Monday, August 29, 2016

June's Quilt

I am on a patchwork roll.  They look nice and are fast and fun to do.  This quilt probably took about 5 hours to cut and piece.  Here's how it went. 
I went to Beech Tree Lane and followed her instructions.  She made it easy with strip piecing.
I cut 16" strips from my fabrics and pieced 4 of them  together.

I didn't care which 4 they were as long as the same fabric wasn't in the strip. I used 6 different fabrics altogether.

Then I cut them into 3 1/2" strips.

I mixed them all up.

 I sewed these large 16 patch squares.

I laid them all out the way I wanted them.

And put them together.  How simple is that?  Now it's time to make the sandwich and quilt it.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nancy's Quilt

It seems I'm doing a lot of wedding quilts this summer.  This is another one.

This has a lot of swirly's quilted in it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Love Entwined - The Borders

The borders draw the whole quilt together.  It's so ready to quilt 

The borders are fluttery.  I hope that mostly quilts out.  I do know they are the right size.  It makes me a little nervous, but it can usually work out in the quilting.

Borders do add to a quilt.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Quiet Book Pages

Recently I made 2 quiet book pages for at least one future book I want to complete for a grandchild.  I find my ideas on pinterest and copy them.  The pages I like most come from some Russian mothers who make beautiful books for their children.  They are very detailed and beautiful.  These are my renditions of a couple of pages.
The boat on a sea full of fish.  I would like to do a fishing line, but haven't figured that one out yet.

Eloise is checking it out.

I will also have to come up with storage packs for all the loose fish and other future loose items.

This is a bluebell with a bee and ladybug.

Clara also wants in on the action.

When I have enough pages to complete a book, then I will bind them and figure out my method of making them into a book.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dear Jane A1-A9

This is a nice project where I do a little at a time.  A square if the day holds it. If not, that's okay also.  If the quilt gets finished, it will be wonderful.  If not, it doesn't really matter.  It's been fun along the way.
I have the first nine blocks finished.  Most of them are paper pieced. That has not been my forte but I am learning a lot.

I'm using the patterns from the  book Dear Jane by Brenda Papadakis.  I am also using the instructions from the blog

My granddaughters alway like being a part of the process.  This time they are helping to arrange the squares for photography.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Carole's Quilt

This  quilt I did for Carole for a wedding gift that she is giving.  I quilted an overall of feathers and bound it for her.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Love Entwined - The Final Four Corners

The last of the applique is finished.  All I need to do is sew the borders on.  
Here are the final four corners.

And sewn on to the rest of the quilt.

This is about 3 years of work.

I picked my colors.  I used what I could from my stash and bought more fabrics to coordinate.

The wind blew here.  You can see how neatly I did the back.

I am really happy with the look of it.

Now I know it won't be long until it's finished.  Keep watching for the final show.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Clara's Birthday Sweater

I like to make something for each of my grandchildren for their birthday.  Sometimes I sew, sometimes I knit.  This one is a sweater I knit for Clara when she turned 3 in June.  It took me a while to get pictures, part of the reason being that I was disappointed in the sizing of the sweater.  It is way too big for her.   But she does enjoy it.

The sweater should be much shorter and the sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length sleeves.  One thing for sure, she will grow into it.  She does wear it sometimes now as she seems to like it.

 I knitted it with a Drops Baby Merino yarn which is one I really like.  It is fingering weight.  I also like patterns that are lacey and this sweater seemed to fit the bill.

The back does come up in the back which is a little bit different because of the way the stitches work.
I think Clara may enjoy this sweater for many years to come.
My Ravelry link.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Asher's Quilt

The top is all put together.  It is a planned patchwork.  That is the squares are not random.  But it is supposed to look random.  I sewed strips together and then decided I didn't like the placement, so I ripped.  Strip piecing turned into individual piecing pretty much.  I am happy with the result.