Customer Quilts 2015

Saturday, 7 February 2015

In the Pink...

I'm working on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks today. There's a little bit of a couple of projects here. After looking at all of the fun novelty type blocks that have shown up in this scrap challenge, I decided I wanted to do one too. The hard part was deciding. But I finally chose these Silly Cars, a free design from Fat Cat Patterns. They only take two fabrics of each colour, a light and a dark, so they are really fast to do up. I'm planning nine of these. They'll be somewhere around 13 inches when done, with maybe some fun sashing, but I really haven't thought that far ahead. I have enough of the white for the window, and the black for the bumpers and tires to keep them the same in each car. I also have enough of the small dotted fabric to do all the background blocks the same. And best of all, it's all stash and scraps. I have yet to actually sew the fused bits down. I'm seriously thinking of digging into my variegated threads, and using a decorative stitch to sew them down. There are all kinds of stitches on my machine that I've never used. This might be a fun way to try them out.
The other thing I continue to work on is the small nine patches that are three inches finished. I have enough of the strips sewn together to give me 11 of the pink nine patches. There's another strip of pink waiting to be sewn to a white strip. These get cut into 1 1/2 inch sections, and then function as my leaders/enders. So, I think I'll link these up, and then get out my instruction manual for my machine, and investigate some stitches.

12 comments:

  1. Those are the cutest blocks. Love them!

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  2. Cute little 9 patches. I love those buggy cars. So cute.

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  3. the cars are adorable! And what tiny 9 patches! You're making lots of cuteness! Can't wait to see your car quilt come together!

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  4. What a great quilt that will be. Love the little cars.

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  5. The car blocks are adorable. What a fun quilt this is going to make. Great progress on the nine patches too, they are a great block for using up lots of little strips.

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  6. Those cars are such fun! That's going to be a very cute quilt.

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  7. Those Silly Cars are so cute!

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  8. How could you not have fun making those car blocks?! They are adorable!

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  9. Love the idea of the silly cars. I have made a quilt with that pattern. Your quilt is going to look fantastic when you finish!

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  10. These are CUTE blocks. I'm going to enjoy seeing your cars/blocks in different colors this year!

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