Thursday, September 06, 2007

Some recent projects






Here are photos of some of my recent accomplishments.
The first one is a quilt made with crumb blocks. One of the gals on the Sunshine List came up with this setting and then she shared it with someone else, who shared it with me. I'm pretty happy with the finished project, but I was sure muttering to myself while I made this. This is one of those quilts that is constructed in a number of sections, which then area sewed together almost log-cabin style around the center. It wasn't difficult, but I kept turning pieces and sewing the seam on the wrong sides, etc. If I use this setting again, I think I'd have to be more careful when I pick up pieces and move them from the wall to the machine. I find the crumb blocks interesting...I didn't like them very much when I first started seeing quilts made from them. But then I followed a tutorial and started making them...now I'm addicted to them and I love the quilts I see using them. They are like potato chips to me, you can't have or make just one!
The pillowcases, well, here is another bunch. The snowman pillowcase is made from fabrics that Thing Two picked the last time he was at The Norton House with me. The other ones are all made of fabrics that Thing One picked while we were in Minnesota. The dog/cat one is hers, the monsters on the trains are for Thing Two and the Dick and Jane one is for my neice, who just started Kindergarten last week. I'm not thrilled that the designs run sideways on most of these, and I do know how to make them work so the design goes properly but 1. it uses a lot more fabric, which I didn't have and 2. I'm too lazy.

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

What a great setting for the crumb blocks! I'd be interested in more info re creating the layout if you're able to share it... quiltpixie(at)yahoo.ca

JoAnna said...

Kitties always have to get in on the quilting photos. I love your fabrics. They are so fun and cheerful!

mereth said...

That setting is great and certainly unusual. But it looks anything but the 'mindless' sewing that I love, so I don't think I'll be trying it.

Jessica said...

I love the quilt! It looks great! I especially love the Dick and Jane pillow case. I love those fabrics- SO CUTE!

Carol E. said...

Whooo! Your Swirly looks great! I'm wanting to make another one. I recognize your pillowcase fabrics! They look great!

Carol E. said...

and curious... where did you find a tutorial for crumb blocks?

comicbooklady said...

I usually pin numbers to the upper left corners of my blocks; it helps keep the order and placement when moving from the floor to the sewing machine. I really like the block placement of that piece!

cher said...

fun lay out! crumb blocks like string blocks are addicting...and always fun to see what happens.

Kimberly said...

That top design is so cool! I've never seen a quilt like that before!