Sunday, October 11, 2015
Haven't posted in FOREVER, but I really, really need to finish some of my WIPs. Some of my two-year-old WIPs are not included here.
I am hoping the Finish-Along will push me along. "Put a fire under my butt" is what I thought, then I decided that was a little rude, but I guess I will never quite be a PC quilter.
So, I have many more projects waiting to be done than this, but these are the ones I hope to finish in Q4.
A tote based on Crafty Gemini's tutorial for Missouri Star Quilt Company. It has been sitting around all summer. Time to finish it up. Fabric is from Kate Spain's Horizon line.
A rainbow quilt, which I started because I had a jelly roll and wanted a quick sew. Then I didn't like it, so have chopped it up and am adding white. Thanks to my Music City Modern Quilt Guild members for help on how to fix it. Now I just need to finish it.
The Riley Blake Quiltcon Challenge. I couldn't just go black and white, so want to add color somehow and maybe curves. I've never done true curves, so this will be a challenge. It will also be a mini-quilt.
Top and back are pieced. I just need to make the quilt sandwich and get it quilted. It won't take long if I would just get started!
I bought these "cheater" placemats to quilt for a Christmas present. Totally not my colors, but I still think they are pretty, but if I don't start, they won't be done in time for Christmas.
A Harry Potter quilt for a little girl who LOVES Harry Potter books. This is fun, but time consuming. However, it MUST be done before Christmas, so I have to get started. This may be first on my list because I want to take my time with it. I have made a mini-quilt from the same pattern and it was fun to watch it come together. Just in case she outgrows Harry Potter, thought I don't know how anyone could, the back will be Tula Pink's tigers from her new Eden line.
My goals! Hope I get there!!
Friday, February 27, 2015
I have pulled some fabrics from my stash that I will choose from to make my two blocks. First, however, I have to get Katie's blocks done. I will post my two as soon as possible in the Flickr group. Still need some stamina back after my bout of pneumonia. This winter has not been my friend.
Whites (though they look gray in this photo) and grays for possible backgrounds
Oranges and spring greens with a little teal
Pinks, fushias, and lavenders
My yellows are sadly lacking. I am going to have to add some more sunshine to my fabric!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Today was the first sunny day in awhile, but a cold, cold wind was blowing as we took these photos.
Tallulah came over to investigate...actually to see Yud who is just to the left of this photo, but I couldn't resist including this photo even though the wind was really not helping me with my photo. If you ever meet my husband, don't tell him you saw his bald spot. He is trying to pretend it doesn't exist.
In this photo of the back, you can really see how the wind was blowing and more of the bald spot. :-)
Monday, December 29, 2014
All the details are available on Adrianne's blog linked above. Prizes are along involved, so link up those WIPs.
Below are the three projects I
I don't have a pattern here, but I am doing half-square triangles in a diamond pattern. Hope that is enough information for the Finish Along.
The upside down Christmas quilt. OMG...the mistakes I see on this quilt. I have actually enjoyed getting it out again because I can actually see how much I have learned about quilting in two years. And how much my style has changed.
I may have more projects to add before January 7th because several are "in the works," but they are not complete enough to include here yet. One is pulled with a pattern, but I am not feeling that quilt today, so don't really think I would complete it during the first quarter, so I am leaving it off.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
This is an easy quilt, so beginners who know how to rotary cut and sew 1/4" seams will have no problems with this quilt, especially if you like to stitch in the ditch. If you do not know how to stitch in the ditch, check out this video from Quilty with Mary Fons. Of course, depending upon your color selection and patience with burying threads, you might choose to do another type of stitching when you are ready to quilt your pieced top.
I used a design-as-you go approach for this design, starting with color selection - bright, bold solid colors. I went with red, yellow, orange, blue, and green to begin.
Use your design wall or a dining room table and start by laying out two1.5 inch black strips. Size doesn't matter at this stage. Choose something bigger than your expected finished quilt top. I chose strips that were 1.5 x. 27.5 and 1.5 x 43.
I like asymmetrical, so started with the off-center cross below. My design wall is just a cheap plastic table cloth turned backwards and tacked to my sewing/office room wall so that the flannel backing is on top.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
I was making this as a Christmas swap gift, so back to the drawing board. The tiny black dot that would not bother me if I were making this for myself is just too irksome as a swap gift.
I am making a tutorial for my next Mondrian. Stay tuned.