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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Owls Among the Lilacs

A fat quarter of a cute owl fabric together with matching solids and prints made up this sweet charity quilt. Photographed in front of the blooming lilacs.


 Finished size of the quilt is 36" x 54". The binding is a cute blue fabric with yellow and black scotties.


 

Here's a detailed picture of the owl fabric and the surrounding prints and solids. Crosshatch quilting is perfect for this patchwork quilt.

This is my sixth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 70 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

 


Friday, June 4, 2021

Blue Patchwork

 My latest charity quilt is this simple patchwork in blue plus nativity fabric scraps.


 I took it out in the forest for a photo shoot in the beautiful summer day to my trusted quilt holder, the uprooted tree.


 Simple crosshatch quilting compliments the fun scrappy prints. This will be a great quilt for a small child. Finished size is 40" x 48".

This is my fifth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 69 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

 

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Summer Runner

 

 

My latest table runner is this one in nice summer colors. The Quatrefoil block is a quick one to make, and the runner looks great.

I quilted it with a crosshatch design, and the finished size is 18" x 44". After having made several table runners lately, all to be given away, the next project will be a bit bigger.

Keep on quilting!

 

 


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Which Direction in the City?

It shouldn't come as a surprise that I love the color blue. When I was an Island Batik ambassador in 2018 and 2019 I was fortunate enough to get to play with several blue collections. One of them was "London Calling". I have already made a big quilt with these batiks, but there was still more than enough to make a table runner from the beautiful fabric.

This is the pattern I chose; "Which Direction In the City?" by Michelle Marvig of Pieceville.

The design let me play with the whole range of 20+ fabrics in making the modern-looking table runner. I tweaked the design a little bit by making the runner wider and shorter than in the original pattern.


Finished size of the runner is 18" x 44 ". I took it out in the forest on a beautiful spring day for the photo shoot. We still have temperatures below freezing at night, so even in the middle of the day when the wind was blowing we had "sun with teeth" as my husband would say.

 

It was a fairly simple table runner to quilt, mostly echoing the design 1/4" from the piecing seams, but also on the diagonal and horizontal in some stripes.

What gives extra life to the quilting is that I raided my stash of blue Aurifil and used 6 different quilting threads in the stripes.

The runner was finished off with striped binding in navy and white.

Keep on quilting!


Friday, April 30, 2021

Boats and Whales

 

Nothing is better than taking a break from more challenging quilt projects and making a quick charity quilt. The fabrics gathered for this one were three Grunge's and a couple of novelty prints. 

Sometimes you shouldn't cut the blocks too small, this will be a great quilt for a young boy with the boat & whales theme.


 Finished size for the quilt is 35"x50". Quilted with a simple cross hatch.

 

Look at those cute sheep on the back, I want to start counting them!

This is my fourth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 68 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

 

 

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pacific Sun

 

This is my version of the PacificSun quilt, a striking wallhanging. I finished it after a two-week quilt along hosted by the designer Donna of XOXSEW. The mini measures 21"x 22", and is one of the few all-solids quilt I have made. 

The gentle curves made it easy to get a perfect result. The mini is quilted with horizontal lines 3/8" apart in a steel grey thread that matches the background. The quilt is finished off with a faced binding.

I had lots of fun with this pattern, and I would love to make more of this in different color schemes.