Monday, October 20, 2014

DIL's second quilt ! Plus Quilt in solids

Isn't this great ! ! ! She has such a good eye for color picks! 




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hugs-n-Kisses Quilt top

I have been really into using up my existing fabric and trying NOT to buy buy buy.  I have had a bundle of batik fat quarters for a few years now - and they were chose for the Hugs and Kisses quilt. The background is a mix of text and numbers. I went one more row of X's and O's in length than I planned, the quilt is about 50 X 70 now, but I am going to add a thin border to it. 

I am envisioning orange minky on the back - just because it's for a 9 year old - who I think would love SOFT. 

XOXO

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Quilt

I am working on a "Hugs and Kisses" quilt for my grandson. Seems appropriate. Here is what I worked up for a pattern. It is basically 5 1/2 inch squares with 3 inch square corners sewn on two of the corners. I bet you can click and enlarge the picture of the pattern.

Using a bright variety of batiks for the "X" and "O"s, and off white text and numbers for the background (corners).  I'll post a picture of the top when done.

Feel free to use the pattern, and let me know if you make one! It can be sized to any size quilt and would make a sweet baby quilt with a grid of four blocks by four blocks.

Hey it's the weekend!!!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Finished quilt top and straight line quilting

Been working on a top and finally finished it up.  I don't know if there is a name for the block design -  It is used often in the signature quilts of old with a light solid fabric in the center portion of each block and color on the triangle corners. This makes me think of a lattice garden wall. 
This morning, in-between house chores... I am experimenting with straight line quilting on the frame. Ironically what is the simplest quilting style on a table is very difficult for me on a frame. I use a low cost beginner set-up of a Grace "start-right" frame and a fabulous Juki machine, but would love love love to upgrade to a machine/frame with a horizontal hold and a stitch regulator. Maybe someday.  Back to my story... to stitch in straight lines I put 2 clamps by the rear wheel on the carriage that holds the machine. It works, but is flakey. 


Happy Weekend.