Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Scrappy Quilts

 Our weather has been so wonderful. I've been enjoying working in the garden and walking Max. Lately I've been quilting a lot of scrappy quilts. Here are four I would like to show you.
This first scrappy quilt was pieced by Julie. It is her nine patch exchange quilt. This whole quilt is made of one and a half  inch strips.
 This is also a scrappy quilt by July. This whole quilt is made from one and a half inch, all plaid, flannel strips. 
 There's another pretty nine patch in the sashings.
 Muslin backing.
 This next one was pieced by Sandy. It is a block of the month sampler quilt. I like the vibrant colors that make me excited for Summer.

 This last one was made from Cathy. I took it late at night so I apologize for the darkness of the photo. It's a cute cat version of Sunbonnet Sue and Sam quilt.
 Adorable close up of the cats.
 Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Finished Picnic Quilt

 Yeah! My Picnic Quilt from Kim's new Scrapbasket Sensation book is finished. I have been working on and off on the binding. Before I first put this quilt in the washer and drier, I was so excited to see how it would turn out. This quilt is now so nicely crinkled.

 I went with a pink fabric from my stash for the binding. This is an all-scrappy quilt from my stash.
 I love the colors which reminds me of spring. I have this rot iron gate stand in the corner of my dining room.  It definitely brightens up the room.
 I am working on a UFO.  Two years ago I started to make yo-yo's for no reason at all.  I have this big bag of yo- yo's for a quilt that I wasn't even sure I would make at the time.  The Go Cutter has a circle die which makes cutting the circles so much faster.  I am using Lapel Sticks (first aid for fashion emergencies) to glue the yo-yo's down. These glue sticks are perfects for sewing projects.
Last, I would like to show a Yellow Brick quilt I quilted for Elaine with the "Antique Lace" panto.
 She picked all these pretty fat quarters in blue, green, pink and yellow.  So pretty! It feels so modern with the Spring colors.
 Simple quilts are not for everybody, but I love them. They are easy enough to make but normally look like they took more time than you actually put into it. 
 Happy Quilting until next time,