Sunday, September 29, 2013

Colorful wall

Both of the quilts are for my cousin Monica's grand daughters.  During a recent visit to New Orleans, we picked up several bright fat quarters to make them their own little quilts.  

The two tops were easy to assemble once the HSTs were made --  several of the rows are sewn together and now I can't wait to start quilting them.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

In the Blues

 Surprised at all the lighter blues I had, I started cutting 3 1/2" strips and squares.  I kept making HSTs until running out of lights, so I added in a few beige scraps (trying not to cut into yardage or fat quarters).   My favorite, the blue dinosaurs.  When my son was 3 (he is 30 now), my grandmother gave me this fabric to make pajamas.  I have a picture with him, but I don't think he would like me showing him with dinosaur PJs.

 I have been making the HSTs as "Leaders and Enders" (Bonnie Hunter fame) while putting together commissioned quilt tops.  The top came together very quickly when I realized how many squares and HSTs I had already done.  VERY scrappy indeed.

The blocks have already come down off the wall (each row labeled and ready to sew).  It will have to wait until later, as I have two chevron quilts and a red hearts quilt due in November.  Busy Busy.

The lighter blues chosen for this top are part of Angela's Rainbow challenge, SoScrappy, for September.  The border will eventually be added for a perfect sofa size quilt.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Design Wall and Finishes

Sparkle Punch is coming off the wall tonight, ready for assembly.  The colors were chosen from the weekly Rainbow Challenge, hosted by Angela at So Scrappy.  

Designer:  Elizabeth Hartman
Pattern Name:  Sparkle Punch
Published by:  Fons and Porter
When:  July/August 2012

I finished the Red/Black/White "Samantha Claire" from a new pattern published by Black Cat Creations. More detail on the right side of the screen.

And, I finished quilting the little quilt above in time for delivery to a very sick friend.

I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for her Design Wall Monday, again so glad to have something this week.