February 8, 2020

Breezy Quilt Tops

When I make charity quilt blocks for my quilt guild, the Temecula Vally Modern Quilt Guild, I make 2 to donate and 2 to keep. I threw in some orphan blocks and made these quilt tops from the keepers. Two quilt tops done, same pattern, different look.

First I made the quilt top on the left.  While I was making it, I was inspired to make the brighter version.  Thank heavens for an abundant stash!

For Breezy #1, I used Kona Windsor and Coty.

For Breezy #2, I used Kona Turquoise, Chartreuse, Citrus, Red, and Surf.

This is a new design for setting the 12" blocks, it may be my favorite. I'm calling it Breezy because I was fighting a strong breeze when taking the photos.

In other news, I'm in with my new iron!  It's heavy and makes pressing quilt seams a breeze. I ordered it from the Vermont Country Store, in case you want to check it out.

May your bobbins always be full,

January 31, 2020

Currents Quilt Top

This is an original design and I'm so happy with the result!  I seldom follow a pattern, which means every quilt is an adventure and/or gamble.  I never really know how it'll turn out. 

My next decision was how to have it quilted.  I have a fabulous local LAQ, but I also thought thread color changes would be great.  I decided to have it custom quilted and I put it in the mail today. 

If you'd like to make your own Currents Quilt, it's 60' x 60", you can find my tutorial here.
May your bobbins always be full,

January 30, 2020

Wonky Stars BOM

These are the TVMQG's BOM for January, Wonky Stars.  Our meeting was on the 17th, so I'm late!  Life just got in the way.  Two of these will stay here for future quilts, and two will be donated to my quilt guild.  Now to work on the February BOM, a Scrappy Log Cabin Heart.

May your bobbins always be full,