I have been having fun with the orphan blocks! I dug deep in my shelves and found a few easy projects, and a few that are not as easy. I got two quilted this week!
This block did not make the quilt, not because I did not like it, but when sewing it and it was the first one, I did not know what I was doing. It ended up small enough that it would have been too big of an “ease” to put it in with the others. This was from the quilt Stars Upon Thars.
And then there was the Spools quilt orphan blocks. Only one spool showed itself in this pattern. It almost looks like a scrappy ribbon.
The spools orphan came from sewing this.
The backing for the star block was just a fat quarter. I had purhcased electic elements fat quarter bundle and enjoy using up these non-ordinary prints.
This was quilted in a free panto pattern by Urbanelementz.com called Argyle. This looks like a modified honey comb to me.
And the backing of the spool orphan is the panto you see above is no longer offered by Urbanelementz but was by designer Lorena. Sorry I do not know the name. The backing ended up being this.
I purchased this rug printed fabric from Hobby Lobby some time ago. This print of fabric is still available there if anyone is interested.
I managed to get the Jelly Roll Race quilt bound! And Gifted!
And I finished the first rosette for the La Passacaglia Millefiori quilt.
I started what is considered rosette 4. There are several of these to make. I decided to make this one patriotic.
And I got to the star points, but did not get any further.
I love the way you can manipulate the shapes in these cogs for a totally different affect each time. The fill in between all the points I am still pondering. Do I fussy cut something? Do I go with stripe, do I go with solid? The jury is still out on this decision. I have all weekend to figure that out. YAY! I made it to the weekend and got much accomplished along the way.
Goals were met that were set last week.
Goals for this week:
- Finish patriotic cog
- bind Stars Upon Thars orphan
- bind Spools Orphan
- Tat a little
I follow a few tatters on youtube and am delighted that there is new content going on!!!! If you are interested in learning to tat, you can learn how through a few instructional videos. For less than $10 in supplies you can get a tatting shuttle and a ball of lizbeth thread, maybe two.
You can choose if you want to learn to needle tat or shuttle tat. Here is a link to the youtube channel. They show you the basics or tell you where to go for the basics and then they assign homework and teach you how to read a pattern. Will you have a go at it? It is very relaxing. A wonderful tatting community out there. There was a massive overhaul of the former Georgia Seitz site. I guess she is elderly and not doing so good, but in the joy of keeping tatting going, others have taken over. It’s all good. And there is also older content out there by Gina Butler’s channel. I had the privledge of being taught by her in person. Her youtube tutorials can get you started. Frivole on youtube is also a wonderful teacher of this gentle art.
I am off to a wonderful start to the days between Friday and Monday! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading my blog!