Monday, October 25, 2021

Show and Tell

I'm pretty sure I have never put this finished quilt on here...
It's my Alaska quilt with Row by Rows from Alaska (naturally).
From top down:
Fairbanks--Northern Threads
Juneau--Changing Tides
Denali--Northern Heart Originals
Anchorage--Quilted Raven
Juneau--Raintree Quilts
Fairbanks--Northern Threads
On the left is Juneau (Changing Tides) and on the right is a separate laser cut piece I got in Fairbanks.
Great shops, all of them!
Even though you can't see it, the border is quilted rising or setting suns (Lori Kennedy design) which I thought was perfect for the Land of the Midnight Sun. I made a facing for the quilt instead of binding it so as not to detract from the quilt itself.

Below is my new "barn" quilt--on our unattached garage. The company calls it Mexican Tile, but it looks a lot like the Idaho Beauty block featured in the latest Quiltfolk magazine.

This is a runner I just finished. 
It's called "Curvacious" by Gudrun Erla.
My SIL Denise and I bought the pattern and fabrics for it at Fiberworks in Waverly, IA.
It's long--54" and about 12.5" wide.

Now I'm busy on other projects, such as my November Crafter's Edge project and a baby quilt for my granddaughter-to-be who will be born sometime around the end of the year. Time to get going on it, eh?


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

My Turn


I'm tickled to be a part of the Ghastly Ghouls hop, hosted by the fabulous Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.
I have been industriously working to get these projects done and I even impressed myself when I finished all three. 😁
My first project is this cat pillow from Riley Blake's monthly pillow kits. I changed the border, though, so I could use my Crafter's Edge Drunkard's Path dies.

I used the smaller of the 2 die sets, and these made the 3.5" squares called for in the pattern.
However, the fabric included in the kit did not allow me to make the cornerstones in the Drunkard's Path, so I used some of the black fabric left over from the cat.
Below are the dies and some of the blocks, right side up and wrong side up.

This is the Crossover II machine used with the dies and fabric.
I've enjoyed being on the Crafter's Edge Design Team this year and using these products to make so many things. There are many dies and the machine is easy to work. I predict that I'll be using it for a long time.

After a visit to my local quilt shop, Stewart's Sewing in Mt. Zion, IL, and seeing that in their sample pillow they had zigzagged around the cat, I did that as well. Maybe you can see this--makes the cat look a little furry around the edges.
I'm waiting for November's pumpkin pillow to come in so I can make it too.

Next up is my finished Hagatha's House quilt! This was a BOM from Carol of Just Let Me Quilt and Joan of Moosestash Quilting. Their Halloween-crazy group is Cackling Stitches. The quilt was a lot of fun! I did not add part of the border that would have made it longer, so my quilt is square.
I also made it as Quilt-as-you-go. The black "sashing" is actually the joining strips. 

Not sure if you can see the pumpkin quilting on the border--I got the idea from someone in the Fall blog hop, and I can't remember who that was, so thank you!!

Here's a right-side-up photo.

The quilt with the cat pillow.

I said 3 projects, and here is the last:

This is my Shabby Fabrics Word of the month, done just in time for Halloween. These kits are SEW cute! I have one for Thanksgiving to do for November.

Thanks again to Carol for hosting this hop!

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Recent work and Ghastly Ghouls update

Here's my most recent finish--I know, the photo isn't good, but I've hung it on my loft and don't want to take it down to get a better photo. (Call me lazy...or too busy...)
The panel is Fall Festival by Jennifer Brinley for Studio E.
I added the 2 borders. I wish you could see the pumpkins I quilted around the outer border, but, alas, not in this picture. I kind of copied the design from someone in the Fall bloghop, but now I can't remember who. My apologies for not being able to give credit, but thank you for the idea!

Below is a One Block Wonder in progress. 
I taught this to our Cerro Gordo Quilters group, am teaching it this weekend to Kim, and will do a class at Stewart's Sewing in Mt. Zion on November 18.
This one is much busier than I prefer, but it's interesting, and I was fascinated by the original fabric (should have had a photo of that). It's called Contempo's Anything Goes by Ann Lauer for Benartex.
This picture is before I started sewing rows together, but now it is as together as it's going to get before the November class, so students can see how to progress.

The Ghastly Ghouls blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, starts October 18. Get ready for some awesome show and tell by all the bloggers!
Here's the list: