Monday, October 21, 2019

Dream Big - Aqua Panel

Nearly finished my first dream big panel.  added these borders, a free pattern  HERE.

Learned so much free motion quilting while playing on this panel--techniques from Amy Johnson, Angela Walters  and Natalia Bonner videos. Thank you, ladies for such amazing instruction and encouragement.  It has been a wonderful journey.

So this first panel, the aqua version,   is  'nearly' done.  I was waiting to get the dark thread to finish in a few corners of the panel and also still need to find the perfect shade of fabric for the binding.  After all this work,  I wouldn't want to finish off with an unsightly binding.  I also must remember to arc off the 4 corners before attaching binding.  It helps to keep the bed quilts from dragging and tripping you up.

I used a high-loft poly batting and  a few shades of Glide thread  to emphasize the quilting, done on my AQ16 sit-down machine. It measures 80 x 90 .




and I  always  go to the back first …..



I'm joining several linky parties this week …………..Be sure to visit them to see what other quilters are sharing this week.


Wednesday  -  Quilt Fabrication
                        The Inquiring Quilter
                       Esthers Quilt Blog

Friday  -  AliciaQuilts


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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

RSC19 - browns

I believe I have all the components ready for the 3 new RSC projects started this year.  They are ready for assembling.


As soon as I get a few other projects ready for the next process,  I can start sharing these new tops.

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

Have a great weekend.  THanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friday Quilt Hop * 10-18-19


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




this link was first shared on the Stashbuster group

check out all the tabs for free patterns



Have a great weekend.   Thanks for stopping by.





Monday, October 14, 2019

Seeing Stars QAL

I talked about this quilt along at Butterfly Threads last month in this post    
https://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2019/09/rsc-19-purples.html

You will find all the specifics about this project  here …….
https://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/2019/08/seeing-stars-sew-along-before-we-start.html

This past week I worked on piecing parts to several projects.  I took my precut units for this project to a sew day at church, working with my travel machine.  Ugh.  It did not go nicely, but  once I got home,  my good machine made smooth work of all the unfinished units.

Here is block 2 units for the yellow/gold version - making the 8 panel size.



Here is block 2 for the cool version;  blues, purples, greens = making 12 panels pulled from scraps.




Here are last months blocks:





I'm linking up with   https://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/.  Be sure to visit there to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dresden Garden

It's been a long road.  I can finally share the Dresden Garden quilt.   It was replicated from a photo of a similar quilt.  That quilt had an ombre fabric backing, so I suspected it was no larger than 40 inches square.  My Dresden Garden quilt needed to fit nicely on a queen size bed.

It was started June 2018.  It is now finished.  It measures 92 by 106.  The background was created with 10 different shades of batiks to resemble the ombre effect.  It was quilted with Hobbs 80/20 batting.  The appliques were all individually quilted,  then stitched onto the background layer.  The dresdens all have jumbo white ric rac stitched around the center and the outer layers.    I had prepared a white picket fence to put on the bottom edge,  but ran out of room to place it.  This was a huge endeavor for me.  I quilted it on my Artistic Quilter 16 hand-guided,  sit-down machine.






.I'm joining these linky parties this week.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing.
                               Monday    -    Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
                   
                      Wednesday       -     Quilt Fabrication

                                                     The Inquiring Quilter

                                                    Esthers Quilt Blog

                          Friday       -      Alycia's Quilt Blog


Have a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019

365 Day Quilt Along - Panel 2

A block design every day for an entire year!  I'm still hangin in there and truly enjoying it.  I see an improvement in my quilting too.  My only dilemma is keeping each design fresh in my mind since there are so many.  A big big thank you to Natalia Bonner of  Piece and Quilt.com  for all her hard work presenting and inspiring us with this long term project.


and so Panel # 2  is now finished.   I am hoping young teens will like this quilt design.  The colors are bright and happy.  This one measures 52 x 59.  It has one layer of cotton batting which made it easy to push around while quilting.  I quilt on a Janome 9400  and  an Artistic Quilter 16 sit down.





and since my quilting brain always heads straight for the backing so I can see all the quilting definition,   here is a pic of the back.

 


I am joining these linky parties this week.  Be sure to visit them to see what other creative quilters are sharing  too.

                   Monday            -   Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Wednesday     -  Quilt Fabrication

                              -   The Inquiring Quilter

                       -  Esthers Quilt Blog

Friday            -  Alycia's Quilt Blog


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

Saturday, September 21, 2019

RSC 19 - Purples

I have my purples ready.  Just one more month and I can put these quilts together.   And  plan next year's projects.






I've also begun a new scrappy project in cool colors,  using this new program that just started this month....
                https://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/2019/09/seeing-stars-sew-along-step-1.html

Purples worked in the plan very nicely …….



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

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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





Thanks so much for stopping by.




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.

Thanks so much for stopping by.




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



thanks so much for stopping by.

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.  
Thanks so much for stopping by.