Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Good Afternoon Wednesday

     I just thought I'd check in with a few updates today on some small projects I've been working on this week.

     Lets start with my "A YEAR OF SCHNIBBLES" project called Whit.  I started cutting this project out last week but had a busy weekend moving our daughter to her new house so I didn't get much done on it.

Carrie Nelson the "Schnibbles" designer has you make your geese a little larger than you actually need and then trim them down so you accumulate a small pile of scraps but it's ok as far as I'm concerned since I got some nice geese.  This project will end up being a tabletopper for my new kitchen once we remodel in January.   How do you like the little pop of red?  I thought it needed something and was going to add green but I had some urging to do red and I'm glad I is more "me" than lime green.

The next project is called "Red Letter Day" and it's by Camille Roskelly.

I've had this pattern for a while....I just couldn't decide what fabric to use.  I finally decided that I'd just use the April Showers bundle I got for Mother's Day from hubby since it's Camille's pattern and her fabric.  Each of these blocks measure up to 22-1/2 inches which is huge!  I'm going to do these like I did my SWOON blocks, one a month.

The next project is called "Little Letters" and it's by Temecula Quilt Co.  

 With a new grandbaby coming in November I knew I wanted to make this one as soon as I saw it advertised.  Temecula did offer a kit but I had this black pin dot on white and this big bundle of solids that needed using so I opted to just do it from my stash.  Each letter is 4 inches and let me tell you, they work up super fast!   I would say with the cutting, sewing and pressing, maybe 30 minutes for both.  Not bad.....

They put the cutting and sewing directions on their blog on Sunday and Wednesday.  If you have a little one on the way or just want something for charity, this is a nice project.

The last update for today is this tumbler quilt project found in a fairly old SEW SCRAPPY magazine.  I just loved how it looked in the picture and I knew I had the pattern somewhere so I went in search of it and actually realized late last night that I'd taken that issue of the magazine apart and kitted up 4 projects from it, the tumbler wasn't one of them so I went online and ordered the computer version and printed off the pattern pages just for reference.

I happen to have the GO cutter in both 3 and 6 inch size as well as templates in both sizes so i'm going to keep the GO set up on a table in my sewing room and as I get a scrap strip that will work I'm going to cut some and use them as a leader/ender project.
I actually did a few passes last night to see how easy they come out and I think I'm hooked!
I'll show some progress as I go along.

OH...and an interesting fact....the designer of this quilt happens to live in New Jersey as well and if you want to see some more of her quilts, just pop over to Inspired by Antique Quilts and say hello to Kathie.   I think you will be inspired by her quilts!



Terry said...

I love your geese! What a sweet little topper! :0)

The Other Barb said...

That's a lot of little geese! Love the pop of red. I'm going to check out the "little letters" blog. Good luck on your projects~