Friday, February 16, 2018

Baby A Quilt

All those assorted half square triangle squares finished this quilt for Baby A.

The quilting is simple straight lines done with my walking foot.

The back is blue flannel. 
Stats:  40” x 40” unwashed, 38” x 38” after washing
Wool batting for a soft squishy feel
My own design

Friday, February 9, 2018

For a Baby Boy

This is a record for me: a Finish on Friday, two weeks running!

This little baby quilt is for a boy born on Tuesday.  His mom is a dear one to me, his big brother has one of my quilts, so this one is for you, little Mr A.

The half square triangle squares finish at 4”, 10 rows both directions, so the flimsy is 40” x 40”.
I started with 5” squares, folded half the squares on the diagonal with my iron, then paired each one randomly with another color.  ( I did try for a few more blues than anything else.)  
I trimmed them to 4.5”.  All the solids are from my stash.

I’ll quilt this right away so a sweet new baby boy and his mom can cuddle.

Linking this finish with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Pluses For Macail

I finished the quilt for Macail today.  Binding stitched, check; threads buried, check; label stitched down, check; photos taken, check. 

I really like this one. Flannel on the back.


It would be great on this chair in my family room!

Stitched and Quilted by me.  Wool batting.
Measures 64” x 88”

I’m linking up to Finish It Up Friday on Crazymomquilts.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Quilt for Macail

I have been commissioned to make a quilt for Macail who just turned 12.  He is getting a new room, and a new bed cover is in order. He loves math, is studying Japanese, so this dictated fabric selection, and the colors came from paint samples.

I had created a Pinterest board with ideas, and he liked the nested pluses.

Basting on the floor.

I was happy to find Japanese fabrics and fabrics with kanji.

The quilting has begun!
This is my first commissioned piece. 
I’m having a hard time coming up with an amount to charge for my time and expertise. . .

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Eighteen Stars and a Pillow

Eighteen Stars is for a baby boy born to one of my daughter’s co-workers.  Here’s the story . . . .
I was playing with the solid triangle corners from a house quilt I had made last year and they wanted to be the stars.  Then I decided they would make a baby quilt, but I knew of no babies in the pipeline, but you can always be prepared, so I went ahead. I added the sashing to bring it up to a decent size.  Then Mrs T came home from work and told me about her co workers baby boy who had just come home. He was a premie born at 2 pounds, three months early, and we decided if anyone deserved a star quilt, he did.  So this is for you, Mr E with LOVE.

Quilt Stats:  47” x 36”
Pieced and Quilted by me
Improv Stars 
Cotton batting, flannel backing

My +x Quilt has moved to my bed, and it needed a pillow.
I just finished it.  Can you have too much of a good thing?  
According to Mae West the answer is NO!

Linking these two finishes with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday. . . 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thomas Fire Relief Quilts

Thanks to fellow quilt bloggers, I discovered today an effort by the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild to make quilts for the California citizens who lost so much in the recent fires there.  Here is my beginning:

I am hoping to do a full quilt.  The blocks come together quickly.

On other news, I did my 110th one mile swim of 2017 yesterday. The first one mile felt like a real accomplishment, and now it’s just what I do - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Linking up to Crazymomquilts for this important little beginning!

If you would like to contribute blocks, click here for VenturaModernQuiltGuid

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Teacher Gifts

Noodlehead ‘s wide open zipper bags are my go to little gifts. 
Miss E, my granddaughter has two teachers for kindergarten.  These are the bags for them. 

Her teacher who heads up reading has a text print inside..

Merry Christmas!  

I hope I’m finished sewing til after Christmas.  My machine is being serviced, 
so it’s just a little English paper piecing for me.

Linking up this little finish with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday.