Friday, May 15, 2015

QT New Year's Eve Mystery Progress

I've been working on this NYE Mystery Quilt again.  Making some good progress finally.  All those small pieces are finally sewn together and await pressing.

Waiting for pressing
After a day of pressing, I'm now giving everything a final trimming before assembling the top.  Slow process, this trimming!
Final Trimming
Even tho I used 2 pink fabrics for the background, I still ran out!  The quilt is supposed to have sashing with cornerstones, but mine won't.  It will make a neat secondary block though.

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Little Quilt completed

It isn't even May yet and I've got the May Little Quilt top finished.  This one measures about 18"x22" and will join the other Little completed tops.  Eventually they will all go into one quilt, maybe two, depending upon what I end up with at the end of the year.  I'd like to remake January's Little and make it the size it should be.  If you remember, I made it larger so it would cover the fireplace Black Hole.  We'll see....

May Little Quilt
Now I need to get back to this mystery quilt from New Year's!!
Just waiting for me....
Keep on Stitchin'!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Triangular Adventures Finished!

Got this one done and enjoyed doing different quilting in each block.  Lots of good practice.  Lots of fun!

Triangular Adventures
And here are closeups of each block.  It was windy today, so I had to hold the quilt against the fence to get some of the blocks.  Luckily, I caught a good shot of the whole quilt in between gusts!!

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Triangular Adventures on the frame

This was a quilt along from a few years back.  It's all half square triangles and each block has a different layout.
Triangular Adventures on frame
With this one, I plan to do different free motion quilting on the white areas within each block.  The sashing will be the same quilting through out the quilt and is also free motion.  Borders will be a gentle curve using a ruler.  So far, I've done the top border and a bit on each side as well as some of the sashing.   Just getting started quilting inside the first block.
Getting the quilting started!
Keep on Stitchin'!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Flowers in the Wind Finished!!

All bound and label sewn.  This quilt will be another donation quilt.  It measures about 60" square.
Flowers In The Wind
Flowers in the Wind Label
This is the label I use for donation quilts.

Quilting on backing
Tried to get a decent shot of the quilting, but it doesn't show up real well against the print of the backing.  I did free motion swirls with a large flower thrown in here and there.  If you looks closely at the mid left area, you'll see the large flower.

Keep on Stitchin'!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Flowers in the Wind Quilt top on the frame

Got another quilt top on the frame this afternoon.  I'll give it some thought overnight to decide how to quilt it.  I'm planning on a free motion all over pattern of some sort.

Flowers in the Wind on frame
Keep on Stitchin'!!

April's Little Quilt

Finished up the Little Quilt for April from Connecting Thread's Quilt With Us Forum.  It was a pretty fast one except for all the pinning I do to match seams.  I can't seem to keep them together with just my fingers.  So I pin, and pin, and pin.....

April Little Quilt
I used fabrics left over from a quilt top I put together at the recent retreat. This Little measures 18.5" square.

Keep on Stitchin'!!