January 1, 2018

2017 Finished Quilt Recap

These are the quilts I finished this year, large and small.  This is what happens when I travel a lot.  I was gone from home 100 days in 2017, and all that travel really cuts into the stitching time!  Some of these are listed in my Etsy shop, some have been or will be gifted and one is staying right here at Casa Prytz.

I have two additional quilts at my LAQ, and they will be 2018 finishes.

Here's some humor, and have a wonderful 2018!

May your bobbins always be full,

December 21, 2017

A Mug and A Mug Rug Swap

Next month my guild will be two years old; we're a young guild.  This year for our Christmas party we decided to exchange a Mug Rug and a mug.  It was a lot of fun.  Mine is above, I took the fox block from the Fancy Forest quilt pattern and shrank it!  Talk about math skills!  I bought the mug to match and threw in some tea.

The swap is a blind swap, each gift was placed in a brown paper bag and we passed them around.  Above is the gift that landed in my lap.  I am so pleased with this gift and have been using it a lot.  Below is a group shot of all of us holding our mugs and mug rugs.

May your bobbins always be full,

December 19, 2017

Paint Chip Challenge

My quilt guild, the Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild's current challenge is the Paint Chip Challenge.  I went to Home Depot and relieved them of lots of paint chip samples; took them home and cut them up and at the October meeting issued the challenge.

How it works:

  • Each participant will draw two paint chips at random
  • You can add one other color of your choice, or draw an additional chip for a real challenge.
  • You can add one neutral.
  • Make a quilted project using those colors. Fabric can be solids or prints.
  • Project due in February 2018.

Almost everyone, including me, drew 3 paint chips.

These are my paint chips and the fabric I matched to them.

And this is the design I came up with.  I call it Any Which Way!  This is only the quilt top, right now it's at the long-arm quilters, waiting for her to do her magic.
May your bobbins always be full,