Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Quilt For Pulse

This quilt will be donated to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their Charity Drive; they are collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub that happened on June 12. You can read about it HERE.

Rainbow hearts was the theme and the Heart Block by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew was one of the blocks that were suggested, it's the one I chose to make.

They called for bright rainbow colors, and that's pretty much the closest I could get to a rainbow quilt from the fabrics I had brought with me ... I had also taken with me a few low volume FQs that I used as background. I bought the fabric for the backing, but everything else came directly from what I already had in my big black traveling bag. I had not planned on making a whole quilt, it just happened. I started with six blocks, and I kept doing more and finally decided to make the whole quilt. I am so happy I did!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I started in the center and worked towards the outside, I made horizontal and vertical lines to create an irregular grid. I made a scrappy binding using the low volume scraps from the background. For the backing I used a wide solid backing by Robert Kaufman in bright orange. Almost ready to ship, all that's left to do is a label.

Linking up with:

 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Crazy Mom Quilts

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 FAL Q3 - The list

I was thinking of a modest list this quarter; two projects only as I thought it would be plenty for the months to come, but I came back and add another one ... So here we go!

1. Scrappy Hexagon Quilt
Today, I started the hand quilting so if everything goes well there should be a finish in a few weeks!!

2. Christmas Quilt à la Victoria
I wish it were done already; it was on my design wall for a little while, I had to take it down when we moved but I also needed a break from this one. I am about ready to tackle this one. I have a vision of this quilt hanging on my wall at Christmas.
From Double Wedding Rings-Traditions Made Modern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe; I felt in love with her quilt!!

3. Trip Around the World
This is the second time I will be making a Trip Around the World; I've been wanted to make another one ever since I finished the first one. This Honor Roll Bundle by AMH will be the starting point for this quilt; I discarded a couple of prints and will be adding more fabrics to this mix. I'm looking forward to starting this one. It's a special project and dear to my heart!!

Linking up with the  2016 FAL Q3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Quilty365 Linkup

I'm all caught up with my circles and, it feels pretty good! 

I started on November 15, 2015; June 30 marked the 229th day of my circle's venture. I used to write the date behind each circle on a piece of masking tape, and I haven't done it lately. I know in the final layout, the circles won't be organized in chronological order so what's the need after all? Do you date your circles?

I'm linking up with Audrey @QuiltyFolk

Thursday, June 30, 2016

AMH Dresden Plate :: Finished

My Dresden Plate is finished and already being used!
I must admit, I like her very much, I enjoy looking at all the colors and the stitches while snuggling under it. She is cheerful, soft and comfy! I finished this quilt about a month ago, right before we left FL; about time to show and tell ... I was hoping to take photos at the beach, but that didn't happen.
I started this quilt last fall; I was inspired by
 Anna Maria Horner's Fan Dance Quilt, you can read more about it here.
This quilt is about 60"x 80" and is made almost exclusively with AMH fabrics.
I used 80/20 batting for the first time; I don't think it was the ideal for hand quilting, but I am quite pleased with the result. Starting at the top and working my way down, I quilted vertical lines every inch using a sashiko thread. Once I decided on the quilting design, it went quickly from there.
This quilt was fun to make, pure joy, I enjoyed every part of it.

Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, this was no.1 on my list, and you can see my original list of proposal HERE


Celtic ThistleCrazy Mom QuiltsBlossom Heart QuiltsMy Quilt Infatuation,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nine Patch - A Baby Boy Quilt

Another baby quilt, for a little boy this time. Our nephew got married a couple of years ago, and now they are expecting their first child. I wanted to make a quilt for them. I was looking for a quick and simple type of quilt that could be squeezed between the many other projects I already have in the making. To save time, I bought this Minny Muu FQ Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.
The top was done in a nick of time!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I made straight diagonal lines across the quilt forming a crosshatch pattern all over the quilt. All is left to do, is the label!

Quilt Stats:

Size: Approx 38 x 52 inches
Pattern: The good ol' Nine Patch.
Fabrics: Cool Minny Muu FQ bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop
Backing: Free Spirit Designer Voile in Robin
Batting: Warm and Natural
Quilting thread: Superior Threads King Tut 40wt in White Linen #971
Binding: Little Stripe in Kryptonite by Michael Miller
Finished: June 2016

Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, see original list of proposal HERE

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Two by Four - A Quilt for a Baby Girl

First finish of the year!!

One of my daughter's good friend just had a baby girl. I didn't really want to start another quilt, but I was itching to make something for her, and this is the kind of occasion you can hardly pass. So I thought I could squeeze in something quick and easy. I made a Two by Four Quilt; you can find the tutorial HERE. It was fun and fast; the top was finished in no time!

I used fabrics from my stash. I made my blocks a bit smaller than the tutorial to fit a smaller size quilt. Then, I added a border, it's very subtle, perhaps you haven't noticed it?

Backing, Free Spirit Designer Voile; first time using it and not the last time.

The scrappy binding is made out of different fabrics used in the quilt.

Quilting: Working on one column at the time, I used a disappearing purple marking pen to trace the football shape inside each four rectangle grid in the quilt pattern. Starting at the top, working my way down with my walking foot, I followed the line as in a figure 8 pattern.

Quilt stats:

Size: 36 X 48.5 inches
Pattern: "Two by Four" block tutorial by FITF
Fabrics: From my stash, Bloomsbury Garden Liberty Life Style and some floral by Lecien.
Backing: Free Spirit Designer Voile in Robin.
Batting: Warm & Natural
Quilting thread: Superior Threads King Tut 40wt in White Linen #971
Finished: May 2016

Linking up with:

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation for NTT
Quokka Quilts for TGIFF
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Quilty365 Linkup

I just took this picture of my April's circles on the floor. I still need to appliqué most of them to the background; I'm saving some hand sewing for when we will be traveling back north next month.

I believe this is day 178, whoa! Almost half way ...

Linking up with Audrey @ Quilty Folk

Happy Monday!