Sunday, October 27, 2019

A Quilt Finish - Blue and Green Many Trips around the World

This "Many Trips Around The World" quilt is for one of my Grandsons.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville website. 

I love the Fall background in these pictures.

On to the next quilt!  Pink, turquoise and lavender unicorns.   I'm planning to finish it by Christmas, Lord willing!

I am linking this post to Monday Making at the "Love Laugh Quilt" blog; to TGIF Friday at Alycia Quilts.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Quilt Finish - Kindergarten Art Quilt

I am happy to say I am finished with this quilt, except for a label!  Its different than any quilt I've ever made.  I would describe it as bright, bold, and striking.  It looks like basket weaves.

Here's the original art work.  The quilt looks a lot like it! I should have turned the quilt the other way when taking the picture so it would match, but then it would have dragged on the ground. 

This picture shows the backing fabric.  It was the only fabric I could find that would work and it turned out to be perfect.  It has the same pattern as the front of the quilt, just no purple and red.

Now on to the next grandchild's quilt.  Here's a sneak peek.

I am linking this post to Monday Making at the "Love Laugh Quilt" blog; to TGIF Friday at Alycia Quilts. and Finished or not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching - Binding!

Today I am slow stitching the binding on the back of the "Kindergarten Art Quilt".  I am so excited to be so close to finishing it!  Can you believe these colors?  Its not my normal kind of quilt, but I love it!  It will be so bright and cheerful for a 6 year old.... the 6 year old who designed it with a blue ribbon winning art project!  

This was a simple pattern.   Not sure if it should be classified as a "Rail Fence" or a "Basket Weave".  I'll be posting pictures of the finished quilt in a few days.  

I should have been finished with it weeks ago, but just couldn't get motivated to work on it.  But later today it'll be done.  The quilting motivation bug has bitten me pretty hard.  I've already made progress on the next grandchild's quilt!  And dreaming of all the projects I want to work on.  Its been a while since I laid awake at night with quilting on my mind, but like I said the quilting bug has bitten me.

I'm linking this post to Kathy's Quilts "Slow Stitching Sunday."

Monday, July 29, 2019

Weekend Quilt Activity - The Kid Quilts

I finished pin basting the Kindergarten Art Quilt and began the machine quilting.

I also worked on pulling fabric choices for the next two quilts. One for our 3 year old granddaughter:


And one for our 5 year old grandson:

I bought a few pieces of the fabrics and then pulled matching pieces from my stash.

There's a whole lot of quilt activity going on around here!!!

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Quilted Pumpkin Table Runner in July!

What's a girl to do when its July and its awhile until Fall is here?

 Sew some pumpkins!

I already had everything I needed to make this runner.  I have been working on a quilt that has a lot of orange in it, so I was able to pull fabrics from that project and I also found some in my fall fabrics that I store in a plastic tote. A while back I found some orange remnants in the remnant bin at Joann's Fabrics, so that came in handy for this project.   I love going through that bin! 

Its a perfect project for using up some scraps.

I always have scraps of quilt batting left over from other projects and found a piece that was just the right size.

The backing fabric is a calico print that I'm pretty sure is from the 80s or 90s.  I'm not sure, but that small orange flower made it perfect for the backing.

I love the orange dotted fabric I used for the binding and one of the pumpkins on the front.  That fabric came from Walmart and is probably still available.

Here is a link to the pattern.  (click here)

I did not use the printable sheets.  I just did regular fusible applique.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Kindergarten Quilt Art!

Our six year old grandson won first place in the art exhibit for the whole county for his age group.   When I saw it, I immediately said "That's a Rail Fence Quilt!"

I have been thinking about what kind of quilt to make this child and I think its going to look a lot like this!

What do you think?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Grandbaby on a Quilt

She's 9 months old and going places! This is the quilt that I always use for outside pictures. I've taken pictures of the last three grandbabies on it, as well as part of a photo shoot of my daughter and her family standing in a cotton field with the quilt around their shoulders.

Its probably the scrappiest quilt I've made.  The pattern is Jewel Box and the finished quilt can be seen HERE.

Have a great day!