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Friday, December 15, 2017

Short Stacks, Musical Finish




Short Stacks, a pattern by Black Cat Creations, designed by Judy Reynolds is one of my all time favorites...especially when I need a masculine quilt.  This particular quilt has now been gifted to Al, a great friend and work mentor who recently retired.  Al is also a gifted musician, which made it easy to choose the fabric.




Friday, December 8, 2017

T-Shirt Quilt Finish


We have had a rainy week (now snowing), so I only have inside pictures of an already darker quilt.  A high school graduation gift - my first T-Shirt quilt.  I made a couple of practice blocks with old T-Shirts...so glad I did.  To those who make the T-Shirt Quilts for a living-- bless you!   


Loaded on the long arm and basted the whole quilt first, then went back and quilted in a circular pattern.


And....here it is fresh off the long arm frame.  I am hoping for a picture (outside) when presented to my great nephew.




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday Sample, Block 12


Bonnie Hunter's Block, "Joyeaux" from Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 12 is done ....and is my 12th block completed.  I have only three left (which includes the newest recently published).


Above are all the blocks I have completed -- I use Photo Grid to show them all, however it is a little crowed -- I may just start putting them on the design wall.


Friday, November 3, 2017

"Short Stack" Finish


My favorite GO-TO pattern, Short Stacks by Black Cat Creations was the perfect size for my third throw for our Guild's goal to finish 80 quilts and donate them to the Ronald McDonald Home, with St. Jude Children's Hospital.



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Sample, Block 11


Bonnie Hunter's Block, "Straights of Mackinac" from Quiltmaker 100 Blocks is now one of my favorites.  I could make this one a few more times.  The block is published in Volume 14.


November's Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks will be hitting the newsstands any day now -- I am looking forward to seeing what Bonnie has come up with.  There are 3 more blocks to catch up, then I may start playing with the layout. Since I like asymmetrical, there will be a little modern twist. 


Friday, October 27, 2017

Black and White Finish


Another Friday Finish to share...the second quilt finished for our Guild's goal to donate 80 quilts to St. Jude's Ronald McDonald's Home for Christmas.  The pattern came from our guild's Block of the month ("Propeller").


It was my chance to use a Black/Gray/White variegated thread I picked up at the Houston Show several years ago. 


For the back, I used a safari fabric....just right for a young boy.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Sample, Block 10


The 10th Block added to my Sunday Sampler, is Bonnie Hunter's "Something Blue", from the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Collectors Edition (Volume 10).  The newest Quiltmaker 100 Block will be on the stands in November....I'm ready.  I have three more of the older blocks and I will be caught up.


Every time I make another sample block, it feels like I have made a miniature quilt...all the parts coming together with a sense of satisfaction.