Monday, September 19, 2016

Blogger's Quilts Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is off to a good start; welcome to everyone visiting! I am thrilled to participate again this time around. 

I am entering my AMH Dresden Plate in the Hand Quilted Category


She is about 60"x 80", great size for a lap quilt. I started this quilt during the summer of 2015 and finished it a few months ago. The Dresden Plates are made exclusively with Anna Maria Horner's fabrics; I played with different collections of hers except the centers (Juliana Horner). The Dresden Plates were appliquéd on a pieced background featuring AMH's Loominous collection. I hand quilted vertical lines every inch with a Sashiko thread. I am very pleased the way the quilting turned out!!

The Festival will run from September 19 through September 31; voting starts on September 25. Thank you, Amy, for hosting this event once more.

Past entries in The Blogger's Quilt Festival:
Clamshell, 23/10/2015
Modern Fat Cross, 25/10/2014
AMH Honeycomb, 24/10/2014

Thanks for visiting and Happy Festival!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World

Last year I started a Christmas Double Wedding Ring, it's been off and on the design wall a few times. I finally got to the point that I am happy with the design and I'm currently piecing it together, but more on that later ...

After making that quilt, I was left with a considerable amount of scraps and also fabrics that didn't make the cut. What can you do with Christmas fabrics besides another Christmas quilt? So I made another Christmas quilt but this time, I was looking for a quick fix, after all that hand stitching I've been doing this summer, I was itching to be sitting at the machine. I made another Christmas quilt using the scraps from my Double Wedding Ring above.

The top is 72 x 72 inches. I was considering to maybe add a small border; I bought more of that red plaid you see in the quilt, and I think it would do the job just fine. Although I used a great deal of scraps, I still have plenty left, maybe even enough to make another quilt.

It was a lot of fun; it's a real scrap buster, and it's quite fast to make. It would also be a good pattern to use all that fabric from your stash that you fell out of love with.

Interested in making one?
I like this YouTube video by Rose Smith. There are also many tutorials out there, this one from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. Pinterest is also a great place to look of course!!

I am linking up with Scraptastic TuesdayOh Scrap! and NTT


Friday, September 2, 2016

My September OMG

I'm joining Heidi this month at Red Letter Quilts for the One Monthly Goal party (first time for me). My goal is to finish my Scrappy Hexagon, I am half way through the quilting part; it's been way too long in the making!! So the plan is to work on it every day even if it's only a few stitches and there should be a finish to brag about at the end of this month. :-)

Enjoy the long weekend!