Sunday, January 17, 2016

Project Quilting Season 7 Challenge 1: Confetti

And she's back !  At least today.  Instagram has taken my online time but I will still try to blog a few times a month.  Hopefully more than last year.
So it is season 7 of Project Quilting! 
 Hard to believe!  Challenge 1 Confetti was a lot of fun!  Once again I will attempt something no matter how small and try and do double duty as needed.  This week I combined it with my Mother's birthday.  
Mom and Dad at her birthday dinner at Ryan's Steak house. 

To Start with I have to take you to Saturday January 2.  Gina of Trailer Stash Fabrics had her first BOM class using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Now I am not really a specialty ruler kind of a quilter and I dont do curves well.  Well not anymore! Ive become obsessed with the QCR! 
  It is almost magic how the curves sew themselves! Every first Saturday of the month we will do one of the Curve It Up sampler quilt blocks.
Gina's Curve It Up sampler made with Cotton & Steel
 The first block is the churn dash. I had chosen two sets of fabric to use with the BOM.  One set is Cotton & Steel Tinsel plus other fabrics that are Christmasy in their collection plus their snowball background.
The other is Liberty Lifestyle prints that I have lots of large scraps of from my friend plus a silver Kona background.  
Sofia approves of my Liberty fabric pull!
But then I went home and Sunday picked another set of fabrics-Denyse Schmidt Ansonia FQ bundle with a cream background!  

So I have 3 quilts to make a block at a time this year!  Awesome!

Well I wanted to keep making more blocks with the QCR so I made the table runner pattern Gina had given us at the class minus the curved border. 
 The fabric I used was covered in snowflakes like frozen confetti for the theme of Project Quilting challenge 1.  

I finished it up as a present for Mom's birthday.

I Still wanted to make something more!  So under the free patterns on Sew Kind of Wonderful's website I found the free Poinsettia pattern.  
Its made using the drunkard's path block.  
Once again it sewed up so easily!
 And it made a great pillow for my sister! Again using scraps my friend gave me.  I love other peoples scraps!

 I used a 20" pillow insert from IKEA called Ullkaktus.  They cost $3.99 though I had gotten some green ones for $2 this summer. 

 Very soft and squishy!
So that was my marathon of sewing the first week of January 2016.  Project quilting Challenge 2 is posting right now so Im off to plan!

Keep dreaming,

This is my Dog nephew Smitty!  He is such a sweetie!