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Peggy's Project #32.5 - Sewing Machine Mat / Cover
This sewing machine mat doubles as a cover. When I'm using the machine, I roll the cover section and store behind the machine. When not using my machine, I unroll that section over the top to use as a cover. It was fun making this - it took just 1/2 yard (WoF) each of 2 fabrics, some left-over batting to fit, and a 3rd fabric for the binding. I modified the basic machine pad pattern (by MSQC and many other patterns on the internet and YouTube) by using the Width of Fabric instead of cutting it to simply fit under the machine. It took only part of one day in May 2019 to sew this project. Posted 07/08/19.
one block wonder with border print
Tried the OBW with a border print which had three repeats in the width of the fabric. . I cut around the yellow striped parts of the print to avoid having them take over the entire quilt. In the end I was able to piece the stripes together to provide a narrow yellow border. OBW is an interesting technique but I prefer symmetry of design so this may be my first and last OBW. I used nearly every bit of the 3 yards of fabric to make this quilt which measures 51x55. Yellow minky on the back. In the brightly colored areas I quilted an outline of the fabric pattern in most of the blocks to avoid the dark blue thread taking over the area, In the darker areas I quilted swirls and feathers and dot to dot designs in the hexis. I used wool batting, my favorite. I will be sending this to an extended family member undergoing treatment for cancer.
Scrappy Race Track #2
This is Race track # 2 made from left over project materials from the last 10 years. I cut left over material into 2 1/2 , 2 & 1 1/2 inches. I sew the 2 & 1 1/2 together and trimmed to 2 1/2. Then sewed the strips end to end in no order. Took the Beginning end and pulled it though the house to the last end and sewed the length. Cut and repeated until I had a piece rather long but only 45 inches wide. I cut the length in two pieces and added red border to one, posted a few day ago. This one has a black border and I used a printed scrappy design in Christmas for the back and the trim. I love these and will be another donated to the Rehab Veterans nearby us.
Two Chandelier pattern quilts
My friend and I made two matching Chandelier pattern quilts for one of her friends to use in her camper. We delivered the quilts this weekend. We stayed with her friend to go to Jenny on the Road in Lancaster, PA on Friday. Such a fun day! Jenny is wonderful! I took the picture. It's a fun and easy pattern to make.
Memory T-Shirt Quilt
The receiver of this quilt graduated from the same high school I graduated from in 1982! I tried to mix up the colors and cut different sizes to make it more interesting. One square was left out so I applied it to the back with her mom’s message embroidered on it.
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Texas flag quilt
Update: quilted and bound. I pieced this quilt for my friend's longarm business. The customer wanted this quilt made from a picture. It has the Texas flag in it. She wanted it for a wedding gift as a signature quilt (on the white squares) with the red part of the flag embroidered with the couples names and wedding date. My friend had just finished the embroidery when the customer told her the wedding was off, but she still wanted the quilt.
Charity Wacky Web
Our quilt guild,Memory Makers of LaSalle Parish Louisiana chose string blocks as our annual challenge. I did not want to do a “standard” string block and when I found the Wacky Web pattern by Missouri Star, I had to try it. The guild also chooses at least one charity every year. This year we made lap quilts or throws for an assisted living facility. This is where my Wacky Web will find it’s new home. The strings were from my stash and the black was from a charm pack.
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