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Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PLAY. An Improv QAL from Elm Street Quilts

This was a really fun quilt along.  Here are pictures of my blocks and the finished quilt.  The quilt is 50x65".

It was nice to have the freedom to make the blocks whatever size we wanted.   Then a challenge at the end to make them all fit together.    I have done a little bit of improv piecing before but this qal gave the opportunity to really get creative with just a few guidelines.

This is the quilt back.  I had this fabric in my stash.  It was in two pieces so I added a green strip to make it long enough.   

I did improv quilting too.  Most of the quilting is regular machine stitching.  I also included some Big Stitch hand quilting.  I have been wanting to do that and this was my opportunity.   There is some Sashiko stitching on some of the blocks.  

a bit of Free Motion stitching/quilting for the words "Scraps" and Improv.  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April block. multi color

For Rainbow scrap challenge 2017.  April rainbow rain showers bring rainbow (lamp) over fresh blooming flowers!   Spring has sprung.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

RSC 16 top completed

I got all my rows sewn together a few days ago.  Now to pick out backing.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Finished sewing the blocks into rows and now sewing the rows together.  Only 2 more to sew on and the RSC16 top will be done.   I will work on it this evening and hope to pick out backing for it.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January block for RSC17

The January color is purple.  I have decided to make lamps for each month.  Maybe I will put scrappy purple fabric blocks between the lamp blocks.  I am still deciding.
Here is the link to the scrap challenge.

This block isn't real scrappy but I am using my larger scraps out of my scrap bins.  (yes, bins and bags)  The pattern is a free one online that I have had saved for years.  I will find the link for it and post it here , when I do find it.  It is from

NOTE:  I found the link online for this pattern: