I’d planned to have this 16 patch top assembled last week but didn’t get around to it. Now it’s done and will wait it’s turn for quilting.
I’m not a perfectionist and my seam ripper doesn’t get used that much but I do try to get the best results I can by pressing well and pinning – it takes extra time but it’s worth it.
I love it when my seams line up so nicely!
I’d forgotten that I had the small tumblers cut out of my leftover fat quarter bits sitting out on the table I use with the GO so rather than starting to cut my half square triangles, I assembled the tumbler doll quilt and made a couple more 16 patch blocks. Hopefully I’ll get to cutting my blue scraps tomorrow.
This top is about 24 inches square for those of you wondering. I usually make whatever size that will use most of my leftovers and I used every one of the tumblers I cut in this top.
Sometimes I wonder if these little quilts are taking up too much of my quilting time but I do love being able to use up the leftover bits rather than putting them aside in a drawer or bin and it’s nice to work on small projects sometimes.
I’d make a lot more progress if I’d throw some things away! I pieced a back and then started cleaning up some surfaces today but when I came across some of the discarded chisel pieces I decided to use them in a small doll quilt. Hopefully, I’ll get a top loaded on the longarm tomorrow.
I do have a little self discipline left! In spite of wanting to start something new, I buckled down and cut and pieced the bricks for the Flock of Geese top. I’m traveling Thursday and I probably won’t even get a chance to sew tomorrow as I do laundry, pack, and everything else I need to do to get ready so it made more sense to finish something rather than start a new project.
That border looks wavy but that’s just because Finn was anxiously waiting for his supper and I didn’t take enough time to smooth the top out on the design wall before snapping the photo.
I sewed today! Seems like it’s been weeks but I guess I did make a little progress last week. Today I finished assembling the top I’m sending off to Canada. You can see the details for the project at this link. They were asking for blocks, tops, or finished quilts made with a specific block/color choices and while I usually like to finish my own quilts – I decided to make a top to send because of the May 18 deadline.
Do you send handwritten notes anymore? I have a few occasions I do and like to keep notecards on hand. These are one of my favorites since most times I’m writing to send my love or support. They’re even in the appropriate team color in this case – Aren’t they cute? The top along with fabric for binding is all packed up and ready to mail.
The framed 16 patch is assembled. This was a Craftsy kit but you could make it with a Jelly Roll or 2.5 inch strips from stash.