Monday, October 31, 2016

Wedding quilt

It's finished!  All of the threads are hidden, pictures taken, and it's ready to be delivered this weekend.

First of all, the quilt inspiration is Nonchalant from "20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts".  Our original plan was to do it in three colors, substituting Kona Sand for the white.  But when I got the fabrics all together, there wasn't enough contrast.  So we added some white.  Then for fun some of the medium grey was substituted with a dark grey to round out the value spectrum a bit more.

It's a large queen.  It might actually be a bit too large, but I like my bed quilts on the large side.  That way, if someone needs to steal some blankets in the middle of the night there is still a change the other person has some covers.  It was rather hard to photograph though.

The quilting looks pretty good to me.  Besides the loops, the designs were from "180 doodle quilting designs."  I don't love the quilting in the sand strips.  I found that I have a hard time going straight on the diagonal, and so they're rather wiggly.  When taken as a whole it isn't too bad, but still not my favorite.

However, I really like the quilting in the light and dark greys.  I used pounce to mark the lines, so while they're not perfection they aren't crazy all over the place either.  I love the texture that they give to the quilts.  The saffron (Kona Grellow) pieces got loops.  I realized I would need something easy to get this quilt done in a reasonable amount of time.  I had originally be planning on quilting the white part too, but then decided that it would be softer if I didn't.  (And it was that much faster too.)

The back is minky.  It's just so soft.  The quilting comes through very nicely too.  You can see some of the different color threads (each match the fabric color), but it's not very noticeable.

This was my October goal, and I just managed to finish it! Also linking up with Finish It Up Friday.

Friday, October 7, 2016

September recap

1. Wedding quilt. Well, this was last month's goal.  I wasn't too far off, but I also wasn't very close.  I just finished the quilting (four days into October) and I have to tie off a gazillion thread ends and bind.  This will be October's goal too.  At the rate I've been going, it is a possible goal but not a for-sure goal.

Baby quilt (boy). I received all the blocks from Stash Bee and put them together.  This is going on the quilter next as it's for a baby who is a few months old now.  Now that I'm seeing it in a picture, I really, really like it.

. Aunt's quilt. I got all the colored HSTs together.  It was close a few times as the cat seemed a bit mad at me and messed up my pieces.  The first time she didn't mess them up too much and the second time most of them were at least put into blocks.  I quickly numbered them after the second time.  The third time three numbers fell out, but it was still pretty easy to put them all in the right spot.  Now they're all in a stack waiting for their corner triangles.  Look at how well my points match up!  There's only a few that aren't "perfect" and I'm rather excited about that.

Other items still waiting around...or newly added. 

4. bee hive scrap something.  
5. scrap quilt #2.  
6. Scrap quilt.   
7. Simply solids bee quilt.     
8. Rainbow log cabin.  
9. Orphan rocket block.  
10. Jeweled floors.    
11. Lost piece (almost whole cloth quilt).    
12. Winter quilt.    
13. fabric from Christmas.    
14. A pillow with green/purple fabric.
15. Sunset wall hanging.  
16. Quilt nautical quilt.  
17. Baby quilt (girl) 
18. Quilt HI quilt