Sunday, April 20, 2014

Something to try?

Hey there,
I was scrolling through Friday Finishes and saw this great tutorial for HST's and some interesting ways to lay them out.  http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.ca/2014/04/four-patch-hst-boston-block-tutorial.html
  What have you been up to? 
Her

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Up for a challenge?

Hey there,
So I've been reading a lot of blogs out there where the quilters have some sort of fabric challenge.  They get the fabric and have to create something with it.  So in my sleep deprived brain I was thinking we should do something similar.  We could exchange something from our stash/scraps, make a quilt and return it to the other person.  It could be win-win, we get to be creative, maybe leave our comfort zones a bit, and de-stash (thus freeing room for more fabric?). What do you think?
Her
Afterthought-  It could also be a WIP that you think you might never finish or something you just want done so you can donate it.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Never ending baby quilts

Hey there,
  So here's a couple of pics of recent finishes.  The first one is a panel quilt that I did some stitch in the ditch around the blocks.  It has a bit of a franken-back but I wasn't going to the store to get more fabric.

The second one is a plus inspired quilt with scrappy blocks.  It's for a male grade one teacher and his girlfriend who are expecting this spring.  She's an artist and very bohemian so scrappy seems to be the way to go for her.  This one was designed on an envelope back.  I know, very technical, who needs computer software.

Some straight line quilting in the scrappy blocks.
So what's up with you?
Her

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Plus quilt?

Hey there,
  So I've seen a lot of these out there, and pinned a few and part of me thinks I need to make me one of these.  I've actually got a small scrappy baby version of this on the go but I might need to make me a giant one like in the pic.
http://filminthefridge.zippykidcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/giantplus2.jpg

I think I'm nearly caught up on the baby quilts I'm going to need in the next few months so I might have to make one of these.
  Second thought-  I might have to make up a list of  projects that need to be done and a list of want to be dones to give myself some motivation/accountability.  What would your list look like?
Her

Friday, January 24, 2014

High School Sweethearts

Howdy,
  So today I gave Patti her quilt and she loved it.  We had a little hug and cry in the hallway today (my kids were looking at me like I was crazy but one of them actually asked if I was okay).  She liked their names I free motioned into the bottom and said Rick would love the Harley colours.  I love giving quilts when you know the "giftee" really appreciated it.  What's up with you?  Do you plans for those crazy hexies you are making?
 Her