Monday, January 1, 2018

Marsha Made a Black & White Quilt for New Years

Happy New Year!  I think scary things are going on in the world, but in the quilting world things are new and enchanting.  So much wonderful fabric and wonderful friends to sew with.  I went over to visit my friend, Marsha, and she had just finished a black and white quilt.  I helped her hold it up, so a photo could be taken of it.  Of course, Gigi had to get in the photo. 
Just two fabrics in this whole quilt top.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quilts for Lucy's Friends!

I got the second  quilt finished for Lucy's friends.  It is the shoo-fly quilt.  I love these loud colors.  I had to get my sewing machine cleaned and serviced, so I had a little bit of a slow down on getting it finished. Also, I had to take some time to sew some quick Christmas presents for other friends . . . . and then when it came to getting the binding done, I could not remember which fabric I had decided to use for that, . . . so I used the new fabric I bought at Nancy's Quilt Garage in November, and it so rocks!  If I had not been slow to finish, it would not have turned out the way it has.  Love love both of these quilts!
Here I am posing with my latest creations.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shoo Fly Fun!

I have been working diligently on my Shoo Fly quilt.  I am just finishing up on the sashing.  I love these colors!  My problem is I have to decide if I will stitch in-the-ditch or do stippling for the actual quilting part.  Maybe I should practice my stippling . . .  You know, I think I may have made a shoo fly quilt before . . . perhaps a hideous pink quilt.  I will have to think about this some more and try a churn dash or something next time.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Three New Quilts in the Works!

I have been seriously neglecting my blog.  It has been a busy year!  I am getting back into paying more attention to my blog.  I have three quilts I am working on and another in my head.  I had some little pile of pre-cut layer- cake blocks, that I am using as the basis for this shoo fly quilt.  It is soooooo busy, I decided I need to put sashing between the blocks.  Here is a photo of how it looks on my friend's design wall right now.  I will add some big plaid sashing after I finish sewing those last four blocks together.

Oh, yes. Four plus five equal nine. I got four done,
so I have five left to sew together. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Just in Time for New Years!

I tried using light colored fabrics with little splashes of color in this 'grow-your-own' quilt.  It was a lot of fun.  I stitched the entire thing in the ditch, which accentuates each strip of fabric I used.  It is a lovely New Year quilt.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quilt As You Go!

I had a couple friends come over and we did quilt-as-you go quilts, then we did the bindings.  We learned all about making the binding strips and sewing them to the edge of the quilt. We learned how to go around the corners and make them crisp looking.  I love this silly bird fabric and the huge flowers.  Quilt as you go makes the quilt construction go by very fast, and you cannot see the quilting on the front. You can see it on the back!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Maple Leaves in Time for Fall

I made some big maple leaves. I used left over fabrics from a couple of quilts I made in the last couple of years.  I love using half-square triangles to make different quilt blocks.