New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blue in Bits & Strips

Blue bits and strips were the story of my life this week.  Some blue bits found their way into Quilty 365 circles, which will be shared during the February link-up.  Other blue bits were incorporated into Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.  And lots of blue strips helped me finish out a t-shirt quilt that has been hogging up my entire design wall for weeks.

I used some medium blue scraps to make up some 4" Sawtooth Star blocks.  This is a carry-over RSC project from last year.  I didn't have a particular plan in mind when I started making these, but they're kind of addictive to make and I just enjoyed playing with them last year.  I'm starting to have an inkling of what I'd like to do with them, but for now I'm just going to keep churning them out.
Scraps prepped for more Sawtooth Stars.  For the Flying Geese portion of the Sawtooth Stars, I like to use a no-waste, speed-piecing method I first saw on Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache website (see Method B).
A batch of scrappy blue stars.

The big story at my house is that I finally finished piecing this t-shirt quilt!  I added lots and lots of blue strips - Kaffe Fassett's Paperweight fabric - for the sashing and borders.  It currently measures about 84" x 90", so it's awkward to handle.  I did a final pressing and thread clean-up, so I can take it to the long-arm quilter as soon as I have the backing prepped.  Yay!!

So after spending most of today wrestling the t-shirt quilt, I'm looking forward to putting my feet up and enjoying a cup of tea and lots of other scrappy projects from the RSC.
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Your stars are lovely. So nice to finally call a top done! Great job.

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  2. Congratulations on getting that t-shirt quilt top done. They are so cumbersome to work with, but so much appreciated! Love the little stars. I am sure they will come together nicely in the end.

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  3. Congrats! on finishing up your T-quilt. LOVE the balance of color you achieved. You surprised me with the number of stars now on your design wall. Good work!!

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  4. Sawtooth stars really are hard to resist! 8)
    Congrats on the top! Enjoy that cup of tea!

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  5. Oh my what a huge finish Angie!!! T-shirts are such a wonderful heirloom. And love all your beautiful blue stars! I made a few blue stars today too :)

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  6. Yay for such a big finish! I know it's a weight lifted now that you can move on to other things. I love that blue fabric for the sashing. It's one of my favorite prints in any color! Thanks for sharing the pretty stars too.

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  7. Congrats on finishing the t-shirt quilt! That is a biggie!! And your sawtooth stars are shining brightly!!

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  8. Love your little stars and that T-shirt quilt is magnificent.

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  9. Just lovely blue stars....you have quite a collection of them now...hugs, Julierose

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  10. Love, love, love those blue stars! And congrats on your t-shirt quilt finish!

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  11. Congrats on the finished t-shirt quilt.
    Love those mini stars!

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  12. Sawtooth stars are fun to make and you've used some fun blue fabrics. The t shirt quilt is huge, but I'm sure will be appreciated by someone special.

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  13. I have the cow and dragonfly fabrics. So funny to see them here... heyyyyy what are my fabrics doing at her house??
    Bet the t-shirt quilt is heavy
    LEeAnna

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  14. Enjoy and relax after the good tee shirt finish. You have some terrific blue fabrics for the stars, so keep it up with other colors.

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  15. Your stars look great - I am glad you are formulating a plan to use them! Great finish!!

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  16. That blue cow fabric is such fun, as are all of your sawtooth stars. The T-shirt quilt turned out beautifully. congrats on getting it to the finished flimsy stage.

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  17. congrats on finishing the tshirt quilt - looks great with the kaffe print.
    pretty blue stars

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  18. That is indeed a large t-shirt quilt ... congrats on getting it together and off the design wall. Stitching on your stars will be a piece of cake after that big project.

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