patch Blocks in half.




I was going for an autumn scattered leaves and end of flower garden look.

I am really happy with this quilt. 


I used freezer paper to cut oak leaf motifs for quilting templates 
and also did my favorite straight line quilting.



Here is a closeup of the quilting on the back of the quilt. 


I did my first ever 


I will definitely use this binding technique again.


Here is the back of the quilt.
I cut this from an Autumn Woods border print panel.



I am adding this quilt to the

Original Design Quilts Category

@

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 1016

just for fun.

As I always enjoy all the beautiful quilty inspiration in the links.

Also linking up with

Linky Tuesday @ Freemotion by the River

and

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Thanks for stopping by my scrapatch and enjoying my quilt with me today!

Happy Quilting! :) 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Binding a Quilt Today!


Almost ready to show off my


I am doing my first ever completely machined  binding

following the method found here 

@


for a two color flanged binding.

I am really liking this method.

Reveal soon.

Time to go pick apples at my favorite orchard


atop their sunny hill in central Massachusetts.'

They make the best cider ever.

:-) 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Scrappy Saturday Sojourn Day


It is Scrappy Saturday Sojourn Day

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I am stitching the leaders and enders I have been collecting all week into blocks
for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge @ SoScrappy 

On more 6.5 inch  Postage Stamp Block done
and another on the way!



Katniss says we also need to show off these beautiful scrappy 30's 
birthday blocks that arrived from two of my
sweet stitchin' sisters.

I have a collection of 30's sampler blocks that I won in group swap
a few years ago and I am planning to add these 
pretty Irish Chain Blocks as setting blocks.

This block pattern is

Single Irish Chain Block Tutorial by ChrissieD

It rained so I did not get to the orchard to pick apples.
Maybe tomorrow.

Happy Sewing Saturday!