Monday, March 14, 2022

Finally done from July 2015

 This pattern started from the July 2015 Precuts with a pattern by Lori J. Miller called Summer Harvest.  

I wanted to make it more modern, got a layer cake for 1/2 price, some background material, cut some of the background material and then put it away.  I didn’t even remember why, it’s been 7 years.  With the American Quilting Challenge to help push me to finish it, off I started.  

But when I ran out of material I realized why I put it away.  So now I needed to design my own, similar yet different.  And here’s the result.  Big and small blocks that to me looks like flying geese.  And straight line quilting.

The results with adding black grunge fabric.

The smaller ones are a quarter of the larger,(5”),  the corner flip units are also 1/4 of the smaller - 2 1/2”.
Still fast and easy to make.  With 2 1/2 “ strips in between the big ones and 1 1/2 “ with the smaller ones.  

I love this quilt.  It’s called Fly Away.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Catching up…..

Time is flying by.  Things to do at home, walking with my husband, exploring locally.  But I’m also still sewing.  Still here…

From American Quilting Society.  I couldn’t resist.  They also have a table top but it’s just big enough for a great pillow top.

Getting rid of some of the fabric with tabletops.  Matching with my barn doors.  The pillow below is some left over blocks that came together beautifully.

Finished quilt from Quilt Doodle’s 2021 BOM.  I’ve been busy.

What have you been doing?


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Summary of the Year

 It’s been a while with teaching and Covid but the good news is I’ve gotten things done.  Let me show you my last two which are Blocks of the Month, that I kept up with.

The first was with Annie’s Mystery quilt books, which you read a mystery, then the blocks give hints of who did the murder.  The results

I added another designer Art East Quilt Co.  it’s the fisherman and the seagull.

The quilting is a wavy line across it all, until the center piece, with the lighthouse.

But the crabs are paper pieced design by Faith and Fabric.  The material is a mixture of scraps.

The 2nd big accomplishment is another BOM from Quilt Doodle.  She’s a wonderful designer, her patterns and free BOM always both beautiful and creative but a nice challenge at the end (placement blocks).  The results is a beautiful addition to any home.  This year I bought the kit from Cindy and it was perfect.  I made a couple of cutting mistakes but there was extra to cover my mistakes.  The result 

How many did I complete in total?  Go to the top tab 2021 and see.

Happy quilting.