New Orleans House Project

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Little Red & White Stitching

My recent blogging output pretty much reflects my recent quilting output.  I've been keeping up with my Quilty 365 circles and working on some red and white Broken Dishes blocks for Barb Vedder's current swap, but that's about it.  I haven't lost my quilting mojo - lots of ideas are percolating around in my head - but I've been short on stitching time.  I'm looking forward to next weekend when Dear Husband has to work and I can have a mini quilt retreat at home!

I made these Sawtooth Star blocks a few weeks ago for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  

They will join other red and white Sawtooth Stars I made for last year's RSC.  
My ultimate goal is to make a medallion-style quilt with these blocks.

I would like to report we've been having lovely cool weather here on the Gu'f Coast, but alas, Autumn is only teasing us.  We've been spending weekends at the camp, though, so I dug out my hand-crank Singer Model 99 to stitch some HSTs for a block swap.  I'm using Star Singles Triangle Papers to make my blocks - this type of sewing is perfect for using a hand-crank sewing machine.  

I'm using this wonderful empty candy tin to store all the parts and pieces for my swap blocks.   I thought it was The Very Thing for red and white blocks.
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that I used to have a tin like that, but gave it to a friend as part of a gift. It's the PERFECT spot for your red and white swap blocks!

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  2. Great tin. I'm always on the lookout for one that is quilt related. I love making HST's on my hand cranks. I stitched 960 earlier this week (tiny ones).

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  3. Such pretty red and whit stars! Will your whole quilt be red and white? That's on my list for one of these days!

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  4. I love those Star Singles Triangle papers! I use them and they work great! HAHAH... I also have that same tin! Happy stitching.. wow a hand crank machine - You go!!

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  5. Nice red stars Angie, and the perfect tin to keep newly made blocks in. I have two similar but with a much less sophisticated design, which are being used for the same purpose.

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  6. Your stars are very nice Angie ! I love the fabrics you used.... like you, I have done my swap blocks but I chose the second method !
    Have a wonderful Sunday !

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  7. I'm going to appreciate your stars even more, especially since they've been hand cranked! Wow! I saw Debra said she had that tin as well. Me too! Too funny. Hope you get a few sewing moments in the weeks to come.

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  8. Those stars are getting the royal treatment with the lovely box and the hand cranked stitching. Hope your mini retreat works out so you can feel reinvigorated, which we all seem to need about now. Take care and hugs.

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  9. Love those stars! You're making me want to go make some myself!
    Though I haven't managed to find as much time for sewing either... Got a bunch of cutting done, but assembly seems to be taking longer.

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  10. The sewing machine and the tin are adorable. The blocks are cute too, and if you can, send that cool weather this way please, we are still melting. LOL

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