Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Great Granny

As in Great Granny quilt blocks.
This month's Stash Sewciety queen is Melissa.
She asked for these fabulous blocks in a beautiful sorbet/gelato inspired palette.

Great Granny blocks

Great Granny blocks

It seems all I have time for these days is making bee blocks. I am looking forward to a break in August from bee obligations. I have two quilts to bind, one to quilt and bind and another one to finish piecing.
I hope you are having a great summer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Lone Star Pillow

Our guild co-president, Liberty Worth has asked for pillows for a charity she is putting together called The Sunny Room Pillow Drive. They will be given to teens living in a shelter in Los Angeles to help add a bright note of fun to their rooms.
A while back I made this Lone Star block from Lynne and Kerry's book, 500 Quilt Blocks. It was originally planned for Elisabeth's comfort quilt, after the loss of her beloved dog, Wallace. I obviously did something wrong, because my block turned out to measure 10-1/2" square instead of 9-1/2". It promptly went in the orphan block pile, but I knew it was destined for greater things soon.
This week I added the border to it and the backing and made it into a 16" pillow. No zippers, as required, just sewn together on all four sides made a quick and easy finish.
Lone Star Pillow

I didn't make it to the LAMQG meeting last week. I missed our very special guest, Carolyn Freidlander. I hear she did a wonderful presentation. I'm hoping to see Libby in the next month or for sure at the next meeting, where I can deliver the pillow.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Scrapaholics Unite

If your scrap bins are anything like mine, they are overflowing. When I saw Amanda's Scrap Vortex QAL I decided I would try to make a dent in my scrap bins and use up some of them.
As I started arranging my blocks I thought it might be fun to incorporate some of my orphan blocks in this eclectic quilt.
I'm squaring up my blocks to 12-1/2". With three more blocks to assemble, I will have a 5x7 layout and a good sized quilt.
I'm linking up with Leanne and Nicky for Scraptastic Tuesday.