Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happiness is.... Patriotic Fabric Stash Inspiration

Happiness is.... Patriotic Fabric Stash Inspiration

I recently bought this little vintage tool box in Leavenworth, WA and it was the right inspiration to pull together reds, blues, and creams from my fabrics. Now I just need to figure out the right pattern that has a patriotic flair block!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Raw Edge Circles Quilt aka Drunkard's Path

Raw Edge Circles Quilt

I got the quilt top done! This quilt was so much fun to make and lots of variations possible. I will make another one for sure. It is 67" x 45"

These block are all raw edge circles pinned and stitched a 1/4" from the edges. So the circle edges will get ruffly after washing.

Then the blocks were cut in quarters.

And randomly pieced together...well sort of only rule was the same color not be in the same circle or against each other in the blocks. 

 Next up the machine quilting!

Here is the quilt finished with the machine quilting.

I already have my eye on my next fabric colors!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happiness is.... Fabric Stash Inspiration

Happiness is.... Fabric Stash Inspiration

This is my next fabric stash selected for my next quilt. 

I love the vintage modern fabrics mixed with some muted tones will be just right. I got a bunch of  circles cut out so more to come on progress!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sea of Pink

My Sea of Pink quilt is using various strip widths and lengths.

I gravitate to using a lot of pink in my quilts and art quilts. It's cheery and can add a great pop. I realized I wanted a pop of turquoise for a bit of contrast.

I am experimenting with serging strips for a fast quilt with utilitarian wear. So far so good!

Put your strips in a bin and randomly pull out as you serge.

Then cut the width to the largest width of the strip set.

Then pin rows together and sew or serge. I did sew the rows together on a domestic machine as tests showed less stretch from so many strips.

Just finished the quilting and the best part is washing it and seeing it all puffy and textured and soft!


Detail of freeform wave quilting.