Ribbon Candy quilt top is done

March 30, 2015 in QUILTING

Ribbon Candy has been done for at least a couple of weeks but my projects at work and the tight deadlines have kept me away from the blog. The good news is that the huge work projects that I have been working on are about 95% done ( YAHOO! ) and soon I will be back to working on my own quilt projects.

Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy 44″x57″

Weather in Minnesota can be fickle this time of year. Last week we had highs of 30 to 40’s and tomorrow we might reach 60. Yeah!

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Have a fabulous week.

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Design Wall Wednesday – 3.18.2015

March 18, 2015 in QUILTING

Updates on my WIP Quilts:

Ribbon Candy in rows

RIBBON CANDY
If you need a quick and easy quilt to make, this would be one to consider.
The blocks have been sewn into rows waiting for me to find some time to sew them together.

Espresso units ESPRESSO
I have been spending time putting together the pieces for each section of the blocks. The hourglass blocks are really the corners of the original block. If you click on the photo you will be able to see where I have added the two side pieces to the center square. Ignore all the labels – just my way to keeping everything in order for when I sew the units together on the diagonal.

New project NEW PROJECT
I originally start working on this design back in August 2014. I pondered many many layouts and design ideas but none of them seem to be right. I dragged out the box a couple of weeks ago and have made about a dozen strips sets. They are currently sitting in a pile waiting for inspiration.

I am trying a new layout for my ‘Design Wall Wednesday’ posts. Let me know what you think.

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Design Wall Wednesday - 2.25.2015

February 25, 2015 in QUILTING

The block I am using for my next quilt is called ‘Boy’s Nonsense. I think the design will show off my collection of beige, brown, grey and black fabrics nicely. I first saw the block being used in a quilt at ‘Where the Orchids Grow’ blog. See the quilt here. Check out her tutorial page if you are interested in making the quilt. There are two parts but it looks fairly easy.

block

block

Here are a few block units I have pinned onto a piece of flannel. I need to cut more fabrics before I make any final decisions on which fabrics will go together.

Espresso

Espresso

I found more information and various sizes of templates for the block on Jinny Beyer’s website here. I am blessed with a large design wall that allows me the freedom to move around the pieces around until I am happy. I will be putting the units together differently than the tutorial by sewing them together on the diagonal. I am more of a planned scrappy quilter.

My ‘Gum Drops’ quilt is coming together nicely. The blocks and sashing/post strips are all sewn into rows. Since the design wall is empty I thought it was a good time to layout my ‘Ribbon Candy’ blocks. This might take awhile since I am a little Quilt OCD and I will probably be moving the blocks around a hundred times.

Ribbon Candy

Ribbon Candy

Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

What are your working on this week?

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