Saturday, November 5, 2011

On the sewing table this weekend...

Blocks for Claire

This weekend I am working on this quilt for my teenage friend Claire. The blocks are between 12" and 15" squares/rectangles and I need a few more. Working on these blocks has been my evening sewing this last week.

I will sash them all with white to make them all a size a bit bigger than the biggest block ends up being and then join them. I now have a great idea for the back - I dreamed it last night. Working with all this colour is so fun.

Mystery Quilt QAL - Jaggy Infill Strip

This is a jaggy strip for the Mystery Quilt QAL. There are 48 pointy bits, which is 48 times of placing, sewing, flipping, trimming, going to the iron, pressing and starting over. But they are amazing to see once done. Good thing too, as I have another to make, I think in blue.

Peaky Star - Mystery Quilt QAL

I actually made this Peaky Star last weekend but I have not given it much of a showing here. It is the last star for the Mystery Quilt QAL and is so cute. I am sort of excited to get the parts of the quilt I put off done as the last instructions are up - so a finish is near. I am already hoping that Sheila will do another Mystery QAL at the same leisurely pace, to start maybe just after the holidays. Do you think I can convince her?

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap - all done

My Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap table runner is all done and washed. I washed it in the washing machine and threw it in the dryer, both on medium heat. Now my partner can spill gravy with abandon and not worry that it will run or fall apart when she throws it in the wash.

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap - detail

Here is a close up of what has emerged as the internet's most favourite block.

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap - all done

And the artsy shot. I took these at my office yesterday, by the time I get home it is too dark for decent pictures. I really love this runner, I may have to make one for me!

I am off to exercise the morning so I can report in with my internet exercise buddy before I get a lecture. Then I hope for a day of sewing and tidying up my new sewing space. More on that later.

Enjoy your weekend, we get an extra hour tonight.

Best,

Leanne

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! Love your colorful blocks! SO fun!!

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  2. Your quilt is coming along beautifully. I love all the colorful blocks. That long pointed star is perfection. I might have to pin that one!

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  3. Everything you posted here is fab so I don't know where to start. Might as well be the tablerunner as I have a special interest in that. ;-) Love it!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I love those colourful blocks, great colours. I have told Sheila that I am hoping to put my finished mystery quilt on my November post on lilys December fresh sewing day: uh oh: better get a move on!! I still have the last block to do yet.

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  5. I really like the Square quilt. Looks great!! Hugs

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  6. Such beautiful work Leanne - I am ignoring your plea at the moment, don't know if I have another Mystery in me........

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  7. oh those scrappy blocks are fabulous! your pointy strip sends cold shivers down my spine though... I need a break from foundation paper pointiness!!!

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  8. You've been busy! Love those bright blocks! I am eager to see your mystery quilt all come together! And your tablerunner looks fabulous! :)

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  9. The colourful log cabin blocks are wonderful!

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  10. LOL...oh I am sure she has another in her...don't u???? I love the Mystery pieces...very striking; especially the pointy strip....love them...and your runner is adorable...

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  11. Love what you're making for Claire, so bright and cheery. I've already asked Sheila to do another Mystery QAL cos I missed out on this one, but she didn't jump at it!! Boo hoo! Jxo

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  12. Great makes Leanne and particularly love that skinny star of Sheila`s - I`m really wishing I had done that QAL now. May have to add it to the list! Well done on getting to the gym! Keep it up!

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  13. All so beautiful Leanne. The blocks for the quilt are so vibrant, love the colours. The QAL blocks look amazing. I'm not going to try those paper pieced jaggy strips! The table runner is fabulous, I can't wait to see who is the lucky recipient.

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  14. Those blocks at the top are beautiful!!!

    I can't be,ieve the long paper piecing!

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  15. You are getting so much done, wow. Everything is looking fabulous. How is that new sewing space working for you? Can't wait to see some pictures.

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  16. Oh your Mystery Quilt is going to be amazing!
    Love those colourful blocks too xxx

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  17. Love the rainbow log cabins, what a great gift. In fact, love it all. Glad you got the zaggy mystery strips done, they are hard work but look really good don't they?

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  18. You do some amazing work! I am always impressed.

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  19. These scrappy log cabins look great (I might have already said that ;)) It's going to be such a lovely, happy quilt.

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  20. Love everything Leanne! So many pretties!

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  21. Those blocks for your friend Claire are gorgeous - they just glow!

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  22. You projects look 'sew' awesome. I just love all the bright colors you are using in them.
    ~Kimberlee

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