Friday, April 12, 2019

Q2 FAL

Here we go!  I made some good progress last quarter, even if I didn't work on many items.

1. Lego quilt (M): The couple is big into Legos and used a Lego bear in both of their baby announcements.  I thought I'd try to make a quilt with both elements; we'll see how it turns out.  It's my first time with circles.

2. baby girl quilt (PSVK): This is made but needs to be quilted.



3. E's quilt: She is five years old and needs a new quilt!  We went to the fabric store and she had lots of fabric that she liked, but she seemed to gravitate towards brights, rainbows and flowers.  Her mom wants it to be able to grow with her.

The rest are hold overs from last quarter and I didn't work on them at all...
4. Meshing solid HSTs: This needs to be quilted.  Densely, so the grey variations aren't so prominent.


4.  Scrap bee blocks 2017: This got all put together and now needs to be quilted.  I also want a scrap backing, so that needs to be pieced.


5. Temperature quilt.  I need to quilt this.  It's from 2017, so it's rather low on the priority list.

6. Rainbow Log Cabin.  I need to decide what to do with this.  I was thinking of making it reversible.  If I don't want to do that, I need to just finish it up!


7. Scrap quilt. Surprise, surprise, it needs to be quilted.


8. Winter quilt.  I have the fabric and an idea for the pattern.  It involves triangles and a sketch is somewhere on the blog.


9. Pillow with green/purple fabric.  I just want to make an easy pillow.  I just need to do it.


10. Black scrap quilt.  This is so close to being finished.  I want to square it up before binding, and the task seems daunting.



11. Wedding quilt left over HST II (JNK).  While I don't have a pattern in mind yet, finding one for HSTs will be pretty easy.  I was considering adding in some pink to have a pre-made girl baby blanket.


12. Green stripes.  This isn't square.  I don't really know how to square it up well (or easily), so it's been sitting around for a long time.



Things that don't count for the Finish-a-long but I want to remember them:

14. Jeweled floors
15. Wedding quilt pillows
16. Quilt for Ryan  
17. Trying to fit in - left over triangles
18. Fabric from Christmas


Joining wiht Q2 FAL.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Rainbow squares - finish

I finished this quilt a while ago.  I'm going to admit, I don't love it.  From this far out it looks nice, but all the fabrics have prints on them and it ended up being way too busy.  However, I do love all the fabrics individually...I'll need to try again with some solids.  (However, several people that I've talked to and have seen it in real life really like it...so maybe it's just me.)

I found the original from SewManyQuilts.  It was created by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

It got it's photo shoot at my brother's house, as we were visiting for the weekend.  It's always fun to see what I can find in new locations.

The rainbow slowly melts its way across the quilt.  First the red is inside, orange middle, and yellow outside.  In the next strip the orange is in the inside, yellow middle, and green outside.  Etc., etc.

Due to the business of the quilt, I left the quilting pretty minimal.  I echoed the arches on the black fabric in black thread.  I also echoed some parts of the block to get a zig-zag down each color strip.

Aren't these fabrics great?!?  They're from Foundation by Sassafras Lane Designs and the background colors are exactly what I would have picked if I needed "perfect" colors for a rainbow.

This is the only finish I managed this quarter, but at least I finished something!  Linking up with Q1 Finish-A-Long.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ironing

It's time to iron again.  I don't like ironing the long seams.  This time I had the foresight to iron the long seams in three sections and then combine them...it did make it much easier!


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Leftovers - finished!

Due to poor planning with a recent wedding quilt, I had a ton of leftover HSTs.  So I made another quilt.  Honestly, I love this one, probably more than the original.

We had freshly fallen snow on the day I took the pictures and I took advantage of it.  However, it was also freezing out and my fingers started getting numb quickly.  It limited the amount of pictures I took.

I think on of the reasons I like it is the double sashing.  The slight color change really adds something.

For the quilting, I did chain squares (Angela Walters) in the HSTs.  I did figure 8's in the in between borders.

The back is a minky (of course) that you can just see in the top corner. 

It turns out that I still have a whole bunch more HSTs still in the bag.  So you'll be seeing another similar one sometime.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Fish quilt

I quilted this fish quilt for my mother-in-law (and posted about it a month ago).  She was unable to finish it off and so asked me to do it.  This is just to quilt document what the final quilt looked like, since it's always nice to have a final picture.


We got some older kittens last month too.  This one, aptly named Tornado, has a fondness for fabric.  And by "fondness" I mean "likes to make a mess of any fabric that I have out and growls when around fabric to make sure no one steals it from him."

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Q1 FAL

I'm going to try the quarterly finish along this year.  I feel like that's about as often as I've been posting progress updates anyway, so it might be more fun with others.


1. Baby boy quilt (HCP): Piecing is complete and it is the next one up on the quilting frame.  I just oiled the sewing machine, so hopefully everything will run very smoothly!  After I took the picture I realized I don't love this as much as I thought I would.  I love, love, love the individual fabrics, but should have included some solids.  Oh well...I'm not going to change it now.


2. E's quilt: She is almost five years old and needs a new quilt!  We went to the fabric store and she had lots of fabric that she liked, but she seemed to gravitate towards brights, rainbows and flowers.  Her mom wants it to be able to grow with her.


3. Meshing solid HSTs: This needs to be quilted.  Densely, so the grey variations aren't so prominent.


4.  Scrap bee blocks 2017: This got all put together and now needs to be quilted.  I also want a scrap backing, so that needs to be pieced.


5. Temperature quilt.  I need to quilt this.  It's from 2017, so it's rather low on the priority list.

6. Rainbow Log Cabin.  I need to decide what to do with this.  I was thinking of making it reversable.  If I don't want to do that, I need to just finish it up!


7. Scrap quilt. Surprise, surprise, it needs to be quilted.



8. Winter quilt.  I have the fabric and an idea for the pattern.  It involves triangles and a sketch is somewhere on the blog.



9. Pillow with green/purple fabric.  I just want to make an easy pillow.  I just need to do it.



10. Black scrap quilt.  This is so close to being finished.  I want to square it up before binding, and the task seems daunting.



11. Wedding quilt left over HST II.  While I don't have a pattern in mind yet, finding one for HSTs will be pretty easy.  I was considering adding in some pink to have a pre-made girl baby blanket.


12. Green stripes.  This isn't square.  I don't really know how to square it up well (or easily), so it's been sitting around for a long time.



Things that don't count for the Finish-a-long...
13. Wedding Quilt left over HST: This needs to be washed and have pictures taken!
14. Jeweled floors

15. Wedding quilt pillows
16. Quilt for Ryan  
17. Trying to fit in - left over triangles
18. Fabric from Christmas


 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ISO a fabric name

Does anyone know anything about this fabric?  Especially what it might be called?

I'd really like to get some more, but I got a fat quarter that doesn't have the salvage info on it.


update: I found it using this blog post, although with a few changes.  In Chrome I can just right click the picture and choose 'google search for image' and found it fairly easily after that.  It's Henry Glass: Black, White, and Scroll Vine.  And it isn't in stock anywhere anymore. :(  On to plan B.