Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dearest Boy Update

The last of the 10 inch blocks for the "Dearest Boy" quilt.  Another compass style block and again, I chose to applique it.

Next up will be the cow block.  I know some of you have been waiting on that particular one.  It will be a large block.  I have it prepped and my applique strategy thought through.

Thank you for your continued interest.

The three pumpkin blocks below are for the third row (fall season) of the "Seasons" quilt.  One row left to stitch.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Busy Hands

I have been doing a lot of stitching.  Both by machine and hand.

I made this wall hanging from a pattern by Jan Patek and Alma Allen.  It is called "Liberty Urn".  I did not do the triangles on the border as I wanted to use the eagle fabric and not cover it up with large applique triangles.  I did needle turn applique and simple machine quilting.

I made four placemats for a gift.  I really like the bird fabric.  I was intending on using other fabric for the placemats but just couldn't get enthused about what I had chosen.  I spotted the bird fabric in the sewing room closet and quickly found other fabrics in stash that would complement the design.  I made the mats over two days.  Below are two sets of placemats that I made two years ago from the same design.  Just something I made up.

I put the binding on this basket quilt which I am calling "Humility Basket".  I think you can see the error that was made.  I had forgotten about one block being turned the wrong way.  It was quilted at the local shop and that made it too late to correct the problem.  I still like the quilt regardless.

I am about to head into the sewing room to prepare a black background for a Cheri applique design.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Dearest Boy Update

I have added two blocks to the "Dearest Boy" quilt.  There is one more ten inch block to make and then the larger center block with the cow.  I know some of you have been watching for the cow block so not too much longer.

The first block is a compass style.  I chose to do it in applique.  The light print with the pink squiggles is all one piece.  The green circle was stitched on as a solid circle and then the inside trimmed out revealing the light print below.  I then needle turned the inside seam allowance of the green circle.  So, an alternative way to create a compass block without piecing it.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I enjoy reading your comments or just wave if you don't have time.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sally Post, Millenium Garden and More

Binding finally on the Sally Post quilt.

We weren't too successful at getting a picture of the Sally Post quilt because of its size so another picture of it spread out on the floor.

Needleturn applique was used and machine quilted by the local quilt shop.

Millenium Garden was finally quilted and bound.  I used Jan Patek's pattern and many of her fabrics.

A picture of the pieced backing.  A good way to use up some stash fabric.

A project on the design board.  I am working on a quilt from Jan Patek's Lady Bird book.

I notice that I forgot to take a picture of the pumpkin blocks for the "Seasons" quilt.  I will share them on the 15th along with the "Dearest Boy" blocks update.

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Buhl Bushong Quilt

I have started a new applique quilt.  I am participating in a sew-along using a pattern provided by the Virginia Quilt Museum.  The "Buhl Bushong Quilt" is  from the museum's collection of quilts.  The pattern is available as a block of the month download.  I have borrowed a picture of the quilt from the museum's Facebook page.  There is information about the pattern and sew-along at this location on Facebook.

Here is my first border section which is from the bottom of the quilt.  I found the applique stitching fairly easy to do. If the little curves on the pineapple flower scare you, just draw the pattern piece with a smooth line and let your fabric do the work.   I have not decided on how I will do the pieced blocks from the center.  I am thinking of doing a portion of the block designs with applique instead of curve piecing.

I hope some of you will join me in making this quilt.  And pay a visit to the museum if you are traveling near Virginia this summer.