Monday, May 15, 2017


I saw a USA quilt on Pinterest and just loved it. So I figured I could cut all my states out with my Silhouette machine. 

I started out with a Layer Cake of American Jane fabric. I love these retro fabrics. I just figured out which states I could fit together on one 10 inch square. 

Then you start roughly placing them on the design wall where you think they go.  Much adjusting was made to get them into proper position and nesting them together like a puzzle. 

Then I figured out how big I wanted my background and found a fabric to compliment the states.

I fused them all in place with my fingers crossed. Ha. Then I outlined them all in black thread.

I used a wavy stitch from my built in stitches on my domestic to quilt the background. I then found an old American Jane yellow fabric for the binding. (not shown here)
I did not put Alaska or Hawaii on this quilt as I will not be driving to either of those states. Ha.

Friday, May 12, 2017


This is the center of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt. I started this about 3 weeks ago. I used a Jane Sassaman fat quarter for the background. I love her fabric. It is wild and colorful. I wish I had more of this print then I would have been able to make the background symetrical. The triangle points are purely scraps from my huge scrap pile. The very center square is supposed to be 3 layers of circles appliqued.  That is too much work. I fussy cut a circle print out of another Jane Sassaman fat quarter. 

This is the pattern that I am following.

I have the petal border on.  I just did a straight stitch with black thread around the raw edges. I dislike the time it takes to applique so I did it my way.  The quilting will hold it all down. The Black and White border is in lieu of the appliqued border. I did make the baskets for the 4 corners. 

These are the churn dash border blocks that finish at 3 inches sewn together and waiting to be sewn onto the quilt top. Then 2 more borders to go after that. I am going to make another one of these quilts for my friend using her scraps. She is currently cutting them to size and I will sew and assemble them for her.
What do you think?

Bathing suit quilt for Maura