Monday, January 28, 2013

A Happy Quilt

I just love this quilt, and it was so much fun to make.  No real rules, and it used up lots of scraps.  Now just to figure out how to quilt it.  Have to admit that I stopped at 20 blocks rather than the 25 the book suggested.  I didn't run out of scraps, like that could happen around here, I just couldn't come up with 5 more color combinations.  I think its a perfect size too, just 60 by 75 inches, plenty big enough.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Another Sunday Morning Quilts Project

I must say this book is just wonderful.  This is my third project out of it.  I have successfully used up lots of scraps too.  I now have all but four of the twenty five 15-inch blocks done.  Above is just a sample of 4 of them.  I can't think of a nicer way to use up all those old scraps, some were at least 20 years old.

A New Project

I have to say that this British Union Jack Flag quilt project is turning out to be a bit of a challenge.  This is the first block of 15, done in non traditional colors. I am using black prints in place of the normally blue, and tans and beiges in place of white.
I will be doing one in blue, red, and white traditional colors with just 12 blocks too.  Both have homes waiting for them.

Before I finished this first block I ended up un-sewing several strips a couple times and actually had to toss the first four diagonal corners and remake them.  It pays to read the directions really well before beginning a project!  I finally managed to finish this first block, and also have another done too.  The second block went a bit better, only had to un-sewing a couple strips once.  I think I finally have it down!      

Friday, January 18, 2013

Benny's Quilt is Done

Such a simple pattern, but tons of fun.  Benny loves it.  The quilting on it is police cars, fire engines and fire hydrants in red thread.  SOOOOOOO Cute!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Look What the Mail Brought

These little treasures were dropped off today with the mail.  I have a 4 year old grandson, that in the last month or so has moved from a toddler bed into a twin bed.  He loves fire engines, and lets face it how cute are these.  So I am off to start a big boy quilt, for the new bed.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fun Scrap Projects

Last year, 2012, sounds like a long time ago doesn't it?  I purchased this Sunday Morning Quilts book at the suggestion of my VBF Brooke.  I fell in love with several of the patterns in it.  It is a wonderful book on how to use all those left over scraps we all have taking up space in our studios, but we just can't seem to throw or give them away.  I actually started two quilts out of the book.  One really is scrappy (pictures of that next time), and well this one is not.  It is all the same line by Free Spirt called Boho by Annette Tatum of Westminster Fabrics.  This quilt is going to be huge, 100 inches by 100 inches.  That's right 100 blocks each 10 inches finished!  All my blocks are complete and it is almost half sewn together now.  It might be time for you to consider a resolution to do something with all those  leftover fabrics.