Thursday, 30 October 2014

Great Granny Squared #2 - Sorting Scraps

A couple of weeks ago I started up a Great Granny Squared table runner and in the process of digging  through all of my scraps I realized that if I want to be in charge of this project I needed to take charge.  


My scraps was a total mess, scattered between three bins, large, small and odd shapes of fabric.

That was when I decided to start sorting them before I would carry on with my quilt.  I sorted them according to size, larger fold-able pieces, strips, squares and larger pieces.  Now digging through my scraps is much easier.  At least now I have a clear idea of what I have to work with, and this way NOTHING will go to waste.


I bought some small clear plastic containers and labeled them accordingly.


Once I had all of my scraps sorted I stared piecing up a few more blocks.



This is going to be a fun and colourful little quilt!

To see the other blocks I have finished so far, click HERE.


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Monday, 27 October 2014

Anything Goes Mondays #81

I hope you dont mind that for today's feature, I am sharing all from just one linked last week.  I found it very inspirational and too beautiful not to share... Sometimes the simplest ideas and designs can be turned into something wonderful!  

This is exactly what Esther from Ipatch and Quilt shared with us last week, her beautiful and cuddly Hexie Pillow.


Apart from the pillow that is super beautiful, she made these two little quilted embroidery ring wall hangings.  Totally eye catching!!  ...see, very simple yet very creative!


Now it's your turn to link up...

Rules:
1. Link up ANY recent blog posts, it can be one or more, but PLEASE do not share blog posts you might have linked up in the past.
2. Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog, OR grab the 'anything goes' button for you sidebar.
3. Try to visit at least a few of the other blogs linked, the whole point of having a party is to connect, share and maybe get a few new followers...remember to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!

P.S. Great news for those of you on Instagram! You can now link up your Instagram photos here on Anything Goes Mondays! Just click the blue "Add your link" button. In the dialogue box that comes up, under "Image source," click the Instagram icon at the bottom. InLinkz will ask your permission to access your Instagram account, then you can choose one of your IG photos to link up. You still need to link to a URL, but you can always link to the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my feed's URL is http://instagram.com/marelizeries). If you link up an IG photo, please tag my Instagram feed (@marelizeries). Have FUN!!

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Anything Goes Mondays #80

Welcome to this weeks' Anything Goes Mondays, I hope you will have a lot of fun visiting all the blogs linking up this week and like what I decided to share with you here today.  Remember that if you work is shown here today and you do not wish to have it featured, please contact me at marelizeries[at]gmail[dot]com.


Bed Runner by Jayne from Twiggy and Opal




Garden Lattice by Janet from Simply Pieced

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2. Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog, OR grab the 'anything goes' button for you sidebar.
3. Try to visit at least a few of the other blogs linked, the whole point of having a party is to connect, share and maybe get a few new followers...remember to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!

P.S. Great news for those of you on Instagram! You can now link up your Instagram photos here on Anything Goes Mondays! Just click the blue "Add your link" button. In the dialogue box that comes up, under "Image source," click the Instagram icon at the bottom. InLinkz will ask your permission to access your Instagram account, then you can choose one of your IG photos to link up. You still need to link to a URL, but you can always link to the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my feed's URL is http://instagram.com/marelizeries). If you link up an IG photo, please tag my Instagram feed (@marelizeries). Have FUN!!


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Monday, 13 October 2014

Anything Goes Mondays #79

Last weeks' linkups had quite a variety of projects to choose from, but the ones I chose to share with you today, got my attention from the start.  I hope you enjoy what I decided to showcase, remember that if your work is featured here today and you do not wish to have it shown, please contact me at marelizeries[at]gmail[dot]com.


This stunning Tulip Quilt is by Lea Anne from Podunk Pretties.  I was completely drawn to this quilt and just had to share it with you today.  I absolutely LOVE the design and the border is simply amazing, something totally different!


This fun Sewing Machine design is by Deana from Daughters of Dorinda, she has the pattern to this fun block available in her etsy store.


This X Plus Masterpiece is made by Janet from Simply Pieced.  I absolutely LOVE the scrappy look!!

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1. Link up ANY recent blog posts, it can be one or more, but PLEASE do not share blog posts you might have linked up in the past.
2. Somewhere in your blog post, you must link back here to my blog, OR grab the 'anything goes' button for you sidebar.
3. Try to visit at least a few of the other blogs linked, the whole point of having a party is to connect, share and maybe get a few new followers...remember to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by!

P.S. Great news for those of you on Instagram! You can now link up your Instagram photos here on Anything Goes Mondays! Just click the blue "Add your link" button. In the dialogue box that comes up, under "Image source," click the Instagram icon at the bottom. InLinkz will ask your permission to access your Instagram account, then you can choose one of your IG photos to link up. You still need to link to a URL, but you can always link to the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my feed's URL is http://instagram.com/marelizeries). If you link up an IG photo, please tag my Instagram feed (@marelizeries). Have FUN!!
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Great Granny Squared #1


I recently purchased both 'Great Granny Squared' and 'Quilty Fun' by Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnit.  I was completely drawn to the fun, bright and cute designs I've seen on Instagram.  It was hard to decide which pattern from both books I wanted to start with, but chose to start with one of her Great Granny Squared table runners.


So, after cutting all of the background fabric pieces I was ready to start.  I am not working with a direct plan for each block, I just grab some pieces of fabric that I think will go together, cut what I need and start piecing them together.  

For some time I had no idea what I was going to do with all of my fabric scraps that I've accumulated over the past few years, so at least now I will be able to make good use of them.  For the time being I have finished 5, 6½ blocks.




...I will share more blocks as I've finished them.


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