I made good progress last week. Along with machine quilting on the 365 Day QAL with Natalia Bonner and machine quilting on the aqua version of dream big with Amy Johnson ( these ladies are really inspiring me), I slipped in some needed piecing...… the August kits for quilt 4 kids. I wish I had more of those fabrics to make them bigger ---- maybe next time. It was really fun and quick to put together.
These should be fun quilt quilt. In the meantime, I'm linking up with my favorite parties..... Be sure to visit these sites to see what other creative quilters are sharing this week.
I have joined the Dream Big craze. I started out with a little sampler hosted by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy. She got our feet wet working on a multi-size panel and learning border designs. I'm still hand stitching down the binding, so I can share it.
In the meantime …...
This is my first official full-size Dream Big Aqua quilt. I added some lovely borders to make it a nice 80 x 90 which should cover a very large lap size or single / full size bed. I will have great fun quilting it, even if the stitching won't show up well in the border fabric.
Friday I started quilting in the center, with much encouragement from Amy Johnson of Amy Quilts.com and Sew Simple of Lynchburg and Amy Quilts on Facebook. She is most generous in sharing great videos while quilting on this panel.
Won't this make a gorgeous quilt? I may have to sell this one because all my joy is in the quilting process. My quilts are getting bigger and bigger and beginning to pile up here at home. I have been FMQ less than 2 years and have learned it from generous on-line quilters in youtube videos.
Here is my progress so far …..
I am joining these fun linky parties this week. Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing ……………..
This project was started June 1st. It is a new, daily quilt along of ruler quilting a block a day with Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt.com. She is sharing a new design, everyday, for a full year ! How special is that ?! You will find her here ………………
I'm still discovering my way around Instagram and it's a slow process for me.
So ……….. the first finish up is what I call Project 1, 56 blocks each with a different fmq ruler design. What great fun I had, obviously. I quilted the blocks in batches of once or twice a week, so I could work on "too many" other projects in between.
and here is the view from the back. I ALWAYS look at the backside
It still needs to go into the washer to make it more cuddly. In the meantime, I'm joining these great linky parties today. Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.