Friday, October 24, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014

I am woefully behind showing you quilts that I've finished recently but thankfully the fall Blogger's Quilt Festival is going on so I was motivated to post one up for you.

I'm entering this quilt into the Original Designs category. Thanks to a low volume background and a mix of bright triangles, this quilt has quite a different look than my original Archaeology Quilt I made. Archaeology Quilt
Back in August I had just gotten a few of the new Cotton + Steel fabrics and was inspired to cut into them right away. I added a few other fabrics that really compliment them (from Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Lizzy House and Carolyn Friedlander).
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I love the funky vibe the back has. I was sad to use the last of my Anna Maria Horner Field Study fabric but it was perfect.
Archaeology Quilt
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2014

talk about long term project...

So, Carla and I have been lamenting our lack of progress on our Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks lately. I started mine in December of 2011. I just checked and the last block I made was in December 2013! yikes!
I've wanted to work on it but have just had too many other pressing projects going on. And I'd kind of forgotten about it. I was determined to make a block or two today.

This is the poor little block made nearly 10 months ago but never documented. #92 Streak of Lightning
#92 Streak of Lightning

Today, I went for the first easy block I flipped to in the book. #48 Homeward Bound
#48 Homeward Bound
And #111 Wrench
#111 Wrench
Boy, I feel so much better having made a little progress. I really, really want to finish this quilt someday soon.
Okay, Carla, your turn now!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

this week

Well I seem to be in a bit of a blogging slump. Sewing is happening though!
I've got some cell phone pics of what I've been working on this week.

Mr. Scotty Dog came together surprisingly quick! A birthday gift for my niece. Free pattern from Denyse Schmidt.
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After some deliberation and calculations I've decided to make both a Vintage Nine-Patch quilt and a Bowtie quilt with my Hadley fabrics. I'm going to make both quilts a smallish lap size and with a few additional fabrics it should be no problem.
These vintage nine patch blocks are small for me (6" finshed) and I was hoping there was going to be some quick method of sewing them up but no such luck. These could be time consuming but I think the result will be worth it.
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I'm going with the 7" finished blocks for the bowties. These are pretty fun to make!
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And today I'm going to finish the back and baste up this Double Plus quilt for a customer. The day is slipping by so I'd better hop to it!
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

dreaming of my next quilt....

Look at this bundle of goodness! Last week my mom took me birthday shopping and I came home with these FQs from Denyse Schmidt's Hadley collection.
Hadley FQs
I really want to make a vintage style quilt with these and I've been mulling over pattern options.
A postage stamp quilt like this one or this one?
This Vintage Nine Patch pattern maybe?
Or a truly vintage bow-tie pattern like this one?

What do you all think?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

do. Good Stitches {finished quilt}

Well howdy! I have lots to show off these days I just haven't managed to get it up on the blog.

I'll start with this quilt I just finished yesterday. Thanks to the ladies in the Heal Circle of do. Good Stitches this quilt came together beautifully (our circle supports hospice)!
June was my month to pick a pattern and put together the quilt. I choose the Square Deal pattern from the book, Block Party (it's more of a recipe than a quilt pattern).

I hope it will put a smile on someone's face!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Arizona Market Street Quilt

After making my Arizona Cargo Duffle the minute the fabrics came in the mail, I started planning a quilt. I needed something quick and easy so I went with my tried and true Market Street pattern. I finished this quilt about 3 weeks ago but it took me a while to get some decent pictures of it.
Market Street Quilt
I really love how the Essex Linen (flax color) breaks up the color and gives it an earthy feel.
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Love this fabric line! I'm sooooooo sad that I'm almost out of that Field Study in mustard fabric that goes so well with this line. I've searched high and low and it is no where to be found online. I guess that's how it goes.

Monday, July 28, 2014

quilt therapy

I'm back! My surgery went really well and I'm recovering a lot faster than I thought I would. I even felt well enough to cut some fabrics for a new quilt yesterday (by the way, you use your core muscles quite a bit when rotary cutting, who knew? you discover these things when your core muscles have been cut into). Being able to play with my fabrics again is so good!
Beginnings of a new quilt
This is going to be another Archaeology Quilt but with a scrappy, low volume background. Can't wait to see how this turns out!