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.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Blooming Bliss Quilt

This is the project for February's Software Inspirations.  It is the Blooming Bliss Quilt by 
Nina McVeigh.  The entire quilt can be made from jelly rolls.  The colored fabrics were jelly rolls and the white was yardage that I cut in 2.5" strips.  The directions are easy and the quilt goes together quickly.  I used a design from OESD's Elegant Line quilting 5 for the blocks and sashing.  The software lesson will be using the quilter program in Designer Plus v7. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Silk Quilt

This is my silk duponi quilt.  I have collected the silk colors for a couple of years and knew how I was going to make the quilt.  The silk was backed with a soft stabilizer so it would not fray.  Then I hooped a polymesh stabilizer and added wool batting and then the silk fabric.  The designs are from two of Sharon Schamber's Design Collections. The designs were embroidered on my new 10-needle Babylock Enterprise. The quilt is 20.75 inches square.  I could not decide which color to use to bind the quilt, so I used a two color binding of a deep red and soft pink.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Ker Bloom!

This is Ker Bloom!, a kit I purchased in Paducah from Vogies.  It has beautiful Frond fabric and great colors.  My friend quilted it with a modern quilting pattern.  It was a pretty quilt until I added the green binding on the black border.  Now it is a beautiful quilt.  The binding made it really special and pulled all the colors together.  My husband is the proud owner because he really liked it.