Sunday, May 22, 2016

Daisy Panel for a Little Girl

approx. 38 x 45
Straight line quilted

This panel was in my stash for .....years! My local chapter of Lincoln Quilts for Kids decided for a little fun challenge this month to use up a panel you had. I found this and could not even cut it up it was so cute.  Decided to just frame it out with some flower and lady bug fabric. 

Stash fabric for the back too. I should go back and see just how many quilts I have made this year from my stash only!!
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Round Robin -Hole in the Barn Door

 Last weekend some of my modern lqg members met up and had a bit of a sew in.  Friday night we set up and did work a bit on some group projects and then Saturday we did the Round Robin score from Sherri Lynn Woods book.  This is the second Round Robin I have participated in but the first one that I finished.  I kept it pretty small at approximately 28" x 32". 
 I started the piece by making a "hole in the barn door" block but I didn't use a ruler. From there I framed it a bit with some other pieces from my curated collection.   After 30 minutes we passed all our fabric and piece to the next person.  We kept one piece of our own fabric and used it as our signature piece to use in each of the other participants quilts.  We had a huge group so that meant lots of unusual fabrics in our palette. 

These were the pieces. We ran out of time so I had a bit of all of these in my quilt but one. 
I worked on this when I got home and tried to constructively size this down and give it a bit more balance. I ended up trimming some of the ruffly edges off and some of the bigger pieces down to size so they ended up on the back. 

Simple spiral quilting seemed to fit the Hole in the Barn Door theme.  It was a fun project to do with others and I highly recommend trying it. Improv sewing can be so freeing even if it is with someone else's fabric. 

The sun was so bright so the colors look a bit washed out but still I think it turned out pretty well. 

Linking up with Finish it Friday @Crazy mom Quilts

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Little Boy Blue

 Quickly finished the crib top I put together last Saturday SewDay for Lincoln Quilts for Kids. I made a girly quilt last week and this week decided to use some of my more boyish stash to make this little boy blue quilt.  The pattern is their Streak of Sunshine pattern and is so quick to make.  I just did some simple straight-line quilting. All fabrics in my stash from quilt a while ago. 
 Used up the rest of the two prints on the back.  So simple and so quick and I hope it is loved by some baby boy. 

Have you ever dug in your fabric stash and found all the makings for a quilt AND the receipt?? Oh gosh when I pulled out the fabrics for this boy quilt I found a bag of girly things for another quilt.....and the receipt, faded and I can't read the date but I think it has been quite a while. We will see if I can get that one together just as quickly.   My sister used to say she was "lightening her load" when she got rid of things and I think that can be true of making things from our stashes.  Also it fills up your heart when someone gets a handmade quilt to cuddle with and love. 

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and thread thrusday

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scrap Bustin'

Scrap Bustin' is one of my finishes so far this week. 
50 x 58 approx.
My scrap drawers are full of strings and crumbs but I also found partial Fat Quarters and thick strips in some bags laying around my sewing room. I decided to use more of the neutrals I had and cut them into 6" squares and then logged around them with random sized strips and then cut them up again and sew them back together in a cross type pattern. 

More scraps and an orphan block used up on the back along with the strange purple print fabric I had in my stash. 

I am so happy that I was able to bust out and use up a bunch of scraps but I will just admit that I have so so so many more scraps to use. How about you?

My new Babylock Jane!!! I love this baby so far. This is an industrial machine very similar to the Juki 2010. I love the fast speed and I love love love that it sews over different thickness and doesn't break the thread!  I bought this machine from a local dealer here in Lincoln at Sew Creative. If you are interested in knowing more about this machine call and talk to Paul he will hook you up. Really this machine is so wonderful. I actually quilted this one and a small crib quilt in the same day. 

linking up to Let's Bee social
My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday

Friday, April 15, 2016

Finish Friday - Vintage Star

 Windy day here but tried to get a few snaps of this Vintage Star quilt because it is heading to LIncoln Quilts for KIds tomorrow.   This is the second time I made this star. I love the giant half square triangles it takes to make this quilt. Virtually no waste except for squaring up blocks. Simple tutorial can be found by Amy Smart for We All Sew.

 My bleeding heart survived the freeze last week and is back bold and big as ever.  This is the first quilt I tried to free motion quilt on with my new Babylock Jane industrial machine. It was so much fun and I felt I had so much more control with the extra harp space I now have. I can't wait to experiment more. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish Friday
also linking up to

 photo LeChalleng this months challenge theme is FINE. I am linking this piece because of my first time free motioning on my new Baby Lock Jane. I did a FINE job and hope to do so much better in the future. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Scrap Stash and Go

Scrappy Tula
38 x 48 approx
stash fabrics

Last week after finishing the My Way -Rebel  quilt using all fabrics from my stash I was so happy. I realized the potential of my stash and decided to dig in to more bags and totes and see what I had to make. This quilt was from a partial layer cake of Tula Pink fabrics. I decided to treat it as scrappy and add some Grunge.  At first I thought it was too busy but laying it out next to these beautiful red tulips, I think it looks happy!

The colors are kind of crazy but I really like it and its scrappy feel.  In keeping with the stash and using what I have I found 6 FQs for the backing.  These are some Anna Maria Horner prints I have had for a while. 

I think it works! What do you think?  Machine quilted with wavy stitch gives it great texture.   So happy to use up some of my stash...just wish it was more. Off to put my thinking cap on and see what is in the next bag or tote!! 

Before I forget, my lqg had a sew day at the IQSCM again and they had a special guest Shizuko Kuroha from Japan. She was a delight and she gave a demo on her hand work. Very inspiring and beautiful work. 

linking up with Let's bee social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Finished it My Way

 Calling this one "My Way"
it is the Rebel pattern from Libs Elliot
I love the bright colors but played with the neutrals in this one. 
approx 73 x 73
straight line quilting with walking foot

Leftovers on the back  plus some extra fabric. Kind of fun. 
New label by Northcott fabrics. 

Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts

and Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 
Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts