Monday, December 10, 2018

Little Boy Blue

I was asked to make a child quilt for a boy, it couldnt contain any girlie colors or symbols (like flowers).  Us quilters can't understand why mothers arent' teaching their children to love all colors.    I did this boy quilt within a week.  Amazing what you can do with a deadline.

It is all blues,  the burgandy is a match for the backing which is an adorable fleece print with doggie emblems.   It measures 44 x 55.  It is not a UFO but it did all come from stash, which applies to everything these days.  Stash is plentiful this year.  I am blessed.

I'm joining some of my favorite linky parties this week .............................................

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Child Quilts - 3 finishes

This will be a mini quilt show of child quilts finished.  I wanted to add to my stash of child quilts for a special friend who wants to pick 6 of them to gift to her great grands.

First up  is my version of the Mary's Strippie from  I consider this a UFO finish because I cut the kit for it last Nov or Dec?   This pattern is so fun to practice your FMQ on.  I call this one Mary's Strippie 18-4 because it is the 4th one this year.  It gets tiresome to come up with names for so many quilts.  It finishes at  46 x 54.

and my favorite vision is always the back ............................
notice my sheltie puppy "Kelsey"  is peeking her head in the photo.  I've not been able to get a good full pic of her yet, she won't stay still long enough

next up  is  what I call the Pink & Black strip n flip.  I saw a similar version on a blog somewhere and made up my own dimensions.  This one finished at 38 x 46.  Backed with fleece.

Finally,  this is the Pathways quilt,  a free pattern on by Angela Walters.  Naturally, I also adjusted the size of this one ...  46 x 54.   It is backed with a soft blue and white flannel.  I quilted it allover with overlapping circles.

Happy finishes, all washed, dried and fluffy. 

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Spring Splash Navy

I got an impulse to make a Spring Splash quilt.  It is a great pattern,  free to you from McCall's Quilting here........

I made one years ago from a Christmas print.  They are so fun to put together.  Here is my version from a Navy- folk art flowers print.  It finished at 45 inches square.

I backed it with a solid red fleece.  I had great fun quilting it.  You can see all the detail by looking  from the back.  The thread sinks into the fleece and the quilting design dances around the quilt.

It's been a long time since I had something I could share.  I'm linking up with these great linky parties this week:

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Irish Rosebud - finished.

The parts to this pretty lap quilt were cut last December, so I claim it as a UFO finished.
 It is 55 x 75.  I hope someone will like it.

I quilted curly cues in the large centers  and curved pumpkin seeds on all the squares.  Here is the back, it may be easier to see the quilting, I used a red/cream print on the back too.

It's been so long since I've had a finish to share,  I'm joining these linky parties this week.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing too.

                                              Wednesday  -  Quilt Fabrication    and
            Sew Fresh Quilts

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fanciful Garden - Phase 2

I've been creating fan flowers.  Lots of finicky work and pre- planning, but very enjoyable.  I have 8 flowers of assorted sizes ready now.  I dont know how many I'll need. I may resort to making a bunch of smaller ones.  After that setting is figured out,  then there is the stems and leaves and fence and raindrops.  I dont forsee getting bored with it yet.

Close-ups of the latest 7 flowers ready now..................

Yards and yards of jumbo ric rac and I may need some more.  I hope the local store has re-stocked their supply.  If you missed Phase I of this project, you can read about it   HERE

I'm linking up with Connie at Freemotion By The River today  and  Wednesday linking up with Sue of Quilt Fabrication and Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.   Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fanciful Garden

I changed the name of my Dresden Gardens project to Fanciful Garden,  because I am making fans instead of dresdens, simply to keep it easier for attaching to the quilt top.

Here is a photo of the background  put together from collecting batiks that would appear gradated.  This is my canvas for applying all the fans and accessories.


Last week I made a few fanciful flowers and spent some time experimenting with methods to dress it up before attaching to the quilt top. 

Here is the first fan made with pretty blues.  I truly thought I had gone overboard dressing it up and quilting it to death, as they say.  We had a sew day at church yesterday.  I brought this sample with me to get another quilter friends' opinion.  She immediately loved it and convinced me not to scrap it, but to continue with these design elements.

And so,  here it is to share with you all.  I will not be offended if you offer alternate opinions and design ideas.  I welcome them all !

When I stitched the arcs with the gold thread, it didn't show up alot, so I went over it 2 more times.  I intend to apply white jumbo ric rac on the outside edge before applying to the quilt top.  I need to visit the store to get a supply of ric rac.

This is the back, just so you can see all the stitching.  It will not be visible after the fan is applied to the quilt top.

I'm linking up with Susan of Quiltfabrication  and  Lorna  of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.