Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Balloon Baby

 A new grandniece--a new quilt!

This is a bright and happy flannel D9P (quick and easy). 🎈🎈🎈

Balloon Baby 42" x 42"

Balloon Baby (back and binding detail)

I used a scrappy binding for this one, and I succeeded in my aim to use almost every bit of this fabric. I've just a few inches left; they will find their way into something scrappy in the future.

Welcome to the world, baby girl!

Happy Quilting! 😸

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Big Boy Quilt

I made a quilt for one of my grand-nephews.

Here is his baby quilt.

I try to make a flannel baby quilt, then a regular cotton big-kid quilt for kids in my family. This way, when they move from a crib to a big bed, they have a quilt that will fit.

This time, I went with a string quilt. I made 4.5" HSTs with strings and a neutral background. I arranged them in a layout I saw HERE.

Here is my result.

String Squares (76" x 94")

String Squares (binding and border detail)

He likes a series of books about The Little Blue Truck. I didn't find licensed fabric for the character, but I did find blue trucks for the backing.

String Squares (backing and binding detail)

Lots and lots of scraps in this one--I hope he likes it!

Happy Quilting! 😸


Sunday, June 5, 2022

A Start on Maymont

 Maymont is a Bonnie Hunter design. I've just started it as a new project.

Maymont by Bonnie Hunter

So far, I've only made a couple of test blocks from scraps I had lying about, but I'm sewing strips now! :)  I'm planning to make all the centers and cornerstones in red fabrics. 

More to come . . .

Test Blocks for Maymont

Happy Quilting! 😸

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Rhododendron Trail Finish

 Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery this year was called Rhododendron Trail.

I stayed (mostly) with Bonnie's colors--only substituting green for aqua. This is a different quilt than my usual ones; it is much lighter in color overall, but it is nice to make something out-of-the-ordinary sometimes.

Rhody Trail (92" x 100")

Rhody Trail (border and binding detail)

Rhody Trail (backing and binding detail)

A fun project--I love Mystery Quilts!

Happy Quilting. 😸

Monday, April 4, 2022

Three Finishes

 I haven't been posting much lately, but the quiltmaking continues!

This is a flannel couch quilt. A dear friend gave me some flannels, and I added a few of my own to the mix. I backed it with a piece of fleece I had on hand that happened to be exactly the right size!

Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (60" x 71")

Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (detail)

Old-Style Winter Print Flannel (backing and binding detail)

Next up is a Hallowe'en Trip Around the World. I know it is out-of-season, but next October, I'll be ready! 🎃 I call this one Spooky Trip Around the World.

Spooky Trip Around the World (90" x 90")

Spooky Trip Around the World (edge detail)

Spooky Trip Around the World (center detail)

This third quilt is a Bonnie Hunter design called Boxy Bow Ties. For some reasons, it sits in my brain as Botox Ties! Other than string quilts, this might be the scrappiest quilt I've ever made. There is a little of everything in here. I added a few extra cornerstones in the sashing that weren't part of the original design.

Boxy Bow Ties (94" x 94")

Boxy Bow Ties (detail)

Boxy Bow Ties (detail)

Boxy Bow Ties (backing and binding detail)

I'm still working on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Rhododendron Trail, and I'm doing her Hearts of Hope quiltalong as well. I've lots of projects in the works.

Happy Quilting! 😸

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Embroidered Baby Quilt

 I was given some stamped quilt blocks to embroider, and I decided to make a baby quilt with them.

Really bad picture, sorry! 46" x 60"


There were twelve baby animal blocks . . .

. . . which I combined using sashing in between.

By adding triangles to the sashing ends and including cornerstones, I formed a star at each of the corners of the embroidered blocks.

I finished it with a striped binding.

The quilt went together quickly--the embroidery took longer than the construction!

It looks terribly wrinkled in these photos, but after washing, it is much smoother. I put this one away for a future gift.

Happy Quilting! 😺

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Pinwheel Explosion

 This is a simple, scrappy quilt that I designed with different sizes of pinwheels.

Pinwheel Explosion (84" x 84")

The pinwheels finished at 12", 6", and 4". It could be made with 8", 4", and 2", if you prefer [or other sizes, if you want to do the math 😉].



Pinwheel Explosion (detail)

I arranged the pinwheels so that, on a bed, the smallest ones would fall in the center. I used scraps for the pinwheels themselves, though the background was cut from yardage.


Pinwheel Explosion (backing and binding detail)

I backed the quilt with a green brushstrokes print and bound it with a yellow/gold solid.

A very simple block and arrangement--sometimes, simple is just the ticket! 🎫

Happy Quilting. 😸