Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Another quilt for me to do ... Imagine that!!!!!

I'm obsessed with this quilt.  I can't wait to get started.  I've even finished a few tasks that I hate doing - I took out the garbage, did errands around town, swept/washed the floor (okay I turned the robot on)!!!  This is the version of the quilt that caught my eye:

I found it on Pinterest, which lead me to Pile O'Fabric Modern Sewing Blog!!! As I read the post, I discovered she used a jelly roll and made this into a wall hanging instead of a full size quilt.  I just happen to have a few jelly rolls and I think I might follow her lead and make a wall hanging instead of a full sized quilt.  So I played with some colours:

Since the quilt is called Super Nova, I thought I would search for some guidance.  Here's what I used: 

An actual super nova!!!  I have a few more things, quilt things, to finish before I get to start this one.  Maybe I can do this in NB this summer just using scraps!!  No planning???  Not sure I can do that!!!!

One more sleep and it's the last day of school!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Quilting Book

It finally arrived!!!  

I've quickly flipped through it ... Just looked at the pictures!!  I can't wait to do some reading tonight.  There's lots of tips inside this book for things like quilting and what type of designs to use.

I thought of you when I saw this one.  I know how you like a scrappy quilt.  I think this would look great with scraps and one solid.

This quilt is the reason why I wanted to buy this book!!  I have pinned a bunch of them on Pinterest.  I can't wait to try this one!!

There are a couple others in the book that I'm interested in too!!!

Happy last day with students!!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Baby Quilt

I've had a few moments today working on this quilt!!  I do love how it turned out.

I did some fancy quilting through the hands.  It might be a little too busy but it's done!!  I quilted leaves through out the hands.


I added some grass ... 

I didn't have a large enough piece of batting so I had to sew a few pieces together.  

This worked great.  You can't tell it's been joined together.  No big bump!!

I quilted the tree too ... 

I even put a knot in the design.  

Hope you were able to get something done today!!

A Wedding Gift Part 2

I figured I shouldn't cut the settin squares when I was tired so I did it this morning!!  

I ran out of space in this corner

I discovered that I was one square short.

I've to make the missing setting squares and then put this together.  

All ready to put this top together but not today!!  I need to finish the baby quilt first!!

Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Wedding Gift ...

So I didn't get this quilt done on time for the wedding but I did show the couple the picture!!  They were excited!  Here's where I'm at:

I started to lay this out tonight after I completed the squares.  It was more challenging than I thought it should have been.  I couldn't get the angle right.  This is the first 1/2 of the quilt.

Here is 90% of the quilt:

I have all the side and end triangles done.  They are pinned to the instruction sheets so I don't mix them up!!  I'm going to pin these rows together so I don't mix up the order!  

I am going to start and finish a baby gift tomorrow!  I had some help getting this started!  

I can't wait to put this one together.  I'll have to pick out a new tv series to start tomorrow so I can stay focused!!  

Hope this gives you the motivation to get that quilt done, Her!!!

Happy Saturday night!
Good night!