Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh if I had all the time in the world...

Sometimes I get sad about quilting... not really about quilting but perhaps the LACK of it.
This is a group of blocks that one of my quilt groups did as a swap.  I had big plans to make these into a tree skirt this year, but it just didn't happen.  Perhaps I will get around to it for next year.  I find that I often have so much I want to do, but never the time to make it happen.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Triangles in Progress

Awhile back, I posted about some blocks I wanted my Always Bee Learning quilt group to work on.  I received pretty much all of them back (though I think this picture doesn't include a few of them for some reason). 
They are all different and all look AWESOME.  I can't wait to find the time to get this quilt put together.  Right now I continue to have them on my design wall.  They are all quite traditional in design... such is often the case when working primarily with half square triangles.  So, I am trying to think about what I can do to make it more ME.  I plan on off setting the blocks in some way but haven't quite figured it all out yet.  I am sure I will show you when I finally do!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

November Bee Blocks

I have a couple more that I am still working on, but here are most of my November Bee Blocks:
 Garden Fence Blocks.
 Snowflakes.
 Flying Geese.
 Pinwheels.
 Purple/Grey Mosaic.
Hidden 9 patch.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ruby LOVE

I'm in the process of making up blocks for a quilt that I have had in mind for awhile.  I am using the Moda Ruby line.
The block I chose was inspired by a quilt that I quilted for someone else.  She used charm squares to make her blocks and the blocks were HUGE.  I wanted to scale it down a bit.  I had several packs of Ruby charm squares and quartered each square to compose these blocks.  I also bought some extra yardage of all the pindot fabrics.
 The blocks are 11.5" right now (so they will finish at 11").  I am thinking that I will likely make one large block and surround it with these small ones, but I am still thinking about that.
In addition to the Moda Ruby fabric, I am also including some of the Bliss line into the quilt.  I already made a Bliss quilt awhile back and had some extra fabric to work with.  The two lines, both by Bonnie & Camille, work seamlessly together.  I am still going to have a ton of fabric leftover, so I am sure yet another Bliss/Ruby quilt will be on the horizon!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love Birds Quilt- FINISHED

I just finished up this quilt for a friend of mine.  I bartered with her and made her a quilt in return for her taking our family pictures this year.  I still feel like I got the better end of the deal but she was very happy to receive this quilt, so that made me happy!
 I used Riley Blake's Love Birds line for this quilt.  The center was so busy that I wanted to break it up with the solid white.  I like how it turned out!  I don't remember the exact measurements but I believe it was around 70x70.
 I pieced the backing... I was very short on the fabric I chose which was also from the Love Birds line so I added some of the fabric I had in my stash.  The colors are really pretty-- I like how the back turned out.
 A closeup.
 Here is a closeup of the front where you can see some of the quilting.  I used one of the new pantographs that we got and I really loved it!    I can't remember it's exact name but it was a funky leaf/feather pattern. 
I used a very light pink Glide thread for this quilt but since the quilt itself is very busy, the fabric is more the show than the quilting.  Hopefully my friend will be able to enjoy and snuggle under this beauty!