Tuesday, December 27, 2011

African Fabrics Circles Quilt

African Fabrics Circles Quilt

My little sister lives in Africa and brought home a bag of fabric scraps for me this summer. So of course, she got a quilt for Christmas this year from it!! I used a Drunkard's Path block.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On My Cutting Table


The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell for Anthology Fabrics. Cut into tumbler shapes for yet another quilt for my little boys...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Table Runner

This is a make from earlier this month, but I wanted to share it. It's made from charms I pulled from packs of Woodland Holiday, Swiss Holiday and Fruitcake, all from Moda. I copied a picture of a runner I found online, it's pretty self explanatory, especially if you are using charm squares. I bound it in some Kona Chinese Red I have waiting for the day I bind my Rural Jardin quilt! Look at my Flickr photostream for that. Just have to decide what to back that one with.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Robot Quilt


Just finished quilting, hoping to get the binding on the front before I have to say bye bye to my Bernina for a few days during her regular service check :(

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Max and Whiskers Charm Quilts

My little guys needed a couple of quilts to use when they sleepover with Opa and Nana (grandparents) in our guest cabin when they visit! Quilts are so much cozier than sleeping bags!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Star Quilt

Christmas Star Quilt

Finished!! I used Folksy Flannel for the back. I think it matched quilt nicely and makes it so cozy and festive looking. The idea for this quilt came from an issue of McCalls Quilting from last year found at a thrift store. The quilt was called a "Sparkling Sampler". I used some of the blocks from the large quilt, arranged them myself and designed my own border.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On my Design Wall for More Christmas Joy!

On my Design Wall

This idea is from Camille Roskelley's book and so easy to make with charms. I used a combination of Woodland Holiday and Swiss Holiday Charms from Moda. The Bella Snow squares were cut to 2 inches (I think Camille's were 2.25 inches) and "stitch and flipped" to make these blocks. I also have a nice collection of little half square triangles now too! Just waiting on some more Woodland Holiday to make this big enough to decorate my couch for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stack of Quilty Goodness


Just happily admiring the stack beside my sewing machine of quilts to be quilted, bound or what have you. Also some potholders I just learned how to bind on my machine and even some I appliquéd! Didn't like appliquéing so much but maybe I'll give it another chance...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Quilty

In honor of it now being "Christmas month", tonight we watched one of my favorite holiday movies, "Elf", and I pieced a Christmassy block. Not sure if it will be in a table runner or a quilt. I used fabrics from Fruitcake by Moda and Kona snow.


One of my favorite little "tips" I've picked up is from Bonnie Hunter. It got me 20 "free" little half square triangles! This block has several flying geese blocks and one diamond block which use the "stitch and flip" method, where you line up squares, sew on a diagonal and trim the triangles. After sewing my diagonals, I sewed ANOTHER seam 1/2 inch away and parallel to the first seam. Cut in between them and you get an instant HST block! I trim and press them right away so they are ready to use in just about anything. They make such cute tiny pinwheels!


Kansas Winter Log Cabin

Kansas Winter Log Cabin

Kansas Winter showing back

Completed a Kansas Winter Log Cabin quilt last night.  I used 2 Kansas Winter from Kansas Troubles honey buns, some quilter's linen from Robert Kaufman in natural, backed it with Flannel Days from Kansas Troubles and bound it with Kona solid in Espresso.  This is a Christmas present for my mom.... shhhh!
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