Monday, April 16, 2018

Deja Vu All Over Again

One more fun quilt finished using a favorite pattern (can be found by clicking here). I'm at the point where I can probably make this pattern with my eyes closed.

Click on photos for a larger view.

The colors are much better in this closeup shot...

And here's the backing and binding...

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Another Easy Finish for March

 I'm starting to be predictable. If I buy fun fabric, it usually winds up in a Quick Strippie quilt (free pattern can be found by clicking here). This one is made using Dr. Seuss fabric.

Here's a closeup...

Fun striped bias binding...

  And a shot of some of the backing...

Monday, March 26, 2018

Christmas Is Right Around the Corner, Right?

It's never too early to start on a Christmas project...

Slowly, but surely, my stash is sort of decreasing in size...sort of.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Easy Finish for March

One of my favorite quick quilt patterns -- it's called Quick Strippie and can be found here.

Here's a closeup of the big meandering quilting with lime green thread, one of my favorites...

And a shot of the backing and binding...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Yes, a February Finish!

Although I have lots of quilts in progress, and I've been working on a number of them this month, I only have one small one to show as a finish for this month.

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I finished this small wallhanging top many years ago, probably close to a decade ago. I finally decided that since it's so busy, I would just stitch in the ditch in a number of places, just to get it quilted.

I remember that I learned a valuable lesson back when I made the flying geese. I learned that one should NOT sew seams all in one direction. When I sewed the flying geese together into rows, the rows wound up being a bit "bowy". Because of that, there was a good amount of stretching and fudging when I sewed all the pieces of the wallhanging together. I made it work, but ever since I made those flying geese, I always make sure I alternate directions when I'm sewing seams in a row.

I've also gotten better at not having so many points cut off...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

I have six quilt tops (plus batting and binding) that are waiting for me to purchase backing fabric. Although I have lots of fabric in my stash and can make many more quilt tops, I don't have lots of yardage that would work for backings. Most of my yardage is "too pretty" to use for backings, so I'm saving it for future quilt tops.

Time to go fabric shopping!!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Yes, Another Quilt Project

I keep finding more and more projects that I want to work on while I wait until I get to a fabric shop to buy some backings for quilt tops that are already done.

I've decided to finally make the blocks in this book, Tula Pink's City Sampler --100 Modern Quilt Blocks. All the blocks are pieced, so I don't have to worry about having to applique anything. And since all the blocks are just 6 1/2 inches unfinished, most of the pieces are small and can come from fabrics that I already have. My goal is to only use fabrics from my stash/scraps and to only use them once. We'll see if that happens.

Fifteen blocks are finished, using 45 different fabrics.