Ready for Binding!
My birthday was last week, and as a present to myself I decided to take a couple days and quilt some of my own projects for a change. It felt really good to do that. I have had these table runners pieced and waiting. This one was made with charm squares using a pattern from Anka's Treasures book On The Run Again. It's the one on the cover. I quilted it with a ruler and straight lines in the center stars and free motion swirls all around.
Also from the same book, this next one has a contemporary feel. I just quilted a grid of squares. I spy two flamingos!
Several posts back I shared the Maple Star blocks I was making from the Moda Fresh Cut fabrics. I made six blocks using charm squares along with coordinating fabric for the background and border. I really liked the way these stars turned out. I made two table runners like this. They are quilted edge to edge with my pattern Camillas. So pretty!
I had leftover fabric from the Maple Stars, and so I was experimenting with some small Dresden plate ideas, and this is what I came up with. There was not as much contrast between the Dresden plates and the background as I wanted, but I was just using the charm squares I had. I think it is pretty in a shabby chic sort of way. I did some free motion on this one which was really fun!
This final table runner I made using my Scrap Crazy 6 templates with jelly roll strips and a yellowish cream background. I quilted with a little ruler work in the diamonds and other free motion designs.
I took these photos outside in the grass today, and they sure didn't come out as nicely as I would have liked. I'll have to keep experimenting with photography. Anyhow...
Now I have some binding to do, and that will be more fun! I enjoy doing that by hand. It's relaxing to me. When they're finished these will probably be added to my Etsy shop.
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Hi there! Today I'd like to show you Janet's quilt that I worked on this week. I'll start by saying I love the combination of fabrics, colors, and prints that she chose. They might seem uncommon, but that cool stripe ties the whole thing together, and I really liked it!
I've been making really good use of my Bubbles quilting pattern lately. It looks great on baby quilts and even this contemporary design with stripes, polka dots and zigzags. It really looked nice over the whole quilt.
Janet pieced the back which added to the interest of the quilt and gave it one more BIG pop of red. It looks great. Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Janet. It was fun!
There has been a lot more sewing going on here, but that's all I have to show today. Here's the link for Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting :-)
My Dresden Chain Quilt
Today I finished piecing this pretty quilt called Dresden Chain using the pattern from my new book Angles With Ease 2 by Heather Peterson of Anka's Treasures. This is one of my favorites in the book, and I had these nice bright batik fabrics saved together intended for a different pattern, but I changed my mind and made this quilt top instead. I only had to purchase the background fabric which is a soft yellow. Most of the batiks are tone-on-tone prints except that center square fabric (purple with rainbow circles) which inspired the whole fabric combination.
Below are a few pictures of my sewing process. I used That Purple Thang tool to turn all of my Dresden blades right side out and make that nice neat point. Did you know that this tool was created by Lynn Graves who can usually be found stitching away at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe in Evans City, PA? You should stop in and say hello!
Those Dresden blocks look really different before the purple circle is added. I cut out the centers so that the block would lay flat with less fabric layers for quilting. They looked so cute, even my son walked by and saw them and told me I couldn't throw them out, I needed to make something else with those. For now they are stored away until we come up with a good idea for them.
You've heard it said that a quilt is not a quilt until it's quilted - well this quilt will have to be finished for now until I have some time to get it on the longarm. I still have a few client quilts that need attention first.
This week I quilted a sweet little baby quilt for Kathy. She is expecting a grandson soon. I quilted it with white thread and the Bubbles pantograph. I love the bright, happy colors. Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Kathy!
Also this week I have been working on this patriotic quilt for Betty. The picture below was taken at the beginning stages, but just a couple more rows and this quilt should be finished tonight.
Thanks for visiting and checking out my work. I hope you have been inspired to do some sewing!
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Janice's Beach Quilt
This week I've been imagining myself wiggling my toes in the sand as I quilted this lovely quilt. Janice needed a quilt to take to the beach with her, so she made this one and asked me to quilt it for her.
Janice chose the pantograph Breath of the Gods (obviously Poseidon's :-). It really stands out beautifully on this quilt and was a wonderful choice. I used a steel blue thread. The backing is blue flannel.
Thanks, Janice, for letting me quilt for you!
I can totally relate to NEEDING a beach quilt. I made one back in 2013 for our trip to the Outer Banks. It was used and loved at the beach!
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This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!