Monday, June 20, 2022

Summer sewing

You know how sometimes your just get a "bee in your bonnet" and sew. . . . and sew . . . until you're done with a project?  That's what I have been doing on this "Scrap Tease" quilt,

I just want to sew and use things up. 

The stack of strips at the front of the photo above were a bit of frustration.  I cut them out 6 3/8" instead of 6 5/8" so I had to recut about 50 pieces.

I completed the sewing on these 54 blocks this morning.  I still need to cut and sew the corner pieces for the blocks to make them square.

This is the 3rd time I have made this pattern.  I like it because it uses up lots of 1 1/2" strips and it sews up quickly.  And it turns out cute every time.  The original quilt has sashing but I like it better with just blocks side by side. 

The pattern is by Bettie Hammock and there is a digital download here

 My original goal was to use up all the Pam Kitty Morning scraps which I did.  I used up a lot more than that but my large scrap box looks just as full as before.  Isn't that always the case?

Do any of your have a pattern that you have made multiple times because you like it so well? 
 If you do, please share.


Friday, June 10, 2022

The Proxy Quilt

My sister's first great grandchild was born last month.  My sister has been gone almost two years and she would have been so happy to hold that sweet little girl.

She was a great gift giver, even when she couldn't really afford it.  The remembrance of an event had to be acknowledged .

So, when this baby was born I knew I needed to do something.  My sister had purchased this American Jane Crib quilt kit years ago when I was still quickly accumulating grandchildren from my five children. (After a five year hiatus the sixth has since added two.)  But, I never got around to making up this kit.

I decided that since my sister had picked out the quilt kit. . . I could make it up and then it would be like a gift from the baby's great grandmother.  I just put the label on this morning.  It says; "From Great Grandma Pamela Hatch".

 It doesn't photograph well but just imagine the bright American Jane crayon box colors.  I made it up just like the instructions but I had to unpick the sashing and put in something that calmed down the busyness.  The neutral is actually a very very light peach.

It was a fun project and I hope the new parents enjoy this quilt with their little bundle of joy.


Two Weeks under the tree was his record.

 Well, it didn't exactly turn out like I could see in my minds eye. . .  And it had a few make-overs as well a drastic designer revision...