Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Farmer's Daughter Row (2016 Moda)

Today I finished the row of Farmer's Daughter blocks for our Moda class.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I noticed that I was gravitating toward yellow fabrics.  I had actually planned to use yellow in a couple more of the blocks until I realized how much yellow the row would have if I did.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Peacock Blue Charm Quilt

My latest quilt top, that I finished yesterday.  It is made from two charm packs of Christine (in peacock blue) fabric.  I ended up cutting out two charms from yardage to get the right number of charms in each color to make the pattern that I wanted, so I ended up with 6 unused charms. 

I want to have it quilted in a variegated peacock blue thread that I saw at my quilt shoppe.  The thread is the main reason that I made the quilt.  I saw the thread and decided that I wanted to make a quilt in those colors.  I had to order the fabric online, so I hope that it will actually match the thread.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Falling Charms in Ellie Ann fabric

Today I finished this quilt top. I bought the charm pack back in 2013. Once I actually started working on it, it only took me 2 days to get it together. It uses one charm pack and some jelly roll strips, but not even close to a whole roll. The pattern came from a Missouri Star tutorial, but the original used more charm packs.
Now I need to get the backing fabric ready and send it off to be quilted.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Completed House Row

This is my first completed row of our Moda quilt this year.  I got it all sewn together yesterday.  This row was divided up over 3 months, but future rows will be completed in a month.  I'm trying to keep it fun and not stress over it too much.  Whimsy is the goal, not perfection.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Quilting Goals Update

I mentioned earlier that I didn't meet my quilting goals that I set for myself in 2015.  So this year I'm am continuing in my effort to meet those goals, and I've gotten one step closer to meeting one of them - make a quilt for my bed (queen size). 

Last year, my intention was to make a queen size Christmas quilt for my bed out of the blocks we made as our guild project for 2014-2015.  I was going to use one of the blocks, repeated 15 times, as an alternate block to make it large enough.  Once I got the blocks made, I didn't like it that way.  I thought it was too busy.  But I still really liked the blocks set together, so I made even more of them - 25 in total.  I added several borders to it and made it into something big enough to fit my bed. 

However, in my hurry to get it to the quilt shoppe for quilting, I forgot to take a picture of it.  But here is a picture of one blocks.

I'll post a picture of the whole thing when I get the quilt back from the quilt shoppe, if I remember, and definitely once I get it bound and labeled.

Snowflake candle mat

I finally finished the little candle mat/wall hanging/mini-project from back in August.  I'm not exactly sure when I finished it.  I didn't make a label for it, like I normally do, because it was such a small project.  Then, I forgot to take a picture of it right way too.  I know that I have already shown it at both my quilt guild and my Moda group, so I finished it in either late January or early February.  So here it is, belated, but finally posted.

Friday, March 04, 2016

A Funky Forest

These are the tree blocks for our March Moda meeting.  I wanted to make sure that I got them finished before I started back teaching.  Don't know how much time I will have for sewing during the next couple of months. 

It is my first time teaching on the term/compressed schedule system.  You have to cram a lot of information into a short period of time, so I'm sure I will be pretty busy.  Wish me (and the students) luck!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Extra blocks - finished

I had to cut out extra pieces to use as a demo on how to make the butter churn block and the milking day block for my guild meeting last week.  Today I decided to go ahead and sew those blocks together, so I wouldn't have loose pieces laying around. 

Here they are, together with the original demo blocks.  I might add sashing and a border and make them into a little wall hanging or I might save them for a larger project.  I haven't decided yet.  At least they are no longer just loose patches.

Houses - all in a row

For our Moda class this year, we are doing a row quilt.  The first row consists of houses with tree and star blocks in between.  For this month, we were supposed to make the houses.  Here are mine, all lined up in a row.  I was going for something fun and whimsical this year.  The finished quilt is twin bed sized, so I wanted something that a little kid would (hopefully) enjoy looking at and sleeping under.