Thursday, January 27, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along

One of my friends told me about Rachel's Postage Stamp Quilt Along.
I jumped over to PSIQuilt to check it out.
I decided to use my pastel scraps for the Postage Stamp Quilt.
I know I said I have to finish a few UFO's before I start another project, but here I am using my stash.  Good enough reason for me to start another fun scrappy quilt.
A strip sets.
 B strip sets.
 Yeah I am using my scraps!
 I love my Shape Cut ruler. You are probably wondering what is up with the blue painter's tape. That is just to make it easier for me when I cut up my stash into strips.
 I cut several 2.5" segments at once.
 Can you see what I did wrong? I think it is a good idea to mark the other side of the Shape Cut ruler with 2.5" strips so that I will not make another mistake like this.
 My first few blocks are done. I love how they turned out.
Happy Quilting until next time, 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bar and Cake Mix Quilts

I am so happy to share that my Bar Quilt  is finished, all washed up and crinkled just the way I like my quilts. The quilt is over 100" wide and long and I thought I would never get the binding done with hand sewing.
 I want to show two quilts I quilted for my dear friend Sallie. The first one is a red, black and white quilt.
 The red makes the black and white fabrics pop.

The backing is a black and white fabric with red hearts. 
 This is a pink and green Cake Mix quilt.
 The pink and green border bring all the colors together.

The pink and green backing is not from the same collection as the layer cake and jellieroll, but a good match. 
 This is a Cake Mix quilt I made for myself and it is hanging in my quilt room on the wall. Although it is the same pattern, but with the different fabrics the two quilts do not look alike. And that is the fun of quilting, you can use the same pattern over and over and make it new each time by using different fabrics.
 Happy Quilting and Stay Warm,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Giveaway Winner...2 little quilts!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments... You are all so nice and sweet. And the winner is (drumroll) Zlaty! I will get in touch with you soon.
 It is a New Year! 2010 was a good one, but I can not wait to see what 2011 will bring.  I have been working on a surprise giveaway and yesterday I finished the binding on the last little quilt. I would like to give both little quilts away to one person.
 The first little quilt is a Snowmen Quilt with two pine trees.
 I did the blanket stitches around the snowmen by hand.
 The second little quilt is from my scraps and I made the pattern up as I went.

Backing of the two quilts, the red backing goes with the Snowmen Quilt. 
If you are a follower or a new follower of my blog and would like to win these two quilts, please leave me a comment on this posting. I will pick a winner January 11. Good luck to all of you!
  Thanks for stopping by and for making me SMILE each day.