Thursday, October 9, 2014

Plaid quilt

 I saw a photo of a plaid quilt in a magazine and I figured "I can make that".  I gathered fabrics. You need a large quantity of background fabric. I probably had 2 yards. I cut large rectangles from the light fabric then I cut strips of blue. I cut the background rectangles maybe 3 inches up from the bottom and sewed on the blue strip and sewed the cut off background back on to the blue strip. 

 Then I cut sliced off about 3 inches on the left side of the blocks and put in a different blue strip of a different width.  

I did that a total of 2 vertical cuts and 2 horizontal cuts. The last blue strip was skinny and it was my sashing and I used it vertically and horizontally.  I love how it turned out. I think I will quilt it myself with straight lines to mimic a plaid design.

Feathered Star

 Here is another finish from probably 17 years ago. I was in a Christmas quilting club. This was one of our projects that I never had quilted until now.  I have the binding on and the swirl quilting is fantastic. 

I need to get better at taking photos.

 This is the back of the quilt.  I just got this fabric to finish it. I love how the swirls are in the quilt top fabric from 17 years ago too.  I'm keeping this one for my square coffee table. It could be a wall hanging as well.

Saw blade quilt

This quilt project was given to me by a friend about 11 years ago. She had put together 3 rows of blocks and then grew bored with it. She told me she didn't like it.  I finally finished it and had it quilted in a large stipple. I am giving it to my sister-in-law and brother-in-law who live in Canada. It is very fitting because the fabric has moose in it. 

I put wide brown flannel on the back. My husband is going to visit them this week. I really love how quick and easy this goes together. I see another one of these in my future.