Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Few Projects

I got a few things finished over the 4th of July weekend.

A while back I purchased a Moda Scrap Bag on Amazon.  These are strips cut down the side of some yardage and include the strip with the name of the pattern designer and color swatches.  They usually are between 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" in width which includes the selvage.

I made this Table Topper with one of these Scrap Bags.  This particular scrap bag was approx.  2 1/2" and after I trimmed off the selvage edge I came up with 2" strips.  Here is an example of the bags.

I started a new applique project.  I'm still working on Linda Brannock's Flower quilt with Karen at Log Cabin Quilter.  I was going through some books and came across The Pokeberry Quilt by Jan Patek.  I will be working a bit slower on this one.  Here's my first block.

The background looks gray...however in reality it is brown.  This is the first time working with brown as a background.

Finally....Ta Da....I finished the blocks for my Vivid Grid Quilt.  

Here are blocks 19 thru 30.  All the blocks are up on my design wall but I didn't get a picture.  I'm hoping to get the blocks all sewn together this weekend.

I hope every one had a safe and happy 4th of July.  We stayed home however it was any thing but quiet.  There were so many fireworks going off in the neighborhood that the smell of sulfur was strong in the air.  Our poor dog, Sammie, hid under the bed.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

A nice table topper from your scrap bag purchase!
Looks like another great applique project--yes, the background appears grey on my monitor. : )
Congrats on finishing your blocks. Hopefully it will be a finished quit before you know it!

Allie-oops Designs said...

What a darling table topper! I love it. And I love your block for the Pokeberry quilt. I have some of her patterns, I really need to pull them out and pick one to work on. Your Vivid Grid blocks are awesome, can't wait to see that one put together! How big will it be? Sorry you had such a noisy 4th, we did too, I yelled a bad word out the window at my neighbor I haven't met yet and slammed my windows closed - we go to bed EARLY, although we didn't sleep much, lol.

Kyle said...

Mods always seems to come up with clever ideas. Your tabletopper is super cute. I love the poke Berry applique. You and Karen are going to have fun with this one.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I live by a resort and it was like a war zone after dark all weekend leading up to the Fourth. It almost seemed eerie last night because it was finally quiet! I love your Jan Patek block--very cute!

Julierose said...

Just think all your projects are so lovely..I like that pokeberry one a getting into the Prim look lately...hugs, Julierose

Needled Mom said...

That Scrap Bag is a great idea and turned out so nicely. I love the Vivid Grid blocks too.