Saturday, September 24, 2016

Two from One!

These two baby quilts are made from the same jellyroll - Grow! from Me and My Sister.  I came up with the plan for the bottom quilt first, but it was going to leave several strips left unused, even with planning to use some for the binding and some on the back.  I figured out that I would have 13 strips left over, which was the perfect amount to make top quilt (I've made one like the top quilt before).  I pulled out the strips that I wanted to use for the top quilt and actually made it first.  Then I used what was left to make the bottom quilt.  In fact, one strip is partially in the top quilt and partially in the bottom quilt.

I'm really happy with how both quilt tops turned out.  They look very different from each other.  I'm glad that I pulled out all the darker purples and didn't use any in the bottom quilt. I really like the pastel look of the bottom one and I think the dark purple would have detracted from that.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Moda Row for September

This month our row for the Moda class was sailboats -- ten of them.  I can't say that it was fun, or that I necessarily like the outcome, but I'm definitely glad that it is finished.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Falling Petals

My cat, Cleopatra, is modeling this quilt.  It is made from Ellie Ann fabric using Missouri Star Quilt Company's Falling Charms pattern.  I also had it quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I went with the name Falling Petals because the charms that are falling has flowers on it.

Monday, August 15, 2016

After the Storm

Here is the Binding Tool Star quilt all finished and in place on my son's new bed in his apartment in Tuscaloosa.  I like to give quilts names that are also song titles.  My son chose "After the Storm" by Mumford & Sons, because his last quilt was a Storms at Sea pattern and this one comes . . . after.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Moda Row for August

This month's row was a real pain to join together.  The points that needed to match were extremely bulky.  I got it together as best I could, but I decided that "perfection" was not going to happen, so I'm just trying to not worry about it.  The operative word here is "trying."

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas Garden

This is my most recent finished project.  I finished the binding on my way home from our trip to New Jersey to visit family.  This is the first quilt that I have made that is for my own bed.  It is for the Christmas season, so I won't actually be using it anytime real soon, but at least it is finished.  Also, it completes one of the things on my quilting "to-do" list from last year.

I decided to call it Christmas Garden, because it was made from a block called Nordic Garden and the focus fabric was poinsettias.  Seemed appropriate for a Christmas garden to me.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Patriotic Bento Box Baby Quilt

Last year I made a patriotic quilt out of Star Spangled Bandana fabric using a Bento Box pattern that I found online.  (I called the quilt Fireworks!)  When I started making the quilt, I thought that I would make it a little larger than the size that I finally went with, so I had three blocks left over.  I wanted to do something with the leftover blocks, so I bought some more fabric in the same line, cut three more 2-1/2 inch strips (the original was made with a jelly roll), and voila, a patriotic baby quilt. 

It measures 36 x 48 inches, which seems like a good baby quilt size, or I suppose that it could be used as a lap quilt by someone in a wheelchair.  It might be a good size for that, I'm not really sure.  I also still need to decide what I'm going to do about the quilting.  I'm not sure if I want to quilt it myself, or have it quilted.  Ah, decisions, decisions. . .