Saturday, November 27, 2021

Finish #6 of 7


I finished quilting and binding my lavender geese quilt. This quilt was made from a jelly roll that I won in a drawing as part of Log Cabin Loonies back in 2018. I had made this exact same quilt from a coffee-themed jelly roll for my Mom and after she died that quilt came back to me. I have been using Mom's coffee quilt at the foot of my bed (for decoration and naps) and decided I wanted a spring/summer variation. I used flannel on the back, the same flannel I used on my purple scrappy Irish chain, and like how it turned out.

This quilt was on the list of finish goals that I set back in September.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

OMG October Finish

 My #onemonthlygoal for October was to finish my blue string quilt which I did. This was finish #5/7 for my by-the-end of 2021 finishing goals. This was string-pieced on muslin foundations and came entirely from my scrap collection. It was originally going to be just blues with a little black and purple but I didn't think it had enough visual interest so I added the red squares to some of the blocks. A friend who saw it said it reminded her of Gee's Bend quilts which I didn't think about when I did it, but I think that was buried in my brain somewhere because this quilt is very reminiscent of some of those quilts. 

Blue String Quilt 2021

I started quilting this when I was at Quilt Retreat with my guild and one of my fellow guild members (a fabulous long-arm quilter) helped me decide on a quilting pattern. She suggested stars which I hadn't really done before, but they were pretty easy to do and they turned out really well on this quilt. 

Quilting detail

I'm linking this up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts

Saturday, October 2, 2021

OMG October

Quilting in progress, Sept. 2021
My #onemonthlygoal for October (which ties into my goal of finishing 7 in-progress quilts) is to finish my blue string quilt. I started quilting it at my guild retreat in September and finished about 2/3 of it. I need to finish quilting it, then get it bound.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Finish #4 of 7

Flower Boxes Quilt

I am continuing to make progress on my goal of finishing 7 of my in-progress quilts by the end of the year. This quilt was made from a Moda jelly roll (Sew & Sew by Chloe's Closet) which I won as a door prize at a guild retreat a few years ago. I added the lavender fabric for the border but otherwise this is just the jelly roll. The pattern was super quick to put together, though as is often the case arranging the blocks in a way that I was happy with took longer than actually making the blocks. This quilt will be donated to my guild's charity quilt project. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Finish #3 of 7

 My guild does a Mystery Quilt each year, and it is usually designed by one of our guild members who does a fabulous job creating beautiful quilts for us to make. Back in 2019 or so I decided that I needed to participate in this activity and assembled all the fabric I needed for the Mystery from my stash. I have finally finished that quilt. I quilted it with lots of circles, which looks good but took forever.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Finish #2 of 7

I set it as a 
goal to try and finish 7 in-progress quilts by the end of the year. This is the second one completed. I didn't do the lovely English-paper-piecing (EPP), someone in my Quilt Guild did, I was just charged with quilting it. It will be donated through the Guild's "A Quilted Gift" project. 

Finished Quilt (on a cloudy day)

I used an overall stipple pattern in neutral thread (I didn't want the quilting to overwhelm the piecing) and the same quilting in green thread to blend into the borders. I had never quilted EPP before and there was a bit of a learning curve to keeping it all flat and unpuckered as I went along. 

Detail of the stippling