Saturday, May 31, 2014

Two finishes and a few string quilts

 I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather. I have been spending a lot of time in the garden, but you know I will always make time for quilting. 
I finished the purple basket quilt. I love how the quilt crinkled up after the first wash and dry. I know I said this a lot of times, but it is always such a great feeling seeing the quilt for the first time out of the dryer.
 Do you see all the different purple yo-yos? Well, I added them after I quilted the quilt to cover up the seams that did not want to line up nicely. I really like using little yo-yos.
 Here is my second quilt finished with leftover blocks. I like how it crinkled up; I love crinkled quilts. Here I go again about crinkled quilts...oops :)
 I really enjoy making string quilts. This is the butterfly string quilt I just quilted on my longarm for my youngest daughter. I used a good old stipple for the quilting.
Orange and purple are some of her favorite colors. I also added a few green, blue, and yellow strings. I like to use cona cotton snow for the background. This is probably the fastest string quilt that I have made and I like how it can look like bows too.
 A few more strings for a rectangle string quilt.
 I grabbed all the lighter colored strings from previous projects. 
 And this is the quilted string quilt. I used a cream colored fabric for the sashings.
For the border I used the pretty soft yellow fabric with pink flowers. 
 For the backing I was very tempting to use a colored back, but I went back to my usual cream colored fabric for the backing.
I hope you have a good weekend. I will be working on my daughters binding.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring quilts and decorating

 I absolutely love the Spring season. After this long winter season, it is wonderful to make a few quilts in soft pastels and setting out a few bunnies for Easter. I found these unfinished blocks, but have no idea where I put the pattern.
 I sewed the blocks together and added a few orphan tulip blocks.
 I quilted the quilt with a flowery panto.
A border in pink and green.
I finished the quilting on the scrappy 5" block quilt. It will look so nice on my bed. Can't wait to get the binding done.
 A wonderful blogging friend mailed me a surprise bag of scraps. Some of the scraps went into this String quilt. Most of her string fabric went into another String quilt for my daughter. I will share that next time. It is so nice to receive and share scraps with other quilters.
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This String quilt is perfect for your spring decorating.
 I quilted this beautiful scrappy Bow Tie quilt for Julie.  It is such a pretty quilt in soft spring colors.
 I can see myself in the near future making a pastel Bow Tie quilt with a pretty scrappy border.
 A few bunnies on the mantel. 
 More spring decorations - a frog and a green egg.
  Two more quilts in spring colors on display.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I wishing you all a happy spring season.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

String quilts

 This is a happy quilt in spring/summer colors like pink, blue, green and purple. I quilted this String-X quilt a month ago and never found time for the binding. I used Bonnie's tutorial over here.
 It's not spring yet, but because of this color scheme it feels like spring . The binding is sewed on and I can't wait to get the hand sewing done.
 I also worked on a few more string blocks. These string blocks started out big enough for a twin size, but it's growing now so it'll soon fit a queen size bed.
 Another scrappy quilt I am working on, a pink and green quilt made from 5" squares. This top went so fast and has a real cottage charm. I dont think I'm going to add a border. Do you think I should?
Thank you so much for your visit. Do you enjoy making quilts from your scraps?
String quilts are defintetly my favorite quilts to make.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Disappearing Four patch quilt

 The cold weather is perfect for quilting and hand sewing. My oldest daughter wanted to make a quilt for her grandmother. She made this Disappearing Nine patch in 1930's reproduction fabric. The picture below on the left side is my quilt (more picture over here and here) and on the right side is her quilt. I cut her four patch blocks in bigger strips. We used the same quilting pattern on both quilts.
Below is more pictures of my daughter's quilt. I am sure my mom is going to love her quilt.
 Pink backing with a blue and pink binding.
Another picture with my washed quilt on the left and her unwashed quilt on the right. I love my quilts washed and wrinkled.
 I love my 1930's reproduction fabric. I have this one quilted and need to do the binding.
I am working on my zig-zag quilt's binding. I used some purple left over backing for the binding.
Thanks for stopping by and happy quilting. Do you have a special quilt project you are working on? I am currently working on a pink, purple, and green string quilt.