Monday, January 25, 2010

Urban Garden Zigzag

I finished machine quilting and binding this beauty last night. This is a very fat quarter friendly project. One fat quarter does one zigzag row with some leftover. You can see I used leftover bits on the back for a scrappy zigzag. This measures 39" square, so a nice baby quilt.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quilting Bee Month

It's my month in the Bee Addicted 2 Quilting Bee. I sent out this stack of packages of fabric to the ladies today, and I can't wait to see the blocks that come back to me in March!

Isa of Ningiu graciously allowed me to use the brilliant diagram she made up. Aren't the squares and rectangles great?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Auditioning HST Layouts

I've tried out a few ideas, but I'm open to suggestions.

Trimming HSTs

I don't feel too badly that I'm having to trim my HSTs to make them square, since Red Pepper Quilts says she always includes this step too. Goodness knows she's a much more precise piecer than me. However, holy moley this is a tedious business. Here's where I started: one down and over 100 to go.Here's my pile of trimmings halfway through the pile. This may take a while.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Using Neptune Scraps Already

If you don't have a fabric checkbook case and haven't tried Amanda Jean's tutorial, then drop everything and make one (or you could always pick up one in my etsy shop). Quick, beautiful, and useful: I've made a bunch of these, but this is my first time using patchwork. I feel good using every inch of my Neptune string piecing!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Exciting News

Kansas City is getting a Modern Quilting Guild! I'm excited to join. Thanks to Empty Bobbin for spreading the word. Can't wait to see what this group brings.

I'm going outside my box by using a neutral other than white in my Neptune quilt. Kona Ivory. Whoa. Seriously, it more unlike white than this photo shows. Lots of HSTs to go. Yup, I went ahead and ordered another honey bun.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Stacked Coins Doll Quilt - Finished

I used the same type of organic, flowing quilting pattern on this one that I used on my Jewel Toned String Quilt. I first got the idea for this from a great quilt on flickr. It is fun to do, and I like how it looks, even more after it's been washed the first time, which this hasn't. This was a fun, quick project. It is 100% from scraps, even the batting.This is headed to my etsy shop. Don't let your doll get cold! She needs a pretty, little quilt, don't you think?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just Begun - Neptune Quilt

I've been itching to start in on a new project with the Neptune honey bun I got a while ago. I love the blues and greens in the line, although I'm not crazyabout the coral prints. It picked my favorites to make these blocks. Not enough variety for a rail fence, so I'm going to try pieced HST (half square triangles) perhaps in a zigzag, perhaps in a barn raising pattern. Too bad honey buns are so small. If I love it, I may need to get another one so that my quilt can be larger than baby size.A new project always brightens my day, which I need here with two small boys stuck inside because of over a foot of snow outside and sub zero temps for the highs! Here's to pretty fabric and a new project to work on.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Stacked Coins Doll Quilt

With the scraps from my zigzag quilt, I thought it would be fun to make a coordinating doll quilt. The size and shape of the scraps lent themselves to a stacked coins quilt, so off I went. Here's the pieced top. It is 17 x 23. Next up, piecing a single zigzag for the backing of the original quilt