Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wickedy Jig stitchery

I picked up this wool stitchery pattern at Road2California in January. The pattern is by 
Reets Rags to Stitches. I cut out the wool pieces and forgot to reverse the pieces. I didn't even notice until I had to put the letters on the banner. So I had to cut a few more letters. 

I was figuring out the placement of the pieces.

The pumpkin man is supposed to have shoes but he's going to go barefoot for me. I got most of the stitching done all by hand. 

Foot Hills Quilt a long

This is the first block of the foothills quilt a long by 

These are a pile of fabrics that I'm probably going to use to complete the quilt.

Here are some others that I might use. It's a scrappy project that looks to me like a patriotic quilt.
It is based off of an antique quilt. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Road Trip quilt

Basted and ready for quilting.

I quilted a simple wavy design side to side but not on the states.

I used fusible web to adhere the states. Then I outlined them close to the edge with a straight stitch in black thread.

Sewing Room Sampler BOM

This was a block of the month from my local quilt shop. The pattern and fabric was included for the top and binding. The backing was extra. I used a flannel backing from Joann's. 

I custom quilted this with my longarm machine.

The circles in the sashing were a design done by computer. The buttons also have a computer design in them. I free handed the background.

I had fun with the sewing machine. 

The dresses turned out really cute.

Computerized border.

Flannel back. Gray binding.

Magnolia Mystery quilt

I decided to join an online mystery quilt that started in August 2017. It required 4 fabrics.These were my picks. I got them at HobbyLobby. Here's the link for the free instructions which are available until March 2018.
I decided to add the pink fabric to the mix when I saw it at Joann's. It was a perfect compliment to the previously chosen fabrics. 

Here are some of the blocks awaiting further instruction.

Here I was playing with the block layout.

So here is the body of the quilt after the final set of instructions but without the border put on.  Instructions are given for 2 different sizes. I made the lap quilt.

I altered the border by adding the small triangles that were cut off of the corners of the blocks.

I came up with this quilting design of ice skates and figure skaters as I plan to gift this to my great niece and she is taking
 ice skating lessons. 

Backing and pink binding from Joann's.

Just some trimming of HSTs.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Midnight at the Oasis

This is the center of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt. The pattern is by Jen Kingwell. It's a very busy pattern but I love it. It was a little tricky piecing these shapes together but if you take your time you can do it. I only had a fat quarter of the dragonfly fabric so I did the best I could to have it the pattern balanced. The little triangles are scraps and some are fussy cut. I really loved making this part of the pattern.

I'm not one to applique so I just cut the petal shapes and placed them onto a background square. I used a straight stitch with black thread to adhere the edges down. It is considered raw edge applique and I'm perfectly fine with this. It will fray a little but it's a fast process and It's done.

This round calls for more applique. I used a black and white floral swirl fabric instead of applique. I cheat when I must. I like how it turned out. The corners are baskets. If you make this pattern make sure you use a "scant" quarter inch or they turn out too small.

I had a lot of fun with the churn dash/monkey wrench blocks. The blocks are like an eye spy quilt. I fussy cut a lot of the centers. 

This is the checkerboard border. I really liked doing this part of the quilt as it used up small pieces of scraps. I think I could do an entire king sized quilt with this checkerboard look and still not use up all of my scraps. Hmm, good idea.

Here is the quilt with me and all the borders sewed on. I can't believe I haven't taken a photo of the finished quilt. It is quilted and bound and folded on the shelf. I will have to do that and post it. I loved making this quilt. I loved it so much that I made a second one for my friend with her scraps. I will have to post that one too.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gypsy in the wind

The Gypsy Wife Quilt is bound. 

Here's a better shot of the top of the quilt. You can see the quilting texture.

Super windy today. She's showing her backside! 

Christmas Tree Panel Quilt Finisih

I quilted this with my Long-arm this year with a computerized design. It turned out so good.

I put 6 borders on this quilt using leftover strips from a Jelly roll.
It finished at 41 by 52 inches.

Just look at the texture from the light bulbs. I used a gold colored thread.
Here is the back. I used a Christmas fabric from JoAnn's.

Gypsy Wife Quilt Finish

This is the back of the Gypsy wife. I quilted it with a double oval design. I kept it very simple because the quilt design and fabrics are so busy you can't even see the quilting.

A close up-see what I mean? Can't see the quilting design.

Here is the back where you can see the thread color was aqua on the front and back. You can see the design here.