Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Six hundred pieces of fabric made into chevron 100 blocks. I like the colors Bonnie chose for this mystery quilt. Next clue will be posted Friday.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Clue 1 is 188 blocks using 564 pieces. I started piecing Clue 2 blocks today. Bonnie suggested blue, orange, yellow, green and neutrals for this mystery quilt called Celtic Solstice. I love these colors.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This Zombie themed quilt is for a grandchild. He wanted zombie colors. Especially green. I used Mary Johnson's Quick Strippie quilt pattern found here. It's a good pattern for a focal fabric like this one.
A closeup to show fabric and quilting detail.
The backing is more Zombie themed fabric.
And a closeup of the back. It's quilted with horizontal wavy lines using a walking foot. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished up to be a soft 39.5" x 52".
Saturday, November 23, 2013
After playing with some brown scraps, I'll add two 8.5" blocks and two knitted dishcloths to my collections. Lucky me. I had enough of the yummy variegated yellow yarn to make this second yellow dishcloth.
Though I have more brown scraps, I decided to start sewing together some of the blocks I've made this year during the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
To see what others made with their brown scraps this week, go here.
I didn't want my sweet Quilty Habit Lantern Sew Along baby quilt top to be a UFO for long ... so I pulled some of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge 8.5" blocks to sew into a backing.
Look at that backing. Got carried away with those 8.5" blocks. Oh well. I like both sides. This little number is quilted with a loose free motion meander and bound with a bright lime green binding. After a go in the washer and dryer, this soft little donation baby quilt finished at 37" x 38".
Friday, November 22, 2013
I blogged about the center of this batik puzzle quilt in an earlier post. I used this pattern. It seemed a little small. So I added a few borders to make it larger. My quilting friend, Sharon Vrooman, suggested an inner light border and a darker outer border. Good idea! Now it looks like a framed puzzle.
The backing and the binding is pieced using batik fabrics and strips from my scraps and stash. Actually, everything in this quilt came from stash. It's quilted with a loose meandering free motion pattern and finished at 37" x 49.5".
Because it's going to be a wall hanging for a little while, it hasn't made a round in the washer and dryer. Later I'll wash and gift or donate this little girl friendly baby quilt.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
It's quilted with meandering free motion and the binding is scrappy.
The back is pieced with fabric left over from making the front. I may have enough scraps left to make a baby quilt next year.
For interest I sewed a row of scrappy blocks into the backing. After a go in the washer and dryer, this one finished at 50" x 63.5". Thanks Bea.
Friday, November 15, 2013
It's been a busy week. My Beaquilter Sampler Sew Along quilt top and back are pieced and ready to sandwich and quilt. Hopefully I'll finish that one next week.
After another week I'll add three more 8.5" blocks to my collection. Also some string 60 degree triangles. Forgot to make some with my black, gray and white scraps last month. A knitted yellow dishcloth make it into the picture.
To see what others made with their brown scraps last week, go here Saturday morning.