Friday, August 31, 2018

Curved Magic Quilt

My husband went with me to pick up my sewing machine from its annual checkup and saw a quilt on the wall that he liked.  First off, he doesn't like white backgrounds in a quilt and second it had lime green which is not his favorite color.

This quilt is made from a curved ruler. It has a book with this quilt and several others in it. I was a little intrigued so a week or so later I went back to the store and purchased the book and the ruler.

I showed on a previous post the table runner I made to learn this new and tricky technique. This top went together relatively easy. I loaded it on the HQ and was quilting a simple pantogram and on the second row I really messed up but didn't notice until the third row.  I was so upset and decided I was going to just give it away as a charity quilt.

I was making this quilt on the sly so I could give it to my husband for his birthday in October. He could tell I was upset about something so I ended up telling him what was wrong. He said to finish it and let him decide whether to keep it or not.

Well, it is done and it is on the back of his sofa so I guess we are keeping it.

I would say 'Keep on Scrappin' but this is not a scrappy quilt. I purchased the blue and grey just for this quilt.  I would never have made this quilt because there is only three colors but he seems to like it.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Last Quilt for Today

This is my last quilt post for today.

This was made from a jelly roll I have had for almost 10 years. It was time to use this jelly roll.

This is a pattern by Jenny Doan called Card Tricks. I custom quilted this. Not real good but done is better than perfect.

I really love the bright colors and white back ground of this quilt.  At this point I am not giving this quilt away.

Keep on Scrappin!

Baby Quilts Completions

Wow, baby quilts!

About 10 years ago I purchased die cut hearts and then promptly stashed them away. I am not quite sure why I purchased them other than they were cute.

This red and purple one was very iffy to me. Just not my favorite colors for a baby quilt.

This pattern was from Wedding Dress Blues website. I used up some half square triangles that I had stashed in a drawer.

All of these quilts have been quilted with the Baptist Fan groovy board.

Now this quilt is much more in the colors I think should be baby quilts.

All of the squares used in these baby quilts are 5 inch squares that I have cut and stashed.

I have a drawer full of 1 1/2 inch squares and strips that I really love.

I also love 9 patches on point and with my favorite color of green I think this quilt is lovely.

Pink and lavender is a very girly baby quilt.

I really like the combination. All of the heart quilts are just randomly arranged.

This is a totally scrappy baby quilt with  different a layout. I think it is a very interesting design.

All of these quilts are going into bins that I have set aside for our coming great grand babies.

This one I like because it is various shades of green. Even some greens that I am not particularly fond of.

I like yellow, orange and green quilts for babies.  This way a boy or girl can use them.

This is for sure a baby boy quilt. I love all the different blues.

Well, this is all of the quilts for babies but not the end of the quilts that I have completed. Stay tuned for more.

Keep on Scrappin!

Summer Completions

I have been very busy this summer although I haven't been good to document it on my blog.
I really like to wait until I have completions before blogging about it.

This quilt was a last minute decision. I loved the drama of it. It is a Jenny Doan pattern but she did it in blues. Since green is my favorite color and I had a big bin of green strips already cut I made my version in green.

I can see this quilt in a number of different colors or all in totally scrappy.

As you can see the center forms a flower effect.

I used the Baptist Fan groovy board for the quilting and a soft, light green thread. I am very pleased with this completion. All but a couple of fat quarters I purchased are directly from my stash.

This table runner was a trial sample to try out the curved ruler and book I purchased. I think I have the technique down and I have actually moved on to make a quilt for Ron with this technique and I will show it later when I have completed the hand stitching on the binding.

I custom quilted this very tight in order for it to lay as flat as possible. It looks great on the table.

I will now write another post for the next 8 baby quilts I have completed.

Keep on Scrappin!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Next Completions for May

The following quilts are charity quilts that I will be taking up to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Humanitarian Center for donation.

This first quilt is what I call a 'build a quilt'. I just started with the center and added rows around the quilts with different colors until I had it about the size I wanted. I used 2 inch 4 patch squares that I had already made up several years ago and then added gray, orange and yellow to set them all on point.

I used the Baptist fan Groovy Board on my HQ for the quilting. It ended up a twin size quilt.

This quilt was from a class I took at the Panquitch Quilt Walk last year. I used all scrappy from my stash for the blocks and the background is some fabric I bought several years ago and never used on the quilt I was planning on.

I used the Whirly Gig pantogram and bound it with the same fabric as the outer border. It is also a twin size quilt. I used more of my stash of 10 inch squares to back this quilt.

This is purely an orphan block quilt. I took every block that had been stuffed into a drawer and cut them all down to the same size. Then I arranged them in a random way.

I bound this quilt with a very scrappy binding I have set aside from all my leftover binding from other quilts. The backing is made from 10 inch squares I have in my stash. I used the Baptist fan pantogram for the quilting.

This quilt is also leftover blocks and I built this quilt from the center out.

I used the Baptist fan for the quilting and an old sheet for the backing. This quilt is also a twin size.

I am now working on some more baby quilts and I have started two Bonnie Hunter quilts as leader and enders.  This weekend we went to Strawberry Lake for a 3 day vacation and while I was there I sewed 20 blocks I had kitted up. This morning I sewed them all together.

So for now 'Keep on Scrappin!'

Sunday, May 20, 2018

April Completions

I have a few quilts that were finished in April.

This quilt was a top for over a year. I finally decided that I needed to finish it up. I have an embroidery machine with these cute little girls doing all their chores.

I used the Whirly Gig pantogram for the quilting on this one.

This quilt was made from leftover red and white 9 patches from a large quilt I completed over a year ago.

I used the Whirly Gig on this one too and I pieced the backing from leftover pink flannel.

This is another purple baby quilt made from my collection of purple 2 1/2 inch squares.

I also used the Whirly Gig pantogram on this quilt.

I have a few more quilts to show and record for the year but I will not be able to blog about them for awhile as we are going fishing at Strawberry Lake this week.

Keep on Scrappin!

Monday, May 14, 2018

March Completions

The next quilts to show were completed in March.

The next two quilts are the same pattern and look like they are the same quilt.

 But if you look close you can see the the backings are different.

This was a class I took from Bonnie Hunter here in Utah in August.

I decided I didn't want to make a full size quilt and so I turned the blocks I made into two baby quilts. It looks like I used the Baptist fan for the quilting.

This quilt I call a build-a-quilt. I started out with green and white 4 patches and then continued to add different colored rings around the last round.

I have so many cut 2 1/2 inch squares I was trying very hard to use them up.  I didn't succeed but I now have added this quilt to my collection in the trailer.