This week has been a bit of a this and that and hit and miss in the sewing room. So not much going on to show off.I stumbled across this Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt in a drawer and found this quilt project thinking it would be a good scrap buster. Well, two blocks into it and all those tiny four patches made with 1.5 inch squares made me decide it has to be modified if I was going to make a charity quilt with this pattern.So I substituded them for just a white 2.5 inch square and moved things along fairly well. The center should have been 4 of the 2.5 squares, but I made it 4.5 instead and that seems to be working well. So two blocks done and 7 to go. The completed blocks are 16 inches finished so I plan to lay it out with 9 blocks, making the top then 48 by 48, and can add 3 inch borders all around and it can finish at 54 inches square. A good size for the charity quilt group.I must admit that this project has actually put a good dent in my scrap bins.We have three daughters, Kendra falls between our youngest and oldest daughters. Her birthday is coming up on the 10th of next month. I thought I would add a fun little runner to her other gifts. I have been teaching this runner in a 5 heart size at our local quilt shop, so decided to scale it down to just 3 hearts for her.
Now, I am not a free motion quilter, just have never been able to manage it. However I often use these Borders Made Easy and other paper quilting templates along with the multiple fancy stitches available on my Bernina 750. So I am off to quilt this runner.
CONFESSIONS OF A FABRIC ADDICT
I like the way you altered that pattern. Those little blocks would be a no from me but bigger blocks would be easier to handle. I love the heart runner and now I'm curious to know how you use the Borders Made Easy to do quilting with your sewing machine.ReplyDelete
Lovely projects you are working on, particularly love the heart table runner!ReplyDelete
Such a good plan for using your scraps in that Happy Trail pattern make over! Your daughter will love the heart project!--TerryK@OnGoingProjectsReplyDelete
Happy Trail looks good, it's a lovely pattern and your printed fabrics are pretty. Beautiful runner for Kendra too, the FMQ heart is the perfect quilting design for it!ReplyDelete
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What a great idea to substitute and make the blocks easier and faster. It still looks great! I like the heart runner, too.ReplyDelete
I like how you changed the pattern to work for you. That is a great quilt to use up scraps.ReplyDelete
Good plan to go larger. I have a few scraps left of that red print with the white and blue daisies left in my stash as well. The heart runner is really cute. Enjoy the quilting process.ReplyDelete
That IS a fun little runner. She'll love it I'm sure!ReplyDelete
I love the hearts. So beautiful. You're ever so talented.ReplyDelete
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What a great modification to the Happy Trails Pattern and your little runner will be a perfect "extra" gift! Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Hope you have a great week working on your projects!ReplyDelete
You have some really pretty scraps. :) I love that cute little heart runner!ReplyDelete
Such a cute runner! Happy almost birthday to your middle child. She'll love it! Happy Trails is a cute pattern as well, so smart of you to enlarge the pieces for a charity quilt.ReplyDelete
I love love love the fabrics you have chosen for the charity quilt. Love your hearts too. Thank you for linking up to PYFD.ReplyDelete
Since I am currently creating a quilt based on 4.5" nine patch block I understand why you scaled things up for a charity quilt. Very wise. The quilt will be loved and you used up some scraps. A double win. The heart table runner is the perfect birthday/Valentine's gift for Kendra.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the block size. How is everyone using up their scraps? No matter how many quilts I make out of a scrap bin, the amount of scraps never seems to decrease.ReplyDelete
Sweet PINK gift for your daughter and lovely scrappy blocks, too!!ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee, I'm looking forward to seeing your quilted runner. I often follow a template when I FMQ - it's not cheating - it's quilting! Hope you link up your quilted piece. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.ReplyDelete
Pretty pink heart TR. Love the Happy Trail quilt, glad you were able enlarge the pieces, 1.5" is small. Great scrap quilt.ReplyDelete
A very clever modification to that block!ReplyDelete
Donnalee, I love those scrappy blocks and how you altered the pattern! I find myself doing that sometimes! I like larger pieces! LOL Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings. I love the heart table runner too!ReplyDelete