Friday, January 24, 2014

PCC 6 of 6



Date:  January 2014

Reason:  My goal is to make 6 baby quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January.

Fabrics:  Grandma has given me a lot of blocks and HSTs.  Hundreds in fact.  Here are 4 of those blocks and 4 of the HSTs.  Fleece that I don't remember the origins of and a strip of yellow flannel binding that was already ironed were probably also donated to me years ago.

Thoughts:  Once again because I am participating in the Building Blocks Quilt Along with Leah Day, I figured I should suck it up and so these straight lines are entirely done FREE MOTION.  I wonder If I have improved at all.  I've now done three baby blankets doing straight lines this way. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PCC 5 of 6


Date:  January 2014

Reason:  My goal is to make 6 baby quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January.

Fabrics:  Grandma has given me a lot of blocks.  More than 200.  Here are six of them.

Thoughts:  This is my favourite of the six.

Friday, January 17, 2014

PCC 4 of 6


Date:  January 2014

Reason:  My goal is to make 6 baby quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January.

Fabrics:  A friend gave me finished and unfinished blocks as well as random pieces of the same fabric.  I used the previously made units to make blocks and made additional blocks from the fabric.

The bindings were end scraps from various bindings that various people have given me - four pieces in all.  (I am a magnet for other people's unfinished projects and scraps and for the most part, I LOVE it).

Thoughts:  Usually I would get out the walking foot to quilt something like this but because I'm doing the Building Blocks Quilt Along with Leah Day, I figured I should suck it up and so these straight lines are entirely done FREE MOTION.  Obviously I need more practice, but still - pretty excited that it worked at all.  I found that rather than doing straight lines left to right or right to left, I preferred to move the quilt back as if I'm sewing a seam.

There is a heart stitched onto the back because I accidentally ripped the fabric after I had quilted most of it.  Yeah.  Winner.

The small prints were so dizzyingly busy together, a white sash was necessary just for a little separation and relief.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

PCC 3 of 6



Date:  January 2014

Reason:  I want to make 6 quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January

Fabric:  7 blocks Grandma gave me, 2 blocks Anne gave me.

Thoughts:  My daughter begged me to let her quilt so there she is carefully quilting with a walking foot.  She did not too bad :)

I latticed the different sized blocks on two sides each so I could cut them all to the same size for easy piecing.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

PCC 2 of 6

Date:  January 2014

Reason:  The goal is 6 baby quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January.

Fabrics:  This was a long narrow panel that I got in a bag or a box from someone or another.  I cut it apart and stitched it back together in a better shape.

A repurposed baby blanket was used as the back

Thoughts:  I have hundreds of orphan blocks that have been given to me.  I could make baby quilts for months.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PCC 1 of 6


Date:  January 2014

Reason:  6 baby quilts in January for the Pregnancy Care Centre

Fabrics:  A pillow case my grandmother made for me was picked apart and repurposed.  My sister gave the me fleece which I used on the back.  The binding was from two binding scraps that friends gave to me.

Thoughts:  This was both quilted in free motion and with a walking foot.  I tried to use different patterns of free motion quilting for each piece of the centre panel.

Fleece causes great amounts of excess fluff when cut.  Yay for a lint roller.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Schmittens


Date:  2007 - January 2014

Reason:  A friend had a similar wall hanging called "Smittens".  It was just so cute :)

Fabrics:  Nope.  Way too long ago to remember.

Lessons:  If you make a block and it doesn't work, don't put it in.  It's okay to start again.  The unused block(s) can go in an "orphan quilt" at a later time.

Thoughts:  Another UFO bites the dust.  A friend on Facebook claimed this as her own.

Machine quilted in free motion and a with a walking foot.