Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Yes, I'm Still Quilting

Although I haven't been at my sewing machine much for the last few months, I did finish a quilt a while ago for a dear sister-in-law.

It's just half-square triangles. Easy, peasy.

Closeup of the quilting...

A look at the backing...

And a nice shot outdoors...

I have more projects in the pipeline, so perhaps I'll get back to posting more on the blog soon.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I'm Still Here

It's been way too long since I posted, but I haven't really finished anything since the last quilt I showed in April. More projects are in the works, but nothing is finished enough to show (hopefully, a couple will be finished in July).

In the meantime, here's a shot of the Genesee Valley Quiltfest in Rochester, NY where my Jane Stickle (aka Dear Jane) quilt was on display in early June.

This is an absolutely wonderful show, held every two years, and put on completely by volunteers! More than 600 quilts on display, and lots of vendors. The next one will be in June 2019.

click on the photo for a larger view

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Baby Love

Wow, it's been more than a month since my last post. I've been busy with a lot of sewing and quilting, but nothing finished to show until now. One of the quilts I'm working on has many, many pieces, so that one won't be finished for a while yet, but I did manage to get this quick baby quilt done this month. This is for a new member of the family on my husband's side.

The only fabric that I bought specifically for this quilt was the backing. All the rest was from my scraps, 74 different prints and about a dozen different tone-on-tone whites (they're hard to see in photos). I recognize some of these fabrics from a quilt I made for my son in 2001!

Here's a closeup...

And a shot of the backing and binding...

The backing was requested by the new grandma -- her son (the new father) had had a stuffed blue bunny when he was a child.

This quilt is now on its way to its new owner!

Friday, March 10, 2017

A Finish From Mid-2016

 I just realized that I never blogged about this finished small wallhanging that I made last summer.

(click on the photos for a larger view)

It's made with a simple fabric weaving technique that a friend of mine taught me. There's no piecing involved, and the seams are just sewn down using a decorative stitch on the raw edges of fabric.

I wasn't quite sure what to do with this piece once it was done, but then I realized that I had accumulated a lot of pins from the various quilt shows I've attended over the years, and this would make a great way to display them.

Here's a closeup...

batik strips from my stash

And another shot that shows some of the pins a bit better...

Now it's hanging on the wall behind my trusty Bernina...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Another Finish for February

One jelly roll and Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist pattern make one quick and easy quilt.

(the greens are really much nicer in person than on the computer screen)

A closeup shot...

And a bit of the backing and binding...

This one will be on its way to a new home next week!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Another Finish

This is my latest finished quilt, which used a jelly roll of brights and some strips of white fabric. 

The pattern is called Bright Idea, and the video with instructions can be found by clicking here. It went together very easily, and is a fairly large throw, approximately 60" x 74".

Here's another look...

And a closeup...

And a look at the backing and binding...

Monday, January 30, 2017

What's on Your Table?

This table runner was a quick and easy project, using five-inch squares from my batik stash. Five nine-patch blocks cut into four pieces (a la "disappearing nine-patch" technique), then sewn together, cut again, and sewn together again. Careful value placement makes the design.

Click here for a link on the technique (scroll down the page to the "disappearing nine-patch with a twist" pattern). Easy peasy.