Friday, April 10, 2015

Granny Square Quilt

This is Paris Flea Market fabric in a granny square quilt.  I have the top pieced and still need the borders.  I really like this quilt.  I first saw this on CJ's blog and loved her quilt. I don't know the finished size but it will be ample for a queen side bed.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Santa's Calendar in Blue

Santa's Calendar is a Stitch Connection pattern that is available in both machine embroidery and hand embroidery.  Of course this is machine embroidery.  I cross-hatched the blocks and sashing before embroidering the designs.  The quilt is about 31" x 39".  I wanted to use the indigo blue fabric, so I chose to embroider the designs in blue. Not any snow in Kansas right now and it is very windy, so a wall photo will have to do. It really is beautiful.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Easter

This is a tea towel that was a pay-it-forward gift to an unsuspecting friend.(She loved it!) The design is from Entwined Elegance from OESD.  The bunny design comes in two sizes. I made this one about 200 mm. I have made a pink bunny, green bunnies and blue bunnies. Happy Easter to all my stitching and embroidery friends.



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Starting to Take Shape

My Granny Square Quilt is slowly starting to look like a quilt.  I have to thank CJ Tinkle for making this quilt and showing it on her blog.  I fell in love with it and knew I had to make one.  It is not hard to make but is a little time consuming.   Hancocks of Paducah is having a sale on Paris Flea Market fabric, so there is probably another one of these in the future.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Granny Square Quilt Beginning

This is the beginning of my Granny Square Quilt.  It is made from 2.5 inch strips of Moda's Paris Flea Market fabric. Moda reprinted it last year and I was so excited to find the fabric.  I had made a quilt several years ago from this fabric and it is still my favorite fabric. You can find a tutorial here or here. My quilt will have sashing between the blocks with corner stones of pink or red. The yellows and light green are much brighter in the photo. Picking the colors of the square is the hardest part.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simply Woven Tablerunner

This is my version of Simply Woven Quilt by Jess Kelly.  She was so kind to include a tutorial on her blog:  SewCraftyJess.  The quilt can be completed with jelly rolls.  Her quilt was done with brights on white.  I had some left-over Kaffe Fassett jelly roll strips from an earlier project.  I wanted to test the pattern, so I sewed three squares. I will tell you that you must follow the directions carefully.  I ended up throwing away two squares that I cut incorrectly.

I like the full-sized quilt.  It is on the list of future quilts.

Monday, February 9, 2015

X-Block Quilt

 This is my 18" x 23" X-Block quilt.  When we were in Arizona for the winter two years ago, the Bernina dealer showed her quilt and the techniques for making it.  I have had this much complete for two years and had decided that I did not want to make a big quilt.  So last week I finally quilted it with designs using my embroidery module. I really do like the quilting.

On Saturday, I am teaching a lesson on binding.  One of the topics will be Piping Hot Binding by Susan Cleveland.  So there is piping around the inside edge of the binding.  I followed the instruction booklet, used the trimming tool, and got good results.  The piping would give any quilt a big boost of color and detail.