Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What what I made!

I have a couple of days that need to be used up before the end of the year, so why not take them to sew with the Monday Maniacs!

Instead of being good and taking something that is on my Task Master list  - NO - I threw all caution to the wind and sewed on something just for fun!  It doesn't happen often, but I looked at it like this - yesterday was a bonus day and I could do whatever I wanted. 

So I took those 8 blocks from the string pieced quilt that I had made YEARS ago.  You can see the 8 blocks in this blog post - they're in the third quilt picture. 

Can't do much with 8 blocks so I decided to make more.  What had happened is that I had a FQ (I think) of that fabric used in the center of each block.  Couldn't get more, so couldn't make more blocks.  Then somewhere along the way, I did manage to find a bit more yardage and there the project sat.  

I roughly calculated how many blocks I could make.  Hmmm - got 8, can eek out enough fabric to make 34 more blocks to get a quilt that is 6 by 7.  Seriously - these things just happen!  I cut the foundation squares a couple of days ago and cut the fabric strips. While I still had some of the fabrics used in the original 8 blocks, I didn't have all the fabrics so I had to get creative. It's a scrappy string quilt after all!

I sewed my heart out yesterday on my little Husqvarna Viking 100 H Class 100Q  (it's so perfect to take to a sewing day).  I took ONE bag for my project and my tools and I was set. I'm practicing for that laundry basket challenge at the next retreat. 

I had to leave at 1:30 and by the time I left, this is what I had accomplished on my 34 blocks.  

Almost done 34 blocks
After dinner, I decided to get this quilt done!  At least finish piecing the blocks and when I was finished, this is all that was left for strips.

Leftover strips

Blocks are trimmed

A smidgen of the center fabric is all that remained
There are several seams in some of those blocks. I dare you to find them!!!!

And here it is - all 42 blocks are DONE!!!!

Another string pieced quilt

I didn't have a chance to sew the blocks together, hopefully, tonight even though this is NOT on my list of things to do this week.  I can't even tell which blocks were the original eight?  Can you????  Of course, you can't!!!!

It was a super day, I had fun visiting with the group and can't wait to do it again in the near future.

I've been up for hours (it pays to go to bed early) and knocked at least one thing off my Task Master list!

Have a super day!!!!



  1. Elaine, I love it, now you have gone and done it, the one I started is getting shoved in the UFO pile and I am going to start another, love the way you kept a theme with the one print. Yup, it turns my crank. thanks, Pat D.

  2. It's still a UFO that your are moving forward. So, even though it wasn't on your list, it's still getting done. That's what counts right. You can feel good about it. Another UFO is finally getting some attention and is closer to being finished.