Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bonnie Lass

Is watching Outlander getting under my skin? The book Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell jumped into my hands, and Bonnie Lass cried out to be made. I love scrappy quilts, I love doing a few blocks at a time, and I wanted to do an "on point" setting. It's all here, the name is just incidental, right?

I worked on these simple blocks whenever I was between other projects. I would take a handful of scraps, cut them in 2" X 3.5" pieces, and chain piece a bunch. At the ironing stage, I put the colors together randomly. When I got to 99, I stopped.

(This photo in the shade gives a very blue cast, but all the scrappy colors come through.). Then I threw them out on my bed to get an idea of the arrangement. It didn't seem to matter. . . Easy and fun. I just finished sewing the last row, and here she is, Miss C and Bonnie Lass.

Miss C was outside reading and asked to pose. I couldn't resist.

Here's on of my favorite blocks, done up in my high school colors.

Now I have two quilts in the "to be quilted" queue: Bonnie Lass and Houses for H.

It takes a while to think about that quilting design. . . . .


Monday, July 25, 2016

Houses for H

Miss H, long time friend of my daughter's has just bought her first home! She needs a quilt, right? Here's what I came up with, with lots of trolling on Pintrest.

I'm basting it today, not sure how I'll quilt it.

These two are at their other grandparents today, so the family room floor is available for me to crawl around upon! Love that crawlin, right?

I'll post more as progress happens. . . .


Friday, July 8, 2016

Scrap Making!

I've cut some of my scraps into 2.5" and 5" squares; a big hassle, but it pays off. When I don't know what to work on, I've just been cutting squares. And those little scraps turned into this:

It's for me. . . .

I tried to use random squares, but it was too random for me, so I chose these pink, oranges, and purples to make a medium sized Noodlehead wide open pouch. The lining is from Amanda Jean Nyberg's Good Neighbors collection at Connecting Threads.

A Friday finish for Crazy Mom Quilts link up.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day, USA!

Just made a little banner for my front door: Star and Stripes!

(Kinda looks like it should be hanging at a gas station in 1956!)


Friday, July 1, 2016

City Sampler

I have a long time in coming finish this week, my Tula Pink City Sampler. I made all 100 blocks from my solids stash. I tried to duplicate the color story in each sampler block from the book. I started this by sewing one a day in April, 2015. (Here's a link to that post.)


I didn't add the sashing, and I like how modern it looks.

The back is a sheet from The Company Store.

Quilted by me on my DSM. The spiral is my sure fire quilting design, and I'm practicing more free motion designs. The batting is wool for the softness, warmth and loft.

Here are a few more process photos:




Thanks for visiting!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.