Monday, February 28, 2011

"Field of Violets"

February has come and gone -- The "Violet" Challenge top is finished, the quilting is only about 1/2 way, but sadly .... not enough to show. Can't wait for the next color.

For more Violet Challenge Quilts, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Monday Design Wall - Oh Scraps!

Those cut aways from borders have been taking over the shoe box! My preference is to cut the borders length wise, but when I don't have enough, I cut the width of the fabric and piece them together diagonnally. For whatever reason, I like the 6 1/2" width. When I was sewing together the 10" squares for the back of the "Violet" Challenge (below on the right), I sewed together lots of triangles in between and threw some of them up on the wall.

Now, back to quilting tops!

For more design walls - visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Design Wall of Kaffe Fassett Flowers

A Quick Hello and glimpse of my design wall. I have a busy week of quilting a top (as in violet), so I need to leave this wall alone! The blocks are alternating 1" framed, 9-patches (9") and 1/2 Seam Flowers set on point using Kaffe Fassett fabric. One day this week, I will make another Kaffe Flower and take a picture of the process, which starts with 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangles.

I am joining other design walls over at Patchwork Times, with our host Judy Laquidara.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Sewing - Whoop Giveaway Spotted

I finished the blocks for the Violet Challenge and needed another project to sew in between (Bonnie Hunter Style) sewing the blocks together into rows .... rather than using those pesty rabbit ears to start and stop.

Something totally different, this project uses a collection of Kaffe fabric and solid Kona brown as the background. Those yellow centers are left overs from the January Yellow Challenge over at Patchwork Times. I thought I took a picture of the 1/2 seam flowers as they were sewn together, but I must have forgot. I will sew one later to show how I assembled it.

Now for the Giveaway spotted! ---- I am a big fan of Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Not only is she a busy quilter, but her missionary quilt work is wonderful. On Friday and Saturdays, Sarah has a linky party for us to share what we are working on at the end of the week. You still have time to link up today --- don't be shy --- and read all about her special projects.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moda Bake Shop - Kristy's Dream

Today is the BIG Day -- Kristy's Dream is being featured on the Moda Bake Shop! With the fabric line from Moda, a reproduction study of William Morris's 19th Century prints, by Barbara Brackman.

An open note to the designer Barbara Brackman -- Your fabric line is beautiful and true to its historic origin! Having the layer cake gave me access to each and every print and of course I had a few favorites ..... but I could not resist playing with each piece. I only wish my photography skills could pick up the detail of each block.

Below ... Meet my oldest niece Kristy Lynn, the pattern's namesake -- Her dream came true when she became a Mom to four beautiful girls, Alleigh, Emma, Piper and McKinley. The first quilt -- used the gorgeous Moda fabric line "Boutique" by Chez Moi.

Thank you all for visiting today. I hope you take the time to visit the Moda Bake Shop and let me know what you think. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or glass of wine and then take a tour of Barbara Brackman's site -- and be ready for a trip back in time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

RRCB Mystery Quilt Update

The "Roll Roll Cotton Boll" Mystery (by Bonnie Hunter) blocks are done .... so .... they are all coming down. I will label each row and stack'm high. The borders are pieced and also ready for attachment. I have not decided yet whether I will use my gift certificate to our LQS, The Quilting Niche', or quilt her myself. Next time you see her - she will be done.

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Sarah at Confessions for a Fabric Addict, who is hosting a weekly link party called "Whoop Whoop Friday". If you have something to share -- be sure to link up and show off.