Sunday, December 31, 2017

One Block Wonder - Poinsettia Version

I ordered this Michael Miller Scarlet Poinsetta Black fabric from on November 28.

It arrived Dec 2 and I cut it up that same night.

I also started sewing some of the hexagons together that night.

I spent the next few days finishing those up.

Then I put them on the design wall to decide on a layout.

I decided to go with the first one I put on the wall. 
I rearranged a few blocks to keep with the design, but that was about it.

It quilted up super fast on my long arm. 
I used an all over flower design.

I let it sit on the machine till I had a chance to get the binding on.

Which I did right before Christmas. Just in time to give away to a special someone.

And here's the back.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tula Pink Pinwheels

This quilt started out from left overs from the Tula Jaybird Mini quilt swap.

 I was going to make another mini, but changed my mind and decided to go a little bigger and make a lap quilt.

The fabric I used is Eden from Tula Pink.

I also decided to add triangles between the Pinwheels for a different look.

I spent a couple days deciding on a layout. Moving Pinwheels around trying to disperse the colors evenly. Mostly the yellows since the stick out the most.

Then my kitty Boonky supervised the sewing of rows.

I sewed the rows in pairs, then pairs again to help prevent the quilt top from distorting.

For the backing I used the rest of the Kona gray I bought. It wasn't quite big enough though so I added a few pieces of Eden that were left over. 

Quilting is done. 

 Took it to the beach for a photo shoot 

 It was a bright Sunny day on the pier. 


Friday, December 29, 2017

Zebra Quilt Finally Finished

These next few days I'm going to show off my last few finishes for this year.  I have three. Today I will show off the Zebra quilt.

 I Started this one in March of 2016 as a pattern tester for Tartan Kiwi.

The hardest part was picking all the fabrics. I ended up deciding on a rainbow backgroud and pulled all my batiks for this project.

I used black and white  kona solids for the Zebra.

I finished the top in April 2016. Her belly has a funky bump because I printed the front half and the second half at separate times. And one printed a little too small. 

When I printed one half I printed it while I was looking at it in my web browser, which was a mistake. When I printed the second half I printed it from adobe reader. I clicked the check to make it print without scaling both times, but the one printed in the browser printed slightly smaller which I didn't even notice till I tried to sew the front to the back and the back was too big. 

I didn't want to redo the back so I fiddled with the belly piece till I could get it to match the the front half.

In October of this year I got a new toy and the Zebra quilt was the first real quilt top I quilted on my new long arm machine.

I finished the quilting and binding in October.

In December I finally took it to the beach for its photo shoot. It was a little windy that day but I did get a couple good shots. 

There were actual horses walking on the beach that morning, but they were too far away to show up in the picture with the Zebra.

I really like the colors in this one and the Zebra turned put great even if she does have a big butt. 

This one was also listed on my Q4 Finish-A-Long. This makes two finishes this quarter!
You can see my original 4th Quarter UFO list here:  Ambitious 4th Quarter List


Friday, November 24, 2017

Starburst Lonestars Finished

 Another UFO finished today.  
I started this one in January 2014 for the Kona Solid Blog hop.
You can see the original post here.

In January 2014 I had the top pieced and had quilted all the stars using my domestic machine. Then it got folded up and sat for a long time while other projects got finished first. 

In October I got myself a new toy. The first thing I quilted on it was my Zebra quilt top (I still need to get a finished picture of that one). Then I looked through my UFO pile to find another top to play with and I came across this quilt in the pile.  It was already half quilted and trimmed for binding.   

I wasn't sure if I could load a trimmed quilt onto my long-arm, but it worked no problem. I had already quilted in the ditch in all the sashing, and had a few lines marked for the white so I got to it and finished all the background quilting.

I did some quick feathers in the blue border and finished the binding this morning.

Another UFO off the list!

That makes two for this quarter for the 2017 Finish-A-long.
Yay! I have already doubled my last quarter finishes.
I'm on a roll. See my ambitious list here.

I did have a little bit of trouble loading the quilt on the frame, but it wasn't due to anything I had done. My kitty Boonky decided he wanted to roll around in it while I was pinning it onto the machine.  I finally had to free him up for other play opportunities in the other parts of the house.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Carolina Lily Lonestar - Round 2

A few weeks ago,  RJR fabrics asked me to create my Carolina Lily Lonestar quilt using one of their new fabric lines.   I jumped at the chance to use their Blossom Batik Splash line by Flaurie and Finch

Everything got sewn together and shipped in time for them to take it to Quilt Market this weekend to help showcase the new fabric line that will be available in stores in March of 2018.

This version measures approximately 59 inch square.  

If you want to make one of your own, the pattern is available on Craftsy.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Enter If You Dare Blog Hop

Welcome to the Enter If You Dare Blog Hop!

There have been lots of spooktacular projects during the hop so far.  Today I get to add mine!
For this hop I played around with a paper piecing pattern called Owl, Cat, and Bat by Quilt Art Designs.  The pattern went together rather nicely using fabric from my stash and now I have three new cute little Halloween friends to hang in my living room this season.

Make sure you check out the other hoppers today to see what they have created:

To see the whole schedule or to catch up on any projects you may have missed click HERE.

And be sure to enter the giveaways sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and Timeless Treasures

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

B is for Bentley...

B is for Blue fabrics...

B is for Blue fabrics sewn into Blue Bricks...

B is for Blue fabric sewn into Blue Bricks and Boats...

B is for Blue fabric sewn into Blue Bricks and Boats and Bentley.

I made this quilt for a co-worker.  I designed the boats using EQ7.  They are similar to boat blocks I saw on the internet and altered a bit.  The letters come from Quiet Play and her Geometric Alphabet.