Monday, April 29, 2013

D9P Show

I am hosting a Disappearing 9-Patch QAL this weekend.  It will begin on Friday. It takes place over at my favorite yahoo group, Cbees.  Actually, Cbees is a sister list of Cyberquilters.  You do have to be a member of Cyberquilters in order to join Cbees, but hey, they are both free and fabulous, so come join us.

In honor of our QAL this weekend, I thought I would display a few examples of the D9P design options.  The possibilities are really only limited to your imagination and choice of fabrics, but I hope these examples will ignite your creativity and convince you to join in our fun quilt-a-long.

These projects were created with Electric Quilt software.  No fabric yardage was harmed in the making of these quilts.

We'll start simple and work our way up. This is a quick tablerunner. It finishes at 22 x 56.

This is a 12-block straight set - a nifty lap or child quilt at 45 x 57 inches.

Now we'll get into the fancy stuff.  This quilt takes 24 blocks. That includes the setting triangle areas too. It measures 60 x 77

This pretty little number is also set on pointe and includes a little sashing.  I like the separating effect of the sashing.  This quilt measures 70 x 88 and also takes 24 d9p blocks.

And the Grand Finale ..........  a beautiful vertical row quilt. It measures 57 x 73.

So,  care to come join us in the QAL?  I will offer this D9P project file for EQ7 users, as soon as I get the file tidied up. I'll make a post announcement when it is ready.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Scraphappy Saturday - Greens

I managed to get into this months RSC13 challenge - just under the wire.  I kept it simple ......... my 16-patch star block here:

This will go with my collection - one star block every month which should finish into a very nice sized scrappy quilt.

And I made some more crumb blocks.  I must be getting desperate.....beginning to crumb pieces together to get a length long enough to continue around a side.  These blocks finish at 6 inches.  Eventually, I will insert them into other block units  for a quilt design. Ever so much fun, eh !

I have to say my green scraps are still plentiful.  After doing these blocks, I feel more comfortable in tossing out some little bits, sans guilt.  These greens are so old and dull in my stash. I'm ready for some fresh stuff.

This challenge has been a real treat for me - encouragement to dig into those bins and use it up!  I am linking up with  Angela over at  SOSCRAPPY   for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Make a visit to SoScrappy to see all the other great link-ups.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Road to Round Rock - Center

Phew!  I have been busy, really I have.  I've just finished assembling the center of my Road to Round Rock QOV.  This is a QAL happening over at patchworktimes.

I will be not be following Judy's plan for the finishing borders.  I have a special print fabric that I want to use as part of the border, and I didn't want the quilt to finish quite as large as Judy's plan. This is a good stopping point.  I have some other sewing commitments that will take precedence right now.

This piece is a quilt of valor commitment.  Is it safe to say ............. HAPPY  SPRING !

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wonky Revisited

While doing a bit of recycling in the closet, I came across this piece I worked on last year.  I fell in love with the pattern when it came out in Quilters World and immediately set out to make it. I even found a lovely paisley fabric perfect for the border.  I've since forgotten the name of the pattern, but mine I shall call Wonky. It was written to be a 60 inch piece. I made it in half-scale or maybe less?  It measures 24 x 28 inches.

Then I started quilting it.  I love the background but they are only 1 inch wide strips. I quilted every strip so I could secure the fused leaves at the same time. I quilted it into wonkiness and hung it away in the closet.

This weekend it got pulled out of the closet.  I still love the piece and I'm still trying to overlook it's wonkiness. So, I hand stitched down the sleeves and decided to hang it up, for awhile, anyway!

Welcome,  Spring!  It is my favorite season!