Friday, May 31, 2013

"Modern View" Quilt Progress

Another peek at the Special Graduation Quilt blocks.  This picture does not have the sashing yet, but I forgot to take a picture of it when I had a chance.  The top is done but I am saving it for the big reveal after it is quilted and bound.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I had to modify John's design a little to be able to use the Layer Cake fabric, but it will basically look like his when done.

Designed by:  John Kubiniec
Name:  Modern View, Published in Jan/Feb 2013 McCall's Quilting
Layer Cake:  Fandango, by Kate Spain for Moda

Thanks for stopping by .... please visit Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, as I am sure she has a parade of beautiful quilts and projects she is working on AND several linking up for her Whoop Whoop Party.  

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Days.....

Angela's, Scrappy Rainbow Challenge this month is Blue.  I did not have a lot of blues for some reason.  I need to finish up a few stars, then I will be ready for June's Golden shades.

Blue Scrappy 16-Patches -- DONE!

Blue/Green Log Cabin Blocks -- DONE!

It looks like I will finish up with 8 blocks of Gold/Blue and 8 blocks of Gold/Pink.  Then I will use July color for the border.  I will also be ready to start a few different blocks to continue on the Rainbow challenge.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Graduation Quilt and Acappella

Finally, I am able to start sharing one of the graduation quilts.  The pattern used was modified slightly to use a layer cake.  The graduate is away on her Senior Trip, so I only want to post the piecing -- just in case she is watching.

Designed by:  John Kubiniec
Name:  Modern View, Published in Jan/Feb 2013 McCall's Quilting
Layer Cake:  Fandango, by Kate Spain for Moda

My brightly colored Acappella is all quilted....WHEW!  This one took over a week.  I only have a little time in the morning before work and at night.  I also had to include a little "thinking" time as to how I wanted to quilt it. Once the binding is done, I will formally display.

Designed by:  Jamie Janow Elfert
Pattern:  Acappella for Black Cat Creations
Fabrics -- All Batiks

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rainy Day Blues....

 With all of the Blue Scraps all over the sewing room, you would think a storm came through.  They are now sorted and cut ..... ready for more sewing.  The Jacobs Ladder Blocks are done along with 16-patches.

I have added the Blues to the Wall -- by the time the Rainbow Challenge Ends, I will have enough to do 2 quilts using the Jacobs Ladder.  The blocks finish at 16" square.

Here is one of the reasons, I have been so quiet -- lots of quilting going on.  Graduation Gifts, Trunk Show Quilts and H2H Quilt -- all happening at one time.

Quilt Name:  Acappella
Designer:  Jamie Janow Elfert (Me!)
Size:  84" x 95"
Colors -- All of them!

I usually show the backings after the projects are done -- but this one is awesome.  I only had 6 yards and I was short about 5" of width.  So I added this brightly covered strip that has been in my stash for years.

Linking up with Sarah with Confessions of a Fabric Addict, at her Whoop Whoop Party.  And Angela with the Saturday Rainbow Challenge.

Have a Great Mothers Day!