Monday, September 9, 2019

Quilt Tops - Q4K 19-15 & 19-16

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.


and


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.


Wednesday  -  Quilt Fabrication



Friday  -  Alicia's Quilt Blog


Have a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by.



Monday, September 2, 2019

Quilt 4 Kids 19-14

I'm 2 months behind in my goal of 2 quilts for kids per month.  I cut 20 kits to make up this year,  so 6 more to go by the end of year.  Probably can get that done.

This is one from the July batch.  It finished at 41 x 54.  I did not have a definite quilting plan.  I used rulers on this one and just played on it.



and here is a photo of the back, a burgundy fleece;


This week I'm joining these linky parties.  I hope you will check them out to see what other creative quilters are sharing.

  

Wednesday -  Quilt Fabrication





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Saturday, August 31, 2019

RSC19 - Pink & Blue

It was an easy task to catch up with my colors this month.  I should also be working on last-years' unfinished RSC projects, but I must be saving that for another mission.


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

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Dahlia Dream Big - Aqua

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 ……………..


quilt fabrication - Wednesday


Esthers Quilt Blog - Wednesday

TGIFF - Friday



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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

365 Day Quilt Along - Project 1

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 ………………



Instagram:   #letsstitchwithnatalia
@natalia bonner


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.





Have a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by !

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Quilts 4 Kids 19-13

Here is the first Q4K  for this month,  one left to do this month to keep with my personal goal this year. It measures 42 x 54.  I free motion quilted on my Janome Sit -down machine.


and here is the back …………..


I am doing these Q4K quilts  back to front style, meaning I pick out the backing first, then I pull stash fabrics to create the front.  That is SO MUCH easier for me.




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







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.  
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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 ....................



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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.

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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.

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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 ...........................




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