Out of order, but all is well…

I accidentally hit publish instead of scheduling my last post so my quilt ramblings are a little out of order, but all is well that ends well.

Before my computer went bad on me, I was happily finishing up a table runner I started in 2014.  I actually put this together before Waiting for Spring, which was made from leftover blocks.  So let’s start at the beginning.  I had all these fabrics I had hand-dyed and saw a technique by Alex Anderson and decided to try it.  She was working on this cool Chop Sticks quilt.  If you are a member of the Quilt Show, you can view this technique on Episode 910.  Basically, take a square (apprx 2-1/2 inches) and make a diagonal cut. Then sew in a narrow strip of fabric (3/4-inch).  You now have a square with a narrow strip in the center (sorry, no photo).  Cross-cut this square and you will have strips with tiny squares in the middle.  Cut more plain squares on the diagonal and add these little strips.  Here you can see I’m chain piecing the chopsticks into plain squares.



I made way too many chopsticks and was running out of plain squares to put them in so just make a few at a time.

After making my table runner, I just couldn’t decide how to quilt it so it was relegated to the unfinished object pile.  I used the same quilt design I did last week for my daughter’s travel case for her keyboard.  Which was too small by the way; I had to make another one but found some new, sparkly ponytail bands for the closure.  Here it is as well as Gelato (Spyro-Gyro), another finished project.  I did the spiral with line quilt design on the table runner, quilting vertical lines and then crossing them with horizontal lines.  This way I could start at one edge, go across and come back–no extra threads to weave in.

Keyboard case

Keyboard case

Gelato tablerunner

Gelato (Spyro-Gyro) table runner

Alright, I’m going for that walk now–have to add some exercise to my Fit Bit Zip.  Say that three times, fast.


About bycandyp.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com and here (previously icandyet.com) but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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