18 June 2018

Quilt layout

I finished sewing the flannel to the back of all the blocks, and put them up on the design wall.  I laid them out to see how it I liked it.  I rearranged a few things before I got to this final layout.

14 June 2018

Leaders and enders


Wow! I have 84 of these little blocks!! I love how quickly the come together, and it's so handy when I am working on other things to just have them there and ready.


I pulled out my bow ties quilt to show it to someone, and guess who came and laid down on it!!! I guess he's a quilting kitty ;)

12 June 2018

Finished quilt!


Quilting after getting it pinned.  I chose to do some straight line quilting.

  

Here is Earl, "helping" me.


And the finished quilt!! I am definitely happy with how it turned out.  And she was happy with the gift :) Definitely a quick turn around for me.  It only took about 3 weeks!

10 June 2018

Finished top!!!!

I don't have a close up on the fabric I ended up choosing for the border, but it's black with multi colored stars.  I think it fits perfect.  I chose to use a solid border instead of a pieced one, because this needed to get done quickly!

I laid it out to get the basting done.  I need more safety pins!


Here's a picture of the back, I don't think it does the back justice.


And now I quilt it!!!

08 June 2018

Memory Quilt - blocks


I have finished interfacing/sewing/cutting all the blocks I needed.  There are a total of 20 blocks, so 4 x 5 blocks.  With the 5th row being slightly longer.

This is not the final layout.  Just me putting them on my design wall to make them easier to count.  I had two blocks that wouldn't stay up there.

These were a pair of leggings.  All I could see on them was "Celine Dion" which is funny to me. 

06 June 2018

Scrappy trips

Someone on Instagram was doing a scrappy trip along, but not as a swap, but just to get a top done.  And since I had done quite a few swaps, I have A LOT of blocks to use.  

Here they are laid out on my wall.  I LOVE having a design wall for instances like these.  I will say I definitely see different things when I take a picture rather than just having them up there.

And because I like to make a million things at once, here are some more strips laid out

04 June 2018

Memory Quilt

I was commissioned to make a memory quilt.


The woman whose clothes these were enjoyed traveling and visited many Hard Rock Cafés.  This is about half of the blocks I would like to have done.

There were also some leggings, I was able to get enough for one block (the top left one) and then I sewed some strips together to get another one.  


02 June 2018

Finished Blocks

I finished all the star blocks! 


I have almost all the sashings on!

My husband helped me lay out the blocks so nothing was too similar next to anything else.


I am trying to decide on how I will make it bigger.  I was thinking a random 2.5" 16 patch


Or maybe a colored 2.5" 16 patch?

01 June 2018

June goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- Woot! 7 posts in May.  Expect more this month since school is out!!!!

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- Scrappy strings is coming along, B graduation is coming along, and I am working on two tee-shirt quilts

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have. 
- I have used some of them for a red, white, & blue table runner, and I used a bunch more for my monochromatic stars!Although I am not going to lie, the bin doesn't seem that much smaller!!!

30 May 2018

And now for some sashing.

I now have 8 stars, and I wanted to see how it looked with the fabric I picked out for sashing.  I wasn't too sure how I felt about it.


I cut up some more strips and laid it out.  I am really liking how this is coming together!


I think I might add another border on the outside to finish it up. We will see how I feel once I get this put together.

Here is my new quilting buddy Earl helping me out.

28 May 2018

And then there were 6


I am able to get a few done each night, they don't take much work! I shouldn't have any issues meeting my deadline!

I think the biggest issue I will have is not having enough fabric to make the quilt as big as I would like.  I have pre ordered this fabric, and finding more has been a struggle.  But I can add a border to make the quilt bigger.

26 May 2018

And then there were 4

I got 4 blocks done tonight.  They are pretty easy to whip up.  I just need to figure out how many I am going to do, and how I will sash them.



24 May 2018

Star block

I had said I had some ideas about how to use my 2.5" squares.  And this is what I came up with!  


 I decided to make it 4x4.  So I had to cut the background strips 8.5"x 2.5" and I just did a stitch and flip for the corners or star points.

I can't wait to get more of these whipped up!



14 May 2018

Heat press

So I have wanted to start making memory quilts for people, and one of the things required for that is being able to put interfacing on shirts.  So I bought a heat press.  I haven't been able to play with it much.  We put it in the garage so the kitties don't mess with it. 


I had fun playing with it and figuring out the settings.


11 May 2018

Table runner - red, white & blue


I am trying to make more table runners that are different holidays, Christmas is generally fairly easy, but I can't sell those well in the spring.

So I thought I would go through my scraps and wanted to make a red, white & blue one.

My husband helped me lay this one out.



08 May 2018

May Goals

1. Post in my blog 7 times a month.  Even if I am just updating about how my leader/ender progress is coming.  I need to write!
- Woot! 8 posts in April! I am trying to make sure I document everything!

2. Finish Quilts for my nephew (it's started), B for graduation (no clue what to do!), A for Christmas (log cabin), J for Christmas (scrappy strings). Make tee-shirt quilts (3).
- I have been working on scrappy strings but that's about it! I have plans for the summer!

3. Organize and use my 2.5" squares.  I have been thinking about doing a color quilt with the different colored squares I have. 
- I have used some of them for a red, white, & blue table runner.  I also have been trying to just sew them together once in a while (by color).

19 April 2018

Table runner - nightmare before Christmas


Man I sure love having a design wall, otherwise this would not be as easy to layout.

This quick table runner was a scrap buster for me, I got the nightmare before Christmas fabric at Jo-Ann's in the remnant bin, and I had the black!

Sadly I do not have a finished picture of this project, because it ended up selling at the craft show I was at.  There is a picture of it on the table.

18 April 2018

Scrappy Strings

 

This is actually an addition to a quilt I finished in 2013. (Linked here)  I love the quilt, but it was too narrow, so I needed to add one more row to the side.  So here I am laying it out.

Have I said how much I love having a design wall?

16 April 2018

Fabric!


I'm not sure how, but I found a group on facebook that sells fabric (like a quilt shop).  And I have been going a little crazy.  First I got this nightmare before Christmas panel.  I think I am going to use the left overs from my friends quilt to make another NBC quilt.


And then I got this LOVELY Harry Potter fabric.  I am not sure what Ia m going to do with it yet.  But for now I droll over it!

13 April 2018

Craft show

 

This was the first craft show I have done on my own.  I definitely prefer to do them with someone else!  I did ok.  Not great.  

 

Of course as you noticed, most of my table runners are my halloween ones :/ life has been too busy and I haven't had too much time to sew.

I also made some cat toys, and those sold pretty well.