Thursday, June 30, 2016

Patriotic Throw Pillows

These have been sitting around for a couple of years waiting to be quilted. I put them on the Lucey along with several other projects.

So much fun. Now I need to get one more pillow form so I can finish them up.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Making the Most of a Wide Backing

As I previously reported here, I took advantage of a wide backing to load as many projects as possible. I bought this yellow-ish backing specifically for my Canned Pears flimsy I made from the Fig Tree Quilts pattern.

This is what I managed to quilt on this backing fabric.

I quilted the Canned Pears quilt top (from Fig Tree Quilts), three extra blocks that I put together for a pillow sham to match the quilt, the Cut, Sew, Press, Repeat wall hanging, the Quick Curve Ruler table runner, and two flag scrap pillow tops. I didn't waste much fabric, that's for sure.

I am really a lazy person. I find loading the backing, batting and quilt top to be very labor intensive.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Another Finish for 2016

I completed another quilt. Canned Pears is completely done. Quilted, labeled and bound. This pattern is from Fig Tree Quilts. It is a bit smaller than I usually make. It would fit better on a twin size bed.

I free motion quilted feathers in the main part of the quilt.

I made three extra blocks as I made the quilt so I could play around with the placement of colors. I made those blocks into a pillow sham. I quilted the same size feathers on it as I did on the quilt top (below).

I made a narrow border of feathers, continuous curve in the checkerboard, and piano keys in the outer border. I filled every other piano key.

I am linking up with Podunk Pretties.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

I'm a Winner!

See what I won from Karen Walker at Laugh Yourself into Stitches.

Wow. The Tulip Crush pillow pattern AND the cute as heck Tulip Crush Quilt pattern. I am thrilled. I see this in my near future.

Photo courtesy of Karen Walker

Thanks so much to Karen for this great prize.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Crossroads BOM

I finished the next installment of the Crossroads Quilt Along. These blocks are called Intersection.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Starlight, Starbright BOM

Here are two latest blocks in the Starlight, Starbright BOM series.

The Ohio Star was a pleasant relief from paper pieced and template blocks. I revisited the block from the last installment, the all-time epic fail. I took it apart and resewed. The center star was much improved but those outer pieces are still terrible. I have given up on that one.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Quick Curve Ruler

I made this table runner with the free pattern that comes with the Quick Curve Ruler. I decided to go for a red, white, blue theme.
I want to make the Urban Nine Patch pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful next. Stay tuned.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sherbet and Creams

C'mon, Joanna. I am waiting for the next step. I finished #4 before I left for vacation on May 29. Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Starlight, Starbright

Rabbit, rabbit. It is the first day of another month. Did I say it first?

Another installment of Starlight, Starbright. Yikes. Another pattern with templates. I tried. I really tried.

Here is the pattern and my failed attempt.

Pitiful. Just pitiful. I was able to do the block below which looks infinitely more difficult. It only has one pucker.

Look at the ugliness on the back.

I was so totally frustrated that I gave up. The unfinished block is at the bottom of the project bin. Maybe I will be inspired to finish it another day. I found another 12" finished star block pattern to substitute. Voila! Great solution.

 Except...I am making red stars with white backgrounds. Oy. On another day. When I am fresh. When I can think straight. I will remake this with the correct coloring. I am not going to feel guilty about switching out blocks that I do not have the skills or the interest to make. There. No more guilt. I will be like Scarlett O'Hara. Fiddle-dee-dee. Tomorrow is another day.