Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween quilt

My mother-in-law made a Halloween quilt not too long ago.  I quilted it last month so that it can be enjoyed before Halloween is actually here.

For everywhere except the pumpkins, I used 'candy bucket'.  I have a tutorial for it here.

Here is a heavily photoshoped view of candy bucket.  It has circle candies (like peppermints), rectangle candies (like tootsie rolls), and lollipops.

I put spiderwebs with a few spiders by the pumpkins.

This is the back of one pumpkin - spiderwebs and the same spider as the above photo.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Progress through Septemeber

There hasn't been a ton of progress lately as the king sized quilt took up quite a bit of time.  Oh, and World of Warcraft released it's expansion and so I've been spending more time playing that.  Things are still moving though, and that's nice to see.

1. Wedding quilt (JEM): I'm dealing with a ton of thread ends, but it's almost done!  It's a king-sized quilt and there's just a lot of it.  I haven't actually laid this whole thing out as I'm a bit afraid of it.  What if I don't like it?  It hasn't clicked with me as much as some quilts have.

2. Quilt Halloween quilt.  I just need to make my final post.  I should do that soon, before Halloween has come and gone.

3. Baby boy quilt: I just finished the top of this baby quilt.  Next to figure out how to quilt it.

Things I haven't worked on recently (or haven't started yet):
4.  Scrap bee blocks 2017.
5. Meshing solid HSTs
6. Temperature quilt. 
7. Rainbow Log Cabin
8. Scrap quilt #2
9. Jeweled floors
10. Lost piece
11. Winter quilt
12. Fabric from Christmas
13. Pillow with green/purple fabric
14. Trying to fit in - left over triangles
15. Black scrap quilt.
16. Joshua robot pillowcase
17. Baby quilt (B?P)
18. Wedding Quilt left over HST
19. Purse

Friday, October 5, 2018

Framed quilt block

Some friends had a miscarriage recently.  Instead of a quilt, I made a quilt block and framed it.  A palm branch block, because the baby is praising God now.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Quilting: candy bucket

I quilted a Halloween quilt recently and the fabric had quite a bit of candy in it.  So I made a candy bucket quilting motif to go with it.

There are three different candies, and they are combined with a meander.

There is a tootsie roll or smarties shaped candy:
There is a peppermint candy, with or without a swirl:

Finally, there is a lollipop.  Again with or without a swirl.  This was my least favorite of the three, because I had a hard time going back on top of the stick.
It's a bit hard to see on the quilt due to the fabrics, but here's what it looked like on the top.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Robot quilt - finished

A while ago I finished my son's quilt.  However, since it was staying in my house I delayed in documenting it.  But finally did.

His favorite color is green, and I found some Galaxy by Makeover UK that had robots and spaceships, also some of his favorite things.

While I like how the design turned out, I'm less than thrilled with the quilting.  I couldn't decide what I wanted to do, so I did half  maze (or circuit board) and half meandering starts.  I only quilted the green triangles, and tried to do the opposite motif in neighboring green blobs.

I did fussy cut out the robots as well as possible.  

The back is a robot minky.  The binding is a green Kona...I don't remember which one.

This is my favorite picture.  A robot quilt by a least the best one I could come up with.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Stash Bee 2018

I finished the quilt from Stash Bee this year!

I love how it turned out.  It is bright and colorful and just what I had in mind.  I got the idea from Love Laugh Quilt.  It worked well for a bee quilt because there were barely any points that needed to be lined up.  The blocks I got were all mostly the same size, but it was still super easy to deal with the slight variations in size.  (Also, I love seeing what scraps other quilters send over.)

I thought I was sending the quilt over to the baby with plenty of time to spare.  However, I think the quilt arrived the same day the baby came home from the hospital.  I received a picture; the baby is less than two blocks tall of the quilt...and the quilt isn't that big. :)

I did a scrappy sateen binding.  It seemed like a good fit for a scrappy quilt.

For the quilting, I did Square-Centric (from 180 Doodle Quilting Designs) in the white borders.  It worked out lovely.

Hmm, with the white thread you can't see it very well.  You can see it slightly better on the minky.

A few last pictures, because I ended up with a bunch of pictures that I loved this time.  We went to the local college, and the outside spaces were beautiful.

Friday, September 7, 2018

A rainbow quilt

I do love rainbow quilts.  It also seems as though I like HSTs. I love solid quilts.  And so, I put them together.

The hard part with this quilt was that I didn't know if it was going to be for a boy or a girl.  So I removed red and purple from the rainbow...even though the center does look a bit red, it's just a darker orange.  Then I found out that the baby was a girl, so I added a purple border.

The Kona colors are: coral, carrot, sunny, highlight, sour apple, clover, bluegrass, jade green, cyan, neon blue (by Riley Blake), Mediterranean, riviera, and windsor.  I was using my scraps, so some of the outside strips have multiple colors in them.

I quilted it with arcs.  This is the first time I felt very happy using a ruler.  I taped off the line on the ruler that I was supposed to line up with the bottom of the row and then quilted an arc of the circle ruler.  I didn't try to use the whole circle, and I think that is what made the difference.  It wasn't fast, but it wasn't slow either.

Backed with minky, bound in sateen, and given to the baby.
Linked with Crazy Mom Quilts.