Tuesday, September 30, 2014

more relaxing fun

1. choose a block from your UFO pile to work with. If you wanted to, you could make the center larger by sewing some together, two, three, four etc. have fun! if you sewed 3 for example runner style then you could make the finished quilt rectangular instead of square.

my first row is the crumb blocks row.

found more UFO blocks........GO ME!!!!!
I love these drunkard path blocks sewn like this-
it looks like floating circles
I was trying out some pink that I have.
not sure if I will go with pink in between  the rows or 
maybe a darker color or black  

but I also like the dresdans with the circles the same
color as the background
I may need a couple more and I have them so will 
be working on appliqueing them down-
both the dresdans and the circles-
by hand
it will give me the opportunity to sew them
while watching TV with hubs

2. add a small border     simple. could be a plain border, pieced, appliqued etc but make it small. try and use a color not used in your block for added fun later on

I found the drunkards circles and made two rows, one for now one for later

I know Phoebe. I still have the pins in
they are not stitched down yet LOL

sorry these are blurry
but I am liking the look so far

3. Add applique. could be to the small border, could be to the inner block, or could be an applique border itself. again, try out options and have fun

my applique row will be a row of dresdans
I still have lots of them :-)

and scrappy suits me just fine

I am liking that I am using up a lot of UFO stalled projects in this
whoot whoot!  this takes care of three UFO projects
and I am thinking the extras may end up on the back
I will join my rows a little later in the process to make sure they look ok sizewise

I am a little ahead in the process because I have a lot of applique to do and I wanted to not fall behind

I am hooking up with Judy of patchwork times.  look at what others have on 
their quilt wall for inspiration

how is your relaxing robin coming?


Julierose said...

Oh so lovely with that dusty pink! I love it! hugs, Julierose

barbara woods said...

i love those new blocks

Lynne said...

I smiled to see your Drunkard's Path blocks -- I put mine together the same way for my row by row "Pretty in Pink" quilt.

Lynne said...

Forgot to add -- I will put up my Relaxing Robin post as soon as the Linky party is opened for this month.

Kate said...

Fun blocks. I like the pink setting strips, it really sets off the colors in the blocks.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Stalled and I am thinking it is flying backwards down the road in reverse.