Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#igtqb collaboration

It started with this...
And this!
Then these two blocks were made....

then these beautiful EPP hexies...
and this fantastic Swoon block...
these colorful x-blocks were added...
throw in some colorful pluses...
more beautiful hexies...
three incredible star-plus blocks....

and some very colorful HST's...
  And you get this...

This is the most incredible collaborative project ever!  Back in March I joined with a group of ladies on Instagram to start a group of traveling quilts.  I made the first two blocks and sent them off, since then the have traveled all over the US and Canada to become this beautiful quilt top that I received back yesterday.   Over the last several months I had only seen small peaks at what they other ladies were adding and I was so excited when I picked up the box it arrived in at the post office last night. This beauty is big...measuring in at 84"x 68".  I had to bring in a ladder to get a good picture of the whole thing and it took up my whole living room floor!

Thank you Lindsey, Kristine, Dyan, Mary, Samantha, Katie, Nicole and Robin!

If you are on Instagram and you'd like to see more or check out the other finished quilts look up #igtqb.

Linking up Show and Tell over at I Have to Say and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A brand new finish!

 My motto for the next couple of months is FINISH IT!  So here is the first...

This quilt started last fall when I pulled out a turnover that had been sitting in my stash for far too long.    I wanted a project that wouldn't require much planning and no deadline.  After planning the layout, the top went together very quickly. 

 The project proceeded pretty quickly to the basting stage and I knew I wanted to try spiral quilting it.  And then it sat like this until June...

when I had my machine out to quilt the Sweet as Honey quilt that you can see my previous post. 

Once again the quilt sat...(Do you see a theme here? Apparently I procrastinate a lot!)  But yesterday I pulled it out, attached the binding and spent a couple of hours after the kids were in bed hand stitching the binding.

Those two pictures above show the quilt before I washed it.  The back show the spiral off really well!.

This is after washing, it got nice and soft.  The crinkly nature of a washed quilt is my favorite it part!

I've decided to gift this quilt to one of my husband's coworkers.  They are expecting a little girl in about a month and I think this will be perfect for our cold winters.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Basket of Flowers by Mary Englebreit,
Size: 31.5 inches square
Constructed entirely by me between Sept. 2013 and Oct. 25, 2014

I'm entering this as my second quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I've decided to include it in the ROYGBIV category.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Sweet as Honey

I finished this quilt in June.  It is made from a bundle of Sweet as Honey fabric I won from Hawthorne Threads.  The pattern was designed by Amanda from Westwood Acres. 

It is absolutely beautiful fabric, so soft! 

I used a very basic zigzag stitch to quilt it.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric - Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine, Moda Bella Solids 
Size - 58" x 62" ish
Pieced and Quilted by Me
Started - Feb. 2014
Finished - June 2014

 My original post about this quilt can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!  I hope your enjoying all the quilts entered in the Festival!

I'm entering this quilting in the Small Quilts category of this year Blogger's Quilt Festival.