Thursday, February 4, 2016

On the Square Irish Chain

64 x 64 

This is #3 from my pile of Hard to Use Fabrics.  I had to do some searching to find 2 fabrics that went with this floral fabric.  I found the dark one first that one was pretty easy.  I found the second one at our local quilt shop when it was having it's close out sale.  It doesn't look like it from these pictures, but the floral fabric does have this mauve color in it.


I used the picture from this post to figure out the 3 different blocks.  I didn't take a picture for you though.  I get to sewing and forget about blogging stuff a lot!  But the blocks are 10", 8" and 8x10".


I quilted this with the clear monopoly thread because I didn't want a dark thread on the floral print or a light thread on the maroon fabric.  I didn't have a mauve thread either.  What would you quilt this with? Got the rest of the floral on the back which was my goal!  Use it all up!


Linking with TGIFF and Fabric Frenzy Friday

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Polka Dot Baby Quilt

40 x 50

This cute top was pieced by my son!  While he likes to sew, it usually takes him a long time to make a top.  I remind him once in a while to sew a row or two or do some ironing. His sewing skills are improving a lot. Most of his points match!


I gave it a larger meander than normal.  Muscle memory made this a little more challenging! I kept wanting to make it smaller.


Small polka dot on the back with a solid red binding was all I could find in my stash for this quilt.  But I think it goes nicely and David is pleased.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February's One Monthly Goal


I plan on turning this pile of Kona Cotton into this quilt just as soon as I get rid of this cold!  It's gonna be beautiful!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Stash Report




  

I made 5 quilts this month!  2 of my quilts were from the pile of 20 Hard To Use Fabrics (HTU). So I am off to a great start with my yearly goal.  While it seems I am not using my stash, most of the fabric I purchased came from a large stack of Kona Cotton I bought with a 20% off coupon at the beginning of the year.  And I have plans to use is it in the coming months!

Fabric In for Jan:  69.75 yards  
Fabric Out for Jan: 43.5 yards
Net YTD: 26.25 added

Yearly Goals
2/20 HTU
5/36 Quilts

Friday, January 29, 2016

Love Multiplied


This is a new pattern called Love Multiplied from Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.  I love this quilt!  You can find the pattern here.  I made mine with fabrics from the Connecting Threads line Good Neighbors. Plus I added in a few pieces from my stash.




I gave it a quick meander and added blue binding.  I was a little short on green for the back so I added in some gray and the left over squares.


This quilt is for sale in my shop.

               Needle and Thread Thursday

Friday, January 22, 2016

Urban Neighborhoods


56 x 67 

This is a free quilt-a-long for the month of January.  You can find it here. I modified the pattern just a little by adding a 1 inch sashing.  I think it really helped freshen up the quilt.



Like always, I used the leftover large pieces on the back.  I changed things up for the binding though by using the leftover strips.  I had to cut a few more to have enough.  I like the color it adds to the front.  Not too much of any of them.


This was my One Monthly Goal for January.  To meet this goal while still working on other things, I made 2 blocks a day unless I had more time.  I had other things that I had started and wanted to get finished.  So by making a plan, I was sure to get finished on time!  I hope you make your goal too!

A free sew-along


RedLetterQuilts

Monday, January 18, 2016

Country Floral Quilt

62 x 78

A simple yet elegant quilt made with only 2 prints. This is the first of my use the large piece stash goal for the year.  There are only 2 blocks in this quilt:  a square in a square and a 16 patch. This quilt is for sale in my etsy shop.



I managed to maximize the quilt size to use up all of the pink floral fabric and all of the green too.
All the leftovers were used in the back.  I had to cut the binding first to make sure there would be enough.


So that's 10 yards from my stash!  I'm on my way...

Fresh Poppy Design


 


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Midnight Mystery Quilt

72 x 96  

This is my finished Midnight Mystery Quilt from the Meadow Mist Quilt-a-long.  I decided to make it bigger after I finished my original squares.  It only took 3 more full blocks to make this big enough for a twin bed.  It is for sale in my Etsy shop.


There are 4 different purple fabrics, 3 orange, and 3 teal.  A simple overall meander and teal zig zag binding finished this quilt off nicely.



For the back I had a large piece of teal with white flowers.  Just didn't quite have enough for the whole thing!


Thank you Cheryl for hosting an awesome quilt-a-long!



Linking with:

Needle and Thread Thursday

Friday, January 8, 2016

Rainbow Baby Zig Zag Quilt

34 x 39.5

Here's a super cute baby quilt! I've had these zig zag prints sitting in a pile just waiting to be made into a quilt. Actually I tried to put these with some polka dots, but it was way too busy. Since the squares were already cut, I had to use them. To reduce the business, I added the 1 inch sashing.



I didn't have any cute prints in my stash so I put the zig zag on the back too.  But, as you can see above,  the prints weren't straight.  I didn't have that much fabric so I didn't want to straighten them.
It's the back, so it doesn't matter that much right?


Looks better in this picture!


This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop.



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Urban Neighborhoods Sew Along and OMG (no I'm not swearing!)

A free sew-alongThis must be the year of the quilt alongs!  I am doing 2 of them.  This one is Urban Neighborhoods Sew Along and is running this month.  You can participate for free!   
 I decided to use 12 fat quarters for this quilt. Here are all my pieces cut up. 


There are 13 pieces in each block so I picked one of each fabric and one extra for each pile. They are sitting there waiting to be sewn together.

Even though I have several quilts ahead of this one to finish, I plan on getting this done this month. Urban Neighborhoods is my One Month Goal for January.


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