Friday, January 30, 2015

Depression But Not

I finished up the last four 16 inch Depression Blocks I needed... complete a flimsy 80 x 80 that contains 256  - 4.5 inch scrappy HSTs

I finished a flimsy and it's Friday so going over to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. 

And soon I think this WIP will soon be gone  so heading on over to link up with

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thirties Thursday - Seeing Stars

This week for my 30s reproduction fabric bin bust I made four 12 inch star blocks to add to the "birthday star" pile.    Last year I belonged to a birthday club and requested any 12 inch star block with a blue background  in 30s reproduction fabric.  I received 11 gorgeous blocks. Since then I've been making other star blocks.   I want a total of 42 different stars and I think I'm over the halfway mark. 

This week the blocks are:
Top row L to R: Four Patch Star, Winged Four Patch
Bottom row L to R: Eight Pointed Star Variation, Brasstown Star

All can be found at Quilter's Cache. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Let the Sun Shine

I've made 15 of these 12 inch blocks in civil war repro scraps, a golden tan and Kona Snow.  Twelve of the best blocks will go toward a swap with some lovely members of the Block Swappers Yahoo Group. The gracious hostess (and self-proclaimed cw fabric snob)  is none other than Vic of Park Hill Farm.    

(It's already on my UFO list...I made one block last year). 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Crumb Bum

My original thought was to make a crumb border for my Kaleidoscope quilt. I used crumbs for each of the kaleidoscope block corners why not extend that into the borders.    I thought crumbs would look like those  little pieces in a kaleidoscope before they form those beautiful designs.  Before I got too far with my crumb making I decided to pin it all to the wall to see how it looks.  I'm on the fence but I think I will go with my original thought and go ahead and add the crumb borders... my Kaleidoscope quilt.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Apple of My Eye

Big stitching with red perle #8 on the Apple of My Eye quilt in 30s reproduction fabrics. 

A lot of the 6 inch blocks came from two different swaps. 

Slow stitching today?
Join us at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Moody Blues

Nine  inch Vintage Butterfly blocks for a quilt similar to a vintage one I saw at Nostalgic Cafe. 
I made these last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and probably will still be making them this year. I now have 31 blocks and want 56.  This  is also called Beggar's Block.  

From the same 1.5 inch scrap I made 3 inch spool blocks.  I've made these during the last couple of Rainbow Scrap Challenges and have hundreds. After this year I might have enough for a large quilt. 

I made scrappy Wonky Log Cabins last year too but need a few more for a twin sized quilt.  I make these from my short string scraps. I first make 4 nine inch blocks and the join them into an 18 inch block.  I just finished a child sized  ( 40 x 58) Wonky Log using blue and black scraps. 

I made some HSTs from 4.5 inch scraps and joined them into a chevron block and a block of HSTs. 

Got scraps? 
Use them up and join us each ScrapHappy Saturday to show us what you've done. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Guess What!

It's Finished!!
Pickle Dish
67 x 67

A Wedding Quilt
For the Hope Chest of my Granddaughter, Kayla, age 10

Hand Quilted 

 I enjoyed every minute of making this. It's an old friend. 

I hope I'm around when my granddaughter gets married and receives this quilt. But, if not, I'll be there in spirit. 

This is my second wedding quilt for one of the grandchildren. The first was a Double Wedding Ring for Isabelle.  Now I need to work on my Jack's Chain quilt - a wedding quilt for my grandson, Jacob.