Monday, August 8, 2016

"COOLEY CUTIE"

This quilt was made for my niece and her husband's little one due to make his or her debut in October.




Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Quilt Top finish

and

SugarBlockClub2016 July Block



I had 2 of these blocks on the design wall for months ... poor little orphans.  So I decided to not be too picky with colors matching perfectly and dug into the stash/scrap yet again.


It turned out looking pretty cute.  Now I have two quilt tops ready for finishing and then on to the donation pile.

Finishing up at 34" x 42"







One of the churn dash centres is made from leftover "banana" fabric :)  I don't think the quilt's future little owner will mind the  "scrappiness"



Also finished another BOM block for the Sugarblock Club

I've been leaving an extra 1/4 inch around the outside of the paper pieced blocks  until all the blocks are done


Friday, July 15, 2016

"ALL SHOOK UP"

... a finished baby quilt top

38.5 x 45.5"

I started out making turquoise log cabin blocks from my stash and scraps, but began to run low.... Orange stash to the rescue.   They go well together and could be for either  a baby girl or boy.


Planning on an orange border and a light grey minky backing, but for now it will be put on the back burner.  I need to stop procrastinating and get working on a requested T-shirt quilt.  I have never made one, and am a bit nervous about it !

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Another Plus Quilt



This still is my favourite pattern to use up my stash/scrap .... fast and easy .  So when I'm not sure which project to do next, I can do one of these while I think about it.

Organic straight lines for the quilting.  I checked out Lorna's blog, sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com  for  tips . 

Always good to have a baby quilt on hand for a gift!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Two Finishes :))



As usual lately, both are made from what I had on hand ... no shopping other than thread and  a brown minky backing for one.



The main blocks are Haystack blocks (6") from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage Book".  Quilting is a mix of straight lines with my walking foot and some free motion star shapes.


Most of the fabric in this baby quilt 



is from leftovers after this quilt made bout 3 years ago:




The pieced backing.  34 x46

Saturday, April 2, 2016

B O M BLOCKS

Finally I've joined a Block of The Month !!

The Sugar Block Club from StitcheryDickoryDock has been awesome so far:

March's block

Feb Block

January's block

April's Block is just out, check it out!

Friday, April 1, 2016

STRING THING

I planned on making a lap quilt from mainly strings of black, grey and white with one strip of colour in the centre of each block, but I got bored with it quickly. 
   

 Also I had some orphan paper pieced star blocks looking for a purpose so I put them all together.

Some fmq pebbles in the coloured strings, hand quilting in the other strips...


more hand quilting and fmq in the star.
It finished up at 32 x 32 and hangs outside of the sewing room.