Monday, July 24, 2017

Three Quick Projects

To say that I love to sew is an understatement. Even when I'm stuck choosing a pattern or selecting colors, I truly enjoy the process of creating beautiful items. I'm definitely on a roll this year, with 26 projects completed by the end of June. 
Slashed Nines
A scrap quilt using bits of my recently acquired fabric collection, Slashed Nines started as four nine-patch blocks that were slashed diagonally and rearranged. White sashing and the bright colors make this 28” square quilt very perky. Quilting was straight stitch, outlining the diagonal seams and adding center squares. It was finished in two days, a quick and easy little project!
Sewing Basket
Sewing Basket is a wall quilt made of coordinating sewing themed fabrics in turquoise, lime, red, gray and white. The 2/12” strips are set in a basket weave pattern. The back is several wide lime and white pieces bordering a center section of leftover strips. I pieced this 37” square back in February, but quilted it last month.

Table Scraps
A colorful table mat made up of 4” squares of random scraps is appropriately named Table Scraps. The blue and white binding and backing material reminds me of a vintage tablecloth. Finished size is 32” square, and quilting was simply outlining the  squares with a half inch offset.

And now, back to my happy place...the sewing room.