Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scrappy leftovers made into a quilt.

This quilt is what was going to be a border for the country patchwork quilt, but it just didn't look good.  So I took the large HST's and sewed them together into squares and added the rust that is in the navy blue fabric.  I didn't have enough, but I worked it out so that it made a lap size quilt.  UFO # 16 and the butterfly one following this post is UFO #17!  Working down through my list and it's feeling great!

Another UFO completed!

This little quilt was fun to freehand quilt.  I followed the butterflies for part of it and then just did simple curleques with circles for the rest.  I was a bit at a loss this morning when the computer was down for while, so I finished the quilting I started last night and then machine did the binding.  Luckily, I had just enough fabric for that binding.   Note to self:  start storing the binding with the quilt top on the hanger while it's awaiting quilting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wallhanging is complete!

The wallhanging made from a rayon printed scarf is now comlete.  The binding is from some rayon batik that I found online.  It matches perfectly.  Now it's ready to send to my son.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Top is finished!

This top is now ready for the quilter.  It is a long queen size.  I have the backing and it's ready to take with me when I go to Moab. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is this a my signature quilt?

This is fast becoming like a signature quilt for me.  It works up fast and it uses scraps in the string blocks.  I like making 6.5 finished blocks in the strings and then using 9.5 in the spaces between.  It gives me space to try new quilting techniques in that space and I make them so that I can use the width of fabric for the back.  This gives a pretty good sized kid friendly quilt and it is using up my stash and my UFO's.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Simple Scrappy Treasures Top is Nearly Complete

I've been working on this sampler top and all I have left now is to add the borders which include HST's and 4.5 inch blocks.  I was able to use some blocks from a lotto that I won on Sunshine Yahoo Group in places where I didn't want to use the block in the pattern.  It's going to be a big queen sized quilt when complete.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Country Patchwork from 2005 Finally Completed

Way back in 2005 I started a quilt when I saw a BH&G American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.  It had a 10 inch block I'd never tried before and I had some fabric left from another project.
The project didn't look too hard, but I ran out of useable scraps and put the remaining fabric and blocks away inside the magazine.
The quilt at the right is the first quilt I did using these fabrics.  I got very bored with it and hated the instructions and the BOM club fizzled out--long story short I had a smaller quilt and a lot of fabric in precut sizes.

I now have a new quilt--it fits nicely over the bed at night as an extra cover when it's cold.  I did add an extra border to the pattern in the magazine and I wanted to add more, but didn't have enough fabric and didn't want to buy more of those colors.  In the meantime, I had tried using up scraps and sent this quilt off to Mary to quilt.

I still have more strings to make into a quilt, and have one ready to put together.  Soon all the fabrics I purchased through the years in these colors will be used up and I can do something totally different!
These colors though, are some of my husband's favorites.  The quilt is complete and I'm taking care of DD who arrived with a bad cold and a terrible headache!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pillows and Pillowcases to help complete the quilt

These pillows and pillowcases are now complete--all that is left is doing the shams to match.  I have enough of the blue with green to do that and I have the measurements--now to complete them!

The quilt at the right is the present for grandson for combined Christmas and Birthday gift.  The back is the lime green and blue stripe.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Newborn Quilt Done as UFO #11

This quilt started as some 6.5 inch strings and I decided to try them around a lotto block that was one of many in a recent win on Sunshine Quilts.  I had just a bit of the pink/brown polka dot left over from a quilt for my granddaughter.  The brown seemed to go well and so I decided to stop at the size for a newborn.  Since it was small, I tried some chain quilting on the edges.  The backing is a small checked soft flannel.  I'll take it to Family Connections tomorrow.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stashbusting This Weekend!

I'm stashbusting all right, but I'm not using Pat Sloan's pattern right now--I've saved that for later.  Right now, I'm using Pat's (my) pattern for stashbusting.  I had strings and backs cut and put into a UFO kit for completion and this dreary weather we've been having has made me long for something bright and airy and this fits the bill exactly!  Diamond heartstrings 6.5 x 9.5 inch blocks on a 7 x 10 foundation sewn and then trimmed.  My first set of 8 now done.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another Heartstrings Completed--UFO # 10 completed

One more UFO to completion today!  I started quilting this Tuesday,  but just finished the binding.  There was a flaw in the fabric that I didn't find until I started putting the strips on and then I saw the maybe 1/4 inch hole in the fabric that went intermittedly all the way down the fabric.  Luckily I didn't need to rip out too many seams and I successfully fixed it with a seam and then did the same with the backing which has a seam all the way down--but that's no big deal.  I cut the flaw out of the remaining fabric so I don't forget it's there.  I think I bought this at a store closing and got it for a good deal, so it's not like I was scammed or anything.  Just glad nothing needed to be done after it was quilted.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It Just Keeps Growing...

What started out being just a throw looked so great that I added another border.  Now I love it so much on my bed that I'm going to add another border and make it big enough to make into a spread.  I can order more of that fabric so that I have shams to match and what I've been looking for for nearly a year was morphed from one of my UFO's.  Oh happy day!!!  This is what makes quilting fun.