Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Modern Plus Quilt

This is my last charity quilt for the year, and probably also for a long period of time. I need a break to focus on my own things.

It is a colorful quilt for a teenager, and it measures 48" x 64"

The Modern Plus Quilt is a super design for using up scraps or leftovers from other projects. I used a tutorial from the blog In Color Order .

 A great stash buster!

I wanted to show off a detail of the quilt's upper right corner. This is an example of the fun fabrics in this quilt.

This is my charity quilt number 20 for the year 2020, and number 64 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.


Monday, November 23, 2020

Picnic Pinwheels Quilt

 While tidying up my sewing room a couple of months ago, I found a paper copy of the Picnic Pinwheels Quilt pattern designed by Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe. I immediately knew this design would look fabulous in bright batiks. After finishing up other projects, I started making these brilliant blocks.

 I used batiks I had purchased from Connecting Threads a few years back. A snow  white background makes the pinwheels sparkle!

A fun print from Ikea a few years back was used for the backing. Warm and White cotton batting together with a cross hatch quilting design using an ivory colored thread, makes a stunning quilt. A striped binding is the icing on the cake!

The quilt measures approximately 40" x 51" at this stage.

I was a little concerned about the bright colors of the batiks, so off it went in the washer and dryer. The color catchers absorbed only a small amount of excess color, and I love that the white is still sparkle bright. Nothing beats a fresh, newly washed and dried quilt. That yummy texture!


Monday, November 16, 2020

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

 My quilt guild had a sew-together weekend a couple of weeks ago, and this quilt was one of the ones I pieced together.

I had the 2.5" strips cut out using my AccuQuilt cutter. The colors are typical fall colors, and I added a warm yellow solid for interest.

Making a Jelly Roll Race quilt is quite fun. There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how to do it. You need approximately 42 strips of 2,5" x WOF for a good sized quilt. My quilt measured 48" x 64" finished.

 I took the quilt out for a photo shoot on a disc golf course near my home. It was a foggy day which gave a somewhat spooky feeling to the picture. The color of the target matches the quilt perfectly. 


 I had the most perfect quilt backing in my stash, it was big enough to cover the whole piece. The design reminds me of very detailed petroglyphs (stone paintings). The background color matches the front of the quilt to perfection.

This is my charity quilt number 19 for the year, and number 63 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Cats, Cats, Cats!

I love cats. There were always cats around when I grew up on a farm.

For this charity quilt I gathered all the cat fabrics I had, and some fish fabric (cats got to have food, right?!).

I couldn't get myself to cut up the fabrics in small pieces, so there had to be big blocks. The fish were smaller, four patches were OK for those.

 For interest I added some longer strips of cat fabrics bordered by yellow solid, and made this cross over the quilt. The background fabric is a neutral with a subtle leaf print. The quilting is "straightish" lines in diagonal done with the walking foot.

The finished size of the quilt is approximately 41" x 60".


 My favorite print in the quilt is this one. I wish I had more of this, those lazy cats are so adorable!

This is my charity quilt number 18 for the year, and number 62 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.