Sunday, January 24, 2016

An update ...

I spent some time on Friday checking out what I have going on in the quilting world.  I have 24 quilt tops done, 6 quit tops started or maybe more.  I knew there were a lot but come on 30 quilt tops ... Where am I ever going to use 30 quilts???  So my new plan ... I'm going to put them on Etsy.  There's got to be a few of them that I'm willing to get rid of, right?

So here's one of the started quilt tops I worked on this past Friday:

I've always like the quilts with the start half on the quilt.  I figured I would get this one done ... Or at least the pieces put together.  

I was going to put white as the background but then decided to go with black.  It really seems to make the star stand out.  I'm going to quilt it with bright coloured thread just like this pictured below:

That's the quilt that I looked at for a pattern.  Just kind of made the parallelograms into whatever size I wanted and went with it.  I was able to use my rule ... Have I told you how much I love all my rulers??  I found a couple other ones the other day that I think I might need, some time in the future!!  I ran out of black material so I couldn't finish this one.  I don't have any batting left (I can't believe I used it all up and now our dollar is too bad to look for another roll).  

So as you can only guess, I started another quilt!!  This is the one I thought I would do:

I got it started but decided to change it up a bit because I didn't like the way they were sewing each little square together instead of doing some strip piecing. 

I figured that I could do a pinwheel with one wheel instead of with 3 and then it wouldn't take me so long.  I should have just done three and followed the instructions, but what fun is that!!!

I wasn't sure how big of a slab of material I would need to add... It took me sometime to get it figured out but I did!!  Here it is, 12 in x 12 in ... I need to  add on to it because they are suppose to be 15 in x 15 in.

Here's the 2 wheeled pinwheel ... 

My picture taking skills need some work.  Sorry about the blurry pictures!!!  

I'm going to set the goal of finishing - quilted and bound - at least 2 quilts a month.  Not sure where I'm going to store them but I'm going to get them done!!!

What have you been up to lately??

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Obsessed with Paper Piecing!!!

I can't believe I'm paper peicing!!! Totally obsessed with it. 

Check it out:

This one is easy!! You could do it!! I found a great tutorial on Pinterest! It made it so easy. So easy!!!

This one needs some more work. I need to practice making this one again. 

I gotta run. The Mini has an appointment in Regina!!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Butterfly ... I might be crazy!!

When Dallas and I were on holidays, he pointed out this quilt to me:

I was huge and beautful.  I didn't think much of it after we saw it.  I think it was at the Botanical gardens in Maddison, WI that we visited.  During our visit we picked out some plant and actually agreed on a yard design!!  Pretty exciting stuff.  Now we just need a yard!!

Anyways ... When I got back I looked at the pile of blue material that I bought to make Dallas' mom a quilt with.  I was going to make her a Northern Lights Quilt by JayBird Quilts.  Sitting here watching golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, I thought why not draw out the butterfly.  So I did...  

I did have all the little blocks in it like the orginial quilt in the picture above but then I thought, I don't have enough material or creative design ability to do it.  So I erased all the blocks and kept the outline. I went in search of a design and found this ...

Thank you Google!!!  I figured I could do somthing like like this.  So I got out some markers and coloured!!  

This is what I've come up with:

I might have to adjust lines or add in some half square triangles to make things flow a little more.  I figured this is a good guide.  Have I mentioned that I love graph paper???  Well I do.  I figure I can even make this a lap quilt (I know ... gasp!!!)  I'm going to make each square equal 1 in (finished size).  That will make the butterfly 43 in by 36 in.  Add on a small border and done!!  I figured I would be smart about the design and made all the half square triangles the same.  Then I can bulk make them and be done!!  The other parts of the quilt can be cut in different lengths, times 2 - one for the left side and one for the right.  I figure it will be some what time consuming but should look good when I get it done.

As always ... I need more time to get these projects finished or maybe I just need to use my time better!!!  Deep thoguht for the day!!

Off to sew!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Quilt Delivery

Today is grad and I was able to deliver my gift!!

I channelled you and labeled the quilt: 

Here is the graduate and get quilt!!

She loved it!! I was excited to give it to get!! 
Happy sewing!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Another Quilt Pattern Added to the To-Do List

Yep ... I did ... I bought another pattern.  I've looked at this pattern many times and thought, I can draw it and just make it.  Then it showed up on Instagram the other day.  Her Mom made an amazing scrappy quilt and so I bought it ... another one added to the to-do list!!

I am committed to doing this quilt by only using scraps and not planning ... or kind of not planning!!!  I'm loving this quilt by Fresh Lemon Quilts ... Starfall!!  It's a great scrappy looking quilt!!

I can't wait to start this quilt ... I'm torn ... I haven't started anything with that fantastic grey material and I really really really want to make something with it.  BUT I can't figure out what to do with it.  There aren't enough hours in the day to get all the quilting that I want to do done.

I'm off to hunt through the scrap bin ... after I finish the t-shirt quilt grad gift that's due tomorrow!!
Happy Sewing