Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A quick finish ~ Hope

This quilt was not on my FAL List, but it was another quick and fun finish!  Gudrun Erla of GE Designs spent another Saturday with her newest online Quarantine Quilt Along #2.  She called this pattern Hope ~ pretty fitting in that we all hope things get back to somewhat normal soon!

I made a small version of her pattern, using only 20 blocks and adding a border.  But it was quick and easy and I love how it turned out!




Saturday, April 25, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter Finish - Good Fortune


I'm happy to say that I finally finished my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt!  Started in November 2018, it was definitely a challenge ~ both in the number of pieces that went into this, but I had never done a "scrappy" quilt before.    What a blast!  and I didn't have to buy any fabric ~ everything came out of my stash (except for the backing which I found at Hobby Lobby).  I'm so proud of myself!  LOL

  





Finish #1 for this 2nd Quarter.  I'm just waiting on some batting ~ my second Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, "Frolic", is waiting patiently.  :)

2020 Finish-A-Long: 2nd Quarter List



Second Quarter already ~ hoping to finish at least 2 of these while we're stuck here in the house.  :(

1 - Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have most of the quilt put together and I'm just starting on the applique for the side panels. 



2 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished and it's basted, so all it's ready for some quilting!


3 - Twins' Onesies quilt.  I've been wanting to do a t-shirt quilt and decided it would be fun to make one out of my twin granddaughters' onesies.  Only two blocks finished so far, so I'm hoping to make some progress on this!


4 - Frolic Mystery Quilt.  The latest mystery by Bonnie Hunter.  I have the top finished and backing is almost ready.  Hoping I can finish it this quarter.


I posted this list on Instagram before the deadline, but I wanted to add it here as well.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 2nd finish ~ Pinwheel Path


I'm back with another finish for the first quarter of FAL 2020.  This was for a guild challenge.  To participate, we were given an old quilt magazine (mine was Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2001) and a fat quarter to use to create one of the projects in the magazine.  This is the quilt I chose for inspiration to make my project.  The safety pin fabric was the fat quarter I needed to use.



I changed it up a bit using only 12 blocks and eliminating the inner border.  What a difference the fabrics make!    


I started off by using a jelly roll of Bobbins & Bits by Pat Sloan. I used the safety pin fabric in the bobbin & flower blocks and another black & white fabric for the pinwheel blocks and the binding.  I love how this quilt is so much brighter than the original from the magazine.

I used some Bobbins and Bits yardage with berries for the border.



The backing is from my stash, so I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I think it goes well with the rest! 



I decided to name this quilt "Pins & Bobbins & Berries, Oh My!"   I thought it fit better than just Pinwheel Path.  :)

So two finishes for this 1st quarter.  Yay, me!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 1st finish ~ Flowerclub table topper


Off to a good start this year!   The Flowerclub table topper is finished already.  It was a nice change doing some paper-piecing and it came together pretty quickly.


  

Quilting on it was my usual straight-line walking foot quilting.  Even though it's simple, I love the look ~ and since we moved out west, I find I'm drawn to more of a Southwest color pallette!


I debated on what to use as a backing, but I came across this Southwestern print at Hobby Lobby with all the right colors that I thought was perfect for the backing and the binding!



So I can check this finish off my list ~ I may even have another finish before the end of this quarter.  Fingers crossed!!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2020 Finish-A-Long: 1st Quarter List

New year ~ new motivation!  I'm really hoping to finish more than 4 quilts this year.  It should be a bit quieter ~ we won't be traveling as much or moving across country, so I'll have more time to quilt.  It's nice to finally be settled in our new home!

I have two projects left over from last quarter:  

1 - 
Patchwork Barn Block of the Month by Edyta SitarI have most of the quilt put together and I'm just starting on the applique for the side panels. 


2 - Good Fortune Mystery Quilt.  This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt I've ever done ~ and I LOVED putting it together!  Top is finished and it's basted, so all it's ready for some quilting!


New this quarter:

3 - Flowerclub Table Topper ~ pattern by Anja Townrow.  I started this paper-pieced quilt in a class with our local quilt group.  I've finished two blocks so far, so I'm sure I can finish this one!


4 - Pinwheel Path.  This is for a guild challenge.  To participate, we were given an old quilt magazine (mine was Quiltmaker Jan/Feb 2001) and a fat quarter to use to create one of the projects in the magazine.  This is the quilt I chose for inspiration to make my project.  The safety pin fabric is the fat quarter I need to use.  Wish me luck!


5 - Twins' Onesies quilt.  I've been wanting to do a t-shirt quilt and decided it would be fun to make one out of my twin granddaughters' onesies.  Only two blocks finished so far, so I'm hoping to make some progress on this!


6 - Frolic Mystery Quilt.  The latest pattern by Bonnie Hunter.  I'm a little behind on this one (just finished clue #6 out of 9).  But I just saw the reveal and can't wait to catch up!


It's a long list for me, but I need to get back into the quilting groove and I'm hoping this will be my motivator.  :)

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quick Quilt Finish ~ Charm Bracelet

I know ~ it wasn't on my Finish-A-Long list.  But I had a chance to take a class through the Desert Quilters of Nevada taught by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting and I had to finish that quilt!

The pattern is called Charm Bracelet and it really goes together fast!  The fabrics I used were in my stash (Delighted by Quilted Fish for Riley Blake) left over from one of my first quilts.  The background fabric is from the Love Is collection by Hannah Dale for Maywood Studios ~ the backing is from the Apple Jack collection by Tim and Beck for Moda.

I didn't take many photos while I was making it, so here are just a few of the finished quilt.






This quilt is already on its way to Project Linus ~ one of Desert Quilters of Nevada's favorite charities.