Sunday, February 21, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
This week I focused on completing Round 5 of the SAHRR. Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of my Quilting Life chose the Wonky Star for this round. I wasn't sure if I would like it because my quilt isn't wonky. Do I add a round of wonky? Well, I am a rule follower by nature and so I followed along. Each quilter is allowed to decide how to use the design element in their quilt. Here is what I did:
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Roses are Red, White is the Snow. What could be better, than a finish to show?
Happy Valentine's Day!
After I finished the top, it hung on my design wall for some time while I finished quilting my Watermelon Sparkler quilt. Everytime I looked at it, I felt it wasn't quite right. Originally I had all the fish facing the same way. It needed to have a rebel fish or three. I ripped out the fish I wanted to turn around and restitched them. Much better!
This quilt was made following the improv techniques of Nicholas Ball from his book Inspiring Improv and sewing along with him on Instagram. I also took a class with him on Craftmonkies. Take one if you can!
This quilt finished size is about 30" x 50"
I used the techniques of facing a quilt for the first time instead of binding. Thanks to several recommendations on Instagram. I used the tutorial by cottonandbourbon. It is in her highlights. The picture above shows the backing with a pieced border and the facing as well as how I quilted it with gentle curves to simulate the movement of water. The backing fabric is a piece I bought on our trip to Hawaii.
Although this past week has been incredibly busy (subbing every day, knitting club on Monday evening, and book club on Wednesday), I finally was able to work on my SAHRR clue. Roseanne and Sue from Home Sewn By Us were the hosts this week. They chose a checkerboard. Here is what my SAHRR quilt looks like after adding my checkerboard border.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
This week began a new month and that means a new color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)! Angela choose sunny yellow! Before I get to my yellow blocks I want to share a new finish!
Way back in September, I joined a quilt challenge hosted by the National Quilter's Circle called Starlight Mountains. In October, I finished the flimsy but then it was put aside to wait it's turn for further attention. In mid-January I was able to put the backing together and get it sandwiched. I started quilting the last days of January and finally have a finish!