Sunday, November 30, 2014

Things to sew

On the design wall...

Tiny trees!
 I love these, tho I'd love to make more, I should stay with these, add a border and have it done by this Christmas. I saw these trees on Diary of a Quilter. She has great tutorials.

2.5" Leaders and Enders

The pile of 2 patches was getting larger so I started laying them out on the design wall. Next will be to sew them in to 4 patches and on from there. I'll be using these as leader/ender for the Grand Illusion mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. I'm running low on 2.5" colored squares, however. Need to check the stash to find some I haven't cut into strips yet, there are several for sure. I haven't decided how many of each fabric I want in it. There are a bunch that have 2 and I could make it much bigger quicker if I did 3 or 4 of each fabric, but I also like the idea of 'one of each fabric'. So who knows. 

Friday, November 14, 2014


I've had these blocks around for months. I have more of the 16 patches, about 10, but this is all the X blocks I have. Its made from 3 1/2 in. unfinished squares, and it already fills my design board. I guess I was thinking I'd make a queen size when I started. Also I miscalculated and cut about 100 more blue squares than I'd need for even a king size. There will very likely be more quilts with these squares! I used 53 different fabrics in all the blocks I have. I'd love to get this finished but am intimidated by the size.