Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wow I've been busy sewing this week!

I've made progress on the Christmas stocking - it's quilted and sewn together!  Now all I need to do is add the cuff and hanger.  Sweet deal!  I'm considering making these for a lot of other people since they were so easy.  



Next, since my scrap bin was overflowing, I decided to sort them into piles by color and make scrappy log cabin blocks.  Here's the first one I attempted in yellow.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out!



I've been collecting selvedges for awhile now too and made a string quilt with them.  It turned out nicely also.  I must have confused selvedge and string quilts though, because some of the strips turned out to be 1/4" wide since I cut them so skimpy to begin with, then sewed on both edges of the strip.  I may change my sewing pattern on the next one.



Lastly, here's a few more blocks finished in my second version of the triple Irish chain.  At first I wasn't crazy about how neutral it was appearing, but now that I have a few more blocks finished, I am much happier with the results.



Happy sewing!

My current list of projects:

Finished!
Bliss Sampler


Completed tops needing backings & quilting:
Verna Friendship Braid
Simply Squares Vintage sheets 
Central Park Charming Stars
Hunky Dory Bubblegum
Vintage Sheets Mod Sampler

Tops in pieces:
Scrappy Triple Irish Chain
Sew Cherry Snapdragon Quilt
Cherish Nature Circle in Squares 
Vintage Sheets New Wave 

New projects this week: 2
Finished projects this week: 1  

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

7 comments:

Lee said...

The stocking is really cute, and I love the string block! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

A Girl said...

I really like how your Irish Chain is coming along. Such bright happy colors.

fallingforpieces said...

Love the Triple Irish chain! Glad you stuck with it, the colors look great to me against the neutral.

Dee said...

Love everything here! The stocking and strings are just wonderful!

Becky said...

Nice! I really need to do something with all of my selvages that I've been collecting since I started seeing all of the selvage goodness in blog-land.... Love the yellow log cabin too, especially since it's so gray and gloomy here!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The Irish chain is looking great!

Kristy said...

The triple chain looks wonderful

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