Monday, July 14, 2014

Rainbow Afghan Finished

The whole thing is together. Now all I have to do is finish weaving the ends in. I can't believe that I forgot to post a picture. 
In total there are 16 blocks. They're each bordered with white, then stitched together in white.  Then there is one row of a white border done in double crochet and the last bit is dark blue for a border wave design.

Its been so cold we've slept under this for a few nights even without having the ends woven in.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Convergence

I found a fat quarter pack while I was cleaning out one of my bins.  Put it on the table for a few days and waited for inspiration to hit.

It took a few days but I settled on a  technique and style of quilting used by Ricky Timms,  called Convergence. 

As a top before any quilting it measures approximately 26.5x26.5 inches.

Since I literally just finished the top I'm going to take a day or two to think on how I want to quilt it.  Currently I'm thinking just a stitch in the ditch because the center is busy as well as the fabrics. 

Any thoughts?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Something For Me?

I finally had some inspiration to work on a little something for me - a new wall hanging for my sewing area.

I found an awesome fat quarter of a blue sky and cloud print and a little bit of a red and cream print sewing themed fabric   I paired the red and cream fabric with one of the fabrics I purchased my last trip to JoAnn before it went out of business in my area. The fabric I picked is a cream music print.  Its very subtle.

Then I used my favorite Dresden Plate ruler to cut the blades. When the whole plate was made I discovered that the fat quarter was slightly too small to applique the plate. 

So I added strips of Kona white to each side of the fat quarter.  This gave me enough space to applique the Plate.

Currently I'm in the process of hand appliqueing the plate to the background.  I have four of the 20 blades done.

After its all appliqued down I still need to figure out how to quilt it.

When everything is done my final touch will be to add my fathers buttons to the points of the blade. Daddy passed in 2007 and I've been holding onto buttons I pulled off his favorite clothes.  They've been living in a baggie in my desk drawer.  But I think this will be the perfect use for them. 

So... any suggestions on how to quilt this one up?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Looking at the sky

I took this with my cell phone camera the other night. Sometimes I just feel in awe of Mother Nature.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Teacher Gift #1

This quilt will be for the main teacher in kiddos classroom.  Its slightly different than the other because her name is longer. 

A few errors on it but its ok. Now to trim, label and bind by Wednesday.  :(  I'm not getting much sleep I figure.

Teacher Gift #2

I opened up my big mouth that I quilt. Guess who got volunteered to make two quilts as end of year teacher gifts.

This girl.

Here's the quilt for one of the teachers. 

Kiddo is in Pre-K, so I asked each parent to trace their child's hand print. It took forever for 25 hand prints to come in. I asked in February and got the last of the handprints LAST WEEK!!

Now to finish quilting, trim, label and bind by Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shades of purple

So this is for my friend Sandi. She loves purple and hates pink. So.. Shades of purples it is.  Not one drip of pink to be seen. 

I'll have to quilt it over the summer when I have a bit more time to dedicate to the custom quilting I want to do. :)  I do have a few different shades of purple thread, but haven't decided on the specific color to quilt it with.  I'm thinking that I may want to quilt some feathered hearts in the large squares, or maybe some feathered squares. Oh the decisions!

Please excuse the bad cell phone picture.