Sunday, January 24, 2021

Project Quilting Challenge #2 2021

 The second Project  Quilting Challenge is Fussy Cut.

I had two constraints - using orphan blocks and buttons. These were my orphan blocks- tiny offcut half-square triangles from another project. I used the larger ones for this project and tossed the rest.

I used this kitty fabric that's been in my stash for a while for fussy cutting.

This is it- quilted and bound,with the buttons I picked.

The back- same fabric as used for fussy cutting.

I managed to break a needle sewing on the buttons! I don't remember if I've EVER broken a hand-sewing needle before. Bent plenty, yes, but not broken.

Done. Buttons are on the corner so it's actually usable as a mug rug.

Friday, January 08, 2021

First Project Quilting challenge complete

 The first PQ challenge is Illuminating + Ultimate Gray.

This is my quilt:

It's not big, about 9 x 12, but I like it a lot.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

New year, New goals

 Welp, last year's blogging was mostly a bust.

Here's to more consistency this year!

Sewing goals: Mostly, sew every day.

Sew a block a day if possible.

Use the stash.

Finish projects.

First new project: The first Project Quilting challenge -

My personal constraints for the PQ challenge this year are: 1. Use orphan blocks, and 2. Add buttons

The first pieced background is here:

These were the orphan blocks that started it-  I added an additional piece to make them long enough, then sliced in half-ish.

Applique is currently in progress.