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 .

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Sunny Tablerunner



I got a request for a tablerunner that was quite unusal for me; she wanted a yellow fabric on one side and a leafy green on the other side. I have never made a wholecloth quilt before, this was my first time. 

I had a nice piece of a sunny fabric from Island Batik from my time as an ambassador for them. The print has a lot of swirls in orange on warm yellow background. The fabric just begged for a modern quilt design using the walking foot. I quilted straight lines one inch apart. The thread used is Aurifil 50wt in color #5015. I used Thermore batting from Hobbs Batting in the quilt sandwich, that is the thinnest batting I know, and is perfect for tablerunners. Even though the batting is thin, it can do a great deal for definition!

The backside is a leafy green print also from Island Batik. The binding is another green print that works well with the spring feel of the tablerunner. I used Aurifil 50wt in color #2843 for hand stitching binding to the back.

The yellow side is perfect for Easter, and the green side is more neutral and great for spring.

Keep on quilting!


Friday, March 5, 2021

Economy Quilt for Charity



As for most quilters my scrap bins are overflowing. I wanted to do something about it and decided on an Economy Block Quilt. 

Through my quilt guild I have access to plenty scraps, and together with my own stash this ought to become an interesting collection of fabrics. Thanks to my Accuquilt Go cutter the pieces for the Economy blocks were cut in (almost) no time.  

Each finished block is 8" square . The finished quilt is 48" x 64", a great size for a young person.


It is quilted with straight lines with the walking foot, and used a variegated red/white/blue thread from Aurifil for the quilting (#3852). With all the different colored fabrics this worked out pretty well.

This is my second charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 66 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!



Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Crazy Butterfly - Project Quilting 12.5


My entry for Project Quilting Challenge 12.5 - You're Crazy is the Crazy Butterfly.

A single pink butterfly with gold trimmed wings is surrounded by crazy patchwork. Several of the fabrics have lots of gold in them, that add to the luxury feel of this pot holder.

It is machine quilted with decorative stitches, and hand embroidered elements are added.

Keep on quilting!