Restarted the farmer's wife quilt. This time going to do it in shades of grey. These are the first few blocks. Half square triangles pieced with the Accuquilt Go.
A rag quilt I made out of flannel pajama scraps for my daughter's puppy. I used to make pajamas for my kids when they were little, and still have the scraps from those days. This was cut out with the Accuquilt Go. Easy, fast project, and it ties in with my goal this year of using up my stash.
One of the pillow's I made for J's mom, out of scraps leftover from a quilt her sister gave her for Christmas last year. This pattern was from a class I took on Craftsy and is called step down piecing.
Pillow number two, again for J's mom, from leftover scraps. These hexies were pieced with a half-hex ruler.
Another class on Craftsy, this is the swoon block. Made from two fat quarters and some background white, all from stash fabric. Large, 24" block. Love it! Will be making more.
Found a group on Facebook for a modern Farmer's wife that was following a course on Craftsy. Signed up for the pattern and starting following the way she suggests to make blocks, ten different blocks in each lesson, instead of using the templates like I was doing before.
Piecing them this way is a much more time efficient method, and seems to be just as accurate, and I don't have to figure anything out for myself, except which fabrics to use. Bottom left on this pic is from the one I made earlier this year, and same block top right is from the course. Equally good.
I also made a quillow this summer, a non-quilted quilt that folds up into its own pocket to become a pillow, but forgot to take a picture before I gave it away. It was a special request item. I don't do many of those. I usually just sew wherever my heart and mind take me.
Look what I threw together in an afternoon with just three fat quarters! A new lunch bag for me(!), with a bottom big enough to hold my plastic containers, so I don't have to put them in on their sides. I sincerely dislike when my food containers leak.
And it has this handy little drawstring cover on top to hold the contents safely inside and, at the same time, makes the contents discreet. I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate less seams and larger whole fabric pieces, but the design and size are the original. I can hardly wait for work tomorrow, just so I can pack my lunch.
And this is the other pillowcase I made, which now surrounds the pillow on the other half of my bed.
This top only took me three hours to cut out with my tumbler die and throw together. Made with kids prints and scraps from other quilts. It was a great opportunity to use up bright happy pieces in my stash that I was in love with.
I had so much fun, I decided to make a second, more scrappy, tumbler top. I have a feeling this will be my 'go to' die shape now for larger pieces of leftovers and quick quilts. Maybe, I might even preplan one of these in some new and wonderful fabric line out there... Hmmm...
I also managed to construct this lovely runner made of five inch charm squares in a morning. And by construct, I mean sew squares together, put it together with backing and batting, and stitch in the ditch! It was a fast, easy pattern that I saw on youtube from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company. I just love watching her vidoes. She makes everything so easy.
I watched a video on youtube about making a bargello quilt without measuring and it looked surprisingly easy. I have had a book about bargello quilts for years, but never worked up the courage to work on one, because they seem so time intensive. I ordered the pattern and I ordered some fabric. I opted for batiks, in bright colors, as that is what I am attracted to, and it all arrived. Time to put the strips together.... But which way?
For two days, I arranged and rearranged the strips, trying to find a pleasing distribution, all the while wondering why I ordered these fabrics...
In the end I opted for this layout. Then came the choice for backgrounds. I had enough grey or enough white in my stash, so I decided on the grey, thinking I don't want that pink to bleed into white.
I followed the directions and watched my quilt top grow.
And then it was done. If I want to make it throw size, I can leave it as is; just quilt and bind. Or I can add borders and make it a bed size. Haven't decided yet which I want.