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Friday, February 26, 2021

Forget Me Not Quilt

 

 

I present to you: My version of the Forget Me Not Quilt top designed by Erin and Sarah of Quilts For Good. 

 

 

The Forget Me Not has been my favorite flower for as long as I can remember. When spring and summer comes these beautiful blue flowers grow like weeds in my garden. The flowers may be tiny, but if you look closely they are lovely works of art.

 

 I long to see flowers like these in my garden, soon!


 

The quilt is constructed as a pixel quilt. The above picture shows the construction process of one of the blocks. The smallest pieces are cut 2" square for the quilt size I chose to make. Finished size for the block is 12" square.

The different blues I used are high quality batiks from Island Batik, these are remnants from my two year period as an ambassador for the company.


 

The finished quilt top is 48.5" x 66.5". It was a joy to piece the top together. The pattern is very well written, and it is to be released March 19th. 

Keep on quilting!

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Chase Winter Away - Project Quilting 12.4


My entry for the Project Quilting Challenge 12.4 - Snail's Trail is my hope to chase this long, cold winter away.

My scrappy mug rug/coaster started with the green fabric. I long for spring here in the snow covered landscape. Spring greens will bring with them yellow, orange and red red flowers. The swirl of warm colors will heat up the place, but as you can see in the binding it will take a while before the snow has disappeared from the shaded areas.

 Happy quilting!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Endless Summer Runners in Full Winter

 


 It is good to work on somewhat smaller projects from time to time, here are my Endless Summer table runners out on a snow covered park bench.


It started with the need for a couple of table runners for gifts. I looked through my collection of patterns and found this sweet runner by Sharon Holland Designs. The best thing is that it is a free pattern in case you want to make your own.



 I made the pink version first. I hardly ever make the same pattern twice, but this one was so much fun that I searched my stash to find another good color combination.


Here's an in-progress picture of #2. These are more my colors.

This table runner was quilted with Aurifil thread in white and army green.
 


 The quilting shows off well in this picture. I love how different the runners look while still made from the same pattern!

Keep on quilting!

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dreaming of Greece - Project Quilting 12.3


 My entry for the Project Quilting Challenge 12.3 - Virtual Vacation is my dream of Greece. I normally go there every year, but now I haven't been there since 2019. Hope to go there soon.

I entered this little mug rug of 5" square from my Instagram account before the deadline yesterday, but decided to put it on my blog, also. 

It is always fun to work on small, fast projects in between the larger ones.

Keep on quilting!

 



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Purple Charity Quilt

 

My first charity quilt for the year was very fast to make. I "inherited" lots of fabrics from a guild member who has given up quilting. Among the fabric was this purple panel with houses and trees. If you don't look closely you can be fooled to think it is machine appliquéd. I added a purple solid border around the panel.

I had a cute paisley print that I used for backing, and quilted with lavender colored thread in a cross hatch design.


The finished quilt is 32.5" x 48.5". From this picture in the snow you can see that the paisley print on the back matches the print on some of the different "fabrics" in the "patchwork" panel on the front

This is my first charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 65 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

 


 

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Joyful Meadows

 My first finish of the year is this beautiful baby quilt. At the end of last year I learned that some friends of mine were expecting their third baby. I have made quilts for their first two kids, so naturally I had to make another one for their latest.

 I was lucky enough to win this Joyful Meadows pattern by Happy Cloud Creations at the right time I was searching for a pattern. The pattern comes in five different sizes, from Baby to King. I made the baby size of 48" x 48".

The finished quilt was taken out in the forest for a photo shoot. I we were lucky that sun gave us beautiful photo light after the snow showers.

 

I used my (almost never ending) stash of Birchtree Lane fabrics from Connecting Threads for this quilt, with solid white for background. These are the prints I chose, the feather print is my absolute favorite.

 

The pattern is very well written, and the quilt top came together quickly .

I quilted it on my domestic machine with loops and swirls in white thread. The quilt got a great texture. The pine was a good quilt holder.



My first finish for the year looks good in the winter snow.

Keep on quilting!