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!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Last Quilt of Valor

I have completed my last Quilt of Valor.

This is a special quilt for our son Luke. He is 100% medically retired from the Army because of Iraq.

I have made him two other quilts beside this one but I wanted to make him one more before I became too old to make him one. I always back my Quilts of Valor with flannel. I bought this piece awhile back when I was planning this quilt.

I will probably give it to him on the 4th of July. It is a special day for us. We start early with a 7:00am Flag Raising and then a mountain man breakfast for everyone. This is another Jenny Doan pattern called Ribbon Star.

I decided to add the yellow stars in the sashing and I am very happy with how they turned out.

I also like the stripe binding. I bought the red border and the binding fabric when I was in Loa last year during the deer hunt. I thought they would look very good for this quilt.

I am very happy with this quilt and I know he will be also.
I am not sure when I will have another completion because the yard is screaming for attention and I can't keep up the pace to do everything.

I will Keep on Scrappin any time I get a chance.

Last Quilt of Big Project

I have completed the last quilt for the Big Project.

This is Emerald Isle from Jenny Doan. This quilt was made from my scraps. I did purchase the background though.

The outside border is a batik I bought at the Quilt Walk in Panquitch last year and it looks great with the colors in the top.

I used a varigated thread from Superior Threads with the Whirlygig panto.

The backing is a beautiful peach colored sheet that I had on hand.

Overall this is a wonderful completion for one of my grand daughters.

I have another quilt completed that I need to write about next.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Huge Complicated Completion

I have a completion!

This quilt has been two years in the making.

The sun was very bright on Monday and so the colors are washed out.

This quilt was a Craftsy class that I purchased the whole kit. It was a Block of the month in 2015.
I started a little late in 2015 and I dragged my feet on it.  It is a Jinny Beyer quilt. She is a perfectionist! I am not! So you can imagine my frustration!

Ron wanted me to make this quilt because he knew I wouldn't do it without a push.  He purchased the backing from Nuttal's. I pushed for a very dark backing because I didn't want the quilting to show. The cost alone was enough to stop me from doing this quilt at all.

Jinny likes to hand piece! I do not! There is also paper piecing in this quilt and I don't like doing that much.

I thought it would be best to use black batting so there would not be any bearding. I custom quilted it. I am not very good at custom quilting! Most of it is OK but there are mistakes every where. I will not point out any of them because most people will not see the mistakes. They just jump out at me.

I am just happy this quilt is done! I finished it last weekend. I loaded another quilt on Monday and it is now quilted and I am doing the hand stitching of the binding. Yeah! I have another quilt loaded on the HQ and hopefully I will have it off early next week.

Keep on Scrappin!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Small completions for my spare bathroom

I have three wall hangings and a toilet topper to show off now.

The pictures didn't turn out too good. The flash washed out the colors.

The above pictures are from my Craftsy class with Joanna Figeroa. I liked the variations she showed from the different quilts she taught in the class.

This is a block I found on my own and the all the colors in these wall hangings go with the bathroom colors I chose.

I painted the walls a very light lavender. I am very pleased with the results of this update in my bathroom.

I am now working on another intensive & complicated quilt that I have been working on for over a year now. I almost have the center ready to put all together. I will hopefully be able to show it completed within the next month or two.

Keep on Scrappin!

A Very Beautiful Completion

I have a lovely completion for this month of March. Yeah!

This has been a labor intensive work of love.

I made this quilt all from stash except the back ground fabric I purchased just for this quilt.

This quilt was made from my Craftsy class with Edyta Sitar. The class was Garden of Quilted Possibilities and this quilt is called Dresden Bloom. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.

I started the quilt last year and quilted it last month.

I had to custom quilt it because part of the blooms have 3 dimensional parts so an over all quilting would not work. I am not very good at custom quilting but this quilt is for me so it is ok.

I really like this quilt and I am very happy that I could use so much fabric from my stash.

I have a couple small projects to show next.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2nd Completion for 2017

I am so happy today for this completion! I have done several of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts over the years and I have always felt good if I can get them finished before the next mystery starts. The mysteries always start the day after Thanksgiving.

This is called En Provence.

I used up allot of stash in this quilt. The only thing I bought was the magenta (dark pink) (1 1/2 yd) for this quilt.

I also used a king size cotton sheet I got at the thrift store. I paid $6 for it. This cotton is so soft!

I used the Whirly Gig panto with a variegated Superior thread.

I have given this quilt to Jenny. Just because!

I am still hard at work on the two labor intensive quilts that I am determined to have finished before Spring!
Keep on Scrappin!