Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mostly cutting stuff up - a little quilting too.

Trimmings quilt in progress
I decided to set the small log cabin blocks I showed you in the last post on a Kona Coal background. I sewed them down like a ticker tape quilt, which is also like raw edge applique.

Now I am making pebbles/bubbles around them. The variegated gray thread is interesting on the dark background.
Trimmings quilt, the quilting has started

I am hopeful that this will turn into an interesting wall quilt. It is rather compelling, making these circles, I expect I will finish this part soon.

Other than this, I have been cutting up stuff:

  •  I cut up the dark gray, the white back and the batting for this project.
  •  I cut up the sashing and the small accent bits for my Supernova Quilt. 
  • I cut up 8 more backs and batting for the Bloggers Block-a-palooza blocks. 
  • I cut up 6 backs for my Lily's Quilts QAL giant dresdens.
  • Today I bought new batting for the giant dresdens, so that now needs to be cut too.

I am not fond of the cutting part of quilting.

Soon all those projects will be in line for quilting too. Good thing I like the quilting part.

Oh, and after everyone was burned using the old oven mitts, I felt compelled to make something we actually needed.
People were getting burns!

I hope you find time for some relaxing over this Easter weekend.


ps I have linked to {Sew} Modern Monday, there are more interesting projects over there, just click the button.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. Looks like you've been's looking good, and oven mitts too, wow.

  2. you've been busy and you make very pretty things.

  3. I hate the cutting part too! That fabric is perfect for oven mitts!

  4. I have been doing heaps of cutting to make kits in the shop I work in - makes a big difference with a fresh blade, otherwise a chore. Love the oven gloves.

  5. Love the pebble FMQ. Great job!

  6. love it....the quilting stands out so nicely

  7. What a lovely quilt. Very artistic. I love it.

  8. Love that kitchen stuff! Yummy fabric! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!


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