Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
I am *finally* quilting my American Jane Scrappy Irish Chain quilt. This one was made from strips cut from a FQB of Wee Play, a jelly roll of Pezzy Prints, and a jelly roll of Moda Bella red. The WeePlay has a few squares that were pieced before quilt assembly to utilize every bit of that precious fabric as possible. I am doing diagonal straight line quilting, the same as I did for my original Scrappy Irish Chain I made for MBS. I adore this pattern, it won't be the last quilt I make from it!
Monday, October 31, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
fabric: Mill House Inn, Fig Tree & Co for Moda
pattern: scrappy trips around the world by Quiltville (although my strips were 1.5'' wide)
finished quilt top: 84.5''x84.5'' (that is 7,056 @1'' squares!)
I was calling it 'tiny scrappy trips', but it is definitely now ''crazy trips'' haha!
I joined 4 of the blocks together to make one larger block - then I arranged them to very randomly. It made the quilt top look like a maze, LOL. What is weird about pictures - the differences in the blocks don't show up like they do in the pictures - the colors look much more harmonious in person :)
Now, any suggestions on quilting? (remembering I do all my quilting on my Pfaff sewing machine and this quilt top is about twice as heavy as a normal quilt top)
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The cabins are super rustic (no electricity or running water), but that is what makes it special I think. Just makes it seem so disconnected to the outside world, like you are in another time period.
Our Lucy love love LOVES it there too - she gets to be outside anytime she wants to be and she would swim in the lake multiple times a day on her own. She was pretty much wet 24/7. Smart girl as it was in the 80's the whole week! (Lucy is the Saint Bernard, the black Lab is our oldest son's dog Tikka).
So, I was on a 'high' from the wonderful week at the cabin, and today I see two snarky comments (from the same person) on my latest MBS project. One saying something to the effect of 'why on earth would anybody make a quilt that will ravel on the front' and one saying something to the effect of 'the white spaces look like paper plates'. Didn't her momma teach her 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'? Just ruins my day :*( I love that quilt and for someone to be so blatantly RUDE, it just hurts my heart.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I have made one other raw-edge quilt - that was my raw-edge circle quilt. It has been my couch quilt for a few years now and it looks as good today as it did the day I made it. So, yes, this technique still makes a sturdy quilt!
Sunday, July 10, 2016
It has been 5 weeks since I broke my toe, so I was finally up to basting my upcoming MBS quilt. I can't show much, but I will show you the border quilting :) This is my first attempt at FMQ feathers, whew! Lots more to go, but I am liking how it is coming out!