Thursday, May 25, 2017

I get the blues at night sometimes

I have a room at my sister's house at the Beast. it will be  painted blue, so this is the first quilt to go to live there.


It is not quilted yet.


It is about 90 x106...queen size.  i call it I Get the Blues at Night Sometimes.


Dark red dot border and dark blue and white stripe border came from my friend Sharon's stash.....a lot of which came to live with me, since she is moving to Texas.


Hopefully, i will get this all quilted up by the time the room is ready for it. 



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Buttermilk Basin May Block

I am now all caught up on my BOM projects....just in time for June. haha

I think this might be the block for July when the quilt top is put together. it has little flags and watermelon.


It took a while to figure out....i think...the green thing behind the sheep is a willow tree...folk art style. haha and i just noticed i forgot to give the sheep an eye.


The thing on the right side of the cart is a bee hive. might have to find some bee buttons to have flying around it.


These are some cute blocks that Buttermilk Basin designs....it's going to be a great wall hanging.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Trims and Zippers quilt

I wanted to use up some of the many trims that I have from making crazy quilts. so, i made some selvage blocks and put trims in the middle diagonal....see the moda ribbon?


There are ribbons and lace .... even a Coca Cola ribbon


Then, as i was making these.....i wondered about using zippers.....i have hundreds of zippers.  so, i experimented with zippers. when you unzip, there is a surprise inside. there is even a double zipper in one block.


It is 52 x 67".  Now it needs to sit in the to-be-quilted cabinet until i decide how to quilt it.


Yes, it looks all wonky and crooked, but it is just how it is hanging....and it has not been pressed. it will be fine after quilting.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jacob's Ladder

I finally finished piecing this Jacob's Ladder that i was working on at the house. It might not be good to work on 3 or 4 things at one time....some things take longer to finish.


It is 76 x 88"


It will marinade in the to-be-quilted cabinet for a while before i get to quilting it.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Legacy Quilt block

I got the May Ricky Tims Legacy Quilt block finished....now all caught up.


You could put a floral fabric in the basket or applique some flowers. i chose the easy way and put the floral fabric in there. haha


Friday, May 19, 2017

Birch Trees

This is another quilt inspired by a blog post from crazymomquilts....she is in Australia. she says she made three of them....i believe i'll stop at one. haha   Her reasoning....every scrap deserves a chance".  i agree

It is 59x77. Fat batting took up some inches....i started at 60x80. started piecing on March 17, 2017 and finished today. no marinating for this one.

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I used a panto for quilting...Bright and Breezy from Lorien Quilting

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Binding is the same as the border

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Back is a green paisley from JoAnn's huge sale last month.

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Top thread was Glide sage and bobbin was So Fine bright green

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I like the wonkiness of the blocks and the different widths of the trees. and the panto kinda/sorta looks like leaves. haha  and I like the brightness of it.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Heartbeat

Here's a selvage quilt that i finally finished piecing last month. and got it quilted up yesterday.  it is 60x75...kinda, sorta.  

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Saw it on mary jonson's blog. it is their signature heart strings quilt.

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Binding is various blues. quilting in borders was using templates i got in Paducah.

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The back is actually a dark navy blue. my camera comes up with all kinds of colors. haha

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This color (pic below) is closer to the back actual color.

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Top thread was Glide red; bobbin was Superior Highlights blue

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These selvage quilts have a bit of weight to them. a great couch quilt.

Monday, April 24, 2017

April UFO Challenge

Judy pulled #1 this month....which was my Manasses quilt. i still needed to piece 4 corner blocks, put it all together and then quilt it. it was a wild month, but i got it done.

Here is #1




The other thing i quilted this month was Grandma's Country Album I .. design by Robert Callaham



There was a bit of piecing done, too.

..Mitosis


..Heart with blue selvages


..Signs of spring


..Birch Trees


..Yellow and black selvage stars


..Some blocks to use up trims and zippers





..Ricky Tims Legacy quilt block for April

..I'm working on some patchwork circles. cut out with my accuquilt machine. black circles are wool felt. I have 2 finished so far, but have about 20 cut out and ready to put together


..Some selvage baskets....inspired by Anita Schackelford's quilt that she rescued and re-did. so far, i have 2...it will be set on point and when quilted, will have flowers in the baskets. these will go pretty quick once i get back to them.




..Split Personality


And I believe that is all that is going to happen this month. I am leaving town on Thursday to go to the Paducah quilt show and spend some time with my sister. be back next month.

I still need to do the April block for Buttermilk Basin, too. perhaps i need to get that together today. haha

Hope your month was successful.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Manasses

This is the last quilt that my friend Mary designed and taught us before she retired, last year. she was big into Civil War, so she named her quilts after battles and such. she is pretty traditional, so don't know what she might think of how i quilted this one. 

I am leaving town on Thursday for the rest of the month, and this is my April UFO challenge quilt, so happy i got it finished in time. it is 80" square. I decided to do things a bit differently than i usually do on this one. 

When it was hanging and i was looking at it, i just kept seeing lines coming out from that center star. so, for the first time, i marked a quilt before loading it. Most of it was quilted with light blue.

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I did different things in a few stars. Once i pieced one of the corner stars, i realized the middle was too fat with all the seams coming together....that is the star that is quilted with the circle in the middle. haha   so, the other 3 corners got a different star. 

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I used white for the background in the star blocks

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I totally ignored that the border was a busy print. i wanted to do Jamie Wallen's flying geese again, so they went there. I used yellow for them and quilted over them a few times so they would show up better. 

The corners of the borders got radiating lines...like i did around the center star.

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Sometimes the quilting doesn't show as much on the front, but it definitely shows on the back. the back is a dark navy, but the camera flash makes it look lighter. i really like the back. i used a So Fine orchid on the back but it looks almost white.

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I didn't quilt as much as i would have liked in April....only 2...but i did piece a bunch of stuff, so i'm ok with April's progress.  the month of May might have to be leather month. haha

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