Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Another Charity Quilt


My local hospital is always in need of charity quilts for the children's ward. Before summer I made this quilts from leftover novelty prints and additional black solid squares. There is a lot to look at in the novelty prints, and the solid gives a nice rest for the eyes.


The fabrics in the quilt is kind of busy so I chose to quilt it with a simple crosshatch design in brick red with the walking foot. The quilt will be a good comfort for a sick child in a difficult time.

Now I have made 18 charity quilts for the hospital, and 4 this far in 2017. My goal of 6 by the end of the year is in reach!

Keep on quilting!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Latest Tattoo Testing

During the last few months I have tested three more tattoo patterns for Happy Sew Lucky. The patterns are all foundation paper piecing, and I have improved my skills enormously since I started working with them.


The first one is GRACE. I wanted to have a white swan, so I chose a light green background. I altered the pattern a little bit by letting the swan swim in a pond.


TRUTH is strong and make you stop and follow your heart.


MOXIE shows force of character, determination or nerve.

I am looking forward to the next pattern from Berene of Happy Sew Lucky!

Keep on quilting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

First Finish From the Q3 List


This is the resulting table runner I made after having tested the Mod Citrus pattern for Sew Kind of Wonderful. Using the Quick Curve Ruler to make the orange peel blocks is a smart technique, avoiding doing them in applique.


I quilted the green leaves with my walking foot, and I love the echoing texture. The orange flower was free motion quilted with pebbles around the edges. The background has dense stippling to make the orange peel blocks stand out.

This is the first finish from my 2017 FAL Q3 list .


Keep on quilting!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long :: Q3 List


Last quarter I only managed to finish one of the projects on my list. Let's see whether I can increase that number this time from my Q3 Finish-A-Long list.


My first goal is continued from the first quarter, and is to assemble the 24 blocks of the Modern HST Sampler, add a border and quilt it.


 Goal number two is to make a quilt out of these Bee blocks from last year. I will need to make a few extra blocks to get a decent sized quilt.


The third and last goal is to finish the quilting of this table runner, and put the binding on it.
I was lucky to be one of the pattern testers for the Mod Citrus pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful, and I chose to make a table runner of my test blocks.

Keep on quilting!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long : Q2 Finish

I had four projects on my Q2 Finish-A-Long-list , but I only managed to complete one of them.


This project was not big, but it took time to hand quilt it. The pattern is called Double Stars and is designed by Barbara Brackman. It is taken from the book All in a Row by Moda. I only made one of the rows, and decided to make a skinny out of it.


I had this as my hand sewing project on guild meetings and in front of the TV. The dimensions are 8" x 48". I hand quilted it with a neutral color thread that works well with all the colors.


For the binding I used one of the blue/green fabrics from the inner stars. All the star fabrics are from the line Birchtree Lane by Connecting Threads. The background fabrics are neutrals from the same manufacturer.


It was very relaxing to do the hand quilting. I am almost a little sorry that this is a completed project, because now I have to find another to take with me to guild meetings!

Linked up to Q2 FAL finishes .

Keep on quilting!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Batik Stripes


Here is the latest table runner I have made, from a tutorial by Diary of a Quilter. I used batik stripes that made a colorful runner. The evening sun makes the colors glow, and it looks great with the blooming apple tree as background. It is amazing how fast the sky turned completely blue after a heavy rainfall!


The runner stretched out on my deck, accompanied by a few apple blossom petals.

Keep on quilting!