Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm back in sewing mode!

I've been sewing up a storm since I got home! I made 4 matching pillowcases for our bed... I had been looking for the perfect fabric for these for a long time. Several years ago I made a green and purple quilt for our bed (you can't see that here, it's folded at the bottom of the bed) and I finally found great fabric in Arizona. Here's a closeup:

Also, the bring 'n brag girls at The Quilt Asylum are doing a ticker tape quilt along. Every month we get scraps in two more colors. In a year, we will have 24 blocks done for a quilt! The blocks due in September are red and yellow...

I decided to make my ticker tape blocks 10 inches square with 2 inch borders, so they end up being a 14 inch block. This will make a good sized quilt when it's done!

I used some of the scraps they gave us and some of my own (especially since this month was my two favorite colors! I had lots of scraps to add)

Have you done ticker tape before? The fun part is making the scraps fit, kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. Then you just stick them down with a glue stick to hold them in place and zip around them with a straight stitch, raw edges and all. I had so much fun doing these 2 blocks and can't wait to do the next 2.

Lots more projects to show you soon!


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pretty!! I made some pillowcases too yesterday. I'm happy they are done and off my to do list!

Sewjoe said...

I need to decide on my ticker tape borders. I am not sure if I just want to use black, or a solid color, or a print of some sort...still researching. Love the colors of your pillowcases!