Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scrappy and a little bit improv



I don't know why, but I love to just sew pieces together, they don't even have to match! Makes for a bit of an ugly but unique quilt... Maybe I'll start pulling a color-way before I sew. 

Happy Weekend. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Reverse Applique

I have been experimenting with Reverse Appliqué on the sewing machine.  fun fun fun.  You layer your quilt sandwich with a second layer on top, do the stitching, then cut away parts thru the first layer only... Very easy, and fun to watch the color pattern emerge as you cut. 



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer's ending

Last day of August. Long weekend. 
A week ago I trimmed the corner of my finger off with the rotary cutter, but I am back at it this weekend.  Today I sewed thru another finger.  Oh my.  

This weekend's projects were to patch a very utilitarian bed-cover slash dog-blanket.  It had multiple holes in it from happy little dog claws rolling and crawling.  I figure I'll just keep adding patches until it totally resembles a Japanese boro cover. 


I put together and quilted my first donation quilt of the year. I am way behind on making donation quilts this year.  This one still needs the binding and washing.  It was made out of a stack of green and aqua scraps, and I put a white french rose in the corner.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Simple quilts.

I enjoy posting my "finishes" here. Thanks to all who look and or comment. :)
I finished up 2 more this weekend, the first is a gender neutral baby quilt that goes with us to Minnesota in a few weeks to another nephew's first baby. 

 The second one is a patriotic quilt for some friends of ours. 
These both went together quick and easy (my type of quilt) and will hopefully put a smile on someones face and wrap them with a hug. 



Saturday, August 02, 2014

French Rose Baby Quilt


Finished a French Rose Baby Quilt today... for my nephews baby girl to be born in October.

This quilt design uses raw edge appliqué, which is fun and shabby and easy to make, but the down part is that quilting over the raw edges is difficult. It washed up wonderful though. Washing is so forgiving on quilting!

I didn't use a pattern, just cut the base blocks, then the flower layers, and the petals. I did cut away the excess fabric under the flowers.  There are tutorials for the French Rose on line. Fun quilt.