Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I'm back with another design wall Monday.  Yeah!  I still haven't taken a photo of a completed quilt.  Maybe I'll take it to work this week to get that done.  However, I did make the remainder of my drunkard's path blocks and have the quilt top completed.  Now I need to add a few borders.  This pattern is from JayBirdQuilts. Mine is a little different as I added setting triangles all around and of course the borders I'll add at some point.

I finally decided to make a few Christmas gifts.  I made Wonder Wallets by about three or four years ago for friends and family.  Last year they started asking for replacements but I didn't get around to making them.  This weekend I made twenty.  They went really fast and would have been faster if  I'd made them all from the same fabric.  I had to constantly change threads to match the wallet and/or Velcro colors. Maybe I'll make a few more if I get a chance.
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I started a new project yesterday.  I've been wanting to make this quilt since last year.  I even purchased the batik fabrics and had them still stored together in the store bag.  I decided last week to clean my sewing room and guess what I found.  I'm having so much fun with the drunkard's path blocks.  Of course I cut them with my Accuquilt Go! die cutter, 7" finished blocks.  I have over half of them sewn as the sewing is super easy.  All the previous curve piecing experience has allowed me to get a lot done in a short period of time.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Drawing Winner

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments.  I have used random number generator for the drawing.

The winner is commenter #3,  Lizzy.  Lizzy, I've already sent a message to your email account requesting your snail mail adderess.

Thanks everyone for playing along.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

A few more finishes

Okay, I forgot to take a final photo of this quilt.  It's a charity quilt for hospital use in the preemie ward.  They need basic quilts that can be washed a lot.  I used my Asian themed charm packs for this one.

I quilted the African Inspired Card Trick quilt.  It was one of the scrap quilting club projects.  The pattern is from All People Quilt. 

Instant Karma was made for a great niece who wanted an orange, pink and purple quilt.  Weird color combination but it does reduce the family quilts I need to make.  It should be less than ten now; I need to check the list.

Made the small tumbler changing pad/quilt for my step-daughter.  She's have a baby in February but the shower was today. Of course the tumblers were cut from my Accuquilt die cutter.  If you need a tutorial, visit my tutorial tab.

And the final quilt in this post is Jitter Buzz, a retreat project I started in February 2009.  I sometimes think of it as the quilt from hell as the directions were not correct when I was piecing the top.  I'm just glad that it's done and I really like it.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter the drawing.  See previous post for instructions.  Also, I have one more quilt I completed but need to clip a few threads and sew the label.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What I've been doing; 2 Finishes, Give Away

I've been missing in action. My life kind of spun out of control.  What have I been doing?  The very brief version:  In September we had our guild's quilt show, in October I went to NYC and in November I helped coordinate a major line dance party.  I wasn't able to work on anymore Quiltmaker's 100 blocks so I didn't complete the goal to get them all done in a year.  I'll make another post about my NY trip, but here are two finishes.

I did a major happy dance when I completed my dear Jane quilt I call Scrappy Jane.  Hey, that officially makes me a Janiac! The fabrics are only used once per block or triangle; no repeating once the unit was completed.  I enjoyed the process of making the blocks and triangles, having fun with the challenging piecing.  What I did not like was binding the darn thing!  I'm glad it's done and I'm so happy that it does have scallops.  My next scallop quilt will most definitely be smaller. I started out hand quiting, then took it to a local church group to do some hand quilting; it still needs more quilting in the triangles but for now, I'm putting it aside.  Oh yeah, it won 2nd place in the quilt show in Bed Size Quilts category.

Here is another finish, cathedral stars, but I named mine Crystal Stars.  I didn't think I'd ever get through making all the units. Another one I'm glad to get off my to do list.

I have some other quilts I've completed but don't have photos of yet.  Let's see, two baby quilts, a quilt I made for a family member and at two more. So, don't go away too long as I promise to be back soon with more eye candy.

I noticed that while I was gone that I now have 100 followers.  If you are a follower and leave a message, I'll enter you into a drawing.  I have been cutting my batik quarter yards into strips.  I'm sending  15 batik strips 2.5" wide to the lucky winner.  You have until Sunday at 8:00 p.m. to enter.

Have a great day everybody!

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