Sunday, March 19, 2017

Design Wall

...so while I was waiting for a packet of fabric in the mail...

I started this large block quilt and it was on my design wall for a couple of days.
Now, before you get excited, the applique center is made from cheater fabric.  I could never do this type of applique.  I would never have enough patience.

...
I need to make an I Spy baby quilt for a boy, so I ordered a packet of pre-cuts from Etsy.
Once it came, I took this down. 


Here is what I replaced it with, I just finished this I Spy flimsy tonight and am excited about the bright colors.

 All the blocks are bordered with leftover fabric from this quilt.


How fun is that? 









Friday, March 17, 2017

Leaders and Enders Quilt

Well, I started using a single charm pack as leaders and enders about 2 years ago.  Without even trying, I finished up all these blocks while sewing other quilts.  Last week, I added some borders to make this into a twin sized charity quilt.
After I got all the charms sewn, I just used what was in my stash to put it all together, very simple quilt and I am looking forward to quilting it next month.

I have a link to an older post telling about my leader and ender project here.

 I even used up the last of the charms to make the best use of fabric yardage for the backing.
I love pieced backings!








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Granddaughter's Quilt

So, this is the last quilt for my grand-kids...now they all have one for their beds.  It took me almost a year to finish this one.
I was able to stitch the entire quilt in black. 
I didn't use a pattern, but I made it from a layer-cake of black and one layer-cake of bright solids and one matching jellyroll of bright solids.

 I have a link to a previous post how I made the half square triangles here. 


I have a link to how I sewed them together here.


 I knew when I saw this fun print, it was meant to be the backing for this quilt.











Hazel Hedgehog Pillow

Hazel Hedgehog.
This super cute pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.
First, I went to my stash and picked out the perfect batiks.

It was quick to cut and sew...and fun to do!
Here she is before I appliqued her horn rim glasses.


Oh my, this makes ALL the difference! 

...and look at her cute "fuzzy" little legs.

 Here she is after freehand spikey meandering.

 The pillow back, I just made parallel wavy lines

 Now, all she needs is a pillow form...
 ...to tuck inside.  Easy Peasy!

QOV #79 & #80

Quilt of Valor #79 & #80

Finished up my last 2 Al Lind tops last week.
What an honor to quilt 22 of his tops over the past 6 years.


I used Square Spiral by Karyn Emmerson on both of these quilts.  Thanks to June Moore for sending this perfect blue fabric.  I had enough to make the borders and use for the backing.



 The border fabric and this backing I pulled from my stash, I have a whole bolt of it and I love it!

Here they are awaiting a destination.
The 3rd one with the yellow binding I quilted some time ago, and blogged about it here.


Presentation cases done.

Washed and stacked...I love walking in the studio and seeing these silently waiting.


I will follow up when I get a destination and let you know where they are sent.


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