Sunday, March 26, 2017

Indian Trails - a fine finish!

I am so delighted to be able to share my OMG finish for March.   Here is the original post committing  to the One Monthly Goal with Elm Street Quilts ..............

http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2017/03/indian-trails-omg-for-march-17.html

It was another huge endeavour where I spent many an afternoon quilting on this one.  I used the walking foot in some places;  then I grew into FMQ.  It might be hard to see in the photo.  I FMQ a design in all 82 black & white squares on the quilt.  I also used FMQ with a very long ruler to quilt on the outermost border and the gold separating trim.  I didnt get a photo of the back, but that has a mix of lovely black and white print fabrics.  It took a few very large pieces to get it covered.

This monster ended up  92 x 112.  The colorful arrow blocks are all scrappy strips and pieces.  It began as an RSC16 project over at SoScrappy.  DH and another very tall man needed to stand on chairs for me to get a full photo at church, and it still dragged on the floor.




This huge finish is a celebration for me so I am happily sharing this week  over at:

Monday  --  Patchwork Times
Tuesday  --  Freemotion By The River
Wed --  Quilt Fabrication
Wed -- Sew Fresh Quilts
Saturday  --  Soscrappy


I'm wishing you lots of creative time.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Two Hearts in the Storm - photo updated

I'm so excited to share a proper photo of  this storm at sea quilt taken with the new camera.  Obviously, my very old camera can't handle detail.  It is so big,  even the tall guys couldn't hold it high enough to clear the floor.



and here is the photo taken from the old camera, just for comparison .....


Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!

Friday Quilt Hop * 3-3-17



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




http://ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/free-quilt-and-sew-patterns/

http://www.onthewindyside.co.nz/p/tutorials.html

http://www.stlouisfolkvictorian.com/p/tutorials_27.html

http://quiltshownews.com/quilt-links/free-quilt-patterns/


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Indian Trails - OMG for March '17

This is my most favorite photo to-date of the Indian Trails project.  I have since been doing some machine quilting on it, and prepared some borders, but had to set it aside for other tasks.



It's now official, this is the month to finish this project, aiming for borders added, quilting finished, binding and a label!    I am linking up with

             Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal March Linkup.

So visit Elm Street Quilts to see what other quilters are hoping to accomplish this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Two Hearts in the Storm Quilt - OMG Finished!

On February 1st,  I linked up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  Here is my post hoping for a complete quilting and binding finish....

http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-hearts-in-storm.html


I worked hard and steady at it, used the walking foot and some FMQ with rulers play for the first time. It's hard to see in this fuzzy photo taken with an old camera.  Plus the blue print makes quilting hard to see.  Maybe that's a good thing.  The most important thing ...........  I enjoy  quilting it, even if it does look a bit amateur.


It is totally done and bears a label on the back.  It measured 75 x 92 after finishing.  I hope to get a better photo with a new camera at club Thurs night.

In the meantime I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for the February finish link up.

I will also join other linky parties Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River  and  Wednesday  with Susan at Quilt Fabrication and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  Be sure to visit all these links for great inspiration shared by other quilters.

Thanks so much for stopping by.