Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hand Quilted Category

I've entered my Stash Baskets quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side - 

72 x 84
I've done regular hand quilting in the ditch between blocks and did big stitching in perle #8 navy thread. 

I actually used a 10 inch Cake Stand block but switched direction on the two HSTs closest to the basket. 
I also used a variety of fabrics from my stash in blues, purples, reds and yellows. 

It was a lot of fun finding things to put in my baskets. I hate to admit I had all these things to fill the baskets already in my stash too. 

I enjoyed big stitching but need to work on keeping my stitches even. 

After a go in the washer it didn't fall apart so there must have been just the right amount of quilting. 

This was a lot of fun to make and to quilt.  
I'm ready to do more hand quilting!

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Scrappy Quilts Category

I'm entering my Sister's Choice quilt into the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side-

80 x 90
It consists of 288 - 5 inch Sister's Choice blocks. 

I don't believe there are any fabric repeats in any blocks. 
I started with 3 inch 9 patches and then added scrappy WOW fabrics and scrappy blue star points to each block. 

I quilted it on my plain Jane DSM with loops and stars. 

I'm really surprised that most of my star points matched up! 
But, no bother if they didn't. 
It's a nice warm, soft, cuddly bed quilt.

Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side

Final Chapter of Tales from the Dark Side

This is the last weekend for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month - Brown, Black, Gray. 

This week I've made 64 lozenges from my 2.5 scraps...

...a HST block (plus extra HSTs) from my gray 4.5 inch scraps...

...spools from my 1.5 inch scraps...

...and finally, I've added another 49 patch in cream/browns made from 1.5 inch scraps. 

I didn't even get to any string projects this month but I think I will have a use for them later on this year. 

Got Scraps? 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Nine More Drunkard's Paths on the Wall...

....Nine more Drunkard's Paths
I'll take these down
And make another round
Nine more Drunkard's Paths on the Wall.

That makes a total of 18 - 6 inch blocks. 
Sewing along with Vicki and others. 

Cross the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Along

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My Heart Is Not In It

My goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes this month was to finish my XO UFO. 
 It's about time...I started it January 2013. 
My daughter has always wanted a quilt to throw on her couch with a theme for every month. 
This is for the month of February and it will be a Christmas gift. 
All 120-  6 inch blocks are made now. 
I hate not to complete a goal I've set for myself. 
I'm cutting it close. 
Will I finish it? 

This has been some boring, boring, boring sewing and my heart is not in it. 
But I do think my daughter will heart this quilt. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Block Lotto and the Mod Mod Sampler

This month's Block Lotto block is a Woven Bar on white background with orange, gray, brown bars. 

I then made a couple of Woven Bar blocks  in complementary colors for a Mod Mod Full/Queen Sampler that Sophie designed to go along with each month's block. 

Then I made another Woven Bar block which completes another module. 

And then I made one final Woven Bar block and another module. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Going for a Spin

Vintage Spin blocks
from Adding Layers by Kathy Doughty

I really only have made 7 blocks so far...not 8. I included one block in both pics in order to even out the blocks in both pictures. 

You are not supposed to add the appliqued centers until the end but I don't want to have to applique so many at one time. 

The blocks are very easy to make.