Sunday, June 26, 2011

H2H Update and Stash Report

Not a fancy picture, but the H2H Quilt is done except for hand sewing the binding down. Just in time to join Sarah for her monthly H2H update over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. A special thanks to KatieQ for setting the pace with the beautiful fabric swap. After the hand work is done, I will take a few more pictures, along with the backing for the Friday Finish.

June Stash Report:

Used (Finished) (17 yards)
Used To Date: (96.40)
Purchased: 5
Purchased To Date: 70.25
NET BUSTED: (26.15) -- Goal 150 yards

For more Stash Reports, visit Judy over at Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Show and Tell

A quick little Show and Tell from our local "Cane Cutter Quilt Guild".

Marlene has already finished her "DJ Quilt" above.

Louise's version of the "DJ Quilt" pattern -- this is absolutely adorable. She added the sail boats to the solid blocks! Great adaptation.

Alice finished her "Stars over Scott" top using her large collection of 5" squares, and added to the size with additional HST. Looking forward to seeing this one quilted.

I have more, but will save a few for later.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Drunkard's Path -- In Memory of Raymond and Lindsey

On June 25th, a memorial run/walk will be held in honor of two young men, Raymond and Lindsey who lost their lives in an alcohol related accident nearly a year ago. The quilt above, will be one of many items raffled to help and educate our community against alcohol and other drug related violence. A portion of the proceeds will also go to establish a Memorial Scholarship on behalf of Raymond and Lindsey. When Lindsey's mom asked me to make a quilt, it did not take me long to think of this design in their favorite colors (green and white). The title "The Only Drunkard Path Belongs in a Quilt" is a testimony of their family's loss.

Special Thanks to The Quilting Niche', for the awesome job of quilting the top with the heavenly stars.

And for this Friday Finish ... what better way to highlight this special quilt, but to link up with Sarah, over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

H2H and Indigo Update

The Quilting continues -- on the H2H, a simple all over floral. The H2H is the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge hosted by Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. My fabric exchange partner, KatieQ sent me a collection of blues and yellows which fit nicely with my stash.

What a difference a day makes -- if you compare the Indigo Challenge with yesterday's post, you will notice a few changes. I replaced a couple of HST with squares to continue the weave. The best way to catch mistakes or see what doesn't work, is to take a picture. The smaller version helps those little hiccups stand out. The Indigo is part of Judy's Monochromatic Challenge over at Patchwork Times, which has absolutely "stretched" me to try new things. I have continued to use only what is in my stash and design each on the design wall.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Indigo Challenge on Design Wall

I didn't have that much Indigo (only 2 - 1 yard pieces) for Judy's Monochromatic Challenge, so I though it was going to be mixed with lots of white and probably very small. Then I found this OLD indigo/white floral, which looked like a good filler and I had 2 yards. Starting with one block -- a big one, I added 3 more! Each section is 6" so the finished block is 18".

I only had enough of the first Indigo fabric to make the four blocks. Then I pulled the second 1 yard piece and made a small 1" finished border against the 2" white border and to piece the corner units.

The corner units came from a large weaving block found in "The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book" by Mary Ellen Hopkins.

What started out small is now about 60" square -- I still have a little floral to make a small border, or maybe I will use more white. From the picture, I can already see I want to change a few corner unit pieces and will sew everything together, then decide on the border. The wall may stay like this for a while until I finish quilting a couple of tops.

I am also waiting for the "Drunkard's Path" to come back from the Long Arm Quilter to add binding - then off it goes to raise funds in the memory of two special young men who died in the path of a drunkard driver last July.

For more design walls, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Sharing

A few quilts from our local guild workshop. Geralyn and her RWB Beauty! I have seen this pattern somewhere, and attempted to find the name and designer with no luck -- If I find it, I will update. Update: The Pattern is called Saddle Trap and was featured in the McCalls Quick Quilts Magazine, in October/November 2010 Issue. I also found the pattern designer's Blog -- I am now a new fan. Thanks to Anne and Wonky Girl finding the links.

Donna and Alice's strip quilts -- I loved these!
I am so proud -- recognize "The DJ Quilt". Marlene has finished and sandwiched this in record time! If you need a fast masculine quilt -- here is the pattern link. It is in PDF form - but if you are having trouble opening, send me an email (see profile for address) and I will send it to you.

Other ladies were working with this pattern at the workshop, so I hope to show other versions when they are finished. A few are very girly -- so it works for both boys and girls.

Alice is making "Stars over Scott" -- now my head is swelling. This pattern of course is named for my son Scott. Alice used her 5" charm squares, which produces a smaller version -- absolutely perfect.
And here is my project (at least the one I can share) -- it is the back of the Orange Monochromatic Challenge (hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times) I have been quilting on for over a week. If I would just dedicate time to quilting, it would be finished....however I keep getting side tracked with piecing a special little project.

Because it is Friday, I am linking up to Sarah's Whoop Party over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Red Quilt Update

Not finished yet ... however making progress in between other projects. The Monochromatic Challenge hosted by Judy over at Patchwork Times dedicated "Red" for the month of May. The pattern I am using is my favorite "Stars over Scott", which is named after my DS. Here is the original and the pattern. Indigo for June. I have only a few pieces of deep blue indigos, so we may have a small project, which will also allow me to catch up.

Although Fridays are my favorite to display "Finished" projects and linking up with Sarah's Whoop Link Party, I will only have a work in progress. Be sure to visit "Confessions of a Fabric Addict" and see what other quilters are up to today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's Official - I'm on the Banner!

Everyday ... I look forward to reading the daily post on Stash Manicure's "Sew We Quilt". I mean, let me say ... Love It! Who would have thought, my "Field of Violets" made the Banner for the month of June with three other Lovelies! I made this quilt as part of Judy Laquidara's Monochromatic Challenge, at Patchwork Times.

For those visiting for the first time -- just a tiny intro --- I have been quilting for several years, a little here and there in my early years. Now I find more time as an empty nester. Look out when I do retire one day. On my "bucket list" is a quilt pattern named for each of my nieces and nephews and maybe one day, grandchildren. I have somewhat made a start -- nothing fancy, I guess everyone needs to start somewhere. Anyone is welcome to use my patterns as I am always flattered when I see them made by someone else.

Thanks Madame Samm -- you have made my day!