May 6, 2019

Curved Log Cabin Quilt Top.

A while ago I decided to make a red and white quilt.  I started acquiring lots of different red fabrics with no idea what design I was going to use.  In April, I came up with the idea of a Red and White Curved Log Cabin quilt, and the fun began.

After cutting the fabric, 2.5" strips for the red fabric and 1.5" for the Kona white, I got busy chain-piecing.  Building those blocks was time-consuming and a lot of fun.  I trued them up as I went.

Since I didn't do any careful planning, I ended up two blocks short!  I made those two, plus one more for insurance, and played around with the layout

I played around with the layout and decide on this one.  One of my friends sees PacMan and another sees bikinis!  I love how it's laid out and stitched it together.

I used lots of leftover FQs from this project to piece the quilt back.  You can see that Frisco is a big help, as usual.

I kept finding other things to do instead of calling my local LAQ and setting an appointment to bring this to her.  I decided that my subconscious knew this quilt needed custom quilting!  So I contacted someone who has done custom for me in the past and shipped it to her.  Yes, it will cost more, but I think this quilt deserves custom quilting.  I'll have it back in June after I return from my trip to Tuscany, Florence, and NYC.

May your bobbins always be full,

May 1, 2019

X and Plus Blocks

My guild is still making 12" blocks for our Charity Quilt Project.  These are the BOMs for this month.  I got them done early because I'm leaving on a Jet Plane before our next meeting.  I've handed them off to Jessica, she will turn them in for me.

Here's the guilds' blog post for this tutorial, we used the original tutorial by Bad Skirt but changed the dimensions to make a larger block.

May your bobbins always be full,

March 29, 2019

It's a good thing these are quick!

I realized after they were finished, that I'd made the Hearts for New Zealand incorrectly. They were the correct size but the wrong design. Today I remade them, top row, and I'm sending both sets because both will work with their quilt design.

Now I'm all caught up and I'm going to actually start a project of my own, a Red and White quilt.  I've been wanting to make one for ages and I've been collecting fabric; so now I'm ready.

May your bobbins always be full,