Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Seminole Border

While cruising Pinterest yesterday I found a picture of a miniature Boston Commons quilt. Clicking on the picture led me to this blog...

 The border on this little quilt gave me and idea for a Seminole type border... Who says I have to use all the same fabrics in the border? No One!  LOL!!!!

I think this will work....

Monday, May 25, 2020

Then this Happened

LOL!!! I was having so much fun putting fabrics together while finishing my Color-wash quilt top I couldn't stop! I had an uncontrollable urge to make a Boston Commons quilt!

I don't have enough fabric left to make a pieced border... slab-o 10" borders that will give me lots of space for quilting! LOL!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

GFG Update

I'm still working on my hand pieced GFG.... 4 rows done with only 2 more to go!! Yay!!!

 I started putting the green hexies across the top for a change in pace.... and I don't know exactly what happened with the flower at the bottom, but I ended up with 3 green hexies not where I meant for them to be. This will make it interesting while attaching the next row! LOL

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Colorwash Quilt

Where did last week go? It seems like I wash busy, busy and the week got away from me....

I finished piecing the quilt top that I share in this post. I'm enchanted with the way the colors move... So I decided to name it Enchanted.

 I was asked by several people about how I was going to join the blocks after I posted about it before... The way the blocks are pieces you end up with zig-zaggy edges that you can see at the bottom of the block in progress below.

What I found worked the best for me is to mark a stitching line on the wrong side of the block using my seam intersections. (does that make any since?) 

Then I simply stitched on the line very carefully so as not to stretch the fabric. This is all on the bias... I also starched the bejesus out of my blocks while putting them together.

Once stitched I trimmed a quarter inching from the seam...

I'm normally not a fan of pressing my seams open but for this quilt top it seemed appropriate. It will be quilted with and Edge to Edge design so I'm not concerned about doing any Stitch in the Ditch.

Points are close enough....  LOL

My helper is never impressed with my work...  LOL!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Sunday Drive

We took a drive down to Raymond and came back up through Grayland...

Where Willipa Bay meets the Pacific... Looking South across the bay.

Looking north towards Wash Away Beach...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Side Tracked

And then I get side tracked... or better know... SQUIRREL!!!!

This is a quilt I started many moons ago. At the time my plan was to make it king size! Now I think I'm going to make a few more setting triangles and call it good!