Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Few Things

I got a little quilt all finished yesterday. Pam Buda suggested sewing all four blocks together in a straight line - but that didn't really appeal to me. So this is how I decided to do it. The finished size is 10" x 14" so some of those pieces are pretty small and the side sections turned out a little wonky and crooked, but I can live with it. I found this setting idea while visiting a blog I'd never seen before - Busy Hands Busy Mind - Britta blogs from Germany and makes some of the most amazing things - the fabric sewing machine shown in her blog header is absolutely amazing! 

I also got a good start on my Scrappy Trip Around the World - got one block made and stitched together and pressed several more sets - easy mindless sewing.

I got all caught up on the project that Temecula Quilt Co. is sharing on their blog.

And last night my quilt group met at Jackie's house - she had four vintage featherweights - in pristine condition - set up on her dining room table for us to use - I sure wish I had snapped a picture of them. We made these cute little zippered pouches using fabric that her aunt brought home from a visit to Switzerland back in the 1970's - perfect for a Valentine themed gathering. The top layer of the pouch is clear vinyl so you can see what's stored inside - perfect for a small sewing project - applique - or wool pennies? We'll see - - - -


11 comments:

Nedra said...

It's so fun to see you quilting so much now. I just pulled out my scrappy trips that I started months ago (and then put away). Hopefully I will keep working on it and get a finish soon.

Janet O. said...

That is a great setting for the Orphans and Scraps blocks, Gayle!
Are you putting a dark line through each S. T. block or was that random? I have six more tubes made for my Scrappy Trips--I need another couple of hours in the day to get them cut and ripped and sewn back together.
I love your Temecula SAL blocks. I was planning on starting mine yesterday, but bordering another quilt was my main project and it became a bigger job than expected.
Very cute little pouch--so many ways to use it. How fun to have a group featherweight sew-in. : )

annie said...

great projects, love the different kinds of fabrics. the pouch is darling!

Sue said...

Your quilt and quilt blocks are beautiful! Love the fabrics in each and every one of them.

Kindred Quilts said...

I like how you finished the scrappy Pam Buda blocks... so cute!My daughter informed me she would love a scrappy trips quilt... I told her more likely it would be a table topper... someday! Love the fabric choices for your TQS blocks!And that clever little see through pouch... hundreds of uses!

Cheryl said...

All great projects. I especially like the pouch...very handy!

Britta said...

Thanks so very much for mentioning my blog, Gayle. But I hope my English is not so bad that one needs the google translater to read it ;-). I love your mini quilt.

Me and My Stitches said...

I've run out of words for all of your projects! So, I will just say - love them all!! Great little pouch too - what a fun get together!

Lori said...

I love the way you set the 4 blocks. Much more interesting then in a row:)
Loving your projects!

Doniene said...

Love your setting for Pam's SAL!!! So cute!! All your projects are looking so pretty!!

Blessings

jody said...

oh my Gayle, you sure keep busy! fun to scroll down and see all the fabric,wool and projects! enjoy your evening!