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, 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, you can get it at my PayHip store.

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.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Summer Sunset - Finished!

I finished my summer sunset quilt just in time to link up for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long. I had a little extra incentive to finish this one on time as I wanted to give it to my brother-in-law for his birthday on April 1st. 

This was started in January of 2015. I forgot to measure it, but it fits perfect on a king size bed without draping over.

This was the only finish off my Q1 Finish-A-Long list
but I definitely did better than the last quarter. :)

=^ . . ^=

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Project Quilting Week 6 - "Time is Up"

"Time is Up" was the theme for the final week of season 8 of Project Quilting. 
When asking myself what to make, the only thing that kept coming to mind was song lyrics from the cartoon version of the Hobbit.
All week I have been singing, "The answer is Time..."  I suppose I could have made a mini quilt that had something to do with the riddle about time between Bilbo and Golem, but I wouldn need longer than a week to put that idea together. So I decided to go with a quilt that represented something that could capture moments in time.

Recently I participated in a Polaroid block swap on Instagram and decided these type of blocks would be perfect for "captured moments in time".
For this qulit I made the blocks bigger than the regular tutorials you see on the internet because I wanted to make the quilt big enough for a toddler to carry around. 
I fussy cut thirty eight 3.5 inch squares for the Polaroid base, 

I enjoyed going through my stash looking for the perfect "pictures".

I refound some old favorites.

The Polaroid Camera block comes from Quiet Play and went together fairly quick.
The quilt measures approximately 35in x 45in.

Make sure you head to Persimon Dreams to see all the entries and vote for your favorites!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Project Quilting Week 5 - "Well Dressed Man"

This week's theme for Project Quilting was a tough one for me.  I spent most of the week trying to come up with an idea. Finally Quiet Play's Dr. Who patterns popped into my head.  Surely all the doctors are considered well dressed men right? I decided to create one of my favorite doctor's... 

the 10th doctor, David Tennant. Looks just like him, yeah?

I tried several different "walls" for him to lean on, but he kept looking lonely all by himself.  Then I had the grand idea to have him leaning against the Tardis,  so I found a Tardis pattern at Fandom in Stitches and enlarged it a bit to make it somewhat realistic in size to the Doctor.

  Well, I didn't resize it big enough.  I think I should have made it 20 inches or more instead.
Not wanting to start over, I put it off in the distance a bit instead.
I found some Tula Pink fabric for the border and called it finished.
This mini quilt measures 20.5 x 19.

Make sure you check out all the other entries at Persimon Dreams and see how everyone else interpreted a "Well Dressed Man".  You can vote for your favorites after 12:00pm CST.