Friday, September 23, 2016

If at first . . . .

My daughter requested a baby quilt for a friend of hers and her husband. I started off with this

Which makes this, a double pinwheel.

12 blocks put together with a little sashing makes a quilt top:
I love it, but they were thinking of something softer . . . . So, I put the red double pinwheels away and shifted to pinks, aquas and yellows.

Stars . . . . I also love stars! (But I love everything quilt related.)

Wonky points, a different star block for me.

Here's one possible layout. No sashing, the star blocks finish at 8", so a 40" square should be about right. I tried it jumbled, but I like this arrangement better. I got the OK, so here she is, a soft baby girl quilt, all sewn together.

The top is done! Measures 40" X 40", all made from stash. Wonky stars, tutorial HERE.

Since I just finished this top, I'll link up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!


Friday, September 9, 2016

A Couple of Firsts

Here's my version of "Bonnie Lassie" from the book by Jen Kingwell, Quilt Lovely. I really enjoyed taking my time with this one. A few blocks here and there, and soon 99 had accumulated in my stack. It's totally made from scraps with a few pieces gleaned from the scrap pile at my quilt guild. I love remembering each fabric and the other places I have used it: a real trip down memory lane.

The firsts are -- my first quilt with an on point layout: this adds so much movement to the design. The directions made it quite easy. And this is my first finished quilt with a flannel back. The flannel makes it Very Cozy and gives much more weight as well. We will be cuddling with this one watching TV this winter. It has scraps of wool batting cobbled together to make the wadding. The only purchase was the flannel.

My 4 year old granddaughter helped with stitching down the binding. She's happy to tell you!

The backing is a flannel from Joanne's. I couldn't resist the Eifel Towers and the scooters.

Stats: pattern, Bonnie Lass from Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell

59" X 68"

All scraps from my stash.

Quilted with my walking foot on my DSM.


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


Friday, September 2, 2016

Love for S is Ready

Chemo isn't fun, but hopefully this quilt given with love will help.

There is lots of extra love squeezed into every corner.

And views of Hood Canal stitched into the binding.

Stats: 10" and 5" hearts from the tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew.

68 1/2" X 49" after washing

Spiral quilting by me on my DSM


Linking up to Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.