Sunday, April 12, 2015

Curved piecing




These have been on my mind and on my sewing machine. 
The block size (1 wheel) is 12 inches, which helps make that curve a bit easier to sew than on a smaller block. They are still more time consuming than I am used to with my "want it now" type of quilt making. :)  But I like these, and will make more...

There is a pattern called "Steam Punk Pattern" by Jen Kingwell Designs, the square comes out about 9.25" I believe and the outer ring is thinner. There have been a lot of awesome Steampunk blocks on Instagram. It is a really cool modern design. I have not done the research to see similar designs in older quilts, but I can't think of any. I have seen this with straight lines and no circles in the center.

Quilting has changed. I have never bought a quilt pattern, nor have I ever sold a quilt pattern. My day job is a Designer / drafter.  I know how to use AutoCAD, and can draw up a design very quickly.  My point... is that quilting has changed in that now so many people are selling patterns (and that is great with the big surge of new quilters), but that makes me question copyrights.  I think it is acceptable to still draw up ones own pattern to use.

At any rate. Love this design, and would love it in a smaller block if I had the patience. :) 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Colorful Quilt




I don't remember how long ago I made this bright quilt top, but was able to get it on the frame and quilted up last week, then the binding done yesterday evening.  It has a wonderfully soft minky back.  I still need to measure the quilt and get a full picture, then list it in the shop. I can imagine this would be a pretty happy spot in a girls room!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Locomotive Springs

This is at Locomotive Springs, it is at the northwest end of the Great Salt Lake.





This last photo was "Elephant Arch" just a couple miles from the Springs. 

Happy Easter.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Signs of Spring


It is a sign of Spring that I don't have much to post on quilting. (Just a pile of string pieced 7" squares) 
It is a sign of Spring that at the end of the day I have more dirt on me than I have threads. 
It has been a wonderful Spring weekend, including a motorcycle ride, beautiful weather, digging weeds... 
Cheers to Spring!!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Bible Precept Quilt



This weekend I finished up a Bible Precept Quilt with 22 phrases stitched into it. I used 4" scraps that I'd been saving from many projects, and joined them together with the fabric from Ikea with the birds and nature print on white, and with yellow little squares and yellow binding. It's a happy quilt!