Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Pretty Finish!

Earlier this week I managed to finish up my Pretty Patchwork quilt! I wasn't able to get photos sooner partly due to the weather.  Kaaren over at The Painted Quilt called her version 'Stopped Me in My Tracks'. It certainly caught my eye!   Kaaren made hers a bit bigger and in yellow and white. She generously offered the pattern free on her blog. Head over here to see her version!
I had this pretty blue print in my stash not knowing what to make until I saw this pattern. It is a very soft muted blue with little yellow flowers. 
I straight line quilted a crosshatch pattern through the 49 square patch and in the 9 patch cornerstone units. I FMQ a braided rope pattern in the sashings. 
The backing is a striped blue, green, and yellow striped print from my stash. 
The binding is a soft yellow and white stripe. Also from my stash!
It feels good to make a quilt completely from my old stash with the 
exception of the Kona white background fabric, a staple in my stash. 
The quilt size is 53" x 69"
Linking to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.

Before September is over, I needed to work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block. This month's color is rosy reds.
 Here are all the blocks that I have finished so far. 
Only 1 month left! What color will it be?
Head over to SoScrappy to see what others have been working on this month.

I finally got fabric and cut it for the Mod Bear Paw QAL. I'm a bit behind but hopefully will have some time to catch up. I now have a deadline for this quilt. 
Check it out over at Sew Fresh Quilts!

That's all folks!
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What's Next?

When I finally finish a project, I ask myself what is next? 
Yesterday I put the last stitches to finish the binding on my modern black and white quilt I have been working on for a while. 
This is the quilt that was inspired by a ad I saw in a magazine in the spring for a bathing suit. I rustled with the original design that I drew up from the advertisement and set it aside for most of the summer. I deconstructed a bit of it to add more detail and now it is finished!
I renamed it Freedom of Expression. It has both some straight line quilting and FMQ. I took each section and practiced different quilting skills, many techniques from Lori Kennedy @ In Jaunt Box. 
The quilt is 53" x 62.5" ~ a good size lap quilt to snuggle under. 
The backing is a very busy black and white print that I bought for a different quilt but didn't end up using. Nice to use something from my stash!

I worked on a small remembrance quilt for a friend of mine that lost her mom in a car accident.

It is the size of a postcard. I found the paper pieced pattern here.

So you want to know what's next?
I sandwiched this quilt pretty patchwork! Originally, I found this pattern over at The Painted Quilt. Kaaren called it ~ Stopped Me in my Tracks.

And I am going to join a quilt~along! I haven't done one in awhile but I really like this one! 
It is called MOD Bear Paw QAL over at Sewfreshquilts. Looks like FUN!