Monday, April 4, 2016

On Point Quilt top

This is project #3 on my finish-a-long list.  It is my On Point quilt made from Wee Wander by Sarah Jane.  This quilt is destined for my daughter's bed.  I purchased the fabric last spring and cut all the blocks, but stalled when it came to assembly.  When I finally sat down to work on this quilt, it came together pretty quickly.


The only problem was that our current house is so small, I didn't have much room to lay it out.  As you can see it took up most of the floor. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Dot Party Finish - a Q1 Finish

I joined the Finish-a-Long to help keep myself focused and accountable this year.  My first finish was my Dot Party quilt.  I can't find any record of when I actually started this quilt but I do know that I basted it together in January of 2015.
 The fabric was a layer cake called Oz by Momo and it't long out of print.  I'm almost positive that I bought it from Natalia of Piece'n'Quilt back when she still had a small online shop.  She was actually one of the first bloggers I ever followed.

The back of this quilt might actually be my favorite.  I love how all the colors stand out against the black and the improv nature of it.


Although a bit washed out, I think this picture shows off the quilting and variegated thread pretty well.

The finished quilt measures about 45" square. You can find my original list of projects I wanted to finish here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Simple Simon and Focal Point - The Splendid Sampler

Simple Simon

Focal Point
These are blocks #5 - Simple Simon and #6 - Focal Point in the Splendid Sampler.  I spend sometime last week sorting all my scraps in to bins that organize them by shape...strips, squares and triangles.  While I was at it I picked out what I wanted to use for these blocks and a couple of others.   Both went together pretty quickly.   All the blocks that have be released so far have been fantastic but I've decided to only make the ones that I'm drawn to the most.  I want this to be a fun, relaxing, no pressure project.