Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Pattern: Traditional Irish Chain
Size: 30 x 30
Reason: I accidentally made 9-patches when I meant to make 4-patches (rolls eyes)
Special Fabrics: White sheet, purple left over from God's Promise back
1) Don't cut and sew on auto-pilot
2) Feathers aren't as scary as they look
Thoughts: The circles are hand quilted, the lines were done with a walking foot, the corner feathers were done with a darning foot.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Date: January - April 2015
Pattern: www.craftsy.com Inspired Modern Quilts
Reason: I love modern quilts. I wanted to know more about their construction, thus the course.
Best Buys / Special Fabrics: All from my scrap drawers.
Lessons Learned: It is better to trim down a little more and create a bit of waste than to have a finished cross that is too small!!
Thoughts: The husband asked me to finish this one for the baby of a friend of his. I think I need to make another. It was fun.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Date: April 2015
Size: 30 x 42
Best Buys / Special Fabrics: The hexis were a gift from a friend. The grey was a gift from a sister.
Lessons Learned: Don't assume gifted pre-cuts are the same size (I do this often.)
Thoughts: This is my first finish of the year (beside ten potholders). I have MANY tops waiting to be quilted.
I love the simplicity of this quilt - it took a weekend to make because I laid the hexis on top of a quilt sandwich and quilted them in place. The edges will fray beautifully in the wash. I really want to do this again with different shaped fabrics - squares and/or rectangles.
It is quite likely LBCQ will be doing a show at the library again this fall. I'll save this for the show.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Date: May 2012 - March 2013
Pattern: McCalls Quick Quilts March 2008 (severely modified)
Reason: I liked the pattern and I wanted to use some blocks Grandma gave me.
Special Fabrics / Best Buys: Many of the blocks including the 4 in the centre were given to me by Grandma. My Aunt who works at a fabric store let me know when the perfect navy came in to the store.
Thoughts: Gave to Dad for his 60th birthday. I hand quilted this one. It's been a really long time since I've done that.