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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hearts A Flutter - The Splendid Sampler

My little block made it into the collage shared on the Moda Fabrics blog!

 So I'm sure by now, that if you are into quilting you've heard of The Splendid Sampler quilt a long being lead by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.  Its been kind of hard not's everywhere!  The Facebook group has over 14,000 members and lots of people are sharing on Instagram as well.  

I didn't plan to participate, as I have enough projects started and not finished around here.  But Sunday evening, while my husband was working on homework for school, I wanted a quick sew.  I knew that the first block pattern had been released, so I dug through my scrap bins and got to work.  This block was quick, from start to finish it probably only took about 15 minutes to make.  

I don't know if I'll make all 100 blocks in the quilt a long.  Or just the ones that I like best.  The only thing I am planning to do is use scraps and fill in with stash fabrics as needed to make the the blocks.  I'm not putting any pressure on's just for fun.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Vintage Rainbow Mosaics

Rachel of Stitched in Color writes one of my favorite blogs, I have been reading it for years.  I love her approach to what she make and her encouragement with in the sewing community.  I also admire the courage it has taken for her to share all of her families struggles over the last year.

With the help of her sponsors she occasionally has mosaic contests, where participants can create a blend of fabrics that they feel reflect the theme she has described.  The most recent is based on the idea of a Vintage Rainbow and is sponsored by Fabricworm.

Here are the two that I created for the contest, below each picture is a list of the fabric I included.

Vintage Rainbow #1
1. Studio M for Moda, Basic Mixologie Geometrics, Off the Grid Light Green
2.Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman, Rhoda Ruth, Diamond Nature
3.Carrie Bloomston for Windham, Story, News Web Red
4.Simple Simon & Company for Riley Blake, Four Corners, Triangle Teal
5. Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery, Fleet & Flourish, Roadside Guides Opal
6. Bee in My Bonnet, Modern Mini’s, Arrows Yellow
7.Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman, Doe, Scratch Shale
8. Dear Stella, Zig Zag, Shell
9.Riley Blake, Lucky Star, Argyle Navy

Vintage Rainbow #2

1.Kimberly Kight for Cotton and Steel, Penny Arcade, X Dot Pink
2.Miriam Bos for Birch Organic Fabrics, Wildland, Flowerbed Orange
3.Lizzie Mackay for Blend, Faraway Forest, Secret Spot Grey
4. Miriam Bos for Birch Organic Fabrics, Wildland, Arrowheads Dusk
5.Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery, Fleet & Flourish, All Paths Clear
6.Moda, Color Daze Linens, Ombre Stripe Turquoise
7.Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery, Succulence, Greenhouse Aglow
8.Violet Craft, Highlands, The Geometry of Bees Honey
9.April Rhodes for Art Gallery, Bound, Painting Morale

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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2016 Finish-a-long: Q1 List

Have you heard of the Finish-a-long, this year it has undergone some changes and is being hosted by several wonderful bloggers around the world.

I've got a long list of WIPs, so I am planning to participate this year in hopes of keeping myself more focused and getting things done.

 1.  Dot Party - It's basted and ready for quilting.

2. Pow-Wow quilt top finished - This quilt is meant for my almost 10 year old son's twin bed.  I am hoping to have it long-arm quilted.


3. On Point quilt top finished - This one is for my daughter and will also be twin sized.


4. Make a baby sized Preppy the Whale quilt for my surprise Nephew.

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 ...