Friday, May 26, 2017

Indigo Spin, Graduation Quilt

A couple of months ago, while browsing the quilting magazines at Books a Million, I found the Cover Shot of the January/February 2017 Quilting Quickly Fons and Porter Magazine.  LOVE AT FIRST SITE!!!!

The pattern:  "Indigo Spin" designed by Jean Nolte.  I added a little border to expand the size.  Great instructions and easy assembly.  Delivered to my great niece, Alissa for her high school graduation --- so now I can share.

Finished size 58" x 76"

Progress on the design wall

Blocks done.

Fresh off the frame.

Friday Finish -- Whoop Whoop!  Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Hands to Help

 It started with a shoe box of 3 1/2" nine patches, then I added a cute little fish fabric....too blah, then I added in the pops of colors in the alternating sets!  

Then a night of binding while watching TV....done! to the Hands2Help/Happy Chemo.  This is my 7th year participating and I look forward to the excitement every year!  Many thanks to Sarah, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Emily, Ems Scrap Bag/Happy Chemo.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 Hands2Help Quilts

Em's Scrapbag has already received and delivered my 2016 H2H Quilt.  I used a large stash of 2 1/2" squares and strips on the design wall, ending up with a HUGE finish (no pattern available).  The second quilt (Short Stacks) was sent out to Texas (my home state) to the Covered in Love Program (East Texas Medical Center).  Unfortunately, in my rush to mail it, forgot to take a picture.

This was my 6th year (and 7 quilts) with Sarah, with Confessions of a Fabric Addict H2H,   I can't wait to see how many participated this year -- I am sure the number is growing.  Congratulations Sarah on another successful year.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Austin Family Quilt

This is the Austin Family Quilt that has grown to 95 x 95 (4.5" blocks) since this picture was taken.  My wall is not large enough, so I had to improvise.   I have added all of the signature blocks and started sewing the the rows together.  The Family Quilt begins with my grandmother's sister, who married an Austin back in the 1930's.  The family is huge and still growing, so I have left several blank signature blocks on the front, and will have more on the back.

A major undertaking that began last year, my cousin Ginny distributed the signature blocks through the mail.  It was Ginny's idea and the work she put into getting the blocks signed must have been daunting ..... but she was determined and organized.  The envelopes were mailed to my house and slowly stacked up, each containing the family blocks waiting for a place in the quilt.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

H2H Finished

This is a quilt top I started last year when Judy at Patchwork Times introduced monthly blocks to use up our stash.  I finally put my blocks into a quilt, but now it is quilted, bound and ready to ship to Sarah's Hands To Help Charity Quilts.

And .... picking blackberries to make cobbler this afternoon.  The blackberry plants were from my Great Uncle Dan's backyard in Columbus Texas.  He has been gone since 1983, so these plants traveled here to Louisiana over 30 years ago.  They were planted on the bayou side of my in laws property and are obviously thriving to this day. Must admit, I ate so many of them while picking, my insides are purple.  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Red and White Southern Sky

A Red and White Kona cotton "Southern Sky" is done.  

Trying new techniques, I used two layers of batting and densely quilted the white areas to raise the red quilting.  

I washed and blocked the finished quilt and it has softened a little, but with the quilting and double batting, not as cuddly as I like -- my quilts are used a lot, so maybe after a few more washings, it will help.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Grand Illusion - Finished

I am so excited to have finished the latest mystery by Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville.  The Grand Illusion Quilt was introduced through clues beginning the day after 2014 Thanksgiving.  This one has already been delivered to the 2015 Relay for Life Team (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana) and will be gifted Saturday night.  I always wonder who wins these quilts and hope they know how special one of Bonnie's designs are -- after all, Bonnie is Hollywood among quilters!

After a long absence from posting (very special projects behind the scenes), I am looking forward to joining Sarah at her Whoop Whoop Party.  See you there!