Our quilt group recently decided to work on a quilt project to raise funds. Each of us is to make a couple of blocks that will be put together into a bed sized quilt and quilted by the members. The group decided to make the Scrap Jar Stars quilt that Amber introduced on her blog, "A Little Bit Biased". She has an excellent free tutorial that you can see HERE.
The group provided the white background fabric for the blocks and our goal was to use fabrics from our stashes to make the scrappy blocks. Off I went to my sewing corner, quickly cutting into some of my pretty fabrics and in no time at all, I had made four blocks.
Two look kind of like this...
and two look kind of like this...
Putting them side by side, this is what you see...
I think I may have to make my own Scrappy Jar Stars quilt down the road.
In addition to my Jars, I finished a table runner this week. I bought the kit about a year ago and it had been in my "kit" bag since then. Out it came, and, as usual, took no time to put together. Why did I procrastinate so long?
In my typical way, I made a bit of a change-I decided to applique the top and then quilt it, rather than use the "quilt as you go" approach.
I machine appliqued and machine quilted it in the ditch. The pattern is by Disa Designs and is one of several table runners featured in the My Runners book.
It's a great day for quilting!