Here’s why I changed fabric

It’s not that I didn’t like the original fabric I had picked out.  Rather, the quilt pattern really has  two distinct patterns that weave in and out and it makes more of an impact with there being a distinct difference between the blue and the purple. And when you see just one block like this…

Christmas quilt -done!

I am officially finished with the Sergeant Pepper Christmas quilt!  I sped through the binding – and yes, I did sew it by hand like I should have.  I had thought I would do a binding like what I used for the 1″ strips between triangles but it didn’t go well with the fabric on…

2 quick pillowcases

It’s almost 10 at night and I’ve just finished the binding on the Christmas quilt.  I just threw it in the washing machine so it will be tomorrow before I have a picture of it. I attempted to work on a bench pillow from Kimberbell today.  It was minutes into it when I realized I…

Block #54 – Shell

I started to write two blog posts, just so I could name this one “Harry Chapin Quilting Design”.  I slept on it and decided the way I wanted to quilt this was straight vertical lines, then straight lines at 60 degree angles to match the large triangles on here, and finally different sizes of circles…

Block #53 – Whirling in Circles

I finished the pinwheel in this and thought – well, this is about as good as anything I’ve sewn; I think I’ll just post a picture of this and call it a day! I was trying to find  3 fabrics that pretty equally contrasted with each other while still sticking with some of the darker…

Block #52 – Coneflower

This one was downright easy! And the one after this is patchwork so I’m hoping it’s also in the easy category. Block # 52 is an appliqued block if that isn’t obvious.  Like the ones before it, I cut out the paper copy of each piece, then traced around each piece onto the Heat ‘n…

pieced – temporarily

Somewhere in here is an oops.  I have a work call this evening though so it won’t be fixed tonight!  I had all the individual blocks laid out and starting from the top left, I sewed block 1 to block 2.  And then 3 to 4.  And so on until I reached the end of…

ready, maybe?

I won’t bore anyone with the gazillion photos I’ve taken of this layout so far.  When I picked colors initially, I started with the largest triangles – 8″ across the bottom – and then alternated colors.  First a red, then a green, then a pink, then a blue, etc.  This pattern calls for 10 fat…

Christmas quilt commencement

Christmas quilt commencement – say that 3 times fast!  I decided to take a mini break from the Splendid Sampler because I was itching to see how this Christmas quilt is going to come out.  I am really spoiled by the AccuQuilt and considering how easy this quilt is to put together, I’m seriously tempted…

Block 51 – Bee Happy

If you’re sewing the Splendid Sampler blocks, it will be apparent that my block # 51 is missing the hexie flower.  I can’t find my freezer paper anywhere which I need for the tiny hexies.  But the rest is done finally.  The rest of this is supposed to look like a bee.  Hmm…. Actually I…

2 more machine quilted blocks finished!

Before I forget…I’m almost ready to start cutting out the next quilt and I’m trying something new.  I have a paper copy of the pattern and I have the flexible plastic sheets to trace it on to. I’ve never used this technique before – tracing and cutting my own templates onto the flexible plastic.  If…

Bloom quilt finally finished

This will be the last finished quilt for me for a while.  The Splendid Sampler sew-along runs through next February so that one is months away from being done.  And the machine quilting block party runs through December so that will also be also be next year before it’s completed.  Patchwork of the crosses has…