Step 3 of Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long , I can see that there will probably be some chopped off points. Oh well, hopefully not too bad. I'm anxious for step 4 next week. These blocks are only 5 inches, a new low for me, lol (except when I'm working on Bonnie quilts).
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|It's almost reversible, the back is flannel and pieced, a moneysaver, but it takes longer. The batting is pieced too, same thing, saves money and freed up some space in my closet, but still takes a bit longer.|
|This was a fun easy quilt to make, I used the tutorial that Jean MaDan so nicely provided here. It doesn't have quite the same impact with the hot pink as with her black, but I think it turned out cute.|
|The label. The seahorses aren't quite as dark in person. The seahorses are free embroidery designs from BFC Creations here.|
|I'm not too good at the floor shots. I stood on a chair and put the camera up in the air above my head, but just couldn't seem to get everything centered. |
I thought that I was finished with the jelly roll style strippie quilts, but Sunday at church a lady gave a talk about her 2 month old baby who has been diagnosed with downs syndrome. She quoted a story about preparing for a trip to France and then landing in Holland and not being able to go to France after all. She said that's what the birth of her beautiful little baby girl is like, Holland is different, but France is not better, just different. They plan to go forward with love for their little one and enjoy the triumphs and deal with the challenges. They don't want pity, just understanding and love and happiness from their friends and family. Being a quilter, my mind started thinking of the Holland story. The only fabric that I found was a little steep for my budget right now, so I thought, yet another strippy as I already have the strips, and I have ordered some border material that will have a Dutch type theme. I also thought that I'd get some embroidery patterns, I found some nice ones already, and use them for embroidery in each outer corner of the quilt and on the label. I think I'll make it bigger than a baby quilt so the whole family can use it. Hopefully, they will like it.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|I have my back and binding ready for Cecilia's quilt and I still need to piece batting, but I saw Alycia Quilts, Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long on Craftsy and decided that I would do it if I could find fabric in my stash. I had to use blue for her red and red for her blue, and tan instead of white (it looks kind of apricot in the picture, but it is tan), and my blue is more red than blue, so my mystery will be a double mystery of will it be a complete blah or a soothing wonder. I was happy with my Borgasmord in the end, so I was ready to take the gamble. |
I got a little cocky with my cutting since I saw the tip about the shelf lining and cut my strips with the fabric folded twice instead of once. Not a good idea to be too careless, as I got some wavies in my strips for the first time in a long long time. I still love the shelf paper though, it was my error.
For a while it seemed like I needed a break from purple, and now I'm starting to feel that way about red, yes after this one I'll need a definite break from red.
Monday, August 20, 2012
|When I saw this tutorial from MaDan's Quilting I knew I wanted to make one for my great-grandbaby Cecilia. She just turned one a few months ago and I hardly ever get to see her. I wanted it to be girly and bright and suitable for a few years. It should finish up about 75 x 53 inches. The pink doesn't have quite the dramatic effect of the black shadows that MaDan used, but I felt like the black wasn't quite the girly look I was after. I think for the back, strippy flannel if I can find enough to make it and another scrappy binding. I'm using up that box of leftovers.|
And the tip Here it's from Pat Speth's blog nickelquilts. I tried using the shelf lining under my ruler and it was like magic, it 'couldn't' slip if I wanted it to, what a difference.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
|My Scrappy Borgasmord. It is huge, there is just as much quilt on the other side. It's not shy.|
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|My husband got this Iphone several months ago but never bonded with it. He has gone back to his old phone and I've changed from my Blackberry over to his 'old' iphone. I think that I'm really going to like it.|
|I did splurge on one of these covers. It is pretty and I feel so techy. I may be a grandma, but I've always liked gadgets.|
Thursday, August 2, 2012
|I like my Que Sera Sera Border, it is truly "what will be will be". True scrappy spirit.|