Friday, March 28, 2014

Scrap Quilt

I've been giving alot of my scraps to a friend of mine for her to play with, and this is one of the things she came up with.
This is her 3rd quilt ever. Not bad for 84.
I am so proud of her.
I just took it out of the frame last night.
The back doesn't really show off the quilting like I would have liked. 
This is a shot of how the border was quilted. 
This is one of the squares 
And this is the other 
I will bind it for her this weekend and we can put another one behind us.
One thing for sure I can keep her in scraps.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Some Fireworks

I've been trying to work on my Fireworks quilt and so far have only gotten 4 blocks made.
The 1st one took a little while but then I got a system down -
now it doesn't take as long.
It still takes about an hour to make one block.
I'm not really sure about my choice of fabric. I thought it would look prettier.
Maybe I need to have a little patience and wait until it's finished.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Another Finish

My daughter sent this to me to quilt so I thought I would get it done sooner than later.
When she sent it she said I could do anything easy - she just wanted to get it done.
A nice E2E would have been perfect but noooooooooooo I had to go the extra mile.
The thing is you can't even see much of the quilting.
But it's done and that's all that matters.
Here you can see the butterflies I put on the outside border. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Carousel done

I finally finished the carousel quilt.  I was begining to think I never would.
The thread matches the front so well I decided to try and not let any of it show. That made for hard quilting - I couldn't see where I was half the time.  I've never had the thread match so well before.
 At least it's done (except for the binding).
I also got in a little embroidery work over the weekend

I think these are so cute. They take alot of thread though.
There are 12 designs and I managed to get 9 done. At a little over an hour apiece that's not too bad for a weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mini Pinwheels

I have beem making alot of half square triangles lately and the scraps have been piling up.
I have such a hard time throwing away anything. So I've been throwing these little scraps into my scrap bin. I figured I could use them for applique.
Well the scrap bin is overflowing and lets face it I'll probably never use all that's in it.
So I thought I would start a Mini Pinwheel project.
If I sew the triangles together as I do them then I shouldn't get too far behind (riiight!)

It should be a nice scrap quilt someday.
Of course at this size it will probably take me awhile to complete it


Friday, March 7, 2014


I started my Fireworks quilt and this is the 1st block.
I'm using my  MARBLEICIOUS fabric that I got for Christmas.
Isn't it great. I can't wait to finish it

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I have still been trying to get some old projects finished.
I just finished another top - Equinox.
I really liked the colors.
I also took some pictures of the bottom side of a quilt I'm supposed to be working on.
I've been finding all kinds of things to do instead.

Monday, February 24, 2014

2 Quilt Tops

I've been trying to clean up lately and that means getting some projects finished.
I usually have left over fabric and/or blocks when I piece a quilt.
When I made the 2 brown quilts I had left over squares, so I started placing them on my design floor to see what I could come up with.
I ended up having to make a few more squares but I was limited with the leftover fabric.
I thought it turned out pretty good except there was something not quite right about it.
I couldn't figure it out unil just a few minutes ago.
Now I'm wondering if I want to go through all the trouble to fix it or just leave it alone.
I also had this partially finished. I had ordered this kit from Connecting Threads but I wasn't happy with the size, so I ordered more fabric to make it just a little bit larger.
Now it's probably a little too long but I think it looks better this way.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Truck Top

Two trucks quilt tops put together.
I cut this truck quilt out a few months ago.
Actually I cut out 2. I always figure as long as I'm cutting......
Thank goodness I cut 2 because I will probably never make this one again.
I really had a time with them.
My intention was to make them for my grandsons.
But I think I've changed my mind.
I also managed to get a truck load of alterations done over the weekend.
So now that I'm all caught up on the alterations and have these truck quilts put together I can start a new project - Or at least finish one of my many UFO's.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clearly Perfect Angles

I've had a few designs lately that have called for half square triangles.  Like anything else I try to make them as perfect as I can, so I get out my little ruler and start marking from one corner to the other. Then I remembered I had ordered a template a while back that would allow me to make them without all that marking.
Clearly Perfect Angles is a vinyl template measuring 8½" x 11" that "clings" to sewing tables so you can sew perfect 45° angled seams.
This is great - I saved so much time.
I know I could probably just eyeball it and get a close 45 angle but I really like percision. 
And it is colour coded for both 1/4" and 5/8" seams.