Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Archives # 8 - Birthdays & Borders

It's Tuesday Archives Day -- the day we re-visit old posts.  This week it's birthdays and borders. I want to share my posts about the sofa quilt I made for DH.  He takes it with a short nap every day. It grew from a bucket list program that we take part in over at Cbees yahoo group.  Every month a different skill is drawn from a bucket and everyone does with it whatever they want to.  I used some of the skills and created a panel from those techniques.

This is the center panel.  It started with curved strippy borders, some applique would be added to the center later.  HERE  is the post which explains the process I used to make this panel.




After several months, this is the finished quilt.  I've learned that my favorite quilts are ones that didn't begin with a specific plan and decisions were made in stages.


I'm linking up with Val's Quilting Studio  where you will find lots of other creative posts being shared.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 21, 2014

GFG Baby Blue Nap Quilts

Yep, still workin on that piece of grandmothers flower garden fabric.  I sure got some mileage out of it.  I've been building borders around the last four pieces and they are becoming nap size quilts. I need to have one totally finished for a donation at a club dinner meeting tomorrow.

Okay, this is an unusual way to photo 2 small quilts.  I thought about stitching black collars on the puppies, but the fleece backing is light and I didn't want it to show through. I thought about drawing the collars on with fabric pen,  still on the fence with that idea.




Here is a close-up of one.  I hope to get it quilted tomorrow.  The bindings are all ready too.


Stay tuned............ next week will showcase the pink versions, maybe they'll be quilted too. LOL  I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times where you can see what other creative quilters are working on.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scraphappy Saturday - Purples 2

This is the block I chose for the purple row in the row quilt.





and here is an assembly of the row quilt progress so far



It's so liberating to choose a block each month based on your mood at the time. LOL  I may have to make a row quilt every year.  


I ended my purple scraps by working up these 8 wonky log cabin blocks.  After I finished I realized what I didn't like about them  --  the very light pieces are too distracting!  I will try to remember to stay with medium and dark tones next time. 



I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy for the RSC14 challenge where you can see what everyone else is making with their purple scraps this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Quilt Hop * 04-18-14



Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you find some new inspiration today.




a great list of tutorials here; a nice quilt pattern included in the mix
http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/p/free-patterns.html

several tutorials here plus watch for the reference list at the bottom
http://quiltmatters.blogspot.com/p/tutorials-and-helpful-links.html

some really cute projects here
http://frozenknickers.blogspot.com/p/tutorials_25.html

free patterns on the left sidebar
http://www.quiltfrog.com/index.html

a variety of tutorials here too
http://quiltbarn.blogspot.com/p/tutorials_10.html

May you have a happy creative weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Archives #7 - Baskets & Bunnies

It's Tuesday again and time to fetch a vintage post off the shelf for recycling.  This week it's baskets & bunnies.  I can recall only one item I might have posted about baskets.  It's not really that old which is probably why I remember it.  LOL

I made this 12" basket block for the Scrap Scramble bom on the Carol Doak List.  I fussed over which fabrics to use and thought it came out really pretty.  It is paper pieced, one of my favorite techniques.


You will find the original post  HERE .  I'm linking up with Val's Quilting Studio where you can discover lots more interesting archival posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 14, 2014

GFG Baby Quilts 1- 4

Here are the first 4 baby quilts made from a small bundle of grandmothers flower garden printed fabric.  I did alot of machine quilting on them; and of course, they are backed with cuddly fleece.


I have four more smaller pieces to make up.  I'm building borders around them to bring them up to infant/car carrier size.  I've really gotten good mileage from this piece of fabric, but I'll be glad to get it all used up and move on.

I'm linking up with Judy L at Patchwork Times where you'll discover lots of other great projects in the making.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scraphappy Saturday - Purples 1

I opted to make the kaleidoscope blocks first, since I didn't have alot of time.  I didn't think I had alot of purples, but actually I have enough scraps, just not much variety.  I spent some time gathering and sorting them out.

Success with the join in the center is always hit or miss for me, mostly miss.  I am growing weary of these blocks already.  Their finished size is also hit or miss. LOL My camera has a problem photographing purples - they always look like blues.  The royal blue strip here is actually a deep purple.  Oh dear, I don't mean to sound like alot of whinning but .........


I thought about trying out a 6-wedge kaleidoscope with the 60 degree ruler, but there might be a problem integrating the 8-wedge and 6-wedge blocks into the same quilt. I'm linking up with Angela at Soscrappy for the RSC14 weekly challenge.

Next up, need to decide on a block for the row quilt.  Thanks for stopping by.