I haven’t had much time in the sewing room. Between Christmas and not feeling the best, sewing has taken a sideline. I’m okay but as the days wear on with oral chemo, it gets harder.
I’d like to start today’s post with a little follow-up. Last week I made this little table topper and made another table runner.
I had several people contact me wanting to know the size of the half-square triangles. The answer was 2″ UNfinished.
I had someone ask for a pattern. There really isn’t one. I already had the half-square triangle and I just started sewing them together. Once I got it as big as I thought I wanted it, I took it to the place I wanted to display it and laid it out to see if it was big enough. It wasn’t so I added another row. Easy-peasy. No pattern needed. If you can make half-square triangles, you can make this.
I liked the instant gratification with the table toppers I made so decided to make a couple of other smalls. This time some pincushions… I wanted something to put in my dough bowls. I grabbed Carrie Nelson’s book Pin Pals. Find it HERE on Amazon.
I bought the book when it came out and haven’t made a thing from it. It was time. Inspired but by leftover half-square triangles and this page from this book…
I pulled some fall colored pieces and… sewed them together.
I went on a made a wonky star one too. The fall one is going in the fall box and will be ready for Fall next year.
The wonky star ended up getting a button attached and is hanging out here. It was finished in time to hang out with the Christmas decor for a couple of days before I take it down…I actually might keep it out and be with the snowmen/winter stuff.
From there is was time to tackle those green blocks. Do you remember those??
I came up with a quilt design for them…
This design meant adding red triangles to opposite corners and teal triangles to opposite corners.
I started sewing the blocks together and was having trouble getting the blue points to lay side by side. I ended up doing some pinning which I normally never do.
I got part of them sewn together and was then called away. A few days later I was back and started sewing blocks together again. Darn. I was sure I had enough blocks…actually more than I needed. Where were the other blocks??
I found this note. Yes, there were enough blocks. Where were they?
I searched and searched. I gave up and started doing something else. Then one of my kids called me. I turned my phone on speaker and while I talked I looked for the missing blocks.
I ended up finding them behind the open door on top of the diaper box. Oh my.
Proof I need to clean my sewing room!!
Anyway…I did get the center of the top together…and I ironed it.
I will be adding a pieced outer border that will finish the design off.
Rosie decided to make an appearance…
These are leftovers that blog readers sent me from their Frolic quilt. When they made theirs, they used red instead of pink. When the leftovers came in, I sorted the red ones out away from the pinks. I’m glad I did as I love this quilt.
Notice there is no light background fabric?? That is unusual for a quilt.
My goal this week is to try to get the borders on this finished. I think that’s a reasonable goal and am excited to get this closer to a finish!
That’s it from the sewing room this week.