Sunday, March 2, 2014

Some Projects I've worked on this month

Here's some of my blocks for the Rainbow scrap challenge. This month's color is teal or bluish green from the Caribbean Sea.  I'm still searching through my stash to find some scraps.  I made 33 different blocks yesterday but they weren't all teal.  I'm playing catch up from February too so I did some pink blocks too.  I made blocks for my Carolina Chain quilt and Cobblestone quilt. 

I made this little wallhanging during the week. This was a fun little project. I've had this little kit for about five years and decided to finally put it together. I used fabric markers for the words and hearts.  The hearts were two different methods. The bottom part was paper piecing and the top was just regular piecing. I had to make half square triangles and quarter square triangles for the top of the hearts. 

The next block is for a swap in our guild. It is a disappearing pinwheel block.  Here are the steps to make it.....


Here's two  hand embroidered wallhangings I finished. I took an embroidery class to do this project. 

I crocheted around these two little fleece blankets.

Last but not least I put the top together with black sashing and scrappy cornerstones for my friendship star quilt.  I'm trying to decide on the final border.  I'm thinking about a full black border or a black border with small friendship stars for the corners....I'm really leaning toward the small blocks on the corners but not sure yet....

 I'll show you the finished quilt top once I make my mind up. 
I have several other blocks to make this week  and I'll show you those once they are all together. I hope you have a great week. Until next time, happy stitching!


Edith said...

I was still trying to catch up with January and February as well, and then realized that it is actually March. I was lucky to squeak in when I found a few pre-cut aqua scraps, so quickly sewed them up. I see a few aquas in that block stash.

Impera Magna said...'ve been busy! Everything looks great... esp the disappearing pinwheel block!

scraphappy said...

I really like that disappearing pinwheel block. I've never seen it done before and it makes such a nice finished block.

Kate said...

Fun projects. I like the disappearing pinwheel block too.

Nell's Quilts said...

What an interesting way to make a churn dash with a pin wheel centre or disappearing pinwheel. I haven't crocheted around a fleece blanket but I like the way it looks. Perhaps I'll give it a try. You've certainly been busy - lots of variety in your projects.

Jane Galley said...

You have been busy. Love seeing all your blocks

Ellen said...

You have been busy and very productive. You have so many great things going on in your sewing room. I love the disappearing pinwheel - so clever!

Elly D said...

WOW Linda! You have been putting the metal to the pedal!! Love your scrappy Carolina chain and cobblestones blocks! Congrats getting your friendship star blocks assembled into a top, look forward to seeing what you do with the borders.
And oh my gosh! Those embroidery blocks are gorgeous!! And the heart quilt and all your works :))
I tried a tiny disappearing pinwheel block using 5 inch squares but it was a bit fiddly. I think I'll have to try it with the 10 inch squares some day.
Good to see you back :) xx

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So many pretty things... That disappearing pinwheel block looks like fun! I'm playing catchup for RSC14 too.

susy wire said...

Thanks for the Disappearing Pinwheel tutorial,I didnt know it.Is so easy and fun,thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your hand embroidery. Those are beautiful baskets. The disappearing pinwheel looks so cute. I will have to try that. You have so many great projects going on and are making progress!

karen green said...

I wish I could learn to crochet around fleece blankets. I love yours.

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