Oh several of my friends and I love cats. So when Scrappy Patches posted this fabric I had to have some. I saw this pattern on line and had to try it. I needed a gift for a couple of cat loving friends and so I made two of them in the sunroom. I walked into the computer/fabric room that is pretty dark when the lights are off-and all of a sudden, I had green cat eyes watching me. I had failed to notice that the fabric "whites" changed to green in the dark.
Such a neat little pouch. Could be used for anything. Pattern called it a Stationery Pouch and I found it on the Bernina newsletter.
The fabric baskets below were gifted last night.
I found the tutorial on Pink Penguin, in a March 2008 post. After the first one, I just couldn't stop.
I couldn't stop with just these two. I had to keep going. Made all four of these in an afternoon. The last three of course went much faster than the original.
I visited Versailles IN, The Quilters Nook this month while we were camping at the Versailles State Park. She has this beautiful line in the store. She has a nice quilt with patchwork above and below the whimsical cardinal row. Her placement was more random and included a green and also a near white fabric. I selected different set of fabrics for the patchwork and ended up with this placement. I really like the cardinals. Almost wish I had replicated her placement and colors but I still like mine too.
This layout is part of the Washington County Piecemakers Guild small project challenge for the month of September. Mine is not scrappy like their sample but I already had part of the pieces cut. I had cut them with my Spellbinder Platinum 6 and a Sizzix die for an earlier challenge and then realized I had cut an incorrect size. But they work well for this challenge. Love the fabrics in this one. Purple and green...imagine that. It is now all layered and ready for quilting.
This is my Double Feathered Star project from a class taught at Scrappy Patches at least three years ago. It is a Little Bits pattern by Cindi Edgerton. The entire piece is 36 1/2 x 36 1/2. The center block is a 6 inch square. I took the class to refresh my paper piecing skills for another pattern I was working on. This project languished in my UFO stack for at least the three years waiting for me to piece that center block and construct the entire piece. I am so happy it is finished an also layered and ready for quilting.
This has been the month for finishing up UFOs. These Dresden plates have been English paper pieced and awaiting finishing for probably five years. I know it was two years ago that I purchased the white background and the green sashing and border fabric. They are at least appliquéd to the white blocks and Mary Brown helped me get the layout settled. Now to figure out what I had planned to do with the green so that I have enough for the sashing and borders. Whittles in KY probably will be sold out of the green.
These strings were the result of my scrap basket organization and an early morning sewing time. No thoughts just pick up a strip and sew. Now I have to figure out what to do with this fabric. It is all pressed and just waiting. More to come on that sometime down the road. Other things seem to be catching my attention just now.
This wonderful little cross is at least sewn together. 1 inch blocks put onto a fusible grid before sewing. However, I did something funky and the cross was stretched out of square-BADLY out of square. I have it stretched on a padded board now hoping that as it dries it will be more square so that I can continue on this project that I have promised to my hubby.
Well that is all I can share at the moment. Hopefully in September I will get lots of quilts quilted and bound so I can add them to the blog. I currently have six small ones all ready to be quilted. But I keep getting distracted by other projects. The batting arrived yesterday so I suppose I have one less excuse not to start.
This piece started out as my test for the runner below. Finished up the runner on Wednesday. Finished this one on Friday.
I love the way this one turned out. It started as the August challenge at the Piecemakers Quilt Guild.
This is the table runner that my granddaughter helped me cut the hearts and place them on the background. I appliquéd the hearts using the Handiquilter Sixteen Sit Down long arm machine. I watched a tutorial where the presenter said it could be done...so this was my test/practice. It was so nice not to need to turn the piece continually as I went around the shapes.
Well here it is July 24. Where has the summer gone? The kids return to school in a bit over a week! How can that be. What happened to returning after Labor Day?
Anyway, I have been busy this summer in the sunroom sewing, but apparently I have sorely neglected posting much to my blog. So here goes.
This sweet Minion quilt is about 50 1/2 inches x 56 1/2 inches. All cotton and all Minion. Below is the back of the quilt.
A pink modified log cabin block was used for the baby quilt below.
In this shot you can see the fun backing and a sampling of the quilting. I used several free handed designs in the different logs on the quilt. Would be great for a new baby girl. Approximately 34 x 44 inches.
Below is the Easy Nickel Quilt, pattern from the Tattered Rabbit Quilt Shop.
It is made of batik charms in the center accented with a red border between the black stop border and the black binding.
Here is the backing of the Quilted Nickel.
Below is the flag that turned out great because my hubby walked through while I was arranging the columns and decided to turn every other column upside down. I used the Quick Curve Ruler on this one. Fun and easy. Approximately 26 x 47.
Here is a t-shirt quilt I made for a customer this summer. Fun!
Below is a quilt I made while we were in FL this winter season. No batting, no long arming. Just quilt as you go. Made from denim and cotton.
This is a small table topper I made as a "small project" of the month for the Washington County Piecemakers Guild. Fun and fast. About 23 x 29 inches. Love the sparkle on the silver fabric.
Below is a quilt top I quilted for Mary. Will all the fabric that read as a "solid" I quilted the floral designs-freehand. So much fun.
The pink and black paisley is for a friend's granddaughter.
It is a weighted blanket. My first try at one. Both sides are Minky fabric. I have 67 lbs of beads and this looks like it didn't even make a dent in them. Three more blankets to go before the beads are all used.
Below is a quilt in process. The blocks are done in a unique way of layering and cutting. Typically this pattern shows the blocks side by side with no sashing between. Oh may, I tried that on the design wall and quickly separated them. These stripes are too vibrant for side by side placement. Thanks to the ladies at the sew day at Small Town Stitches the sashing fabric was found. Now to figure what the next step of this quilt will be.
The purple and green here is the beginnings of a table topper. Also, part of the Washington County Piecemakers Quilt Guild small project challenge for July. It was finished enough to qualify for the challenge. Not sure if I will continue this pattern or add in some borders before adding more blocks. Ah, that might be too complicated to get the look I want. Guess I will just continue the blocks until it is large enough for the table I want to cover.
So if you are still with me on this....this is where I am as of July 14, 2017. Now to get several more items listed in my Etsy shop.
Finished this little guy this afternoon while I was at Scrappy Patches Quilt Shop.
I had purchased the kit in Key West earlier this year while on a bus trip.
Process was fun, but was aided by a ruler that helps cut the small pieces of fabric.
My kitty, Kit, thinks I am invading her space. This is the king size layout but I shrunk the block size. 50 some inches square rather than 110.
I had to quilt some of the areas I missed when I was quilting at the store on their Sweet Sixteen Little Foot.
I was trying out the Weightless Quilter. It worked wonderful...so nice not to worry about the weight of a quilt.
Someone loves horses. A Quilting Treasures fabric line and pattern on their site as well.
How fun for a five year old or maybe six who loves cars. Center panel and borders.
These were each made with for a specific individual in a family that lost their home in the Gatlinburg fires. So grateful that they got out with their lives. It was ohhh so close.
The quilt top starts out like this and then the pattern instructions have us cutting and sewing.
Darned if it didn't come out just like they said. And there was no loss of fabric in the on-point and no cutting of triangles.
Just loved this process. My blocks started out charm square size, 5 inches. My center is 44 x 64 inches.
Easy Nickel on-point. Pattern from Tattered Rabbit.
This was so much fun. I can see this being a favorite pattern.