Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jelly rolling along...

I am the first to admit that I have a bit of an addiction to buying pre-cut fabrics.  The problem is that I spend much more time just looking at them than I do using them.  Time to make a change.

This hexie baby quilt was made with a jelly roll of Mormor.  It was simple to do.  I just sewed to strips together and then cut wedges with a 60 deg. ruler.   I wanted the edges of the quilt to be straight (instead of hexie shaped) so I cut some half triangles from a pale aqua to add at the top and bottom.

 I quilted straight lines 1/4" from the seams using my walking foot.

The back was made with some matching yardage and some leftover wedges.  The straight line quilting shows up nicely on the back.

The binding is the same pretty pale aqua that I used in the quilt.
This little lovely measures 34" by 44".

Joyful stitching,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Lovely Loominous Log Cabin

Wow, I can't believe the lack of production in the last six months!  But finally, something to show off.

I made this quilt using a fat quarter pack of Loominous by Anna Maria Horner.  As soon as I received this fabric, I knew it was destined for a log cabin quilt.  The weave and colors are beautiful.  They are a bit lighter in weight than regular quilting cottons so it makes for a softer and lighter quilt.  Yummy.
I wanted to keep the quilting simple and since there were so many straight lines in the piecing, I decided to go with an offset spiral using orange thread.  I love the way it came out.
I kept it simple by using some yardage of one of the larger prints on the back. 
Couldn't resist adding this photo with the sun shining through from the back. 

More finishes coming soon!

Joyful stitching,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Makin' progress

Finally getting my motivation back.

I'm almost done piecing this baby quilt.  It's a bit bigger than I want so I may just use the bottom row on the back.  This is such a quick and enjoyable block. The blocks will finish at 6 1/2" square.
I'm using Urban Zoology by Ann Kelle.  I love the colors in this collection.  I'm hoping to have it quilted by the weekend so I can sew the binding on while watching the Patriots beat the Broncos. (Sorry Denver fans.)

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Joyful stitching,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016 Finish-A-Long - Quarter 1 Hopefuls

It's been ages since I posted or even finished anything.  It's obvious I need some motivation.  Time for the 2016 Finish-A-Long!
I decided to put in some easy finishes and some not-so-easy finishes.  Without further ado...

This top has been pieced for many months.  The pattern is from A Quilters Mixology. The back has been purchased.  I'm a bit stuck as to how to quilt it.
Next is Carolyn Friedlander's Local quilt.  I think I have only 2 blocks left to piece.  The difficult part of finishing this quilt is remembering where I put the blocks.
My hourglass quilt started in 2013.  Top is completely pieced and backing has been purchased.  I fell out of love with it which is why it's been sitting around.
A fun little baby quilt for a granddaughter due in March.  It's all cut and ready to stitch. This is one of my easy finishes.
Another easy finish.  I have an idea for some table mats or hot pads.  I can piece them while watching TV.
This one is a stretch.  It's Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman.  I'm using Cotton & Steel Mochi.  Love the colors in this one.  I only need about 60 more blocks.

I'm hoping 2016 is a much more productive year.
Joyful stitching,

Linking up with
Rhonda's [Quilt] Ramblings