Friday, June 2, 2017

A Finish !!!!

I'm amazed how lovely this quilt turned out, having used tons of not so pretty, little 1.5 inch squares.

While working on the nine patches, I kept thinking Britt would really like these colours.  So it has now been finished and gifted as a wedding present to Britt and Nick.

I stitched in the ditch in the main part of the quilt and hand quilted straight 

lines in the border.

I went with a white backing in keeping with the clean, bright feel of the front.

The extra wide white material was my one and only purchase, still trying to use what I have.

Just scraped by with my last bit of this for my binding... about 12" left of my binding leftover.  I used to cut binding strips at 2.5" but wasn't happy with the result.  Now I cut them at 2.25" with a much cleaner looking finish.

71.5" x 61" before washing

90-3" plus blocks

89-3" scrappy 9-patch blocks

A photo of the newlyweds, I couldn't resist:

Friday, May 12, 2017

My First Leaders and Enders Project

Well the top is done,  now trying to decide on a backing.   I wanted to do a Minky backing, but I'm pretty sure Minky only comes 60 inches wide .... about 10" too short for this job.

Since this picture, I've added a 4 inch white border all around to give it a more modern feel.

There's a fair amount of "ugly" scraps in those 9-patches, but the overall effect is not nearly so ugly :)

Friday, February 24, 2017


54" X 66"

Another shot at reducing my stash  ... this time it was hard to finish.  Difficult to find the eagerness to sew when the colours are not that cheerful.  Now that it's done, I do like it.  It will be a charity quilt next Christmas for a senior's gift drive  in our area.

Machine quilted with straight lines.

The backing from extra stars and bits.

Ready for it's first washing:)

I've started a leader and enders project of nine patch crosses, scrappy nine patches and quarter-square triangles:

These BOM's from last year are on the design wall .... I'm waiting for inspiration to hit me with a great idea of how to finish them off into a lovely quilt.  

Saturday, February 11, 2017

First Try at Triangles

Such a glamorous shot, taken in the basement with the sheets drying.    Cold, dark and wet outside, so the basement will do for now.

Made from stash, except for the backing.

Quilted with wavy organic lines using my walking foot.

Backed with some extra wide flannel.

39" x 47"

The wavy quilting is far from perfect, but I'm ok with it.  I'm sure whichever little boy ends up cuddling under it won't even notice!