Saturday, April 28, 2012

Moving Right Along

About 36 more blocks to go. This is the point where I start wondering if the quilt is big enough.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Robot Strips

I'm already posting my first finish of the quarter because of my vacation time.

I had a few of the robots print by Caleb Grey, it's an organic line and perfect for a quick baby blanket. Which is all I can quilt at the moment because my frame is set up at half size.

I quilted it up with random rectangles and squares. If you know where to look in the picture above, I included the word 'love' in the quilting as usual but didn't loop the letters so they blended better.

I took it along on my trip to have something to do while flying and driving since I wasn't in charge of either of those. The backing is a blue flannel that i had on hand. I think from Sam's quilt.

I donated it to a quilt shop in Kona, HI for their guild (I think Aloha Quilters) to gift to a child in foster care. Always a worthwhile cause.
It was nice for me to have something to do and nice to show my friend traveling with me that there is a purpose in my quilting. He may not want one still but he knows the term 'fat quarter' and how nice it is when someone's face lights up when handed a quilt.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Second Round

It's the second quarter of the 2012 Finish Along at Quilter in the Gap. It's a long list but I'm coming off a vacation and feeling on top of the world.
Here's the quick list and I may come back and add fancy pictures of each project, I may not though so don't hold your breath.
1. Giggling project - it's a gift so I won't show much detail.

2. Arabella Modern Day Diamonds - it was on the list last quarter too but isn't quilted totally yet. Here's the progress
3. Mandarian Chinese Takeout - also from the list last quarter.

4. Chirpfest 2012 - here's a link to the top
5. Blue Greek Crosses - the initial blocks are here
6. Robot Strip Quilt - small quilt to donate

7. And the last is linked here. It's the first stack pictured. All cut and sewing was started but I'd like to get it finished for donating soon.

These aren't all the ongoing projects and of course I'll start at least a few more but that's what makes it fun. Oh and I'm hoping to build a new studio too. :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Guest Bed

We have a guest in the house this weekend but she came without a bed so I made one up for her.

It's random piecing of leftover flannel

It's stuffed with extra bits of batting so maybe a little lumpy.

So far so good. The dogs are happy to nap on it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Turtle Quilt for Heidi

Final first quarter finish pictures coming right up.

This is the quilt top i gifted on Christmas and then brought back home with me to finish. As I mentioned, I'm quite classy.

Heidi officiated at my sister's wedding last year and did a great job. My sister wanted to do a special quilt as thanks so I got to work. I used Prince Charming by Tula Pink mostly since the turtles were perfect for Heidi. The pattern is Crazy Nine Patch from Oh Fransson again.

I quilted it with what I'm calling currents with waves. It fits with the top pretty well. The backing took about 42 emails to pick. I tried doing a pieced back, started here. It went really wrong so is wadded up in the closet now.
I may rescue it someday. So then the emailing of flannel pics started flying up to my sister. We finally settled on this blue stripe by Valori Wells. The colors match much better than this picture shows but you'll just have to believe me on that one.

I sent it via the Carlos Bueno Express to SF where my sister stitched on the binding. It's been properly gifted now and she's appreciates it very much. Yay!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunkissed Jelly Roll Magic

The working title of this quilt was always Sunkissed Jelly Roll Magic. Even after I cut it from a fat eighth bundle.

The tutorial that started it all is here.

I used a pantograph called frisky feathers. It fit well with the fabrics but it was smaller than I expected (and yes, I was looking right at it when I thought it was bigger). It took awhile to quilt but I think was worth it.

I've gifted it as a birthday gift and will add a picture of the label one of these days. I tried to improv piece but it ended up looking like a ransom note.

Edited to add picture -

Backing is solid gray flannel and I used a light yellow thread on both sides for the quilting.
This was one of the quilts I listed for the Finish Along as well.