Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A Bit of This and That

I am working on some smaller projects right now. I have decided that I cannot keep making big quilts. It is hard to baste them and hard to quilt them on my Bernina.

I have had this green and white print for about 5-6 years and I love it! But it is so large I couldn't ever figure out how to use it without cutting it too small. Then I saw the Checkerboard Star block by Lori Holt on the Flamingo Toes blog. To be honest, I thing I saw it on Instagram first, but chased it down on her blog. I loved it and when I went into my stash to choose fabrics, I grabbed the green and white print. I made a large border around the blog and I am so happy with this. I will quilt it and let it be either a table topper or a wall hanging. Either way, I win!
I finally finished joining these blocks together. They all came from my green and blue scrap bins. I tried three different arrangements before I landed on this one. I have pulled fabrics for the backing that I need to piece, and then it will get basted and quilted. It is a good lap size.
Then, I found this block pattern in my Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson. I was really drawn to the shape of the curves in this block. Again the water color flowers print has been waiting for inspiration to strike. I am going to make 4 of these, with two different centers and two different neutral backgrounds and put them together for a wall hanging. I will border it with the watercolor flowers fabric. No letting fabrics languish any more!
The last thing I have to show you today is this bag. It is the box tote pattern from Very Shannon. I saw this on Instagram as well. So I chased it to her blog. Free patterm.
I actually saw a version on the Cotton Cuts blog, and that's what reeled me in. I made it for my daughter, the knitter. It is a very easy make and I had everything on hand for this. So that's some of what I have been up to lately. Have a great day. Talk to you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree. It is often hard to find the right pattern for a large print. That block is a great choice.
    And the string quilt looks great with all the blocks together.
    The bag is lovely, too . Perfect for a knitter.


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