I just finished a sports themed quilt for one of my husband's coworkers. I am so loving the way it turned out that I might make a pattern for it but using a focal fabric instead. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Here is another quilt pattern that I tested for TQPM . I really recommend getting a subscription to this online quilt magazine if you haven't already. Mocha Joe is designed by Isobel Meekins. This is a great project for beginners. Check it out in the December 2016 issue.
Wow November has just flown by. I have been busy, busy, busy. My husband who I love dearly, has a friend who asked about commissioning a quilt. He told him upfront what the fabric and quilting would cost and on top of that price would be the labor. This guy didn't blink an eye at the cost, he handed my husband $200.00 deposit for fabric to get started. The quilt has 4 different sports teams in it so I did a simple pattern. It is now at the quilters. As soon as it returns and I get the binding on, I will post a picture. Everyone have a great holiday. Thanks for stopping by.
This quilt pattern I tested for TQPM. When I was picking my fabrics I had a little person already in mind. The pattern is available in this month's (November 2016) issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I did the binding in yellow and it has tractors on the back. Sorry I don't have a picture of it completed.
I finished my retreat top on Friday. I am so in love with this quilt. I have planned on getting it quilted by a professional longarm quilter. I'm thinking a falling snowflake pattern. Here it is, the picture doesn't do it justice.
I am a tester for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I tested this pattern for them. This nice lap quilt has been published in this month's magazine (Oct. 2016 issue). It is a fairly easy pattern beginner/intermediate level.
Here are blocks B and C. I hope to get all the blocks finished today. Tomorrow is the last day of the virtual retreat. It has been a lot of fun. I should have the rows done tomorrow. Hopefully I can finish by this weekend.
I will be attending a virtual quilting retreat this week. It is being put on by TQPM. This is my first retreat of any kind. I cannot post any pictures until the finished product. To all my quilty blog followers - check out The Quilt Pattern magazine. It is a great online magazine. If you like the magazine then you will love Pattern Pastiche. It is an online community of quilters. Great bunch of people.
I know that I haven't been posting much. I have been creating a pattern for a magazine. It has been taking up so much of my time. After today it will be ready for quilting. I am so happy. I will try and squeeze a couple posts in for this month. Thanks for stopping by.
Last night I finished putting the 4 patch border on the Aussie Mates baby quilt. Somewhere in the design process I didn't get measurements correct. So the border is a little off. I'm ok with that. Designing is new to me and there is a learning curve. Chalk this up to learning. Here is the picture.
Monday I finished my scrappy Halloween version of Chocolate Stars quilt. It is still in flimsy form but it is done. I have several quilts ahead of it for quilting. I also still have to get a back for it.
You can still join the fun and make your own Chocolate Stars Quilt. Click on picture below.
Block 12 is finished. It is the last of the blocks. Next up are the borders. Here is my block. After making this block I realized that I had another block made with the same fabrics. So much for making them all different. I guess I should have looked at the others before making fabric choices.
You can still get in on the fun. Head over to TQPM and check it out.
Hello everyone, I know it has been awhile since my last post. I thought I would touch base to let you know what I have been up to.
Here we go.
First I put the borders on the Halloween Spiderweb quilt. I found a small tear in one of the blocks, so I will need to fix that before I send it off to the quilter's to have spiderwebs quilted all over it.
Secondly, I participated in another Mystery quilt. This one was hosted by TQPM. I finish putting the boarders on last night. This one is made from Breast Cancer pink ribbon fabric and lots of pink scraps. It is called Scrap Dance. I will be giving this one to my mom. She is a Breast Cancer Survivor.
I have making lots of small 4 patches. I need 96 for the borders for my Playing with Scraps quilt. I have about a third of them done.
Lastly, I did a test pattern quilt for TQPM. I can't say any more until after it appears in the August 2016 magazine edition. I will post more about that after August.
Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, you all have a great day.
I have been slowly working on the border. At the moment I have a deadline quilt that I am working on. I will post about that when I can. I am trying to do the border 4-patches as leaders and enders. So, I am making some progress.
I have been participating in TQPM's Chocolate Stars QAL. I just finished blocks 1-9 out of 12. I was indecisive on what fabrics I wanted to use. I decided to make this a scrappy quilt. I am using the left over fabric from my Halloween Spiderweb quilt. Here are the pictures of blocks 1-9.
You can find the information here about the Chocolate Stars QAL.