I am designing some quilt patterns for My Quilting Buddies online quilt guild. We have a jelly roll swap were we swap 10 strips per partner. I thought it would be great to have some FREE PATTERNS for people to use with these 2 1/2 inch strips. I have searched the internet for some free patterns and haven’t come across many. I am also going to create some quilt patterns using 5 inch charms from charm packs. We have a swap for this also. We swap 10 5 inch squares per partner.
Here is a scrappy friendship star quilt I am making a free pattern for.
Hopefully I will get some time soon to create the directions and put them in down loadable PDF format.
This morning I finished sewing three blocks together from a swap. I made extra for myself with the intention of making a quilt. I decided this morning that I have too many UFO’s to add another one to the pile. I sewed the blocks together and made a table runner out of them. I used a Juki TL-98Q to quilt the table runner. It was so awesome. So much easier to quilt with than my regular machine. I borrowed Crazy Mom’s idea of circular quilting for this table runner. It looks so neat on quilts. This was a lot of fun. I made and finished this project in a few hours. Yeah me. I was in major need of some sewing time. I was going through with drawls. LOL. If you sew you understand.
Here is the fabric I used for the back. I have about 3 yards of this fabric. It must have been on sale.
Yesterday I took this baby off of the wall in my sewing room and finished it. I didn’t take long to quilt it. It was so much fun too. I think I am growing to love the finishing process as much as making the top. This is the first quilt I have free motion quilted. I have done one table runner which is now on Josh’s dresser. I am so excited. It feels great to have gotten it done. There are a couple puckers on the back. I crossed over a few lines here and there. I am not trying to be perfect. I like the messiness of it. Very cute. I am donating it to the Mountain Baby Blankets project.
Yeah I am now down to 37 UFO’s. That is great news. This is the first quilty item that I have tried free motion quilting on. I have been so nervous. I read a few blogs today about other people biting the bullet so I decided to also. It turned out pretty good for my first time. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was only a table runner though. LOL. It took a little getting used to. There are a few sharp spots and one loop. Oops. The back turned out good too. The tension was pretty good. Yeah. I am so excited. Maybe I will try a baby quilt next.
I finished making this scrappy wall hanging today. I have a bunch of 5 inch charms. So I used them for this. The border material is some civil war reproduction fabric that I love. It measures about 42 inches square.
Here is a picture of the fabric postcards I have received so far. They are hanging in my sewing room.
Sunday I was able to get some sewing done for some swaps that I am in. Here are a few pictures of the blocks.
Here is a nine patch block that I received and a fabric postcard I received.