Monday, October 27, 2014

Around the World Quilt Blog

Brooke invited me to post my latest project in the Around the World Quilt Blog this past week.  

Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts

Like so many of us I have more projects started than I like to admit.  However, this gave me an opportunity to work on something I have had in mind for some time.
My idea came from Elizabeth Hartman's book Modern Patch Work.  Her pattern was Rapid City.  I am not interested in doing a whole quilt as Elizabeth did, but just combining eight blocks to make a wall hanging that will end up being about 15 inches wide by 40 inches long.
There are actually only four blocks, but I repeated each twice.  I did move some of the fabrics around in each repeat and used a different final frame on each.  I will also use a dark grey and black fabric for a final frame between each block when I join them to make two final blocks.
This was my first block.  I have used all Alison Glass's fabrics, with only Kona solids as the final frame.
One finished block and a second with just some changes to the fabric placements and a different colored frame.
This was the next block I attempted.  I think I am going to like this project.  
Six of the eight are now complete.
Blocks seven and eight.
The final project completed.  I just have to quilt it now.  I have no idea how to quilt it as of now.  I will have to think on that a bit.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time to Start Christmas Gifts

I figured I had better start some of my Christmas gifts.  I have some quilting friends I want to remember with a small fun gift.  I think this idea might just be perfect.   

Monday, October 6, 2014


I love these star blocks.  I've used them several times.  I'm on a mission to use up my Bonnie & Camille fabrics, so this is the last project that I'm making with them.  The quilt will have a total of 42 blocks and measure approximately 66 inches wide by 77 inches long.