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.  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Have Faith Quilt Finish

Our quilt guild, Cane Cutters, recently selected the Ronald McDonald Home, with St. Jude's Children's Hospital as recipients of 80 quilts for Christmas 2017.  "Have Faith" was specifically  designed for charity quilts. This is my first finish....with hopes for a couple more.

A larger Pink and White version was made last month for a Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raiser.  This turned out to be very simple pattern for a throw size.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quilt Finish, Cranston Panel

Our local quilt guild challenge for 2017 was to use any panel in any quilted project.  I knew exactly what I would use...a Cranston Print from the 1980's.  It was part of our mother's fabric stash when she passed away in 1987.

The panels were a little wonky, so I decided to add a few strips to frame then straighten them.  To accent the birds, I added a few filler blocks I made a while back (nothing like using leftovers)...from a book called "Link to the 30s". The other reason the filler blocks were perfect...the background fabric matched the panel.

I snapped a picture as it came off the quilting frame, because I could see the quilting texture.

After the binding was done, a quick picture outside.  Its a small quilt and will be hung somewhere in my bedroom....I think our mom would be pleased I finally used the panel.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday Sample, Block 9

The newest block added to the Sunday Sample, Bonnie Hunter's "Scrap Crystals", from the  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Collectors Edition.