Monday, July 20, 2015

Pink Quilt

It's not only July already, but nearing the end of July. 
I, again, am guilty of ignoring my blog. Much due to a steady summer and some due to the fact that I just don't know how to work pictures between the iPhone and mac anymore! These ones I took and emailed to myself and etc.  These are of a quilt for a one year old girl, whom I haven't met yet, but she is going to have to have her leg amputated towards the end of August. She is the child of a friend of one of my sons. It touched my heart, so of course - a quilt was made. 



Just a note, lets be thankful for all we have and all that modern medicine can do.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wonky Cross Quilt

I need a quilt for a 13year old young man. I think he might like this.

So...fingers crossed that he likes wonky crosses and feels the love.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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!