Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jelly Roll Waves QAL

I got behind on the Jelly Roll Wave QAL and I made all the blocks this week.  I had some adventures happening, and I am thrilled to be this far along now.  I will be adding borders and making this into a quilt for a teen in a children's home.  My small quilt group donates twin size quilts.

The fabrics are a bit funky for my usual taste, but they are fun!

I am linking up with Busy Hands Quilts this week.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Turning Twenty Seeing Stars Quilt

In 2015 I joined a mystery block of the month through Turning Twenty Seeing Stars kit through Tricia Cribb's site.   The link shows a precut kit, mine was not precut.  The pattern was designed by Sue Carter.  I finished assembling the top in Jan. 2016.  I decided to quilt it and finish it!  It used Kaffe fabrics with a black pindot background.  I am linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Scrappy Trip Around the World

Last year I pieced this Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt top.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter on the Quiltville site.  I am out of quilts to be quilted from my last basting party and I had a flannel backing for this quilt.  I had fun quilting it, just filling in with swirls and loops and even a few stars.  It is twin size and there are some subtle Christmas prints in the quilt.

 Random free motion quilting.
 It is interesting what a difference an indoor photo makes on color!

 I love striped bindings!

Jelly Roll Waves Quilt Along

I saw Alycia's post about the Jelly Roll Waves Quilt Along.  I debated and debated and decided to reward myself for finishing UFO's and join in!  I had a jelly roll pack from a Quilty Box trial and I love the bright colors and it will make a delightful teen quilt. 

Tomorrow we start cutting!  It is not too late to join in with Busy Hands Quilts!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Mid Year Quilt Progress

On Instagram there was a hashtag for midyear roundup of projects.  I went through all my photos and put together collages of everything I have finished this year (with some exceptions).  The collages are not in a particular order.

In this collage they were all UFO's except the middle one and the middle right.  Those are baby quilts I started and finished this year.

This collage has five projects started and finished this year.  The bookcase quilt, the triangle baby quilt, the roses baby quilt, the flower wallhanging and Sew Many Strips is a top, not a finished quilt.  It had so much piecing I included it, but it is now a UFO!

 The 4 patch quilt and the pinwheel tablerunner were new proejcts this year, the others were UFO's and a couple of them were OLD.

These are 9 of the 10 quilt tops I made for my friend's quilt shop as shop samples.  Thankfully I didn't have to quilt them!
Now to see what I do for the second half of the year!

Monday, July 01, 2019

Two more finishes

So far this year I have finished 24 projects, 7 of them were start to finish (mostly baby quilts).  The rest were UFO's I finished, mostly machine quilting.  I also made 10 quilt tops for my friend's shop.

The first project I finished this weekend is an OLD, OLD UFO and it's UGLY in my opinion.  It is a 4 patch stack and whack with junk food fabric.  I purchased the fabric in about 1998 and made the blocks.  It eventually got set together but I am so not a fan of green!  I used fabrics I had on hand for sashing and borders.  I posted a picture of it on Facebook and my son-in-law likes it so it will go to him!  I just did a large stipple with variegated thread.

I finished this quilt this weekend as well.  It was a mystery quilt kit I did last year.  I was so excited it was a mystery with Kaffe fabrics and was honestly a bit disappointed in it. I do love the background light blue polka dot though!  I loved it so much I bought an additional 5 yards and I am using it in a Kaffe scrap quilt leader/ender project.  The quilt measures about 83" square and I didn't have enough fabrics to add to it at the time.

 I did very simple quilting and machine binding. 

I am linking up with Design Wall Monday.