December 1, 2011 in Quilting
Pattern: Modern Blocks: 99 blocks from your favorite designers
Purpose: who knows
Dates: December 2010
This project started out as a quilt along on SeamedUP. I don’t stash and really only had scraps to start with. I ended up being able to make 33 large blocks and 20 small ones all out of my scraps; and I really didn’t make a dent in them. Early on, I thought “I am not a modern quilter” I didn’t like how big the blocks were and I was against wonky. But as the project went on, I started to really like the book and the designs. I still can’t do wonky, but I like how the quilt top ended up.
August 12, 2011 in Quilting
I never really name my quilts, but when I was entering this project into my sewing room on SeamedUP.com I came up with “Wee are Twisted”. Because it is made with the Wee Play collection by American Jane and it is the Strip Twist pattern.
Here is the progress so far:
I really like it – I just thought it needed a border. Something that was not too busy. So I did some searching and found a great pieced border that looks like a curling ribbon. The idea is to surround this border with the red fabric used in the background of the ribbon. I think it will anchor the busy look of the pattern.
Of course – this one has to sit aside until the Gator Quilt is done.
February 1, 2011 in Quilting
Pattern: Strip Twist from www.quiltville.com
Purpose: for me
Size: 56″ x 72″
Techniques: pieced border, strip piecing
Dates: February 2011
I bought a jelly roll on sale at a quilt shop I found during a training in a different city. But I didn’t know what I would make with it. I found this pattern on www.quiltville.com and fell in love with it. I like the movement that appears in the quilt. I got the border idea from www.quilterscache.com. It is suppose to look like curling ribbon.
It is really an easy pattern to make, I am just slow.
June 21, 2010 in Quilting
Sorry I have been so silent for a while. I am doing fine and feeling well. This is the first year that Morgan is home for the Summer. Every other year was just like any other day because she was never in school; but now it is a true summer break. I think I am having a hard time adjusting. You know she is a non-stop jabber mouth; making the nights and weekends a flurry of activity and conversations. I can’t seem to get a free moment to myself.
Anyway, this is the quilt top I made from 2 charm packs. Nonnie tells me the pattern is called a “disappearing nine patch”. I got the idea from Snippets of a Quilter.
One charm pack was a gift from Dawn; it was Moda’s – a day in the country. The other was just a pack I picked up on clearance at JoAnn’s.
Here is the picture of my completed miniature quilt top. I have this one all ready to quilt. I plan on quilting it by hand.