Every day I I have stared at my rag quilt’s seams and I litarally couldn’t wait for the parcel with the special tool. So I finally took my regular fabric scissors…
Meanwhile I finished the quilt (and can take the tool for upcoming rag quilts 🙂 ). I love how it turned out after washing it … and I was really thankful for the tip from alookatthelittlethings who said she put her last rag quilt into a pillow case before it went into the washer, because that really helped contain all the loose threads that came off of it. In fact I collected loose threads in tons from my washing machine and from the ground!!! It was unbelievable! Finishing size is 62×84″ (155×210 cm). But now have a look:
All in all it took less than a week until it was done …
Meanwhile summer is definetely over and autumn has arrived. We had a cold, rainy and windy weekend. My daughter sorted out an old pillow and it was immediately occupied by the cat… so I sewed a fast pouf and used the old pillow for the filling. I used a tutorial by Gina @theshabbycreekcottage
I was Miss July in the F2F block swap and meanwhile I received nearly all blocks the other participants made for me. I am still waiting for three blocks from Australia – and I am really afraid they were lost… but who knows all the secrets of postal service. I will wait a bit longer and hope they will arrive soon.
Susan from desertskyquilts was Miss August – and these were the blocks I made (her chosen colour palette was blue/white/red):
I also managed to sew my first scrappytriparoundtheworld block for the Scrappytripalongbee – the colour choice was black and white with a hot pink center strip:
This weekend I played a bit with some scraps and a template I bought a while ago: the Mini Wacky Web template from the MSQC (here is a tutorial for it) … Originally it is thought to use paper triangles for it but I did it without. I inverted the colours and used white for the “stars” and colours for the points of the triangles – and changed fore- and background in this way. I love the way it looks. Today I sewed 20 blocks together … my first idea was a baby quilt (but for which baby?). I put it aside to add more scraps later.
So now I wish you all a nice week – I suppose I’ll have no time to sew the next week.