Monday, July 22, 2013

Star Surround Quilt A Long

This is a really great quilt a long hosted by Melissa and found here.  She has a great design with various size options.  I will be doing a combination of 2 of the size options which will end up being 48 x 64 and 12 fat quarters.  I have adjusted her cutting instructions to include the additional blocks I will be doing.  My fabric selection is shown below, it's the line Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts.

Still haven't decided on the background fabric but I will choose between Moda White Bleached 97, Moda Snow or Moda Porcelain.  Right now I'm thinking the Snow may be too close to the yellow above, but I will see.

I'm also thinking the colour selection would allow me to use as a Christmas quilt for my daughter's bed.

ETA:  Finished cutting.  I had to do extra because I'm using 12 fat quarters.  My background fabric is cut as follows:

  72 - 3" x 3" squares
144 - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares
144 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares

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Farmer's Wife

I've gotten a little time to work on some farmer's wife blocks.  They are really enjoyable, and all of these were done without templates.

Block 2 - Autumn Tints

Block 4 - Basket Weave

Block 7 - Birds in the Air

Block 9 - Box

Block 11 - Broken Dishes

Block 12 - Broken Sugar Bowl

Now back to cutting for the Star Surround Quilt A Long.  Details found here.

Linking up to Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


So, I've completed my first swoon block.  There seems to be some puckering in the middle block and I'm thinking of getting my seam ripper out, but for now I will let it be.

Swoon block 1

Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesdays and Needle and Thread Thursdays

Friday, July 12, 2013

Quilt for Alexis

I recently finished a quilt for Alexis and since I had a few scraps left over I did a pillow as well.  The pillow is based on one I had seen over at NanaCompany's blog.  The tutorial for the quilt is found at  Lots of great tutorials over there.

Quilt - 40 square using Vintage Modern fabrics

Pillow - 12 x 18 also using Vintage Modern.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sewluxfabric BOM and Swoon

Block 1 for the block of the month.  I really love the grey background.  I haven't decided what I will be using for border fabric as yet.  Need to think about that.

My practice swoon blocks came out so well that I will turn it into a quilt for Alexis.  Here are pictures of two of the parts before putting it together.

Thinking I will do four blocks total which should bring it to about a 54 square.  May add a border but we will see.  At this time the plan is to straight line quilt it.  I've seen some with some beautiful straight line quilting but I'm not sure how far apart I want to do it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

I have been wanting to make one of these for the longest while and so I've decided to take the plunge.  I did block 1, Attic Windows today using the templates and it was not hard at all.  However, I will be figuring the math for most of the blocks as I go along.  Haven't decided what size I'll be making but it most definitely will not be the king size.

Here is block 1 - Attic Windows

I'm using Moda's Happy Go Lucky line by Bonnie and Camille.  I've only purchased a fat eighth bundle so when that is done I figure I will stop as well.  I also have a few scraps of Ruby that I will be using also.

Why do I need this blog?  Because tomorrow I will have forgotten that I want to use the aqua dot fabric  from the line to do the sashing.  It went incredibly well using the templates and I also managed to get a copy of them downloaded on 15 pages.

So excited!  All my pretty pictures in one place.

So excited!

I finally have a personal place to store all my creations, pictures, ramblings, and my thought process of the million things I want to make.