Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Color It Red

Today is my day to share in the Color It Red blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
While I don't participate in many hops, once in awhile one comes along that I can't resist--and this was one.

The first thing I will share is my first major project on my new Cricut Maker. These appliques are cut out of fabric, which worked well on this burlap bag that I got on clearance. I wanted to try vinyl but guess the kind I got wasn't good because I wasn't successful getting it cut. (I have a good brand of heat transfer vinyl now; just need to find time to do something with it. LOL) So, plan B worked out great!

Next is a UFO I had started a few years ago. This is Bargello Color Wheel by Cheryl Phillips. The center has been done, like I said, for a few years. Then I put it aside, not sure what I wanted to do with it. A few months ago I got it out and put it on my design wall. Then after several weeks I suddenly thought to put it on a black background. I had rainbow print to use for the binding, and I think it looks great!

My next project was not one I planned to make--it's one of those "squirrel" projects that we have to do right now. One of my quilting friends was making a table mat, Valentine's Table Topper by Riley Blake Designs, and I had to do it too. Mine isn't exactly according to the pattern; I cut the hearts and circles on my Cricut and left out some other applique. I think it came out pretty neat.
It looks really nice on our table with my Valentine's Day bouquet.

My last project is a scrap quilt. The pattern is Traffic Jam by Pat Sloan.
I used a bunch of the scrap 2 1/2" squares that I had cut (I cut squares and strips from scraps) and background fabric from my stash. Since I wanted a little more "jazz" to it, I found a yard of the bright fabric I used as sashing and binding. It sure does jazz it up! Funny thing about using scraps--I don't seem to make much of a dent in my supply...

Now on to my next projects--a baby quilt (the baby is due in 3 days...) and a wall hanging for one of our daughters.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Be sure to check out all the blogs!
Here are today's and the next few days:

February 19th
Just Sew Quilter    (that's me)

February 20th
February 21st