April 29, 2016

Plus Skull Quilt

A quilt update on the Skull Quilt.  I've been cutting pieces and yesterday I laid them out on the garage floor.

The dogs were there to "help"!

After taking some photos, these are from my IG, I moved the solids to the edges, and thought that was a good improvement.  I pinned all the rows together, and killed my back!  They're ready for stitching but first I'm going for a massage.  I have a groupon, and I'm using it!
May your bobbins always be full,

April 23, 2016

A new Plus Quilt

One of my daughters likes the Sugar Skull motif.  I've been collected some of those fabrics and some "normal" skull fabric, so I could make her a quilt.  One of my challenges was a quilt design that would show off the skulls.

I settled on a Plus Quilt design as the best bet.  When I pulled the fabric, I added some low volume but I thought it needed more, so I added four solids, shown in the photo below.

I think this will make a good balance.  Now, to the cutting mat!
May your bobbins always be full,

April 20, 2016

MQG ~ Riley Blake Designs Fabric Challenge ~ Quilt is finished

It's small but mighty!

I seem to say this a lot, about my quilts - I really love this one.  It was such a great challenge from Riley Blake Fabrics, to use their Sashing Stash fabric.  You could make anything, as long as it was quilted.  Me, I made a quilt, of course!  I rarely hand stitch, but last night I hand stitched the binding because it's small 34" x 34".

I had a hard time keeping this as the quilt back.  I almost caved and made two quilts!
May your bobbins always be full,