Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Curvy Log Cabin

As for most of us quilters there is always an abundance of scraps after finishing projects. I have a problem with throwing away fabrics, so my scrap bins are always overflowing.

I was inspired to make a scrappy, curvy log cabin quilt. I dug into my scrap bins and started cutting 1.5" colored strips and 1" of the neutrals.


I'm trying to make a couple of these 10.5" square blocks a day. I always knew that my scraps would come in handy one day!

Keep on quilting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

512 - A Valued Scrap Quilt

 I love making scrap quilts! It feels so good utilizing every little piece of my leftover fabrics. I can't get myself to throw away fabric, that's why my scrap bins overfloweth!

When Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting came out with the tutorial for the #valuedscrapquilt I just had to try making one.


This is the result. The tutorial called for a 60" x 72" finished size, that's 720 pieces of fabric scraps cut to 2.5" x 3.5", but I went for a smaller size; 48" x 64" which is a perfect size for a charity quilt.


This is early in the designing process, testing out the placement of the blocks.


 During the photo shoot of the finished quilt I tested out this amazing tree as a quilt holder. I have never seen any tree like this in my corner of the world, I hope it will stay there forever!


A closer look of the finished quilt on my deck shows the complete design. A total of 512 scrap blocks cut to 2.5" x 3.5", laid out in a pleasing design of 16 x 32 blocks.

Even though a lot of scraps were used to make this quilt, there is still an abundance of fabrics in my scrap bins...

A black and white version of the previous picture shows that there is good color value gradation in the quilt.

I used this fun print from Ikea (2015) for the backing.

This is my tenth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 74 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!



Saturday, September 4, 2021

Propeller Quilt

 In January this year I was fortunate enough to get to test @mandipersell 's pattern the Propeller Quilt. I made the wall hanging size in all solids with a dark navy background. The finished top was just lying around for a long while, I wasn't really interested in hanging it on my wall.

A few days ago I took it out and decided to make a baby quilt from the top. I added a grey border around to get it to a 40" square. That really complemented the propeller design. I found a pink flannel from my stash to use as the backing, that will be very nice and cozy.

When it came to quilting I decided to use a decorative stitch on my domestic sewing machine, stitched with 50wt Aurifil thread #2452 Blush Rose. The binding has stripes in pink and light grey and is a perfect finish for the little quilt.

This is my ninth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 73 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Enchanted Forest Quilt

At the last day of summer, according to the calendar, I am showing off the Enchanted Forest quilt with a picture taken in the glorious late afternoon sun. Tutorial from Stacey Day from @staceyinstitches .

The first block I made is shown below. This quilt is a real scrap buster, using lots of 2.5" strips. I also had a piece of the most perfect fabric for the diamonds in between the stripe blocks.

Big blocks of 16.5" square made a quick assembly of the quilt. There was not enough of the white star fabric to make the "advanced quilt"  with diamonds on the side, corners and in between the 16.5" blocks as Stacey describes in the tutorial, but I think it looks great anyway in the "beginner quilt" layout.


I used a lovely duvet cover for backing. The finished quilt measures 48" x 64", and is completely made from stash and scraps. The binding is also scrappy.

This is my eighth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 72 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Nurses to Comfort

 I found this panel containing "cartoons" of  hospital nurses in my stash, and I knew I had to make a charity quilt for the children's ward at my local hospital.


The panel contained six nurses, and I cut them up in equal sizes and added blocks of matching Jen Kingwell fabric in yellow, green and red in addition to a neutral letter fabric.


To get the right width of the quilt I added solid red strips in between the patchwork. The backing is a green print that matches the front, and the binding is a red and white print.

The quilt is 43" x 63", and it will be perfect for a child to always have nurses close by to wrap her/him-self in when comfort is needed.

This is my seventh charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 71 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!

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!