Monday, January 30, 2023

Project Quilting 14.3

Here's my entry for Project Quilting 14.3, 54-40 of Fight, a mini pincushion.

Grey and black, but some optimistic blue in the corners. Interpret it as you like.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Golden Zipper Pouch

This is my latest pouch made. It is relatively large, and the starting point is the Open Wide Pouch by Noodlehead.

I made the exterior using the Quilt As You Go method, using leftover fabrics in fall colors. The design is log cabin'ish.

 A little bit different design for the front and back. I used a yellow/golden zipper and the lining is a dark red solid. I added a homemade zipper charm made from crocheted Aurifil wool embroidery thread with a matching bead.


Keep on quilting!



Thursday, January 19, 2023

LOTS of Disney Cars


I happened to get a hold of two Disney Cars panels, and I just couldn't get myself to cut them up. Instead I added some leftover blocks to the ends of each panel in addition to another Disney Cars fabric I used in a previous quilt in between. 


With a blue border, wavy quilting with the walking foot, and a camo binding, this will be a popular quilt among young boys. The finished size is approximately 36" x 46".

This is my third charity quilt for the year 2023, and number 95 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!


Monday, January 16, 2023

Portland Quilt

 My second quilt finish for 2023 is the Portland Quilt by Kate at @seaminglykate. This is a free pattern at her website.


 The quilt is a good lap size of 54" square. Fabrics are from the line Birchtree Lane from Connecting Threads, in addition to white solid in the sashing. All fabrics from my stash.

Pictures were taken on a cold winter day with my trustworthy quilt holder DH holding it up.


 The pieced backing in green tones.


I had lots of fun free motion quilting with Aurifil thread.


 FMQ on my domestic sewing machine with a white loopy border in the sashing, and stars and loops in the print areas with a thread color blending in.

The whole quilt laid out on my deck. Binding is a matching blue print.

This is my second charity quilt for the year 2023, and number 94 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!





Monday, January 9, 2023

Cars Quilt


The sewing and quilting year started with this small children's quilt for the hospital. The starting point was the Disney Cars fabric that I cut into blocks, and then I added blocks in a dark red solid and a red gingham.

The backing is a red flannel with multicolored stripes. The blue binding completed the quilt. Finished size is 36" x 42".


This is my first charity quilt for the year 2023, and number 93 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!



Monday, January 2, 2023

Solstice Sampler 2022

 This quilt is the result of a sew-along hosted by Amber of @alderwoodstudio. I started the first block in October and finished the quilt two days before New Years Eve.

 Nine designers made these wonderful blocks, it was a joy to make them.

The weather late December doesn't always cooperate for a photo shoot, but this day was just perfect!

The quilt consists of nine 18" blocks designed by awesome artists. I enjoyed making all the beautiful blocks.

With a size of 60" square the quilt will be a great addition to my home.

The backing complements the colors on the front.

A closer look of the quilt on my porch.

An indoor picture of the quilt shows the organic quilting I made using Aurifil thread in white #2021. 

I mostly used fabrics from Island Batik for the quilt.

This was a very pleasant quilt-along with a great-looking result!

Keep on quilting!