Monday, February 2, 2015

Lena's Quilt

I know I have not posted in a while.  Sewing has been happening just not taking pics or posting.
I did manage to finish the quilt for our exchange student.  It is a medallion quilt based on what I learned in my Gwen Marston class.  It all started with an alphabet panel of Carolyn Galvin's petite fleur organic line.
Here is the alphabet panel

 Here is the quilt

I worked on my free motion quilting although it does not show up really well in this picture.

 And the back with my husbands initials, my initials, and our dog.
We got about a foot of snow yesterday and now it is very cold.  Stay warm and safe.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yipee!!! I won

I won this Jacquie Gering quilt "radiate" as a prize for giving in the Action Kivu fundraiser.  You can see the info here.  I am so lucky.  I can't wait to see it in person.

Supernova by Jacquie Gering
"Radiate" by Jacquie Gering.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

August and September Supernova Blocks

Here are my August Supernova blocks.
Two identical blocks.  I used the red and the dot that Lin sent
Here are the ones for September.  I did not have enough of the dot for both of the blocks so I substituted some stripes for the one for me.
Lin will get the one on the right

Here are all 4 blocks.
August and September blocks

Here are all my blocks so far.  I will have only one more set to make for October if we decide to stop at 5
What I have so far.  I can't wait for all the rest.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Supernova July block

Supernova quilt along.  I joined up in May and got a great partner Lin.  She blogs over here.

Here are my July blocks one for me and one for Lin.
Two of the same
One for each of us
 In the picture below.  The block on the left is my first block.  It is not exactly correct pattern.   I fixed the issue in the one made for Lin .  The center block is the one Lin sent to me for June.  The picture shows how they are playing well together.  We decided that I would use warm colors and she would use the cool colors.  Obviously cause she is so cool.  We are using Kaffe fabrics. 
Playing together.

Here is Lin's  block that she made for July.  I borrowed from her blog.  I can't wait until it arrives.  I just love the pencils.
Lin's July block
Below is the June block that I sent to Lin on the left and the one she made on the right.  Again I borrowed this from Lin's blog.
I think they look pretty awesome together.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Falling Maple

I put together a quick baby quilt based on this tutorial byKaye over at Miss Print.  I did not have quite enough of the green to do the same size.  Made a few adjustments but the overall size came out to be 40"x40".
I quilted it in a circles following this tutorial by Blooming Poppies.   Such great tutorials by both ladies.

I only took a few pictures as it was overcast and rainy this morning.  No pictures of the back :(.

This was really quick and fun to piece.  I think the recipients really loved it.  It was the colors they choose in their registry and has some flannel owls on the back.  The center material is frogs from the Briar Rose collection by Heather Ross.  I had purchased it a while back on sale.  The green is from V and Co (left over from a pillow project) and the purple was some sale fabric from a local shop.  Everything from my stash.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Primary Colors

I finished my summer sampler quilt which I named primary colors.  I free motion quilted it in big loops.  I had a scare as one the colors bleed when I washed it.  It took soaking in oxyclean and four cycles through the wash with color catchers to eliminate the bleed.

Leftover puppy fabric used on the back

This turquoise was the bleeder.

We are celebrating my husbands birthday and 10 years cancer free this afternoon. This is looking like a gorgeous day here in Michigan.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival Mini

I am entering my Gwen Marston inspired mug rug in the bloggers quilt festival mini category.  We held an on line activity with our modern quilt guild.  A link to our guidelines is here.  It has been quite a while since I entered in the quilt festival.

Here it is in progress.  I used a number of scraps I had left over from my summer sampler series paper piecing project.

We made mug rugs for our modern quilt guild swap.  The only picture I snapped of the finished quilt was just prior to the swap.
I was number 2
I did add a little free motion quilting to practice as it was such a small piece.
Quilt stats:  6"x12"
pieced and quilted by me.

Here is a picture of the one I won.  Awesome!  The hubby wanted it but I won't let him have it.