1/23/2020

Sew a 60 Degree Triangle Table Runner

Welcome to my post for The Winter Blues Blog Hop.
Carla, from Creatin' in the Sticks 
has such great blog hop ideas. 
Thanks, Carla!
I'm glad to join all the others who 
are posting a project this week. 
I hope you have been able to see 
all the wonderful projects that have been shown 




My Winter Blues project is the table runner, shown above.


I made it with some of this beautiful blue snowflake border print fabric I bought a few years ago. 
A table runner using 
mitering 60-degree triangles from the border print
was always the plan. 

I searched on YouTube to find a tutorial using the words: 
"border print table runner 60 degree triangle".
I found many choices. 
Here are a few of tutorials I liked:







My table runner was completed in a day.
I suggest you use pins to match any lines on the miters.
Be sure not to stretch the bias edges as you sew. 


Thank you for visiting. 
I hope the blog hop has wiped away any winter blues you might have had.

1/21/2020

Quilting the Traffic Jam Pattern

It seems that blue is my color for January sewing projects. 


When I began planning my project for 
The Winter Blues Blog Hop 
I dug into my two bins of blue scraps
and decided I would work on depleting them this month. 
Join me on Thursday this week to see that project. 

But, today, I want to show my progress on
Pat Sloan's Traffic Jam pattern, an easy quilt to make. 
I think I may be going large on this one;
it's so easy to:

1) Cut and sew 2-1/2" squares of blue into 4-patches
with threads from half-full bobbins and spools 
(to use them up) and,
2) Cut white snowflake yardage into 4-1/2" squares. 


3) Sew smaller units into larger units, 


and, finally, make 12-1/2" blocks!


I'll be sewing with friends today and hope to get all the blocks sewn. 

What are you planning to sew today?





1/18/2020

Inspiration to Quilt the Blues Away


Carla, from Creatin in the Sticks, is hosting a blog hop 
starting this Monday, January 20, 2020.
I'm sure this will help us beat the winter blues
I signed up to participate, first, because I really like Carla's blog hops!
And, secondly, I wanted to get my quilting focus back in gear. 
I think this month I will be quilting many blue projects.
 I'll share blog posts as I finish the tops. 

But for now, here is the wonderful list of bloggers
who are going to help us beat those winter blues!

I am posting on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 
and hope you will come see what I quilted with blue. 
(It was something from my TO-DO List from a few years ago.) 
I am so happy it is finished. 

Monday, January 20th


Tuesday, January 21st


Wednesday, January 22nd


Thursday, January 23rd


Friday, January 24th

Follow the Pinterest Board for all the posts.

Don't miss this fun blog hop.

I'm sure we'll HOP past each other as we begin the blog hop on Monday!

1/12/2020

Project QUILTING Notably Numeric Finished

Have you heard about Project QUILTING? Kim from Persimon Dreams thought of the idea. You can read about it here. The idea is to take the theme given on Sunday and make a quilt by noon the following Sunday and link it on Kim's blog.

I got a bit of a late start on my project and did not make the noon deadline to link my post. (Sad) But I am posting it on my blog, today, since I am proud of it.



The theme was "Notably Numeric" and I thought of birthday ages, usually represented by candles on a birthday cake. For years I have wanted to make a fun birthday banner and this challenge was the stimulus to get it done. I call it How Old Are You?

In my stash I had a fun colorful print with rows of "Happy Birthday" printed on it. For binding I used a colorful tangled string print I had that complemented the background fabric.  I was able to use some lace and buttons that I've been "storing" for years for just the right project. (Or because I just couldn't get rid of them.)

I used a new fusible product called Flexie Fuse. Before Christmas, I ordered some through an email offer where I paid $4.95 shipping to try a free pack of 5 sheets. It is MARVELOUS! It was so easy to work with and sewing through the bond did not leave my needle sticky or tacky like other fusibles. (I am not affiliated with this company.)

Have you ever made a birthday banner or placemat?