Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Plodding Along and A Little Tip!


I have been sewing little nine patch and snowball blocks
for a while and this is what I have accomplished so far. 
I have four more rows planned but will wait and see how large the quilt is after sewing the rows together.
Thanks to my friend Judy for contributing lots of colorful scraps. 
My scraps always seem so dull compared to hers. 
Her quilts are  wonderful. 
You should check out her blog Quilting by Judith.




Just a little tip for anyone  as messy as I am.
Are you tired of bending over to pick up
all those threads on the floor?
A "new" toilet bush is a wonderful thing. 
Sweeps them right up.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Snowball Night


I joined Snowball Night on Karen's blog Sew Many Ways and this is what I came up with.  I had a couple of Moda charm packs in my stash and some cream fabric that matched so I started sewing.  I did have to go to  Sweet Home  my local quilt shop to buy some border fabric.  I will say - snowball's are not my favorite blocks.  I always seem to have trouble with those little corners coming out just right, but with some creative pinning and pressing all is well.  One more to add to the quilting list.
Don't you just love those little strings that sneak into your pictures?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nine Patch Challenge

A while back I joined the Nine Patch Challenge over on
Karen's blog.    The challenge was to make just one nine patch a day using your stash.
Just one block each day -   any size, any color, using any method.  Simple enough.
By the end of the summer you would have a quilt.

I am trying to make at least two blocks a day using the
Bonnie Hunter leader's and ender's method because my blocks are so small. 
I had already cut a lot of 1 1/2" squares out of my scraps and this seemed like a good way to use them.


So far I have made 78 - 3 1/2" blocks.  Unless I want a really small quilt I need to make a lot more.

Later in the summer Karen is going to provide us with simple sashing and setting instructions.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Quilts From My Past

I haven't had much time for quilting or blogging for that matter in the past few weeks.  Lots of Family things happening.
So I thought I would post a few pictures of quilts I made before I started blogging.




These three quilts are made from the book One Block Wonder.  I belong to a mini group and we all decide to make this quilt together.  Since I am considered an over achiever I couldn't stop with just one -  I had to make three.  This is a fun quilt to make and I think they look a lot more complicated than they are.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Leaders & Enders - Florabunda Block Five


I finally got around to getting
Bonnie Hunter's latest book
Leaders & Enders
It's a great book for me because I have lots of 2" squares already cut.  I bought some  background fabric for one of the quilts "Rick Rack Nines" and hope to get started sewing those leaders and enders today.


I also finished block five for my "Florabunda"  quilt.   Lots of orange in this quilt.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another Giveaway!

Another great giveaway over at  By Hoki Quilts. I hate to tell everyone but you should check it out.