Friday, August 17, 2018

Orphan Block Baby Quilt -- A Friday Finish

I'm happy to have a Friday finish this week!  It's been a busy summer packed with water parks, camping, bowling, tennis, and exploring.  Our 11-year old had a blast.

Here's a little quilt I made from orphan blocks that I won at our local quilt guild's 2018 spring tea.  I won one of the raffle baskets.  In it were a bunch of orphan blocks.  These blocks were from one of the sets.  I resized the slightly crooked 12.5" blocks to 11.5".  It turned out really cute.


The quilt is a gift for our speech therapist.  Here's my quilt holder proudly displaying it:



I experimented with my little block template boards from R & S Design.  The set I am usws is called the Mola Set.  The set is five different pattern block boards put together.  There's a gecko, fish, flowers, leaves, bird...  I got the regular set.  You can also buy block boards individually or the opposite view (Mola Set R).  Here is the pic from their site.   Blocks can be rearranged in any order as long as the top is all the same way for a continuous line of quilting.   




I backed the quilt with a piece of fleece that I had in my stash.  It makes for a really soft back.  It's a little stretchy, but after a wash or two it flattens out somehow.

Below you can see the quilting of a gecko.


See the butterfly and flowers?


Next is a fish.


School is back in session next week.  Hopefully I'll have some new  (and old) quilting projects to show and finish.  Praying for a fabulous 2018-2019 school year!
 
Linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.
 
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts 
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Zoe on Quilt

It's time for the Pets on Quilts show! 

Here's Zoe on the String of Pearls quilt that I made.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching

More blue floss was mindlessly stitched this week while waiting.  It started like this:


 
I watched Owen have a cavity filled.  His pediatric dentist office gives him the royal treatment... They dim the lights and make it calm.  If the overhead light is used he gets sunglasses.  They put a pillow under his knees.  He gets a blanket.  They know what epic SpongeBob movie he wants to see.  They even give him a drink with the dentist tool!  OMG he's so spoiled there!  He even asked for a blanket...  Totally different from my experience when I was a kid.  Oh, and did I mention the prize ROOM?  It's huge!  He got glow sticks, sugar free suckers, a toy, a huge pillow to take home... Spoiled!
 
 
I didn't do as well on these rows due to the darkness of the dental room.  It will never be noticed in the grand scheme of things.  I think they look fine.
 
 
Linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
 
Slow Sunday Stitching
 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

On the Frame Tuesday

My little baby quilt is on the frame today. 



I'm playing with my little block template boards from R & S Design.  The set I am using is called the Mola Set.  The set is five different pattern block boards put together.  There's a gecko, fish, flowers, leaves, bird...  I got the regular set.  You can also buy block boards individually or the opposite view (Mola Set R).  Here is the pic from their site.  I'm not sure if you'll be able to view it on the blog.  Blocks can be rearranged in any order as long as the top is all the same way for a continuous line of quilting.  

 
I don't usually take a picture (well, I never have before) of the back of the quilt while it is on the frame.  I used a piece of fleece for the back.  I'm using a mint green thread on the top and bottom. This design looks AMAZING!  I can't wait to show you the finished quilt!  The light showing through to the front of the quilt doesn't help.  Maybe next time I'll turn out the lights?
 
 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Moving it Forward Monday

I'm working on putting this little quilt together.  I won these orphan blocks in an orphan block basket at the Spring tea that was hosted by my guild.  I'll be making a nice baby quilt for our son's speech therapist.

The fabrics were cut and put together by maybe an inexperienced (new) quilter.  I squared the 12.5" blocks to 12", not worrying about if I was going to lose a little on those 2.5" squares.  I ended up with nice, square blocks.
 
Before I knew it, it was a nice little quilt.  With the fabrics and the way they are put together.  I can't really tell if the 2.5" squares are the same or not.  I think it looks cute on my "new" quilt clothesline.

 
I loved the look of where my old clothesline was and how each quilt clearly showed the grass or the snow or the mud of the season... My husband had other ideas for the area.  He also tore down the old garage that held up the other end of the clothesline from the house.  This is what it looks like now... (That's a power line you see running across the background.  I won't be hanging it there...)