Friday, November 19, 2021

Grandmother's Fan with Crafter's Edge


Finally, my November Crafter's Edge project!
I had the blocks done before the first of November, but could I get the rest of it done that soon--not a chance!
I'm pleased to finally have finished it this very morning!
This uses the Grandmother's Fan die set from Crafter's Edge.
There are 2 sizes in the set, and I decided to use both.

Here is one block:

I originally thought I would make the larger fan only, but the negative space on the opposite corner seemed to be begging to be filled, so I put the smaller one there. I was surprised to need so many blades on the smaller one, but they are a lot skinnier than the bigger blades, so...duh!
The fabric I used was Snow Much Fun by Deb Strain for Moda. It's several years old, and I had used much of the fat quarter bundle for a quilt. I thought I'd use leftovers for this table runner.
Since I was using scraps, I didn't have enough green for an inner border, so I made a flange instead. Below is how NOT to put a flange on with the outer border.

Jack the Ripper and I took out those stitches, and I redid the flange:

That's better.
Oh, yes, and I had to use a sort of scrappy outer border since I didn't have enough of any one fabric...
Next was quilting the thing:

Here's a closeup of the quilting, although it's still not very visible:

The border is a loop to loop design (one of my favorite border designs), and when I decided how to top stitch the binding, I didn't realize that my chosen decorative stitch matched the quilting until I was about 2/3 around the binding. Serendipity!
You can see the binding is very scrappy--less and less of these fabrics to be found!

Here it is on my ironing board. It's kind of big: about 17 x 58".

The Crossover II made cutting the fan blades and quarter circles very easy.

Thanks, Crafter's Edge for the opportunity to be on the Design Team!!
I recommend this die cutting machine and all the dies to everyone. They are very helpful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

No Ring--My Turn


This is my day to share on the No Rings hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.
We've seen some fantastic mug rugs!! I've certainly enjoyed--and been awed by--all that I have seen.

I took the easy way out this time. 😀
I had used part of a panel for another project and had several small parts left. 
"What perfect mug rugs these will make!" I said to myself. (I hope others of you talk to yourself while sewing--don't make me feel all alone in this!)
Sew, gathering some scraps from other projects for the borders, I put together these 3 mug rugs.

I love fall colors and these look great (if I do say so myself) on my oak table and/or anywhere else during this fall season.

For those who like to see FMQ, I used a variegated Madiera Aeroquilt thread that I have used for several years, color 9600, 40 wt. The colors in it are perfect for fall.
I did a leaf and loop FMQ for the pumpkin.

The acorns and leaf were loops.

The berry bunches are meandered.

Those are my projects. It's amazing what we quilters can think of for our scraps and leftovers.
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