Ask And Ye Shall Receive (Dr. Seuss Fabric)

I wasn’t really expecting, but I was hoping, that some Dr. Seuss fabric might find its way here.

And IT DID!

And now it is a quilt top.

Based on the Quarter Turn Quilt tutorial on this blog, it is a good use of the size and shape of the scraps that arrived.

I am so grateful that you were willing to share.

Blue Bear Tracks Top Complete

I am SO HAPPY with how this quilt looks so far.

It is a perfect scrappy pattern (I added the extra inner and outer border for size) and it looks so nice in blue.

My mother says it reminds her a little of the Starry Night paining by Picasso.

Maybe a little…

Blue Progress

With school starting and all the craziness that means this year in particular, my sewing time is…much less. But, I have made a little progress on the blue quilt.

And this is how I keep my blocks, especially large ones, flat while I keep piecing. I guess it is a good thing my sewing space is in the laundry room.

Blue Blocks

Cutting has turned into sewing as I get started on the blue quilt.

Considering that this blog is Wedding Dress BLUE and that cobalt blue is my favorite color, I have made very few blue quilts.

But, blue is the favorite color of both the bride and groom, Yes, this one is for yet ANOTHER 2020 wedding. Amazing! With all the hard things this year has brought, there is much joy also.

Based on THIS pattern, with a modified border. You can see another version HERE.

 

Cutting For A New Project

As we ease into Fall and school, my sewing slows down, but I am cutting for a new project.

Often, I am more of a cut-as-I-go quilter, but this time I tried cutting the entire quilt at once. It will be interesting to see if it makes a difference in the finished project. I hope to be assembling blocks soon.

What about you?  Do you cut everything before you start?  Cut as you go?  Cut a whole bunch and see what happens?  Just wondering…

Mystery Top Finish

Days Filled With Joy understands her job.  If you are in a funk, there is nothing like a good mystery to get your mojo going in a positive direction.

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I don’t know that I was really in a funk, but any excuse for a good scrappy quilt, right?!

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I am so pleased with how this turned out.  As I chose to add sashing between the blocks I ran out of the original background piece and had to (after looking at FOUR different stores) do the outer border from something different.  Indoor light and quilting will hopefully minimize the differences.

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Thank you, Joy, for a fun quiltalong.  I have really enjoyed myself.

Black And Bright Blocks

The Black and Bright blocks are complete.

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It was breezy out and I couldn’t get better pictures, but there are 9 in all.  Trying to decide what to do next.  Sashing and setting…borders?  I’ll share more when there is more to share.

Just a note, I did about 15% bright in the black/white blocks.  I tried 10% first, but it wasn’t quite enough.  This feels about right…

Quick Quiltalong

Susan introduced me to Joy, of Days Filled With Joy, who is currently hosting a quiltalong.

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Yesterday I did steps 1 and 2.  Today 3 and 4.  I am not sure when the next one is coming, but if you already have 2-1/2″ squares, or can easily cut some, you might want to consider joining.

No, I don’t know what it will look like; it’s a mystery (ooo…oooo…spooky music).

No, I don’t know how big it will be; it’s a mystery (ooo…oooo…spooky music).

But, won’t it be fun to find out!

Leader-Ender

It was time to start a new leader-ender project.  It has become such a habit to have fabric under the needle constantly that I feel a little lost without one.

I wanted to use up more of the small background scraps that were threatening to take over, so I have started to sort them and cut them small:  1-1/2″ squares.

That is a size I also precut as colored scraps after I clean up after projects, so there were enough in the bin to get started.

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I am no sure where this will go in the end, but I am happy with the start.  So far there are about 40 16-patch block finishing at 4-1/2″ square…

For more information on the whys and hows of leader-enders, go HERE.