Saturday, August 29, 2015

Staircase to the Stars

Here is a peek at my next project I have designed with my EQ7. I call it Staircase to the Stars. I plan on using rich burgundy and deep peacock blue with a nice cream background. This quilt will be 76" by 76". Hopefully I will be starting it in September. Right now my machine is tied up with quilting the 4-patch 9-patch quilt. I should have that done by next week.

Here is the EQ7 design picture.


I will also be squeezing in blocks for my personal challenge and a few UFO's. I think this quilt will go together quickly. This one I will be fabric shopping for. I don't think that I have the colors in my stash that I want to use.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIP- 4-patch 9-patch

The 4-Patch 9-Patch is a work in progress. I have been working on it off and on since the beginning of the year. This is a scrappy quilt. I made the 4-patches from some black and white fabric. I had bought the black for another project but it didn't work out. So I paired it with some white.



These 4-patch blocks are made from 3½" strips (wof) one of each color sewn together. I then cut the strips into 3½" sections which were sewn into 4-patches. I got six 4-patch blocks from each strip. You could also do the 4-patches in black and white scraps.

All the 9-patches are from my scraps. I gathered scrap fabrics and paired them up. This can be random or you can pair them up any way you like.




 My 9-patches were done with 2½" strips about 8 inches long. Three strips for each color. After sewing strips together I cut them into 2½" sections and put together my 9-patches. I got 2 blocks from each color combination.





Here is what I have done so far.  


This is a great way to use up scraps.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Block 6 -Double Cross

WOW I can't believe it has been a month since I did my last block. I have been busy getting some Christmas gifts done. I have also been working on some shopping bags. Here in California we have to bring our own bags to the store or buy a paper one. Any way here are the blocks. I have also picked out names for the 2 quilts. One will be called Patriotic Sample and the other is going to be Candy Skulls Sampler. Now to the blocks.




My accuracy is getting better. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt 2015/2016 - August

The August mystery instructions came out August 6th. We are making Flying geese, the no waste way. This is a new method for me. It was so easy and I loved that there is no waste. The geese look so pretty and perfect. 


All the geese are done and bagged up. Waiting for next months instructions. So far this has been a lot of fun seeing everyone's fabric choices and progress. Join the fun.

Meadow Mist Designs Mystery Quilt

Monday, July 20, 2015

Block 5 - New Album

I finished block 5 last week but haven't had a chance to post it. So here it is - block 5 of my personal challenge.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mr. Grinch Quilt

I picked up my Mr. Grinch quilt from the quilter's July 2nd. It has taken until now to get the binding and label on it. This quilt is 74" x 88" I am very happy by the way it came out. My husband loves it. You can see the first post here.


Front





Back - I couldn't get a good shot of the back fabric.




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Friday, July 10, 2015

Midnight Mystery Quilt 2015/2016

I have decided to do a mystery quilt. I have joined Meadow Mist Designs "Midnight Mystery Quilt. Sounds like a lot of fun. Here is the link if you would like to give it a try.  

So far I have picked out my fabrics. This is the order that I have chosen. 



I have also got the fabric all cut up and waiting for August instructions.




I hope some of you will join in on the mystery.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Block 4

Finished with block 4-Paper Pinwheel. I had the Patriotic block finished on Tuesday. I had to wait for my next day off to do the scrappy block which was today. This one was easy and didn't take much time.





I am going to see if I can sneak in another set before we go on vacation July 1st. If not I will get to block 5 when we get back on July 7th.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Baby Afghan finally finished

WOW it has been almost 2 years since I told my mom I would finish this for her. See original post here. It was suppose to be for my niece but it looks like it will go to my nephew instead. He will be born on July 14, 2015. 



I know the pictures are terrible. I ended up taking the whole thing apart and starting over. My mom is left handed and I am right handed. It looked really funny and I couldn't get it to look right. I had told my brother that it was taking longer than I thought because the arthritis in my left hand was giving me problems. I was going to make it bigger but He said that he having another baby so I just finished it up. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Unknown Origin 2

Over a year ago I bought 2 bags of quilt blocks at a second hand store.  I love rescuing quilt blocks. I think every block should be made into something that will be loved and used. This one will be used for camping or at the lake or I might just take it with me when we travel. Maybe I should name it Traveling Quilt. Anyways, I made a quilt for a good friend out of one of the bags of blocks (see here) and the other I put away. Well I pulled them out the other day to see what I could do with them. There were 14, 12 inch blocks. Base color black but random solid colors. I think they were left over blocks from several quilts. This is what I have come up with so far. Looking through my stash for border fabric. 


Please let me know what you think or have any ideas about border fabric colors.

I am going to make a kennel quilt for my cat's carrier out of the 2 blocks that were left over.