Friday, September 30, 2022

Charity Quilting

I made the border on this one scrappy, too. 
Pieced by Janice for Annapolis Quilts for Kids

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My personal goal is to quilt at least one quilt per week throughout the year. To that end, check out the EpochConverter for 2022 to see how I'm stacking up.

2022 Charity Quilt Count: 76

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Charity Quilting

I love the water-themed quilts. Pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
I quilted stars and moons for this little quilt pieced by Maureen. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one quilt per week throughout the year. To that end, check out the EpochConverter for 2022 to see how I'm stacking up.

2022 Charity Quilt Count: 74

Monday, September 26, 2022

Sometimes I Rip

I pieced this itty-bitty quilt and found this little tear in one of the blocks after the piecing was done. When I saw the rip I marked the square so I could rip it out and replace it with another piece. 
Since this was pieced using strip sets I ripped two sides first to release the strip. Then it was a simple matter of ripping the sides of the square. (Bonnie Hunter has a great tutorial that shows how to piece strips and sew them up like this. Check out her free pattern Scrappy Trips. It is a great time savings over cutting individual squares and sewing them together.)
Once I had the offending square out I just needed to sew that replacement square back in. 
Pressed and ready for quilting. I often tell my friends I don't rip. That isn't entirely true. I'm not the kind of quilter that will sew, rip, press, sew, rip, and press again. I would rather make another block and try to get it closer than spend time ripping. That doesn't mean I don't rip. I means I am very choosy about when I rip. I will rip for a couple minutes to save hours of work. I will not spend hours ripping to get one seam correct. I want to be better at piecing, not ripping. 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Charity Quilting

I picked up a new stack of tops ready for quilting from Annapolis Quilts for Kids
I'll be working through these over the coming weeks. This was the first one. I pieced this one with this fun duck print and some leftover blocks from other projects. 
I pieced this one using some scrappy quarter-log-cabin blocks alternating with leftover blocks. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one quilt per week throughout the year. To that end, check out the EpochConverter for 2022 to see how I'm stacking up.

2022 Charity Quilt Count: 72