Tuesday, October 18, 2016

100 Modern Quilt Blocks

I have been bitten by the follow along bug and am working hard on the Modern Blocks by Tula Pink.  They are quite fun and addictive.

Wanna see how far I am...

Did I mention that there are a few blocks from the Splendid Sampler QAL?

I like the book and how the blocks are illustrated.  Easy to work with.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zippered Pouch for Pens

I made my darling DIL this bag for her artist's colouring pens.  She picked the fabric...

Then I reorganized the zipper by which I mean, I cut off the stops so the slider came off then I pulled apart the two sides (with teeth).  I discarded one of the sides and made the remaining side into a loop and put the slider back on.  I love how the zipper finishes when its like this.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Missouri Star Quilt Co Hunter Star Block

I have been working on this Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern called Hunter Star pretty much all summer.  It seemed scary because there were lots of bias edges but it worked stunningly well.

A bit bright but I was using up my stash :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mad Hatter Hat

We have a cute little car 'with no roof' as the grandkids say and for someone like me with shoulder length hair that is a problem.  Any speed over 60km/hr requires a hat.  The sun can also be a problem as I don't have prescription sunnies.  Here is my latest solution...

Red fabric + stiffish interfacing

                                     Equals =

I didn't take a picture of it on but believe me, it looks a bit like the Mad Hatter...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Alphabet, done

Here is a bit of a peek at the alphabet quilt I was inspired to design.  It is finally done.  I quilted it with wavey lines horizontally and am happy with the result.  I didn't want to take away from the alphabet-y ness.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

and Buggy Stars is done too.

It is surprising how much can get down when you just sit down and start the process.

Lots of hemming and hawing about the borders and the quilting itself so I just did straight lines - mainly stitch in the ditch.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wheel Around Quilt Finish

So lots of determination to reduce the pile of quilt tops waiting for the quilting process resulted in this.