January 8, 2021

Lattice Quilt Top


The first 2021 quilt top is finished. Such a simple pattern called "Lattice", it's a freebie from the Fat Quarter Shop. I used a Layer Cake of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey that I've had for ages. Now to piece the quilt back. I love how it turned out.

 The top measures 48" x 57.5".

May your bobbins always be full,

December 31, 2020

The Diamond Ripples Quilt


This is my final finish for 2020, quilt #22.  It's a special quilt for a special family.  This is the third quilt I've made for them.  


The quilt measures 57" x 72", and will be on its way to Belgium next week.


We're having a very windy day, here in Murrieta.  It made taking quilt photos a challenge, but I got it done!

 

May your bobbins always be full,

Pool Party Quilt


Well, my LAQ surprised me, and the rest of her customers.  She pushed herself to start 2021 with an empty "to-do" list.  That meant she needed to quilt a lot of quilts, and some were like mine, not due until mid-January.  So I got this Pool Party quilt back before Christmas, and I got the binding on this week.  I really love how it turned out.





The Pool Party Quilt was a result of my Pre-Cut Challenge.  I used a layer cake and various black and white low-volume fabrics, all from stash.  It measures 65" x 81", and will stay here at Casa Prytz.



The last photo shows that two hangers just didn't do the job!  Fun times.  This is quilt #21 for 2020; see something good did come out of this horrible year.

 

May your bobbins always be full,

December 7, 2020

Diamond Ripples Quilt Top is Complete




This is post-dated because I forgot to blog about it!  This will be the third quilt I've made for this family.  They are great people and I'm happy to help.  Dad is a West Point graduate and currently stationed in Belgium.  Mom is a civil engineer and currently not working except as a mom!  One thing that's great about this family is they always know what they want.  From Belgium, the mom ordered all the fabric, so she was sure the quilt would look like they wanted.  I got about 6 different packages because she couldn't find what she wanted from one vendor.

The total time for everything, cutting, and assembly, was about 3 weeks. I did take a couple of days off!  Tomorrow it's going to my LAQ for a spa treatment. It measures 56 x 70".
May your bobbins always be full,

November 13, 2020

Pool Party Quilt Top, Pre-cut Challenge


The Pool Party Disappearing-4-Patch quilt top is assembled. It measures 64.5" x 80.5". After assembly, I found a problem but it's staying! Can you spot the problem?

I made this from a layer cake called Pool Party Palette by Kona Cotton. I tried to keep the blues in the order they were in the layer cake, I succeeded for the most part. I'm very happy with the result. This is part of my pre-cut challenge, trying to use up all the precuts I've accumulated over the years.


Yes, this Disappearing-4-Patch looks different, if you want to make your own version, you can find the tutorial on YouTube, here.

May your bobbins always be full,

October 10, 2020

Geese at Sunrise, Precut Challenge, Two Quilts Finished!


The sun was directly overhead, so my photos aren't the best.  (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it!)  These are the last of the Jellyrolls I'm using for my Pre-Cut Challenge.  This jelly roll is called Geese at Sunrise and those are my kind of colors.



For the quilt backs, I used up some large pieces of scraps and a couple of orphan blocks.

These quilts measure 45.5 x 56.5 inches and 45.5 inches square.  Quilts # 16 and 17 for 2020.

Now to decide on my next Pre-Cut Challenge, I'm thinking Layer Cakes.  I have a few!  


May your bobbins always be full,

October 6, 2020

The Plan B X & + Quilt is Finished!


I'm so happy with how this turned out. Many of my quilts are "organic" and this one is no exception. Organic means I don't know what I'm doing, but the end result is perfect.  This is the 15th quilt I've finished this year.  The Stay-At-Home order means no travel, no travel means more sewing time.  It's a good trade-off.  I have two trips booked for next year, I'll have to wait to see if they'll actually happen.

May your bobbins always be full,

October 5, 2020

Two Strip Quilts are finished


Two jelly roll strip quilts complete. I finished binding them yesterday. The second photo shows the back of one. These are part of my PreCut Challenge to use my stash.


I used a batik jelly roll and a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll. The Kaffee roll only had 29 strips while the batik one had the normal 40 strips.  I removed the black batik because who needs a black batik and added 12 solid strips that I cut from my stash.  Then I shuffled everything a couple of times and divided them into two stacks.  This is the result.  I've very happy with how they turned out.  They measure 52" x 62"/
May your bobbins always be full,

September 27, 2020

Two Brake Light Quilts complete


My friends and current "Quilt Models", Lori and Charlie, met me in the parking lot at the clubhouse to help get photos of these two quilts.  You can read about the process of making these two quilts here.  

When I got home I remembered that I hadn't taken any cell phone photos, so I had to get creative.


I used some hangers with clips and hung both quilts from the gutter in front of the garage.



I used a long arm quilter that usually does custom quilting for me.  I left all the decisions up to her and I'm happy with the results.  My only displeasure is that when she mailed these two quilts back to me, she addressed the package incorrectly.  My street number was wrong, and my street name was misspelled.  I'm going to think long and hard before using her services again.


May your bobbins always be full,

September 24, 2020

Birch Point Quilt Top


This is my version of the Birch Point quilt top, pattern by The Blanket Statement.  When I say "my version", I really mean it. I cut and constructed the quilt differently from the pattern. I loved the look of her design but not the method. I did purchase the pattern, fair is fair.  Now to get it quilted by my LAQ.

I'm thinking of a black, gray, and white version, we'll see!

May your bobbins always be full,

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