Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wow, life gets a little crazy sometimes

I have finally completed a quilt. This Fall was a very busy and sometimes very stressful time!

In August my husband had surgery. One month later I had a total knee replacement and in the middle of my recovery my mother went down. The colon cancer caught up to her and took her life. She ended up with me at my home on hospice and past away on October 13th.

I was able to do some piecing in that time frame but was not up to the quilting until this past week.

This is a Jenny Doan pattern.

I bought this jelly roll several years ago and I think this quilt will look great in my spare bedroom.

I used the Whirly Gig pantogram with a varigated purple Superior Thread.

I am planning to keep this quilt for myself. I have two quilts planned for our new trailer and can't wait to get started on them.

Keep on Scrappin!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wow, Another Charity Quilt Finish

I am happy to say that I have another quilt finish.

This is a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I have never liked these quilts but......

I had 3 huge bins of 2 1/2 inch strips cut. They were very old fabrics and I wanted to get them used up. So therefore a Jelly Roll Race was decided upon. I picked pink, green and yellow strips.

One of the borders are strings I pieced a few years back and the 4 patches also were made a few years ago. I pieced the backing from 10" squares.

I quilted this quilt with the Baptist Fan on my HQ and used a dark yellow thread.
Since I put this top together a couple of months ago I have cut up more fabric and I now have even more 2 1/2 inch strips in my bins. I am trying so hard to get my stash under control but I don't think I am winning this race.

I am now working on baby quilt tops for great grandchildren.
I will Keep on Scrappin!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Another Charity Quilt

This is the last of the retreat quilts that I have completed.

These blocks were left overs from a quilt I made a few years ago.

I used the baptist fan for the quilting.

I also used 10" squares for the backing.

This a rather small quilt but I think it will work for a crib size quilt or a lap quilt for a wheel chair.

I will be piecing along over the next couple of months but I am not sure I will be able to do any quilting.  Time will tell!
Keep on Scrappin!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Slowly a Completion

I am happy to say I have a completion!

This is a orphan block charity quilt.

Last summer I had a quilt retreat here with two daughter in laws and one grand daughter.

This is one of those quilt. I pieced squares together for the backing.

I used the groovy board for the quilting.

I have another quilt from this retreat to post about in a few days.
I will keep Scrappin but the next couple months will be heavy with life things to do. So I will do the best that I can.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Scrappy Completion

I have another completion. Of course it is a scrappy quilt.

This quilt top was made last June by Lizzy.

I had made the diagonal string blocks a few years back and she made decisions on how to lay out the blocks. She also chose to put in yellow and blue sashings with red corner stones.

I added the 3 different borders and I pieced the 10" squares for the backing.

It is approximately 65" by 85". It will be a charity quilt.
I will Keep on Scrappin!

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Small Completion

I have a small completion.

I completed quilting this baby quilt over a month ago and last week I finally got the binding on.

I pieced this quilt like the last two. These are leftover 4 patches and I like the process of building quilts this way.

This particular quilt can be for a baby girl or boy.

I have another charity quilt on the HQ that Lizzy put together. It is more of a twin size.
I will Keep on Scrappin as I have time.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Two in One!

I have two completions!

I have two baby scrappy charity quilts done!

I was doing purple 4 patches for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt and I just kept making them to use up the purple fabric.

I still have more purple 4 patches leftover that will need to go into something else.

They are both backed with the same green fabric.

I quilted them both with the Baptist Fan groovy board.

They are so bright and fun!
I am now working on a couple of other scrappy quilts to put on the HQ.
Keep on Scrappin!