Honeycomb

November 24, 2015 in QUILTING

It is no longer summer but I just finished my Scrappy Summer #3 – ‘Honeycomb’ quilt top. It is a small wall hanging measuring 35″x41″. I think the background color really sets off all of the different fabrics in the quilt. This is the first time I work with hexagons. It was a little fussy to sew them together but I really like the look.

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

If you are new to my quilt blog you can see Scrappy Summer #1 – Petals here and Scrappy Summer #2 – 20 Cottage Lane here.

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Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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Hexagons

October 28, 2015 in QUILTING

Scrappy Summer 2015 – #3

This is my first time working with hexagons… so far so good. Still have to tackle sewing them together but the first step is to sew on the triangles. The triangles are over sized so that I don’t have to worry as much about placement. I would rather spend the extra time trimming than fussing to be accurate.

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

As you can see I have made some progress and some of the blocks are sewn together into vertical rows. Still need to figure out the best way to press the seams to help in putting the rows together. Don’t you love the pink insulation I use for my design wall.

blocks in rows

blocks in rows

How are you projects coming along?

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20 Cottage Lane

October 21, 2015 in QUILTING

I did some detective work on-line hunting for house blocks. Isn’t it great to find so much inspiration while sitting in your jammies. I narrowed it down to a few blocks but finally decided on this simple block that finishes at 5″x7″. Once I had the block design I needed to figure out the background color and door fabric. Originally I thought I would use the bright solids that I used in my Scrappy Summer 2015 #1 – Petals quilt for the doors but thought it might overwhelm the floral prints. I ended using the same grey dot fabric I used for the four patch background and setting triangles.

Yahoo! Scrappy Summer 2015 #2 – 20 Cottage Lane quilt top is done. It was a fun little quilt to make that finishes at 30″x42″.

20 Cottage Lane

20 Cottage Lane

I know that it is fall but I have one more small Scrappy Summer quilt that I am making with this collection of floral fabrics. It is made up of hexagons and triangles pieces. All of the pieces are currently on the design wall waiting to be sewn together. Come back again to see what it looks like.

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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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Petals

August 25, 2015 in QUILTING

TA DA !     Here is my ‘Scrappy Summer 2015 #1 quilt top ‘Petals’ all completed. I wanted to make a simple quilt that would show off the floral fabrics but still make a statement. I had originally planned for it to be set straight (just to be different) but the quilt demanded to be put on point. What’s a girl to do! It did make for some very long diagonal seams. I love the look of the background grey fabric – it allows the floral fabrics to shine.

Petals

Petals (49″ x69″)

Diagonal Madness
Here is my inspiration. The photo is of Kaffe Fasset’s Diagonal Madness quilt. Same but different and definitely not as busy.

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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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Design Wall Wednesday 7.08.15

July 8, 2015 in QUILTING

Wow !!     Can you believe it is already July. Where did June go? Here is what is going on in my studio.

Petals Petals – here is what I am doing for the first of my ‘Scrappy Summer 2015’ quilts. A simple quilt of squares and four patches.

Batik fabrics Batiks – I have many batik fabrics hanging out in my stash. It has been ages since I used them in a quilt so decided that they would be perfect to use for a couple of easy designs I want to play with. So far I have chosen 18 batik fabrics. The first quilt idea will be some version of a nine patch.

2015 Leader & Enders Here are some of the units I have made using Bonnie Hunter’s Leader/Enders idea while working on other projects. I must confess that sometimes I sew more than one at a time. I am anxious to get more on the design wall to figure out the layout. I am at a point now that I need to go back and cut up some more squares and rectangles from the recycled shirts.

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Have a great evening,

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