Split Image

December 15, 2015 in QUILTING

Meet ‘Split Image’ – 48 x 60. This is the third quilt top I have made using the same collection of batik fabrics. It is just your ordinary quarter log cabin blocks in light/dark color combos. The play of color and the layout is what gives it the funky look.

Split Image

Split Image

The other two batik quilts are Uneven Nine Patch and Scrap Vortex. There is still some fabric leftover so maybe there is another quilt in my future.

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Happy Holidays.

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Design Wall Wednesday 11.11.2015

November 11, 2015 in QUILTING

Hard to believe that it is almost the middle of November. Where are the days going? I finished up the garden winterizing and ready for alot more quilting time. Here is what I am working on.
 
Charm pack Newest project – I have had this charm pack forever. It is lovely and it is time to make something. I have been pondering the X Plus block. I have seen MANY quilts on-line that are beautiful. I really like the design but these fabrics are needing a more simple design. What if I just use the snowball block. Hmmm….

Hearts Hearts – I decided that I needed a small quilt to hang in my office cube for Valentine’s day. Once I found Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial ‘Simple Hearts’ I fell in love with the simplicity of the block. I know that I already have bunches of projects that I am working on but I am anxious to play. Love the colors. I am thinking that most of the hearts will be small but will add a few bigger ones. Aren’t these blocks adorable?

Uneven 9 patch Batik – Quarter Log Cabin. I have made some great progress on putting this quilt together. I have the blocks sewn into rows and now putting the rows together into pairs.

Honeycomb Honeycomb – the quilt top is almost done. I just need to finish putting the rows together. I wasn’t sure how I would like working with hexagons. There are a little fussy to sew together but the quilt is well worth the extra effort.

Leader/Enders 2015 Leaders & Enders – Getting close to finishing the 80 blocks for the quilt center. Only need 19 more blocks so I started cutting the squares and rectangles for the border.

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Batik Rectangles (aka scrap vortex)

November 4, 2015 in QUILTING

Here is a little background on my struggles making my ‘Batik Rectangles’ quilt. I started off with a great idea to make a quilt similar Judy Turner’s Checkerboard quilt.

Checkerboard

Checkerboard

I had 48 batik fabrics that I had used for my ‘Uneven Nine Patch’ quilt and decided they would work great. I cut up bunches of 2×3-1/2″ rectangles and started putting together into pairs. Well, I found that I had more med/dark than dark and more med/light than light so I wasn’t going to get the contrast needed to do the design. Talked with the girls at the quilt group meeting and they suggested to just go ahead. They said that even without the high contrast it would look great. So…I kept sewing. Later, I decided that I REALLY wanted to see the contrast so off I go to my local quilt shop in search of one dark and one light batik. I would use them as block sashing and hopefully give it the same look as my inspiration (except that it wouldn’t be scrappy). Yahoo…successful trip. Found a dark blue and a light cream batik. Excellent.

Batik Rectangles

Batik Rectangles

Now I needed to get the blocks on the wall so I can decide which ones will get the dark block sashing vs the light. Took awhile to get the blocks where I wanted them (forever moving them around..nothing new). Even with 48 fabrics some of the little rectangles were close to each other. Oh well. As I was looking at them I start to think that I really like them the way there are. Do I really need the block sashing?

 

This is my version of a ‘scrap vortex’ quilt. Sometimes it’s okay to change your mind on the design – you might even surprise yourself with the results.

Batik Rectangles

Batik Rectangles

How are your projects coming along?

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Design Wall Wednesday 10.07.2015

October 7, 2015 in QUILTING

Fall is in the air. The weather is cooler now with temps in the low 40’s in the morning and highs in the low 60’s. But at least the leaves haven’t started falling yet. Need to have a few warmer days so that I can get the garden ready for winter. Here is what I am working on.

Batik Uneven Nine Patch quilt top is done but when I posted about it I receive MANY lovely comments and some requests for more information about the block. In case you are interested, I posted the block tutorial yesterday and hope to add it to my NEW tutorial page soon.

Quarter log cabin Batik – ‘Quarter Log Cabins’. I have all 80 blocks made but the design wall has been busy lately with other projects. Probably okay since I haven’t finalized my design layout.

Houses Scrappy Summer 2015 #2 – ’20 Cottage Lane’. Quilt top is almost finished.

Hexagon Scrappy Summer 2015 #3 – ‘Honeycomb’ is made using hexagon blocks. Isn’t the pumpkin color perfect for a background? Photo is showing it a bit brighter than it is in real life.

Leader/Enders Leaders & Enders 2015 – I am starting to put the pieced units into blocks. Yahoo…progress.

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Batik Uneven Nine Patch

September 22, 2015 in QUILTING

No…I haven’t figured out a better name but the quilt top is done (I think).

Uneven Nine Patch

Uneven Nine Patch

I used 24 batik light/dark combos set in a 6×8 grid to make this 45″ x 60″ quilt. I have a nagging feeling that maybe the quilt is asking for a border. I am still not sure but I will leave it up on the design wall for awhile to see if I can make a decision.

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How are you coming along with your projects?

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Design Wall Wednesday 9.02.2015

September 2, 2015 in QUILTING

How can it already be September? Where does the time go! I have been working a little on my WIP’s during the past week or so. Finally feels like I am making some progress.

Uneven 9 patch Batik ‘Uneven Nine Patch’ (I know – not a very creative name). Any suggestions for a name?
The quilt is coming along nicely. I have started sewing the 8″ blocks together into pairs. The layout is only a 6×8 grid so it shouldn’t take long before the quilt top is finished.

Quarter log cabin Batik – ‘Quarter Log Cabins’. I have 48 blocks done but decided that I wanted the quilt to be bigger. These blocks will finish 6″ square so if I go to a 8×10 grid the quilt center will finish 48″x60″. I was doing a search on quarter log cabin blocks to see if I could find some inspiration for a layout when I found a photo of MY blocks. Kinda strange to be looking at your own blocks on a google image search.

Houses Scrappy Summer 2015 #2 – Houses. I am thinking that the quilt will be smaller (more of wallhanging size) but who knows until it is done. The blocks in the photos were oversized a little since I am wasn’t sure what size I wanted. I am leaning toward a finished 5″x 7″. Here is my first quilt for Scrappy Summer 2015 – Petals using the same collection of fabrics.

Leader Enders 2015 I think I have decided on the layout only to discover that I will need more units (bunches of them). What do you think of adding a border made up of dark squares and rectangles? I like the look but maybe it needs a bit of red for a skinny inner border.
 

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Design Wall Wednesday 8.12.15

August 12, 2015 in QUILTING

Work has been taking most of my time but I did make a bit of progress on my WIP’s.

Petals Scrappy Summer 2015 is off to a slow start. I am in the process of sewing the diagonal rows of ‘Petals’ together. Not sure about a border other than having the grey with dots on the edge. Maybe a colorful binding. I have made a few blocks for Scrappy Summer #2 but it still needs alot of work.

Batiks - log cabin Batik - 9 patch Batik – I have 30 quarter log cabin blocks made. Probably will make more once I figure out a design. There are 36 nine patch blocks and I think I might go with a 6×8 grid so…a few more to make.

2015 Leader/Ender I think it is looking great. Haven’t done much more than pin the units to the design wall as I make them. I will eventually need to decide on size. How big should I go? Hmmm…things to ponder.

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