It was so exciting to see this quilt come together today:)! It was sewn together in six sections. And it’s a good thing because the blocks are all different sizes. It was kind of like sewing a puzzle together in sections!
Isn’t that crazy?! I love sewing different sized blocks together. It adds so much dimension to the quilt. I think that is why I like all of Jen Kingwell’s patterns in the first place:)
And here it is all sewn together–
Yea!!!! Next I added the border–
Not so yea:( It is funny what a picture will tell you about your color placements. The black has got to go. Here is another-
Yep, it’s coming out! But not today because I am heading over to my daughter’s for a fun file folder coloring retreat. I will definitely post about the fun:)!
Until then, have a super SWEET day!!
P.S.– if any of you are interested in making this quilt, it is from a pattern booklet I bought online called Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell. 😊
Good Monday morning! I am back from a few days at the cabin for a family reunion. It was so nice to spend time with family in the cooler weather of Northern Arizona:)
Now that I am back, I have had time to finish the checkerboard blocks for my Long Time Gone Quilt. They were so quick and fun to make! I loved using my leftover scraps to whip them out:)
I listened to a book as I sewed and chain pieced away:). It is kind of therapeutic to sew and listen to a book. It is one of life’s greatest pleasures!
My handy Cutting Gizmo made light work of cutting apart the chains.
Ah, the beauty of a finished section:)!
I stacked all of my finished blocks together and just looked at them with a happy smile on my face:) :). I just love neatly stacked quilting blocks, don’t you?
And here they are laid out in no particular order. They are ready to be sewn together this week. I can’t believe it! This quilt is almost done. It is soon to be Long Time Gone….
This quilt is made from the Long Time Gone Quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell. I am using a mix of Cotton and Steele fabrics and fabrics from my stash. Sewing along with the Gnome Angel sew along has kept me on a schedule that has really helped.
I hope your day is a SWEET one filled with people you love and time for a creative adventure or two!
It is always a happy day when my Jen Kingwell Delilah QAL Templates and fabric come in each month! I eagerly open the envelope, and drink in the pretty fabrics. I read the instructions at least twice and then try to wait until I can relax a bit and get started.
But this time I was so excited to get started that I didn’t wait to take a picture of all of my pretty fabrics. Oh well, as you can see, they make up into a beautiful block!
The hardest part was deciding what colors I wanted to put where:). Isn’t that always the case?
The cutting was also no easy task this month. There were a lot of curves all over the place! I just focused on one square at a time. It was easier that way:)
I tried my hand at hand sewing a few of the curves, but gave up. Nope, that was not for me. I much prefer my sewing machine.
With just a little tug here and there, the curves just magically sew together. And look how pretty they turn out!
Those striped convex pieces in the middle just make me smile:)
I just love them!:)
Thank you for dropping by and reading my blog. I will be back to tomorrow with our final Learn to Quilt Lesson – Pins and Stripes. SWEET!!
I have been absolutely LOVING this Long Time Gone Quilt designed by Jen Kingwell! It is so fun to try my hand at her fun color combinations:). I am glad that Gnome Angel organized this SAL. Having the deadlines really keeps me motivated:)
I have two weeks worth of sewing to share with you today. The first set of blocks was the 60 degree triangles.
These went together very quickly. I like how they look kind of like an argyle sock or a diamond pattern when they are all put together:).
Fun, fun, fun! The next set of 16 blocks took quite a bit longer.
They took longer, but my oh my I LOVE them!!! I have never made a full pineapple block before. It was a test of patience in sewing around, cutting, and then sewing around again.
I didn’t mind though. I just sat and sewed away while listening to a book. I am listening to “What is the What” by Dave Eggers. It is a very good read and helped the time to just fly by.
Look at how cute these blocks look all put together! They are my favorite block by far:)
I like them so much that I may design a quilt myself with a bunch of them…. we’ll see.
I hope you are having a SWEET day! Thank you for dropping by and following my quilting adventure:)
I have been having so much fun with this quilt along by Gnome Angel. We are sewing the Jen Kingwell Long Time Quilt. I like sewing with these bright colors and fun blocks. Her style just hits the mark with me!
Last week I had fun cutting small strips and sewing them back together into diagonal log cabin blocks.
It is interesting how she used different widths of fabric to add interest and movement to the block. I made four of these cute blocks:)
Next I sewed up about 100 half square triangles. I like to sew them a little larger than called for and trim them down to size. That way they are always perfect!
Don’t they look pretty?
I sewed these little squares into three different blocks. The first was just 5 rows of straight half square triangles all going the same direction. Cute!
The next block had a larger square in the middle and the half squares arranged in different directions.
The final block was a type of trip around the world block. This one was my favorite:)
I am looking forward to the rest of this quilt. It is so totally SWEET!!
Thank you for dropping by:)
There is something about cutting fabric into little pieces and sewing the small pieces of fabric back together in a new order and pattern that is just so therapeutic. This has been my therapy for the week:)
I cut all of my strips and started sewing from edge to edge changing colors from light to dark.
It was fun to watch these steps grow larger and larger with each round.
Here they are all finished and looking pretty:).
I am joining along with Gnome Angel in the Quilt Along that will be going through the summer. We are all sewing this beautiful quilt designed by Jen Kingwell. I just LOVE her designs!
I am also excited for tomorrow’s Fantastic Bake Along:). We are making Double Dipped Fried Chicken. You can still join in the fun. We would love to cook along with you:)! It’s going to be SWEET!!
I can’t wait until tomorrow:)! Happy quilting and cooking!!
These little Churn Dash blocks are just so adorable;)! I mean, look how cute they are!
This week’s section of the sew along with Gnome Angel on the Long-Time Gone Quilt by Jen Kingwell (that’s a mouthful! Lol) was a little more time consuming than I thought it would be, but still it wasn’t too bad.
The hardest part is always choosing the colors and cutting the little squares and rectangles. I like to cut mine out all at once and place them in block groups on my preview board.
This method makes it easy for me to just sew away at my machine and chain those little blocks together:)
I sew them in groups and then cut them apart in groups and then start to sew again block by block. This is kind of like assembly line sewing. It is easy because if the preparation on my preview board:)
Each little block is just a little work of art, but together they are really above and beyond!
I never knew I would like the churn dash block so much!
Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I hope you have a super SWEET Day!