Today is my day for the Wonderful World of Color hop hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting!
I've seen some amazing projects so far--lots of color and inspiration!
I thought I'd show a couple of older projects first...
I made the quilt below for my nephew, Matt, the middle school math teacher.
I made half square triangle blocks with a variety of fabrics from my stash. It is quilted in meandering triangles and the back has the circles on the fabric. Perfect for a math teacher, right?
He doesn't have it yet because we didn't get to visit him this year, as we had planned. (Don't tell him--it's a surprise!)
The table runner below was made for a Cerro Gordo Quilters lesson. I don't remember the name of the pattern, but you make strip sets and cut them diagonally. These fabrics were all scraps from another project.
Last Friday my local quilt shop, Stewart's Sewing Machines, had a lesson on this Braided Twist table runner. I had bought the book and template several years ago but never made it. This was my chance!
Below is the completed runner and the back.
I topstitched around edges to hold the pieces down.
This is the back:
Here is the book and template--by Cheryl Phillips. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
My next project is not done, alas! I really wanted to finish it, but we have been gone too much this month. At least the top (flimsy) is finished, and I have the back ready, so I can sandwich it and quilt it soon.
This is a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop, Jelly Roll Sizzle, with a border designed by Pat Sloan.
You can find both on their web sites. I used a Leather Snack Pack by Fabri-Quilt, Inc. for my 2.5" strips. The orange and yellow were batiks in my stash. It measures about 56" square.
I hope you get inspired today as you check out all the posts!
Thanks, Joan, for another great hop!
Here are today's and tomorrow's bloggers:
Thursday April 21
Just Sew Quilter you are here!
Friday April 22