Saturday, June 01, 2013
I have been collecting black and white fabrics for awhile so I decided to put them to use. I am also using up a few bits of color from my scrap box. I saw this idea on Pinterest. I can't recall who posted it but I fell in love with it nstantly. I'll be making lots more blocks. Each one is about 6 inches square.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I pieced this one with Kaffee Fassett fabrics last year but didn't get it quilted because I wanted to use a wool batt. I finally got one last week and yesterday I put the final hand stitches on the binding. It has a wide black border all around which really sets off the wild colours in the KF fabrics. I love the wool batting. It's super light weight but warm.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Today I finished this Hunter's Star quilt that has been sitting waiting for border and backing fabric. I found the perfect coordinating fabric at The Kickass Country Store in Plumas. It was made using the Rapid Fire Hunter Star ruler which is fantastic because it enables you to strip piece the blocks. It was easy to match the corners because of the strip piecing. I'm sure there will be a few more of these in my future.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
I have started a new I Spy crazy quilt. I went to Kickass Country Store in Plumas to look for novelty print fabrics. They sell I Spy kits of suitable fabrics that they have put together so I bought one of those plus a few more quarter yards of other cute fabrics. This weekend our local quilt show will he held and I'm sure there will be lots of vendors so I'll probably end up with more picture fabric. I'm thinking I'll have to do several more of these.
Two of my granddaughters have been coming here to sew since they were small. Now they are 20 year old university students but they still manage to find time to come and sew occasionally. I must say that I think they are very talented.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
I was working on the brown and gold quilt yesterday when I realized that it was put together wrong. Rather than deciding to either finish it or fix it, I started a new random one, which is what I prefer anyway.
This is another I Spy done with crazy blocks. I love this style. There can be no mistakes. And the blocks all turn out the exact size because I make them bigger and cut them to size. Plus I use up lots of scraps.
I took some close up photos to show the details.
The flash kind of faded this one but you get the idea.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This morning I woke up to more snow, unusual for the middle of April. When it hadn't slackened off by afternoon I decided to face the elements and go to the studio. The problem was, I had a path (very narrow) packed with my snowshoes, but it was completely hidden under a new layer of snow. I knew approximately where it was but every time I stepped off it, I was knee deep or more in wet snow. It took awhile but I finally made it and spent a couple of hours working on my latest quilt.
I have to sew in two more white horizontal strips and then finish assembling it. The one in the magazine has a second border but I'm not sure I'll add that. It's already quite large, about 56x80. I also realized after it was mostly assembled that the magazine one has a white horizontal line between the large rectangle and the smaller square. Oh well, I never was very good at following instructions. That must be why I enjoy random piecing so much. When this one is done I'm thinking of starting another I Spy quilt which will be a relief after the precision (?) of this one.
I took this video out the back door. It's not often that you see it melting and snowing at the same time. The snow is winning so far...