November 14, 2018

"I Got You, Babe" Soup Bowl Cozies

My quilt guild, the Temecula Valley MQG, decided to exchange soup bowl cozies at our Christmas Party.  I never leave anything to the last minute so I got busy.

First I made the soup bowl cozy for the gift exchange, and I really liked it.  I used bright scraps and patched them together.  There are about a million soup cozy tutorials on the internet, I read over 4 of them, and they were basically the same, except for the monetized blogs, they're pushing "product".

I was really happy with the one I made for the gift exchange, and I decided to make more.  I had a Layer Cake with just 16 pieces in it!  Layer Cakes usually have 42 pieces.

I decided to use it and made 8 more soup cozies.  The fabric has a very retro 70's vibe and reminded me of the Sonny and Cher song, "I Got You, Babe".

Here they are with the "twin" above it.   I have an idea about how I'll use these.  I think a soup cozy paired with a dried soup mix would be a fun gift.

May your bobbins always be full,

November 3, 2018

Plan B

This is a "plan B" quilt top. This year I foolishly started a Temperature quilt. With my travel schedule, I realized it wasn't going to happen. I deconstructed the January thru March temperature strips and stitched them back together to make this top.

The quilt top measures 42 x 36 inches.

Now to work on the quilt back.

May your bobbins always be full,

October 26, 2018

The Tile Quilt is finished!

This is my original design for the American Patchwork & Quilting Two-Color Quilt Challenge. It's a simple design using only two blocks.  If it's accepted, it'll be shown at Quiltcon in February. I'm not holding my breath about it being accepted because there will be thousands of entries from all over the world.! My design inspiration came from Athos Bulcão, a Brazilian artist.  It was quilted by a fellow TVMQG member Nancy Thomas.

If you want to make your own Tile quilt, you can find the tutorial here.

Project Started:  July 20, 2018
Completed:  October 25, 2018
Quilted by Nancy Thomas
Measures: 73" x 88"

May your bobbins always be full,