Friday, May 1, 2020

Masks and More Masks

Mostly what I have made in the past month and a half is masks:

That's not even all of them--I quit taking pictures after awhile. So far, over 335 and still counting.
I don't mind making them but they sure cut into other projects.

Right after making 1 batch of masks, I finished this little bargello--it's another Patty Dudek, of Elm Street Quilts, pattern--the Baby B.
 This will go to a fundraiser, whenever they get to have it.

I also managed to make a denim purse for myself. 
 It is the Flip Flap Bag by Whistlepig Creek Productions.
I had made one from quilting cottons before and wanted one out of some of the old jeans I've been saving, so took the time to make it.

I've also managed another project in between masks, but will save it until I at least have it all stitched together. It's on my design wall, waiting...

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Thanks to Ricky Tims

A little over a year ago, I bought Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts book.
A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to make one and this would be our March lesson for Cerro Gordo Quilters.
Here is my finished product. I'm really pretty pleased with how it turned out. The border took a lot more thought than making the center did. I used 3 different fabrics in this one; the top left and bottom right are the same fabric.

I also made this top using 4 different fabrics. I have yet to sandwich and quilt this one.

This Queen B Bargello (Elm Street Quilts Patty Dudek pattern) was given to one of our daughters when we went to their house last weekend.

This cute little birdie wall hanging was our CG Quilters lesson in February.

The baby quilt of which I spoke in my previous post was finished and sent off before baby arrived. I have another to sandwich and quilt very soon.

Spring arrives soon!! Happy spring, eveyone!
Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Color It Red

Today is my day to share in the Color It Red blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
While I don't participate in many hops, once in awhile one comes along that I can't resist--and this was one.

The first thing I will share is my first major project on my new Cricut Maker. These appliques are cut out of fabric, which worked well on this burlap bag that I got on clearance. I wanted to try vinyl but guess the kind I got wasn't good because I wasn't successful getting it cut. (I have a good brand of heat transfer vinyl now; just need to find time to do something with it. LOL) So, plan B worked out great!

Next is a UFO I had started a few years ago. This is Bargello Color Wheel by Cheryl Phillips. The center has been done, like I said, for a few years. Then I put it aside, not sure what I wanted to do with it. A few months ago I got it out and put it on my design wall. Then after several weeks I suddenly thought to put it on a black background. I had rainbow print to use for the binding, and I think it looks great!

My next project was not one I planned to make--it's one of those "squirrel" projects that we have to do right now. One of my quilting friends was making a table mat, Valentine's Table Topper by Riley Blake Designs, and I had to do it too. Mine isn't exactly according to the pattern; I cut the hearts and circles on my Cricut and left out some other applique. I think it came out pretty neat.
It looks really nice on our table with my Valentine's Day bouquet.

My last project is a scrap quilt. The pattern is Traffic Jam by Pat Sloan.
I used a bunch of the scrap 2 1/2" squares that I had cut (I cut squares and strips from scraps) and background fabric from my stash. Since I wanted a little more "jazz" to it, I found a yard of the bright fabric I used as sashing and binding. It sure does jazz it up! Funny thing about using scraps--I don't seem to make much of a dent in my supply...

Now on to my next projects--a baby quilt (the baby is due in 3 days...) and a wall hanging for one of our daughters.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Be sure to check out all the blogs!
Here are today's and the next few days:

February 19th
Just Sew Quilter    (that's me)

February 20th
February 21st

Monday, January 20, 2020

Blue Scraps

I know this isn't a very good picture but at least I have one...
Pat Sloan uses leftover squares of fabric to make quilts and stitches these squares together as leaders and enders when she's piecing. I did that with blues and neutrals. Then I put pairs together into 4-patches and 4-patches together to make 16-patches, after which I stitched them all together to make this quilt. I think I have 20 16-patches in here.
I quilted it with a sort of flower design and gave it to our local quilt shop, Stewart's Sewing in Mt. Zion, IL, for their charity quilts.

I am going to start working on another quilt using Pat's free block pattern Traffic Jam. I am going to be completely scrappy and hope to use a significant number of the 2 1/2" squares I have been saving up for too long. I have no time frame for getting it done--will work on it as time allows when I'm doing other projects as well. Wish me luck!

I'm working on some projects for this. You have to wait to see those. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas reveals

Now I can show the most recent quilt I have made. The jelly roll race below was made in honor of my husband Glen's cousin who died unexpectedly last month. She was only 3 weeks older than Glen and left her only child Katie and family bereft. I felt that I needed to make a quilt for Katie in memory of Wilma, so this is the result. I used all scraps: green for organ donation, strips of other fabrics that reminded me of Wilma, and some other colors. One special strip is a scrap of fabric from a vest that Wilma's mom had made for her many years ago. Katie loved it.

One of our Christmas gifts was a t-shirt for each of us. Mine has the kids' names at the bottom even though that doesn't show in the picture.

I made this ornament from another Geta Gramma pattern. Easy to make with squares of most any size. I think this was with 2 1/2" squares.

Have a great New Year!