Monday, July 7, 2014

House Quilt and a New Scrap Quilt



Vacations are always good, but I did miss my sewing machine. I was happy to have lots of family around for the holiday weekend, but it was also good to get in a little sewing. First on my list was my Homestead wall hanging quilt (pattern by Fig Tree & Company). I'm making a 9-block version of this pattern and used my favorite prints from the upcoming Fig Tree fabric collection, Somerset.



I love this pattern so much...I just had to keep working until I got the blocks set together. Yardage from this collection won't be available until fall--but I really want to get this finished, so I'm debating not adding a border and just finishing it up!



 I also started another project this 4th of July weekend. I've been saving Minick & Simpson scraps from most of their fabric collections over the last several years. In fact, I may end up with scraps from all of their lines in this quilt. I have changed my mind over and over about what to make, but I finally made a decision! I started with 9 squares...


which soon turned into 9 mini churn dash blocks! I was super tempted to just sew these together into a fun mini quilt, but I have big plans. I'm going to make 9 of the full-size Nested Churn Dash blocks (pattern by Quilt Jane) and maybe even 16 depending on if it looks like my scraps will hold out for that many 24" blocks. My goal is to finish this quilt by the end of the month. Since I'm using scraps and since the outer layers use bigger pieces, I think I'm going to cut out the rest of the fabrics starting with those outer layers so I can best utilize my fabrics. I'm super excited about this quilt and hope I'll have enough to make it king-sized...it could be the summer quilt for the master bedroom!



Before I get to more sewing, though...I've got to do something with our garden tomatoes which seem to have suddenly all turned red at once after months of being green. Salsa and spaghetti sauce are on today's agenda..

Oh...and I need to announce the winner of the Southern Fabric giveaway...congrats to Beach Quilter who wins the $25 gift certificate!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Those are cute little houses, but I love those Churn Dash blocks. I can't wait to see them finished.

Congratulations to the winner.

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those adorable little churn dashes -- I can't wait to see your finished quilt top -- it's going to be beautiful in those fabrics!!!

Joy said...

Ohhh...I cannot wait for that fabby line to come out! I like the white as the background...screams summer. Looking forward to seeing your nested churn dash grow!

Sue said...

Just gorgeous house blocks using the new line of fabric !! I am also a collector of Minick fabric and I really like your idea using my stash. Looking forward to seeing your progress on that one

Sinta Renee said...

I love your houses! I also love the idea of a red white and blue NCD! I might have to have a second helping of that pattern and copy you!!!

Susan P said...

I love the houses, but why is there that big white piece at the bottom of each house? I've seen this pattern many times and can't figure it out. It's kind of distracting. I must be missing something.

Anita said...

Love what you're working on! I may have to buy one of those house patterns after all! Good idea for using large pieces first, I was going to do some NCD blocks from stash/scraps. Can't wait to see it finished :)

Susie said...

They are the cutest churn dash blocks ever!

Linda said...

Nice 'maters! :)

Billy'sgirl said...

I don't know where you find the time! I'm looking forward to seeing your nested churn dash when is completed. I really love the pattern, but haven't had time to plan my fabric choices from my stash. Everything is packed up in boxes while we redecorate my sewing studio. My reorganization is going well, but I can't find anything in all this order! ;-)

Helen L said...

those house blocks are so pretty, and I love your churn dash blocks too: they are both so fun!!! Hugs, H

Kelsie said...

Lovely!

Gai Butler said...

The fabrics in your Homestead wall hanging are beautiful. I love your little Churn Dash blocks and can't wait to see them grow. Congratulations to the giveaway winner.

Rosa said...

Love them all.It`s hard to choose which is the best favorite, houses or churn dash and love all your fabric choice!!