Green Update

The green crumb quilt is moving along.

I have completed 25 blocks and am really pleased with how they look.

Given the inspiration, art murals created by our art teacher and kindergarten-grade 5 students at school, I decided on a low volume print for the setting and a “tilted” look.

Those are all coming together.

I hope to start assembly by this weekend.

That New Project: Green Growing

A little while ago I shared pictures of a new idea.

Now I have a picture of progress.

I have never made crumb blocks before, but I am (mostly) enjoying the process. Getting the pieces to end up the “right” size isn’t as easy as it looks, but I am working along and learning as I go.

There are numerous tutorials out there, but it seems that it is most productive to just “give it a go” and learn while creating.

I’ll keep you posted…

What I’m Working On

Right now I have three quilts in the works.

The Jewel Box quilt has become my leader/ender and there are suddenly 50 blocks complete. Only about 10% of the final total, but that is progress. One must be persistent with this sort of project.

Next we have a Second Chances quilt. It is slowly evolving and will be a fun small quilt, table topper or wall hanging soon. Fun colors!

And, finally, we have my new general scrap pattern for donation quilts. I use them to practice on the treadle. I am getting better rhythm and fewer thread breaks all the time. This is 15 blocks out of 35 to create a 60″ x 80″ top.

In the meantime, there is one quilt being bound and four waiting for binding. I am saving them up for General Conference the first weekend of April, a great time to listen, learn, reflect and bind quilts.

More updates (and some of those quilts finished) soon!

Works In Progress

The blog has been a little quiet lately, but not because nothing has been going on. Life is busy, but not in a bad way. Trying to keep school in business and take care of personal obligations…that sort of thing.

It seems like when I am busy, I always get several projects going at the same time, too.

There is a whole set of Welcome Home blocks (96 of them) ready to build two twin size quilts. These were mostly sewn on my “new” treadle machine (that story coming soon).

And a 30s quilt that is using up some small (2″ square) scraps. It has no definite size plan. Just until I am out of usable scraps, maybe?

And the start of a Jewel Box quilt. The blocks will finish at 4″. It will only take 500 or so to make a queen size quilt. Probably a two year project.

And a Second Chances quilt that is nearly done. Just 15 small snowballs to go.

I am pleased that the current projects show so much style variety. Yes, they are all scrappy, but so many different aesthetics.

So, that is four active projects, plus the one I hope to finish binding in the next few days and show by the end of the week (also a Second Chances quilt). Other than that, not much. 🙂 You know how it is.

Leftovers: First Quilt Top of the New Year

When THIS QUILT was sized down I was left with 32 extra 16-patch blocks. What to do with them?

There are plenty of 2″ squares at my place, so I made an additional eight blocks. Then, 40 4-patches with 2″ background all around.

Well, that was a quick top. Only 48″x60″, but a nice lap quilt size. And, no leftovers.