Monday, October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My Entry to Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival --- this Indigo Geometric Quilt combining traditional and modern. The quilt was designed right on the wall -- which is my favorite method for designing. Because of all the large spaces, I spent extra time on the quilting design.

The Quilt was inspired by the 2011 Monochromatic Challenge hosted by Judy at Patchwork Times. Although I have a Long-Arm on my wish list, all of the quilting has been done on my home machine.

Now it is time for all of us to head to Amy's Creative Side and visit all of the other entries -- HAVE FUN!

Monday Design Wall - More Scraps

The Scrappy Wall Quilt is growing -- I still have the sashing stars to finish -- using left overs from the Blue/Tan Quilt below (part of the 2-color challenge).
A "Sneak Peek" --- yes, this is the third quilt this year from a very simple design which will soon be a pattern. I will wait to tell you the big surprise when we get closer.

For more design walls, visit Judy at Patchwork Times and say Hi.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Design Wall -- Scraps!

Every project I work on generates SCRAPS! Does that happen to everyone? Above is a box of 2 1/2" squares I received from Martha a few Christmas parties ago. I have used many and added many along the way.

I have a "special project" of many-many deep blues/navy which generated an abundance of scraps. I cut more 2 1/2" squares and ended up with enough to make sashing stars. And ..... notice the 1996 Moda Fabric by Deb Strain which has been fermenting (like a good wine). I still had 3 yards.

While making the blue/tan quilt, I used the 2 1/2" squares of many colors for "leaders and enders" (credit to Bonnie Hunter / Quiltville). Although I cannot yet show the blue/tan, I can show off the scrappy quilt.

Off to Judy's Monday Design Wall Link Party at Patchwork Times to join many others.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Green Monochromatic - Peace!

All the piecing is done and the border is chosen. The soft greens are highlighted with whimsical peace signs. I picked up 6 yards of this fabric with a monthly coupon and wish I had picked up the whole bolt. I am already quilting this sweet little top and will be sad to see it go.

It's Friday -- and time to link up with Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flash Back - 2001 Quilt

Quick story -- Every Christmas Eve, those employees who come in to work are given the chance to win a quilt. I have been doing this for several years and enjoy looking back at my fabric choices, the pattern and the quilting style -- which was my machine "stitch-in-the-ditch" phase. The owner of this quilt, Sheila brought it in to have a little rip repaired on the back.

Would you believe, I found the scraps from the pieced backing that I used to make the repair.

Even as far back as 2001, I loved piecing the backs -- and if you look close, the binding is pieced too.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Green Monochromatic Update

Just a few more 9-patches and then comes the border -- which I can't wait to show you -- Hint for all of the 70's guys and gals -- PEACE!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Design Wall and a Finish

The church quilt is done and on its way to Eagle Lake, Texas. I loved making this quilt -- the fall colors all worked so well together, even though they came from several different collections.

I don't make wine or cheese, however I believe that aging is needed. Well ..... my fabric never goes out of style, each piece ages gracefully and gets better with time. Both quilts shown today have a few pieces from new and old stashes.

My Green Monochromatic is actually 99% done, however I thought I would show the stages as it was growing. Sorta of a teaser -- not really, but since it is so simple, I thought I would stretch out the reveal and show how I design directly on the wall.

And since I just came home from work (long day!), I am now jumping over to Judy's Patchwork Times to see what other design wall are waiting to visit.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Still Quilting Tops

Here is the Church Fair Quilt -- I will show you the finished job on Friday.

I used feathers for the center blocks and changed up in the four corners. The borders are feathers again -- of course my favorite.

A peep at the backing. Still waiting in line -- the Red and Pink Monochromatics, the RRCB (Bonnie Hunter's Mystery) and in the side lines, an "almost" finished green monochromatic. I will soon catch up and start piecing again -- and yes, my posting will soon be regular again.

If only all the ideas in my head can make it to the machine -- but then, aren't we all like this!

AND....a very special Happy Birthday to both my sister Rayna and her hubby Norman AND ... Happy Wedding Anniversary! I wonder if they planned those dates!