Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fun quilts and tops

 I just finished this cute little quilt. It is a free Wiggly Whimsy tutorial I found on the Modabakeshop over here. I used strips to speed up the sewing.
 I used two different white fabrics with dots for the background.
 The dot fabric is leftover from these quilts.
 The green border ties it all together with a pretty contrast to the white.
 Washed and crinkled up.
I made a Chinese Coin Runner from the last few strips.
 I think a colored binding would look nice next to the plain white borders.
 A lady from the UK asked me to turn her Texas t-shirts into a quilt. She bought several t-shirts while staying in Texas for a while. She ask for random grey sashing strips and corner stones with a pieced Texas flag on the back.
 T-shirt with sashing strips and corner stones.
 I used the blanket stitch on my machine to sew the star down.
 Finished back with flag.
 I framed the blocks with a red border and binding.
 Finished t-shirt quilt.
 I quilted another t-shirt quilt. This one is a donation fundraiser quilt for our local High School's  Project Graduation.
 I love to quilt scrappy quilts. I like to share two tops I quilted for Cathy. There is wool batting in both of her Pinwheel and Star quilts.
 Matching backing.
 Isn't this a beautiful Star quilt?
 I have been working on two of my 1930 reproduction tops. Both the Brick and 16 patch tops are coming along nicely.
 I got tired of adding these solid borders to the 16 patch blocks and was distracted by this cute pack of Marmelade charms. To stretch my charms I added a few fat quarters. I found this free Charm Plus  Moda pattern over here.
 With the Marmelade charm pack I also got this Honey Honey charm pack. I used leftover scraps from the Marmelade top and added a few more fat quaters. This is also a free Charm Tuesday Moda pattern found over here. To speed up the sewing again I sewed strips together and cut them in smaller units.
 Fast and fun little top.
Happy Saturday,

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Finished Circle Quilt and more quilting and organizing

 I've been busy, done a lot of quilting and made a huge mess in my quilting room. I have a finished quilt. The Circle quilt is all done,  washed and crinkled up.
 Scrappy backing.
 I  have been quilting  beautiful quilt tops and would like to share them. Here's Barbara's Music quilt.
Border with music instruments.
 Music note backing.
 I've quilted two T-shirt quilts. This is Sheri's quilt.
 Green and orange borders.
 Yellow polka dot backing.
 Kathy's T-shirt quilt.
 Scrappy backing.
 I've also quilted two sampler quilts. Pat's yellow and blue sampler.
 White and blue borders.
 Blue backing.
 Glenda's sampler.
 Close up of a few blocks.
 Pink pieced border on the left.
 Crisp white backing.
 Glenda's baby quilt with printed animals.
 Solid yellow backing.
 I finished the quilting on my Hugs and Kisses quilt.
 The center teal block is my favorite block.
 Now with all the quilting and sewing I did, my quilting room became very messy. I'm going to spend the next few days cleaning my sewing table and organizing my stash.
 Fabric sorted in groups, I like to organize my stash by color.
 The first bin I tackled was the blue one - my favorite color.
 This looks so much better. The smaller pieces on the carpet need to be cut into 5" and 2.5" strips. I like to have at least one cutting day per month.
Happy quilting,