This quilt top started as a quick sketch on some graph paper and a stack of pretty Art Gallery Fabric Solids. I worked on a block at a time and didn't put them all together until this weekend. I love it when a little idea comes out even better then you hoped it might.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
I'm really enjoying having a slow stitching project on the go. I started this one in March after playing around with some simple collage ideas. I did not plan ahead and cut out each block as I went.
It was quite relaxing to know that I didn't need to have an idea of the finished quilt before I started it. After I made 12 blocks I sewed them together and hand quilted with two strands of DMC embroidery thread.
I've already started a new slow stitching project and I'm excited to see what it becomes.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
I've been slowly working on these foundation pieced blocks over the last few months. I drew up this block in Electric Quilt based on the classic orange peel block and then pieced four of each before going them together with a little square in the middle. One more to go and they will be ready to sew into a quilt top.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
I've been trying to find a little bit of time each week to try new things. Either a new technique, make a new quilt block or try a new sewing pattern. A few weeks ago I tried a wonky pineapple quilt block. I was not happy with it when I just tried making an improv one so I drew a few up in Electric Quilt (well 6 different blocks, I do go overboard sometimes) and this is the result.
I used a stack of Heather Ross Kinder fabric and I love them! There will be more blocks, possible to make a lap quilt!
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Monday, July 08, 2019
After I finished the top I knew I didn't want to machine quilt it, but hand quilting is not my thing so I decided to try some crosses in matching embroidery threads. I ended up using s threads of DMC which gives a fantastic texture. I did regret this idea a couple of times, I'm not the most patient person, but the texture was definitely worth all the time it took.
And yes before you ask, the back is a bit of a hot mess (ok a lot of one), but it's going to end up hanging on a wall so it doesn't bother me at all.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
This pattern is fantastic, well drafted, great instructions and very quick to sew. It is a very roomy pattern and I definitely could have sewn a size smaller, but it is very comfortable and I've already worn it a couple of times.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
My ideas for quilts don't just come to me when I'm playing around with fabric. A few weeks ago I had 15 minutes before I had to leave for work so I grabbed some paper and began cutting and gluing and this is what i came up with. Four little blocks.
The flower block has inspired some large applique flower blocks.