Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bullseye for the RSC16

Today I played with some of my favorite quilt colors, teal and aqua and white.  Here are my four bullseye blocks for the June Block Lotto.  I love the Sophie combined the monthly block with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC16) colors.  It just simplifies things for a busy schedule. 

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC16.  Check out all the fun others are creating.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Winter Wall Hanging Friday Finish

It's finally done.  I finished the winter wall hanging for a customer in Georgia.  Here it is complete with hanging sleeve and all.

Here's the back with the Ohio sun shining through.  What a gorgeous day.

I'm linking up with A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPS be gone!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Allietare! is pieced and awaiting the inner border!

Allietare! is pieced and awaiting the inner border!  I need to shop my stash for a gorgeous gold.  I got all the rows together and realized I didn't have the last block.  I had to make one, but it went together quickly.  Luckily new scraps arrived to the scrap basket to make my decision easy.  I didn't have to worry about if any of the colors were close to any of the others. 

I this this pattern, designed by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's Quips & Snips, is one of my favorite quilts yet.  I LOVE the colors!  I'm not sure if I'll go with the black outer border that she did, but I know the perfect one is waiting to be discovered in my stash.

After I posted this I realized that the 2nd star on the left had one of the yellow four patches turned the wrong way.  Don't worry, it has been fixed.

In the above photo I was so excited that this top made it this far that I forgot to sew on the bottom right corner piece.  Whew! I found it in another scrap basket.  Good thing, because all four corners are the same fabric and I didn't have much of that scrap to spare.

I just LOVE it!

Winter Mystery 2015 - Allietare!

I'm linking up with Jo at Jo's Country Junction for the UFO Challenge.  I'd like to get this quilt finished by the time Bonnie's new book comes out in September.  Jo will be having a link-up party every Wednesday on her blog to show our progress.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FNSI Results

Summer has been pretty laid back.  My blog posts have been a little behind.  That means we're having fun. :)

I finished the quilting on the winter wall hanging.

It's fun to sew together for the  Friday Night Sew-In with Wendy for FNSI

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Red & White Friday Finish

It's been so long since I've had a finish.  I'm happy to show off todays crib quilt.

This is a gift for the librarian at our local library.  She is always so sweet and kind to us.  Her baby is due at the end of June.  It's kinda small, but I'm sure it will be a hit with the new little one.  I made it red and white because it needed to be gender neutral.  Can't wait to see pics of the little one.

I quilted it with Circle Lord Swirls.  It's one of my favorite quilting templates for sure.

I got the inspiration from a Moda Bake Shop recipe called Lattice and Chains, a beautiful design by Karin that blogs at Cascade Quilts.  Here's the link to the Moda Bake Shop Recipe.   I used my Accuquilt dies and had to make a modification to the pattern.  You can read about the different measurements and dies here.  I originally was making a table topper for my kitchen, but I decided it would be a better crib quilt.  It measures 33" x 39".

I'm happy to link up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for a LAFF (Link A Friday Finish).  Check out all the other fine finishes here.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

FNSI Plans

It's time for a Friday Night Sew-In with Wendy tomorrow for FNSI

I plan on working on the quilting on this customer quilt.  My customer lives in Georgia and only comes to Ohio to visit her parents.  She gave it to my last summer. Yikes!  It's time to finish the longarming of it. 

Here are some pictures.  I'm doing a custom freehand (for the most part) on it.

If you haven't signed up already you can do sew HERE .  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Red Table Topper

Just for fun I wanted to play with my new Accuquilt signature die.  I bought this die a few months ago and hadn't used it yet.  It's Accuquilt 55356 Signature Block 4.5" Finished.  When combined with Accuquilt 55047 Quarter Square 4" Finished Triangle, I get one quarter of one of the X blocks in this quilt.  Cool, huh?

I didn't trim the corners yet.  That will happen after I quilt it.

I got the inspiration from a Moda Bake Shop recipe called Lattice and Chains, a beautiful design by Karin that blogs at Cascade Quilts.  Here's the link to the Moda Bake Shop Recipe.  The below phot was taken from Cascade Quilts blog.  Check it out! Karin has GORGEOUS stuff!

I did have to modify my 9-patch blocks to fit the x blocks.  My 9-patch is made with 2.5" squares.  The corner pieces are 2" squares, and 2" x 6.5" strips for the outside background fabric.  I think it looks fine for this table topper.