Monday, January 26, 2015

Ready for Take-Off!

I'm starting a new quilt. You would think I could finish one of my other quilts first, but NOOOO, I have to keep creating.

It started because I want to do a demonstration to my quilt guild on a reverse applique' technique using freezer paper. It is an easy way to set in circles. It's the method I used in my Meadow Quilt.

I was thinking that this same technique should work with different shapes. So I thought I would give it a try.

 I decided to try it with a plane. seems to work well.

 Now all I have to do it remove the freezer paper and top stitch it down to the orange fabric.
I think this will look really cool with this Alison Glass fabric.

Sew, needless to say, I started a new quilt. I guess I'm ready for take-off.


Today I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

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Pat

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

More Basting!

Whew, two quilts basted this week. Yippee!  Especially since the second quilt top has been finished since last March - see the Pantone quilt here. Let's hope it doesn't take another year to get it quilted. I'm still not sure how I'm going to quilt this.


The other quilt I got basted was my Meadows Quilt, which I'm really looking forward to quilting.


I spray basted both quilts using 1"x3"x94" boards. Click here to see my tutorial on how to spray baste with boards.


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Pat

Monday, January 19, 2015

Backed and Basted

I love having a Monday holiday. Especially since my hubby has to go to work. I can get sew much done. I finished piecing the back for my Meadow quilt. Really happy with it.
 This is really a big quilt - queen sized. It is the largest quilt I've made so far. Well okay, I have made two queen sized quilts before, but they were done QAYG (quilt-as-you-go). This will be the largest I've quilted in one piece. It is so big I had to borrow longer boards and set two tables end to end (pushed all of my living room furniture over to fit the tables together) in order to baste it. I'm using Quilters Dream Wool, so I was able to spray baste. LOVE how soft this batting is.



 The boards I borrowed were from Quilters Corner (LQS), they are part of fancy basting frame. I just couldn't make the frame work, so I did it my way by wrapping the quilt on the boards (Click here to see my tutorial on how to spray baste using boards). Worked like a charm.
 I am a little concerned about free-motion quilting this quilt. With all of the curved piecing, I'm a bit afraid of puckers. This is another reason I choose spray basting and wool batting. I think spray basting holds the quilt together better with less shifting and the wool loft should help take up some of the slack. The other great thing about wool batting, it drapes so nicely. Can't wait to get this done and on this bed!
I'm going to have to make over this room to compliment this quilt!

Today I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

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Pat

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WIP Wednesday


I really am back to quilting and blogging, Monday's post was not a fluke. I'm actually feeling inspired to quilt.

I finished up my Meadow's quilt top.



I love how this quilt is turning out. I think it's going to look wonderful on this bed.  Now I'm on to making the back and it this baby basted!  


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Pat

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hello Again

WOW, really didn't mean to be gone from blogging for so long, but the holidays just sort of "ate" my time. I ended up making 14 sets of potholders (28 total) for Christmas presents. That's like making a whole quilt! Heck, I didn't even get pictures of them.

Finally, this weekend I started back on my Meadows quilt. I got all of the blocks pieced together.



I plan on added large panels of the navy blue so that it will end up fitting this bed. Ooooo, that means there will be lots of negative space to "quilt the snot out of it".

I'm really pleased with this quilt so far. I promise to be back regularly.

Today I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

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Pat

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Galloping Through the Meadow Quilt

I finally finished piecing all of the blocks in my Galloping Through the Meadow quilt. Now I need to square up my blocks and join them.


I started this quilt way back in September at a Lizzy House workshop. I've had it all cut out for well over a month now and it has been on my design wall taunting me to work on it. So this weekend I bit the bullet and pieced all 20 blocks. Once all of the blocks are joined, I will be adding navy panels around the sides to make it large enough for a full sized bed. I've been dreaming of ways to quilt this, maybe some hoof prints will show up!

Today I'm linking up with  A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Pat

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Block by Block

This is going to sound odd coming from a quilter, but piecing is not my favorite part of quilting. I prefer the design and free-motion quilting parts the best. I piece to see my design and to get something to quilt. This weekend I spent my time piecing guild blocks.

This is my design for a quilt "strip" 9"x 72". Eight others in my guild are also making a "strip". We will put them all together for the MQG/QuiltCon Charity Challenge

Here are some of the elements of my strip


The two blocks below are the last two blocks for my guild's scrap bag/block exchange. Both are enlarged variations from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. You can see how to resize a block here.





At this point I'm ready to find something to FMQ! Alas, I have more piecing to do! 

Today I'm linking up with A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

Color Me Quilty!

Pat