Friday, September 15, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! Quilts Complete

Oh my, does the quilting make it.  I got a couple of quilts quilted this week and one mailed off to Australia.



I purchased a packet of 2.5 inch squares.  Just one, and then I sewed them with the bright lime.  Yay, one more thing from my stash!






These two quilts will go to Project Linus.


This one started as some star fabric and I intended to make a Christmas quilt, but it never got done and I kept coming across the 9 patches.  So I finally bit the bullet and finished up with various fabrics.  The backing was a piece I bought and never really wanted to cut into it, so I used it and add some spare blocks to the backing to make it wide enough.

This one is a favorite.  It's from my favorite colors.  A friend in Australia loved it so it's now on its way to her.





Linking to http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2017/09/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-charity-quilts.html

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Quilt for Grandson


This quilt pattern seemed to fill the bill for my grandson.  


It's http://joannes-designs.s3.amazonaws.com/AllBoxedIn44x68QuiltPattern.pdf


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rainbow Scraps! and More!

Rainbow Sraps have been sitting in a drawer and I decided to tackle them.  The blocks were made into 6.5 inch blocks and I cut two black 6.5 inch squares from black and then cut on the diagonal for each block.  I use a Crayola marker to number each block.




The brights and the backing are from Colorways by http://www.colorwaysbyvicki.com She hand dyes each piece and I love her work.



                          the backing from a three yard piece

Quilted by Gayle at Scrap Apple Quilts. When there is a contrasting thread needed for quilting, I usually send it out.


I now need to box it and get it into the mail Monday for a dear friend that loves rainbow colors.

Linking to http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
for Whoop Whoop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quilt Tops for the Week

As I finished a book on tape I continued sewing.  amazing what I can do while listening to a book on tape!

This one will be mine!!!  I love orange and with the latest move I decided to go bold with the rugs--they are orange.  This will look good on the sofa in the living room.

This one is from some stray blocks and a couple I added so I can complete a quilt top.  I'm thinking this will be a Project Linus quilt if I can find a happy background.  


I woke up the other morning with visions in my head of making a top that would go with my turquoise flannel in my stash.  This is a start.  

String quilts seem to be a pre-occupation for now!!! :)

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Stepping back into quilting

                    

It's not that I haven't been quilting, as I have.  I haven't been posting here.  I wanted to give this another start.

Combing through my stash I found a box of purple.  So far I have enough of the blocks for a lap quilt for a FB follower and another group for one who wants a wallhanging.



I'm learning to use my phone for my uploads and I'm struggling a bit so I've stayed away from this.  Hopefully things will get better as I do this more.  

I went to my batiks and found some beautiful autumn colors.  I'm doing this one for another FB friend.


I cropped this on my computer, but for some reason they aren't cropped when I add them here--ugh!  Oh well, this gives an idea of a start.  I think I'll still have enough strings for a donation quilt from these.  I'll wait and see and use some of them for a border and then I'll decide.  

Adding this link to 
http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/2017/08/moving-it-forward.html

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In Your Neighborhood

Last winter I wanted to do something modern.


I enlisted in a class in Cedar City and precut all the pieces and labeled them.  It was a big job as they were made in block subsets and then sewn together.


I went to the class, but my learning style did not match the noise in the class.  I got very distracted and finally just left early.


I was just going to not finish the quilt and was going to give away what I'd started.  I had it in my sewing room and didn't think to close the door.


The dog got in and made a bit of a mess of my piling system.  So I patiently put it together and decided if I'd done that much I could finish the quilt. 
I texted a friend and told her I'd like to give it to her for her new granddaughter.  I was just going to free motion quilt it.  I was going to leave the "roads," but they looked funny and I thought they might pucker, so I started quilting them in pebbles.


Well it became quite a quilting project, but I did finish. 


The last two roads were done with parallel lines.
I'll take it to the Modern Quilt Guild meeting this week and then take it with me when I go to Salt Lake and deliver it to my friend.







Goodness, I Forget it's Fall

The weather here in Southern Utah is warm and very mild.  I forget it's November.


I've been going through some photos of quilts I've made so I can remember and I've really been remiss on this blog.  I seem to post to Facebook, but neglect to post here.  This quilt was finished sometime this late summer for a present for my hubby.





Adjusting for the size of the fabric I had made it difficult to figure out the strips, but I finally figured something out that fit, so I sewed it together!  Sometimes my planning skills could be better, but things seem to always work out somehow.


This is how it looks at the foot of the bed.







I used Minky on the back and it is cuddly, but sometimes a bit warm, but hubby loves it and so does Bentley the dog.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Saving Chunks of Quilts

Sometimes there are chunks of a quilt that aren't used in the quilt and with this one, I put them into a baggie with all the extra fabric that came in the kit.  I was able to utilize all the pieces and some fabric I had that was just too cute to cut.  That fabric made a perfect border for this quilt.  Hubby saw it and wanted it as his, so I took it to the quilter with Minkee fabric for the backing.










About April, I made this quilt for a friend and her new baby.











And then I had lots of fabric left so I made this four patch quilt.  After it was all finished, I noticed the one set of four patches going the wrong way.  My sis liked it, so I sent it to her.  She put it in her yoga room.




I played around on my quilting machine for this one.

Then I had a stack of HST's from the first one that I didn't use, cause I was mindlessly making half square triangles.


I had enough to make this quilt.
Diamonds in the Rough




The process of making the rows of 3 inch squares.

I thought I'd go crazy then I came up with the idea of marking with a washable pen each row and sometimes numbers going across.  there were 21 across and 23 down.  I used lime green minkee on the back and had it professionally quilted.  I thought I'd give it away, but now I think I'll put it on the spare bed at the foot of the bed.  When I get the pillow shams done, I take a photo of it all.


I'm not through with lime green and navy for awhile!


Linking over to Whoop Whoop for A Whole Lot of Starts


and Off the Wall Fridays



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders


 Sometimes the mindless sewing that we do comes together in a quilt.  This quilt is now finished and ready to go into a box to Quilts Beyond Borders.  There are many places around the world these go.  I think this will go to Syria.












This is the backing:


I got some tops from the Sunshine Yahoo Group.  Each month those that want to participate send in 12 inch blocks.  These were sewn together by a member Tammy and then sent to me for finishing.  I was able to use up many smaller pieces for the backings.  These will go into the box also.












Linking over to Whoop Whoop!