Monday, November 23, 2015

Scrappy Christmas Quilt Progress

 So the blocks are done and a few rows are sewn together.  I do keep moving a few squares here and there, but this is close to the final arrangement.
 I must say that I love how the plain squares randomly mixed in with the rail fence blocks look.  What started as a way to make a larger quilt (by adding the plain squares after I was tired of making rail fence blocks) turned out to be a fabulous design decision.  The plain squares also make the quilt look less busy which is a good thing.
So I suspect this will be on my design wall for a while now.  I am attempting to enter a couple of quilts in QuiltCon this year for the first time.  The deadline is November 30th and neither quilt has the binding done -- so that will be my quilting job for the next little bit.
Cheers,  Posted by Riel Nason

Friday, November 13, 2015

Scrappy Christmas Quilt in Progress

 Hello!  So, truth be told, I haven't been quilting a whole lot lately, and the main two projects I'm working on can't be shown here (yet, anyway) BUT I am also working on this scrappy Christmas quilt which I can share.
 In the summer I cut lots of red, white and green scraps -- some were Christmas fabrics, but many weren't.  I cut pieces that were 2" x 5" to make little railfence blocks that will finish at 4.5".
 I have quite a few blocks sewn together, but still have many to go.  I also decided to add some solid 4.5" blocks in the mix so I will end up with a bigger quilt.  It is still very much at the beginning stages, but I love how the fabrics and colours look together. 
 So far I am leaning towards random arrangement.  I will have more railfence blocks than plain blocks, but I don't know exactly what the ratio will be.
It's almost time to start putting what I've got done so far up on the design wall to see what develops ...
I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network!
Posted by Riel Nason

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Great Big Halloween Past Projects Picture Post: Part 3

Yes, I have more! These are all things I've made over the past few years.


Happy Halloween!
Posted by Riel Nason

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Great Big Halloween Past Projects Picture Post: Part 2

 So, here's a few more pics ... Halloween is coming up fast, but maybe you'll see something here that inspires a last minute project! 
 These are all things I have made over the last few years ...

 Bean bags! 
 Easiest idea ever -- I made a Halloween panel into a curtain by adding hanging tabs.

 Very strange Halloween selvage owl.

 Fall leaves One Block Wonder -- this quilt now lives at my parents' house.


Happy Quilting!  Posted by Riel Nason

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Great Big Halloween Past Projects Picture Post: Part 1

 I don't know how many Halloween projects I've made over the years ... I only know it's A LOT.
So I thought it would be fun to go back through my photos and post some of them again.  Maybe you'll be inspired to make something before October 31 this year ... Here we go (this is just a very few of them)

Until next time ...
Posted by Riel Nason