• Quilt top is done !

    Just a quick post to show off ‘Circular Saw’. The quilt top is done and ended up 47″ x 62″. I think it turned out GREAT !

    Circular Saw
    Circular Saw

    Here are some of the fabrics that I am pulling together for my next project. Many of them are from two fat quarter samplers I purchased from Connecting Threads quite some time ago. I have already decided on the block and layout but not sure about the size. I will share more information in my next post.

    Fabrics
    Fabrics

    What are you working on this weekend?

    Micki
  • Design Wall Wednesday – 2.11.2015

    Three more seams to sew and I will have finished my ‘Circular Saw’ quilt top. I came up with a few ideas for a border but none of them seem to be right. I decided to seek the advice of a couple of my quilting friends. They suggested that I leave the border off and do a scrappy binding. Hopefully, I will get a chance to finish the quilt this weekend. That will free up the design wall for my ‘Ribbon Candy’ quilt blocks.

    Circular Saw
    Circular Saw

    Boy, doesn’t this quilt look huge! Well, at least until I start sewing the blocks together. Sashings are done and I think that I have finally decided that the posts and corners will be grey (no inserts). In two of the posts and one border section I have pinned a few grey scraps to see what it would look like. The quilt is turning out better than I had anticipated. Can we say AWESOME!   Yeah!

    Gum Drops
    Gum Drops

    What are you working on this week?

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

    Micki
  • Design Wall Wednesday

    One of the things I did this past weekend is update my ‘My Quilt’ page. It now (FINALLY) has photos of most of my 2014 quilts. If you click on a photo you will be able see them all in a slide show. I still need to find photos of my 2013 quilts and I am thinking that I want to add a separate gallery for quilts that are ‘BB’ – before blog.

    Making progress on the sashing strips for ‘Gum Drops’. I have eight done of the 31 that I need. I am very happy with the look. Still undecided on what to do for posts and corners.

    Gum Drops
    Gum Drops

    I am sure you have seen many quilts featuring this split block in blogland. Not sure if it has an official name but here is one version at Quilter’s Table called Postcard Quilt. In the book ‘Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers’ by the folks at Blue Underground Studios, I found a couple of different versions. I love the simplicity of the design which allows the big prints to show off.

    new fabric collection
    new fabric collection

    My ‘Circular Saw’ quilt is coming together quickly. I already have the blocks sewn into rows.

    Circular Saw
    Circular Saw

    What are you working on this week?

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

    Micki
  • Circular Saw

    No…this post has nothing to do with power tools. It is the name of my version of the ‘delectable mountains’ quilt. I am so excited about it that I couldn’t wait to show you my idea.

    Amy Smart's Buzz Saw Quilt
    Amy Smart’s Buzz Saw Quilt

    Last week, I showed you the fabrics I had chosen and since then I have been busy working on the blocks. I was inspired by the photo of Amy Smart’s ‘Buzz Saw’ quilt posted in her blog Diary of a Quilter and Eleanor Burns method of making the blocks. Here is a link to Eleanor’s short video showing you the steps.

    When I started cross cutting the blocks, I realized that I needed a new rotary blade. OMG. What a difference. Like slicing butter. I knew that I needed to change the blade but it isn’t until you do that you realize that you should have done it sooner. So far the 2″ strips are sewn into pairs. Because I can’t leave a great layout alone – I decided to mix up the strips within the blocks.

    Circular Saw
    Circular Saw

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

    Micki
  • Design Wall Wednesday

    The twelve ‘Gum Drops’ blocks are done – now I have to decide on sashing and borders. Here are four of the blocks.

    Gum Drops
    Gum Drops

    To keep it simple, I am going to use only the solids fabrics in the skinny pieced insert in the sashing strips. Originally, I was going to add larger sashings and a more dramatically sized border but then decided that I really didn’t want the quilt to get too large. Still deciding on sizes but here is an idea of what I am looking at. The sashings and border fabric will be Kona Coal. I am not sure if the insert on the outside edge of the quilt will be the same or larger than the 1/2″ or 3/4″ I am using between the blocks. This is the plan today but not sure if it is the final plan.

    Sashing/Border Idea
    Sashing/Border Idea

    Back in December I decided I wanted to make a delectable mountains quilt. Here are some of the fabrics I have chosen. Wow! Totally different look than the fabrics in ‘Gum Drops’.

    Delectable Mountains
    Delectable Mountains

    We have had some technical issues with the blog in the past week. We discovered that many of the photos attached to older posts have disappeared. I am working on finding the old photos and getting them reattached to the posts. Thanks for your patience as this process might take awhile to finish.

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

    Micki