Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hand stitching kites

Hi everyone,

It's been another busy week for me. 
I haven't had time to do much sewing, but I continue to work on stuff a little bit at a time.
I'm almost done all the blocks for my Idaho square dance quilt. I will try to get a picture of the progress soon. 
I've also prepped some blue spool blocks for sewing as part of my July Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 

I have continued to work on my scrappy star blocks made from the kite shape. This is going to be a table runner for my formal dining table. I wanted something that reflected my scrappy style. I'm hand piecing these blocks. I'm not using papers or anything like that. I'm using a template that I trace around to cut all the pieces with scissors. Then I eyeball a 1/4 inch seam allowance as I hand stitch them together. It's very soothing to sew this way, and it's portable too. I just carry a ziplock bag with my supplies wherever I go. 

This is what I have sewn together so far. 


It has not been ironed yet, so it looks lumpy. But it's going to be gorgeous when it's all done. I haven't decided how long I'm going to make it yet. It will have at least 4 full stars, but I might make it five long. I'm not sure yet. 
I hope you like my scrappy start of my table runner. 

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23 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your table runner project made from the triangles/kites is beautiful! I love all the different fabrics and how the stars are forming, too!

gayle said...

Wonderful project! You must be having a blast picking colors for each new triangle.
I love having a portable hand-sewing project. (Now I just have to remember to take it with me...)

Lin said...

You are right, it is going to be gorgeous! xx

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

How scrappy is that--neat fabrics you are using--
I haven't done a hand pieced piece in a while--humm???
enjoy the moments, di

Cathy said...

Wow, your star(s) are looking great. That is one hand piecing project I could go for - no papers. It's beautiful!!!!

Nell's Quilts said...

Lovely scrappy stars forming in your table runner. Should be a stunner.

katie z. said...

It is quite lovely. Well done.

Kaja said...

Your stars will be gorgeous. I'm impressed that they fit so nicely together; you must be very good at estimating your quarter inch seams.

PaulaB quilts said...

Those are beautiful scrappy stars. They will be perfect for a table runner. Keep up the good work!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Beautiful stars!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous is right! I can't believe you just eyeball a 1/4 inch seam and get them to go together so perfectly.

The Joyful Quilter said...

BEAUTIFUL start to a scrappy table runner!! (And... if you EVER get tired of it, you can send it to me!!!)

a good yarn said...

Ariane, your scrappy projects are anything but and this is another lovely example.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Its gorgeous!! Such a lovely selection of scrappy fabrics.

Robby H. said...

I'm not familiar with the kite shape, but it is going to be beautiful.

Angie said...

Scrappy Stars is looking great! What size are the kite shapes?

Chantal L. said...

Yes, I do love your scrappy runner. It is beautiful already. Enjoy! ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those pieces are TINY! Love the star shape made by those kites. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Deb A said...

That is going to be an awesome table runner! I love little take along projects like that. they seem to grow sew quickly with just a few stitches here and there.

Karen's Korner said...

Scrappies are my favourite and I love how your tablerunner is progressing.

Ruth said...

I love it! I think it's going to be lovely!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow it looks great so far.

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE this project... very creative!