Saturday, July 13, 2019

RSC19 Blues & Orange

I got Just a little bit behind with my RSC projects, but as of today, caught up and ready for pink. My design wall is pretty much full.  A few more months and ready to put these quilts together.  The Time will go fast.




I'm linking up with the all-time instigator of the RSC Challenge, Angela of Soscrappy and with Cynthia for Oh Scrap on Sunday.   Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Friday Quilt Hop * 6-21-19


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


https://naehbegeisterte.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
the little word 'here' contains the free pattern link

https://www.shopmartingale.com/martingale-freebies.html

http://www.kelbysews.com/p/tutorials.html

http://blog.mybearpaw.com/mybearpaw-tutorials

https://www.modernhandcraft.com/tutorials/quilts
click on 'tutorials' tab at top of page for more categories


Have a great weekend.  THanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Quilts 4 Kids - # 11 & 12

Quilts 4 Kids for June are finished.  I made pre-cut kits last winter with a goal of  finishing 2 quilts a month.  They are both backed with fleece and free motion quilted on my Janome sit-down.  They each measure 45 x 54.





I'm linking up with ……………





Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Quilt 4 Kids 19 - 9 and 19-10

Used the same free motion quilting design on these.  THey are both identical, so only posting one full pic.  These are my two quilt for kids done for May, and with 3 days to spare !  Kelsey got her back end in the pic too.  This is a free pattern I've shared before... created by Preeti of Sew Preeti Quilts.  You can get your own copy  HERE .  Scroll down a bit.





Here is the fleece backing. Chose the colors for the top based on the backing.  I seem to be doing that with these batches of kids quilts.




and here is the two quilts together,  they are identical, right up to the binding.


I'm linking up with ....................



Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

RSC19 - Aquas

I was working on April's color - aqua.  A short work of it this month, 28 HST and 3 uneven 9 patches.  I should have taken a photo before I sewed the row together.  Some hst are hiding off the end of the board.



I'm linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today and tomorrow with Cynthia for Oh Scrap.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a safe holiday weekend.

Monday, May 13, 2019

365 Day QAL - Project 1

This top was prepared with the revised Alabama Rambler block.  You can read more about this block  HERE.     The 365 day quilt along will start June 1st and I made this  top to accommodate many daily quilting designs that will be shared by Natalia Bonner over at Piece and Quilt.com .

I have been on a piecing binge these last several days and I'd really rather quilt !  But had to get tops ready to sandwich,  then let the quilting begin.

I know this 365 Day QAL will take several quilt tops and that's okay.  It's opportunity to mix it up with other designs.  You dont want them all alike.  I'll be off shopping for some ombre fabrics for other designs and will do some whole cloth.  What fun !

Here is Project 1 - no official name yet.  It's not really wrinkled.  It's the flannel underneath that isnt  laying snug against the board.  I will get it sandwiched on Tuesday at church during a marathon basting day.




I'm linking up with Small Quilts and Doll quilts today for Design Wall Monday.  Be sure to visit there to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Alabama Rambler revised - AQAW 1a

This is the original block



My revised - simplified version



Quilt Layouts:


My fav,-- 9 blocks @ 17" each because I wanted the squares on point to be 6 inches.  I will use all these areas for free motion quilting designs.  A 365 block-a-day quilt along with Natalia Bonner.  You can read about it  at Piece and Quilt  HERE .  You could use these open areas for fussy cut motifs or embroidery or even a pieced block.




Here is a 12 block layout - 51 x 68.  A really nice lap size




 or an on-point layout?  this one is 40 inches square




I plan to assemble in diagonal rows of squares and geese.  seems simpler to me. but here is a typical rotary cutting plan ...............


17  inch   block


I think the colors are happy and remind me of summer.   I'm sharing with Judy for Design Wall Monday.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Quilts 4 Kids 19-7 and 19-8

Still keeping with my personal goal of 2 quilts 4 kids per month.  I have already decided to change this goal to 1 larger teen quilt per month for next year.

Okay,  these are # 7 and # 8  finished.  Not thrilled with these.  Hoping some child will love them.  Fortunately the 2 kits for May are much brighter looking.




and the back .....................








and the back ...........................




I'm linking up with :



Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Beyond the Braided Star

This quilt was started  a few (more than 2) years ago thru a quilt club challenge.  It was going to stay as just  the center design ...... until I came across more yardage of these fabrics at a fabulous quilt shop in Fishers, Indiana.  Then it grew to oversize queen .... 96 x 98 .

I quilted it to death on my sit-down Artistic Quilter 16..... both FMQ and ruler work.  The background color and backing is a cream/ecru color, but it looks darker because of the lack of lighting in the church sanctuary, which is the only place I can take a photo of something this large.

P.S.  The gold arrows going around the quilt design is not fabric,  it's  thread ! 




and here is the back ...  which displays the quilting better



This is a fabulous finish for me.  I have 2 panels of tree scenery also in this fabric line.  I will make them into bedroom window coverings.  I also have a Dream Big panel to quilt in the seagreen color as wall decor.

Tomorrow,  I'm linking up for Design Wall Monday.  Be sure to visit there to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kylie Jo's Baby Quilt

After a few twists and turns, I have finished up this baby quilt for dear great granddaughter, Kylie Jo, born in February.

It finshes at 47 x 67.  It has a soft gray with white dots flannel on the back.  It turned out so cuddly.  Great Grandpa Ray also got his name in the credits on the label as he drew the tree shape on newsprint paper for me.



I'm linking up with these friends this week.  Be sure to visit their sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing.






Wishing you all a blessed Easter Holy Week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Quilts 4 Kids 19-6

Still Keeping up with my personal goal of  (2)  Q4K per month.  This one is the same pattern as 19-5, same size  43 x 54 , different color palette.  Also quilted it much different.  Didnt like what I did on the last one so much.  It took longer to quilt, but I love how the circles are distracting from the geometrical grid.  Its hard to get a proper photo outside when it's windy.





and here is the fleece back................  The kids always love the fleece backs and cuddle into them. They are not so interested in the fronts.... that is our artwork.





I'm linking up with   Small Quilts and Doll quilts today.

On Wednesday, linking up with     Quilt Fabrication
and                                                Esthers Quilt Blog
and                                             The Inquiring Quilter

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Quilts 4 Kids 19-5

Keeping up with my personal goal (so far)  of 2 quilts 4 kids per month.  This one does not call to me so much, must be the harst colors.  I hope someone will like it.  It measures 43 x 54.  Dear husband aka incredible hulk is peeking out the top and dog # 1 Rosie managed to get in the photo too.  I quilted stars in all the red squares  then thought, how will I travel through all the other squares without too many thread breaks.  I winged up the rest of it.




Here is the back, a red fleece.  This year I bought a bunch of fleece laps  50 x 60.  Most are truly fun kid friendly designs.  I chose fabrics for the tops to coordinate with the backings.


Today I'm linking up with  Judy of Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.   for design wall Monday.

On Wednesday, I'll be joining  Susan at Quilt Fabrication, Jennifer of the Inquiring Quilter  and  Esther at Esthers Quilt Blog for W.I.P.

Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

RSC 19 - Greens

Finally worked with the green scraps for my RSC projects.  Well, the 3 new projects anyway.  Haven't re-visited the older rsc projects yet.  I have these projects planned out in EQ, so know how many of each unit are needed.  I am just pulling myself away from so much piecing. I want to be quilting all the time.



I'm linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today  and with Cynthia for Oh Scrap on Sunday.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Asian Lanterns

I have a finished quilt to share today.  It was made from the free Beaded Lanterns pattern shared  HERE.

Started August 25, 2018 thanks to a Stashbuster challenge.  I actually cut 2 kits of this pattern.  The other kit is waiting for attention.  Maybe next year ...............

My quilt holders for photos found it easier to hold it up sideways instead of straight up.


The backing .......  a flowery piece of extra-wide fabric



I used Irfanview to rotate my photo which shows it right side up  but at a bit of an odd angle.  It still looks better this way .  Quilted all-over clamshells,  finished at 62 1/2 x 80 1/2 .


I'm joining these linky parties this week ..........................








Be sure to visit these sites and have a great week !  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

RSC19 - Yellows

Made it just in time for end of month.  Yellows for the 3 new projects this year.  I've not sewn all the triangles together into rows yet because I haven't decided the final route yet.  THis gives me chance for making a change.

The yellows are done and now I can get back to machine quilting ....................



Linking up with Angela of Soscrappy today and on Sunday with Cynthia of Oh Scrap.  Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.