Sunday, January 31, 2016

Quilt Progress...

Check out the quilt progress!
Chain piecing and assembly line pressing! It's a great way to make multiple blocks.

Blocks in the making...
Chain piecing the next set. 

A stack of 20, ready for the next strip.

For chain piecing, you sew the seam on each block,  lining one  block immediately following the other.  Do not cut the threads in between.  This really speeds up the process!

Once you complete the "chain" you will snip the threads between each piece, and press the new seam.    This one looks a bit wonky, but trimming it to size will take care of that.

All ready to snip and press, and then...
...the finished block!

Coming up next -- sewing the top together.

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Year Sewing - 2016

After several weeks of last minute Christmas sewing, it feels nice to sit down at the machine and sew without a deadline!

BERNINA USA's blog, WeAllSew, featured a "Snowflake" quilt in October as a quilt-along project. The red and aqua color combination caught my eye.  It is just the next quilt project I was looking for!

A snowy weekend seems the perfect time to work on my "Snowflake Quilt." 

It's hard to believe this will turn into a quilt large enough to cover a bed!

The pieces are coming together.

Thanks for stopping by!  To those who follow my sewing blog ... I took a long break from blogging my projects.  Keeping a record of my progress helps to motivate me, so.... because I have two quilts in progress, I'm going to "pick up the pen" again ... and the camera ... and the fabric ... and the needles ... you get the point! ... and get going on these quilts!

Enjoy your creative moments, whatever they may be!