Monday, August 3, 2015

Henri Hedgehog

Henri Hedgehog is done just in time.  My colleague leaves next week for maternity leave.
I am so happy I used Susie's magic binding tutorial.  I bought the stich in the ditch attachment for my walking foot based on Joanne's recommendation.  I also used invisible thread.


Used some leftovers from the front
Everything for this quilt was from my stash.  Yeah!

Friday, May 15, 2015

With a little help from my friends

The modern quilt guild I belong to GLMQG has a block swap.  We do an on line block activity in the months between formal meetings.  The block tutorial is posted on our website.  I won the blocks in May of 2014. 
These are the blocks I won. 
This is the block I made
Here is the link to the tutorial
Here is the finished quilt.  Just under a year.  I decided to make some curves and I think the black really sets off the blocks.  I cut some of the blocks to make the border.  
I did a little block surgery

 I stiched in the ditch around each of the slices but I wasn't sure what to do after that.  The GLMQG members helped me with suggestions for the quilting.
The quilting
This was the first time a tried the Hobbs Tuscany batting.  I love the look and feel. 
I never could have made a quilt like this without the block swap.  I never would have made blocks in some of these colors but I absolutely love the finished quilt.  I even have a few more pieces leftover after cutting the curves.  I plan to use those on another project.

Here I am showing it at our meeting
GLMQG April 2015
So a great big thank you to my friends in the GLMQG.  What a fun and inspiring group.

Quilt stats:
blocks made by members of the GLMQG
assembled and quilted by me.
I am entering this in the Bloggers Quilt Festival in the modern quilt category

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.