French Lilac

May 16, 2017 in QUILTING

My goal this year is to try to finish some of my UFO’s. I started this quilt summer of 2012. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a layout so I ended up setting them aside on the back burner. They got pulled out the following spring but to no avail. Didn’t get too far but decided that I would at least get the blocks sewn together into rows. With no border inspiration they ended up back on the shelf. Skip ahead four (really four years?) and I brought it out of time out (again). After pondering lots of layout options, I decided on what I wanted to do for the border. FINALLY the quilt top (56 x 74) is finished . Patience or perseverance? Feels good to be able to cross something off the UFO list.

The design is a simple rotated square in a square in purples, green and brown.

French Lilac

Here is a close up.

close up

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Fall Leaves 2

December 30, 2014 in QUILTING

Over the holidays, I took some time out from the festivities to add the borders to my seasonal wall hanging that I creatively named ‘Fall Leaves 2’. Finished size is 36″ x 54″. All but the background and border was from my scraps box. It really didn’t make much of a dent.

Fall Leaves 2

Fall Leaves 2

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Happy Holidays,

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Design Wall Wednesday

December 10, 2014 in QUILTING

Made some progress with Fall Leaves2. The blocks are all made and now I need to decide on border(s). I am thinking it might need a small black inner border. The outer border will be the fabric that is in the center of the beige blocks.

Fall Leaves 2

Fall Leaves 2

I am also putting together the ‘Upcycled men’s shirts’ blocks into rows. Won’t take long to finish the quilt top once I have the rows done. It will be 48″ x60″ quilt if I don’t add borders.

Upcycled Men's Shirts

Upcycled Men’s Shirts

What are you working on today?

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Stumped

December 1, 2014 in QUILTING

Saw a beautiful delectable mountain quilt on Jan’s Quilts blog. Really liked it and been trying to figure out what fabrics to use for a couple of weeks. I have been searching on-line, checking magazines and looking at my idea box for inspiration. Found a few ideas, some would work better using regular fabrics some better for batiks. Okay – I am officially STUMPED. Too many ideas and not sure which direction I want to go. I think I will set it aside for awhile to ponder. In the meantime I am looking at some of my UFO’s to see if I can finish something.

The individual block units aren’t not very big – only measuring 3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them — until now. I plan on sewing them together using a partial seam method. The center of the block will be the same beige background fabric I used in ‘Ya Ya.   FYI – the pink in the photo is the design wall.

Fall Leaves 2

Fall Leaves 2

I made most of the little units years ago using some of the leftover scraps from a quilt I made in 2007 called ‘Fall Leaves’ (left photo). I used that same fabric collection when I made ‘Ya Ya’ in 2014 (right photo). It is fun to see how the same fabric collection can make two very different quilts.

Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

Ya Ya

Ya Ya

I think my little UFO will be a really nice seasonal wall hanging when I am done. What are you working on?

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