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.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Seasonal Runner

This is the latest table runner I have made, the pattern is Seasonal Runner, a free pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics.

 I used fabrics from Island Batik for the top. The cool blues and greens look great towards the solid grey background.

 A progress shot with all the blocks cut and HSTs assembled, with details of the first block.

The runner is quilted with straight lines, using the walking foot in the background and ruler work for the blue/green blocks.

 The binding is a blue batik from Island Batik. Finished size for the runner is 18"x45".


Keep on quilting!


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Homespun Quilt


  My finished Homespun Quilt out on a photo shoot against a dramatic sky. This quilt designed by @modernlymorgan was begun by me in a quilt-along, but it is a very fast quilt to piece, so I finished it long before the QAL was to end.

This is a great scrap buster, I gathered scraps to make a quilt fit for an adolescent boy. The last picture in this blog post shows off the warm, subtle colors of the quilt. The white background is a great contrast to the colorful fabrics. The stars in the design is a nice detail.

I like taking pictures outdoors in nice surroundings, and especially with my trustworthy quilt holder.


My Homespun quilt is 48" x 64", which is a size I very often make for a charity quilt. It is a good size for the oldest kids in the children's ward at my local hospital.

The quilting is wavy lines made with the walking foot. Backing is a charcoal gingham. 

This is my third charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 67 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!




Sunday, March 21, 2021

Ab Intra - Project Quilting 12.6


This is my entry for the last challenge of Project Quilting this season. Ab Intra is Latin and means "from within".

More details from my Instagram post,  here .