Friday, December 21, 2018

On the door AKA I've been busy

Jelly Roll rug. My Tacoma quilt group had a workshop to make a jelly roll rug. I don't often do projects like this but I thought I should join in. I used half a jelly roll to make my rug. Have not used it on the floor but instead I put it on a table in front of the bay window. I think it is too pretty to step on. I had a fun day making this but the prep and cost deter me from making another one. 

On the Door
I made this autumn wall hanging "Harvest Time" by Heather Peterson. Fusible applique and machine quilting. Fun to make and I've really enjoyed seeing this hanging on the door to my sewing room, which is off the kitchen so I get to see it a lot! 

I will be making more small quilts for this door. This one replaces "The Witch is In" for Halloween. 

If you are a subscriber to "The Quilt Show" you will be familiar with these blocks. Every year TQS features a BOM which is free for subscribers. This year's quilt was from Edyta Sitar. Each month there were three different quilt blocks. You made three of each 6 inch block. I really enjoyed making all the blocks. I did not really like the layout or the center panel in the original so I came up with my own.

I grouped 9 blocks together which made 18 inch squares. The center of Edyta's quilt was a barn; I used a house block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl book. I decided to use up leftover fabric for the back. I cut 3 inch squares and pieced them together. What was I thinking? I wanted to get this quilt DONE, and here I was making another quilt top! 

Well, I finally got it done and quilted it in a meandering stitch on my Janome. Happy with the results and now it is onward with other objects. This one counts as a finished UFO for my Tacoma chapter contest. Yippee!

On the Door II
I dug this wall hanging out of the chest this morning. I made it in response to a chapter challenge in 2006. I called it "Marguerite Ickis". I don't have anything Christmas-y to hang on the door so I thought this one would do. 

Happy stitching!