Saturday, 20 April 2019

Mini wonders table runner is a top!

I have had a subscription to "Make Modern" for about 18 months, and find so many things I'd like to make (and also a few I wouldn't touch with a bargepole - but that's always the way of things!) between its "covers" (being digital it doesn't have covers!) but this is only the second pattern I've followed.

Mini Wonders, written by Sheila Christensen, was a BOM from issue 19 to issue 24. It uses two different prints in each colour, along with one white and three different shades of grey. The pattern is built up of 60 degree triangles and all the pieces are cut with a 60 degree ruler, from strips either 1.5" or 2.5" wide. The top measures 1.24m x 0.5m ( 48.75" x 19.5") All the fabric I used is by Alison Glass, from several series.

English Paper Piecing or Foundation Piecing would have been easier, but would, in my hands, have taken a lot longer, or used a lot more fabric. This was a challenge, and I'm happy to say that my cutting and piecing are both more accurate than I thought beforehand. I accidentally changed the positions of the greys around in the borders, but with so many bias seams in this piece: so be it.

The next task for this piece is to make the other side, as I want a double sided table runner. This won't be completely finished any time soon!

My goal for the month was to move this along, and I have certainly reached that goal, and done more than I had expected.

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Saturday, 13 April 2019

RSC April is aqua

For the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Angela at soscrappy posts a colour every month and quilters around the world make blocks in that colour.

This month's colour is aqua/teal and I have made six bow tie blocks in aqua/teal:

I'll need to make more, but this way I seem to be up to date.

I just need to make January and February's blocks ! The colours have been cut, and now I've bought more neutral fabrics I'm able to cut more 3.5"square pieces. I don't intend repeating the coloured fabrics, but the neutrals will inevitably be repeated, and probably more than once.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Finish Along 2019 Q2 list

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My finish along list for the second quarter is short as I'm going to be without a sewing machine for a few weeks. I doubt whether my hands will be totally inactive, but there won't be much quilting done.

1.  The Mini Wonders table runner: pattern in Make Modern issues 19 - 24. I have three of the five blocks finished. this looks as if it could be EPP, but it's regular piecing with lots of tiny pieces with 60 degree angles.

  1. 2.  Overlapping Octagons QAL with Sujata Shah. This photo is from the beginning of February, and even though I haven't done anything to it for the last month, it's quite a bit larger, and I am becoming an expert at Y-seams.

3. Bento bags: how many? No idea!

4. Sewing machine cover. I still have to make a start, although the materials are all ready and waiting.

While I'm away I shall be probably be knitting, or passing the time with EPP, but I doubt very much if there'll be a finish there!

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Monday, 8 April 2019

OMG April

My One Monthly Goal for April is to move my "Mini Wonders" table runner on further. I don't say finish because these little triangles are very fiddly and have lots of bias edges. I have three more hexagon blocks to make and then the edging.

The pattern is by Sheila Christensen and was published as a BOM in "Make Modern" from issue 19 to issue 24. The hexagons finish at 8" from side to side.

 I started making it about ten months ago, but got sidetracked, as usual! I really hope I can make some progress this month.

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Saturday, 6 April 2019

RSC colour in March was Green

Every month Angela at soscrappy posts a colour and quilters around the world make blocks in that colour. Angela also posts blocks for a sampler, but this year I'm not making the sampler, instead I've decided on 6" bow-ties.

These are my first six 6" bow-tie units, in the arrangement I shall be making. I'm planning an 8 x 8 grid layout (48" square), but that may change! Anyway I need to make at least ten of every colour to achieve that.

April's colour is aqua and I cut the fabrics for the first six aqua blocks before breakfast yesterday. I was unexpectedly baby-sitting yesterday so got no sewing done! Good job I got up at the crack of dawn or I wouldn't have done any cutting either! I got plenty of knitting done though!

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