Sunday, November 22, 2020

Adventure Baby

 There's a new baby in the family, and you know what that means . . .

Adventure Baby  (48" x 56")

Adventure Baby (focus fabric detail)

Adventure Baby (back and binding detail)

I love flannel, and I also love finding the perfect project for fabrics from my stash.

Welcome, young man.  👶

Friday, November 13, 2020

Floral Trip Around the World

 I just love this pattern!

Floral Trip Around the World 90" x 100"

Floral Trip Around the World (back and binding detail)

I made this quilt once before with a travel theme. This time I used florals and a range of solid colors. It was another quilt that requires careful planning and organization, but it was fun to make!

I used a cheater fabric for the back to continue the floral idea, then I added a striped binding to finish. It is brighter than it looks in the photo--I took the photo on a cloudy day.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch

 I know someone who loves lavender!

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch 98" x 98"

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch (detail)

Kaffe Fassett Nine-Patch (back and binding detail)

I combined lavender and purple with a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll (and a little extra from a KF layer cake) to make this quilt. Setting the blocks on point with sashings and cornerstones gives it a look different than the standard nine-patch.

I had never used a jelly roll (2.5" x WoF) before. I liked the variety of fabrics; the roll was cut accurately (without pinking!); and the fabric was excellent quality and very soft. That being said, I didn't particularly like the jelly roll format and will likely not buy another one. In a quilt like this one, I think it would have been easier to piece if the fabrics had been starched a bit, and I was afraid that I would warp the precut strips by starching and pressing. Charm packs (5" squares), layer cakes (10" squares), and fat quarters (18" x 20") are fairly easy to starch when a firmer hand is needed.

I do like the way this turned out, though. I think the lavender and purple work well with the KF fabric which, typical for the designer, is wildly colored with big, bold prints! :)

Thanks for stopping by! 😸

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Under My Needle Today

 It looks like chaos, but I do have a method!

I keep telling myself to make smaller quilts, but I don't listen very well. 🙉

Monday, September 21, 2020

And Another!

 This is another quilt I made with the scrap QST blocks.

QST Quilt--78" x 78"

QST Quilt (backing and binding detail)

You can see the previous quilt I made with these blocks HERE.

I used a straight setting, neutral sashing, and charcoal grey cornerstones with this one (the first one was on-point).

Sometimes, simple blocks are the best. 🌞

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Very Traditional

 This is a very traditional quilt.

Traditional QST on Point (64" x 72")

Traditional QST on Point (detail)

Traditional QST on Point (back and binding detail)  

I had a bunch of scrap squares and decided to make QST (Quarter-square Triangles) blocks with them. I knew that somewhere down the road, I would find a home for them. This is one of two tops in which I used them (the other still needs to be basted and quilted). I set them on point and used alternate neutral QST squares to add depth.

Nothing fancy here--just a very traditional quilt.

Enjoy your Labor Day holiday! 😊

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Multi-Color Stars

 Another string quilt!

Multi-Colored Stars 78" x 78"


Multi-Colored Stars (detail)


Multi-Colored Stars (back and binding detail)


 It's a little crazy--I have another in the works that I think will show the secondary pattern to better effect.