Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pets On Quilts - 2011

SewCalGal is holding a virtual "Pets on Quilts" Show for 2011.  Anyone can enter photos for the show. To enter a photo and see the rules click here.  

Now on to my entry...

This is my lovely cat Sheen..At first glance he appears quite content watching me quilt but then...

He gets distracted by the shinny pins and tries to eat them....

 In his effort to get at the safety pins, he becomes an extreme sewing obstacle.

 After giving up on trying to get the pins I thought he would get up and go about his business.

 But his business appears to be getting comfortable on my quilt and sewing machine...

and taking a nap.  Needless to say, I was done quilting for the rest of the afternoon.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back To My String Blocks

I had some time to work on the string blocks for the quilt I am making for my husband's Aunt.
With 12 blocks complete I am halfway finished.

With the pieces I had leftover from trimming the above blocks, I fiddled around with some crumb blocks.    Hmm, I think I may be a little obsessive with the crumbs.  These blocks measure 4.5in square and the block on the right has 36 pieces in it... 

But, if I have enough crumbs left over to make 61 more of these then I can make a quilt like Natasha made here.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quilting Finished for Tish

Here is my latest client quilting project.  The quilt top was made by Tish from my quilt guild.  Tish said I could do what ever I wanted with it so I decided to do some simple custom quilting in each individual block.  I enjoy quilting around the lines of the quilt shapes and coming up with individual quilting designs for each block. I find it mentally easier than doing an all over meander and it is a more entertaining process for me.  I did do a meander for the border though, I can handle meandering small sections.  :) 

A close up of some of the individual blocks.

 A tad bit closer.  :)

Tish asked me to go ahead and sew on the biding so she can hand stitch it down herself.
That is why the binding is unfinished in the photos.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Le Petite for July - George

Top Finished, Quilted, and Bound this time around.  Yay!  I love it when I have time to do the Le Petite project for the month from start to finish.  Usually I only have time to make the top.

I used two "Canning Day" Charm packs from Connecting Threads for this cutie and then some yardage from my stash for the sashing and yellow border.
I really enjoy quilting feathers.  They are all freehand since I really don't enjoy marking them.  

For each individual center block I used a pre-printed design on tear away paper.  I got the papers years ago off eBay for a great deal, but never ended up having a quilt with blocks small enough to use them till now.  They are wonderful.  I think I will plan more quilts with these size blocks so I can use up the rest of the papers.

I see a lot of quilts rolled up like this on other blogs and I like the look of them, so here is my version.  :)

Can you have too many pictures of the same quilt???