Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sew Modern Monday post- hope this counts!

Okay, so Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations is for modern sewing finishes- a finished quilt top counts right? I hope so, because I am posting- so comment to warn me if it doesn't! I am itching to share though!
This is the improv quilt I am making from Art Gallery fabric scraps sent by Pat Bravo for Project Linus quilts. These fabrics were a blast to work with, and it was a great challenge for me to sew a project using just these scraps. So great a challenge in fact that I failed just a bit. I had to use some Kona snow yardage from my stash to make up the quilt backing- the remaining scraps Ms. Bravo sent were too skinny to make it up. Cheater cheater me. But hey, they were my rules that I broke.
Picture disclaimer- I am having a wicked hard time with my camera, so these are not lovely, but they do convey the idea. However, the pics of the sewn together pieces are terrible, so I guess you have to take my word for it? The last picture is terrible, but proof they are done...

See? The last shows it all taped up to guide my not-usually-very-straight line quilting. So far...not so good. Lots of tension issues. I seem to have these worst with my King Tut thread- anyone else? Maybe I need a new machine...

One last bit- a rearrangement of my to be done Little Apples string quilt. I will need to add borders too.

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  1. This is looking lovely. You've used fabolous scraps and combined them beautifully :)

  2. So beautiful! :) And I can't wait to see your Little Apples quilt finished! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  3. Looks great! I love all her fabrics and knowing that she donates them for such a good cause makes me want to support her even more. And your Little Apples quilt is just fabulous! I can't wait to see it finished! Sorry that I'm no help with your tension issues. I am a dunce at troubleshooting that kind of thing!