Friday, May 28, 2010
I'm currently working on three projects simultaneously which makes me feel very productive but also makes the finished products very slow in coming. I need to quilt my Quilts for Kids quilt and finish the last five blocks for my bee quilt. Hopefully I'll have something to show for all this sewing soon.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This is headed to its new home in Switzerland!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
For the back I chose to use Kona white with three funky, off centered dog squares bordered in a print from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow. I used the same print for the binding.
Check out the previous post for a tutorial for this quilt. I think this one is my favorite of the two, but I love them both!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Liz from Bee Addicted 2 asked for geometric blocks featuring squares or rectangles. This was surprisingly fun to make. It helped that I love the fabrics - Heather Bailey's Freshcut. I added the Amy Butler full moon dots - another fave.
The April block from Bee Addicted 2 was straight forward. The curves weren't that bad I found.
These blocks were for my new bee, Bee Lovely. Olivethebeach left things wide open by asking for geometric blocks and giving us some inspiration photos. I chose to do a spin on the me + you block. Her fabrics were really fun - something I'd never have picked.
Finally, my most recent block (done with the one for May already!) for Bee Lovely is for Tammie. It is the Map of the States block, made from a tutorial by Oh Fransson. I won't be making this block again. It's not that it isn't cool. It is. The problem I had with it is that it looks like an improvisationally pieced block, but it has #1 none of the benefits of such piecing and #2 all of the hassle of templates (see previous post!) and adding seam allowances, etc. I'm glad I did it, and I think Tammie's quilt will be stunning, now I'll move on the the next month.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Trim-free, Template-free Whirligig Block Tutorial
The little doll quilt I made used 12 of these blocks with three small borders. The finished quilt is 19 x 24. It is a birthday gift for a special little girl, but it's twin is for sale in my shop!
I think my free motion is slowly improving.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Coming in a day or so - a tutorial for template-free, trim-free whirlygig blocks.