Friday, December 20, 2013

Two finished quilts

I finished two new quilts. The first one is this jelly roll quilt I started more than a year ago and the second quilt is a fast charm square quilt. I really like this jelly roll quilt. Not only do I like the colors and the design, but I also like the simple white border and colored binding. I washed the quilt twice and it is becoming softer with each wash.
I had just enough of this green flowery fabric for the backing.
Here is my other finished quilt. I wanted to make something for the winter season and it had to be a fast pattern. I sewed together charm squares, most of them are Christmas and winter snowflake prints. I also added a few random squares to break up the green and red Christmas pallet. I wanted a quilt I can use after Christmas too.
I pieced several pieces of brown and tan fabric together to make the backing.
The quilt is bundled up under my gingerbread Christmas tree.
The neutral cream border and the peach and blue charm squares make the quilt usable for Christmas and winter. 
Dear husband's golf clubs behind the chair. I dare not move his precious golf clubs.  In exchange he tolerates my ever changing decorating style. I try to stay with a "less is more" approach, but often I can go overboard with my quilts and decorating.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and happy new year.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Finished Bowtie quilt

  It is definitely not good weather to take quilt pictures.  Good weather or not, I like to share my finished Bow Tie quilt.
 The picture above is before washing and the picture below is after washing. What a huge difference it makes if you like crinkled washed quilts.
 I also finished the machine quilting on Jana's Flying Geese and I Spy quilt.
 Colorful I Spy quilt.
 I am a huge animal lover. My favorite blue String quilt went to the "hospital". Little Molly (11 months old) made a hole in my quilt. The hole is above her right little paw (blue string with white dots).
 I am so lucky, I found a small scrap of the exact blue and white dot fabric. I made a little patch and used my trusty old school clue. A few hand stitches and the hole is gone.
The patch is just below her mouth. Quilting is all about making good memories. Do you have a similar story of a quilt that went to the "hospital"?
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Happy quilting,

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hope y'all are having a good week. I finished my yellow and blue String quilt. These half string blocks are so much fun to make. I do not think I will ever get tired of String quilts. Not only are they relaxing to make, but I can make someting beautiful from a box of strings.
I'd like to share a few tops I quilted. This is Annie's beautiful jelly roll quilt which I quilted with the panto "Cafe du Monde". Lovely variety of fabric.
I love 1930's reproduction fabric and quilted Pat's top with the pattern "Belladonna".
I used the "Bramble" panto on Marinell's 1930's reproduction quilt.
The cooler weather is perfect for handsewing. I am working on this binding.
I hope y'all have a relaxing, enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rail Fence and Chines Coin quilts

 The cooler weather is perfect for bindings. I finished two quilts. My Rail Fence quilt got a blue binding. I am so pleased at how the Rail Fence quilt crinkled up after the first wash. I like 100% cotton batting.
 Here is the other finished quilt, my Go Cutter Strip Chinese Coin quilt.
 I also quilted this jelly roll quilt. I have not decided how I am going to bind this quilt.
Thank you so much for stopping by and happy quilting,

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Giveaway (Go cutter 1", 1,5" and 2" fabric strips)

Thank you so much for all the comments. This give away is now closed.
The winner is Muddling Through. Elaine said: "Millie, you are the sweetest. I have wondered about the go strip cutter and am glad to have your opinion. I need to make a coin quilt, that is one I haven't done yet".
I wish I could give everybody something.
 I got a new Go cutter die to play with. It is the Go Strip Cutter 1", 1,5" and 2" die.
 I like to have a two day give away. 
6 yards of Christmas/holiday fabric cut up in 1", 1,5" and 2" strips can be yours.
I had so much fun with this new Go cutter die. I took a few yellow, blue and purple pieces from my stash and cut it up in the strips. It went so fast and the strips are very accurate.
 I also cut a few 2,5" strips from the same fabric as well as white sashing strips. Do you have a Go cutter die wish list? I do and the Go Cutter 2,5" die is on the top of my wish list.
 I made a Chinese Coin quilt from my strips. Not only was the cutting fast, but the sewing too.  I love Chinese Coin quilts. I quilted the top with a flower and leave panto.
  I cut about 6 yards of Christmas, red and green fabric in strips. I love my Go cutter. I will add the strings in a pink baggie for a String quilt. If you like to enter for this giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post.
I think these strips will make a beautiful Chinese Coin, Spiderweb, Rail Fence, Roman Stripe or Bento Box quilt. The strips are also perfect for a String quilt. Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog and good luck. I will pick the winner Monday.
Happy quilting,