12/07/2014

Some Finished Quilt Projects

A few weeks ago I got quilts back from my longarmer, Michelle. I finished the bindings, took photos and meant to write a post. Then Thanksgiving and Christmas events jumped into my path. I have wrapped most of the Christmas presents and sent some off to recipients who are out of state. 

I am happy to have finished my Rings Quilt. The idea came from Missouri Star Quilt Company's video. This was a very easy pattern to work up and I am so pleased with the colors. Michelle did a fantastic job on the quilting with pebbles in the centers of the rings and swirls in the blue rings and the border. It is just a bit larger than a lap size.






 My Halloween 4-patch Kaleidoscope Quilt is done and it IS a lap size quilt. 



I like all of her quilting here, especially the curved lines in the wonky orange borders around the kaleidoscope centers. 



The Kaleidoscope Tablerunner is done. It is long, but it fits the table well. The photo is not the best but I think you get the spinning look of the hexagon blocks. Michelle quilted the top in a lime green and it is so impressive. I would not have thought of using lime. I had asked her to do a web motif and she did it in the centers of the hexagons. Outside of those blocks she used an overall curved motif.




The backing was the last bit of flying witch fabric I had, so there is a short middle seam in the backing. 


The final quilt is my QOV. I began this a few years ago. It is finished and only needs a label. Our guild gathers the Quilts of Valor at a showing we have in July and then we send them to the organization.


This week I will help my daughter with the quilting on a baby quilt she finished over Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to our sewing time together. 

May the holiday spirit keep you cheerful and smiling and free of stress. 


11/25/2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Val's Quilting Studio

It is Tuesday Archives at Val's Quilting Studio. The theme for this week is Turkey Quilts.



The first is a paper pieced turkey I made into a wall hanging maybe 7 years ago. It is 15" square. I have it hanging on a tension rod between the molding of two door frames. (Colors are a bit off.)

















The second is a 3-D Turkey Wall Hanging I made 2 or 3 years ago (I did not put a label on the back). I cut the Dresden fan pieces using the AccuCut. I used a large yo-yo for the turkey's chest and made a stuffed head to sew on that. 



There are so many things I am thankful for--and being able to sew and quilt are included in my list. Happy Thanksgiving!


11/18/2014

Jelly Roll Link Up

It is Tuesday Archives at Val's Quilting Studio. 
I  made a pillow with jelly roll strips.


This came about after a strip exchange. The strip exchange involved the people sewing jelly roll strips together to to make 18"  by Width of Fabric pieces. We actually exchanged our sewn strips. You can read about how I made the pillow HERE.

Can't wait to see what others have made with jelly rolls on the link HERE

11/14/2014

Joining Crazy Quilt Journal Project



The e-mail I received said,

"Prepare to be inspired! Welcome a little craziness into your life every day!"

Well, my days tend to be crazy (any way I cut it); so I registered to join the Crazy Quilt Journal Project for 2015 hosted by Kathy at Shawkl Designs.
What interested me was that Kathy stated in one of the rules that, "blocks should challenge your individual skills. Work to expand your artistic views and improve your technical skills." I liked the idea of working in this manner and that joining a group would incline me to better set my goals and artistic time.



If you are interested in registering to join, 
you have until December 20, 2014 to do so. 
Read through the all the Tab Pages before making your decision.




11/04/2014

Tuesday Archives at Val's Quilting Studio



FALL
That is one theme Val is focusing on this Tuesday Archives on her BLOG.

I knew of one Fall quilt that I would re-post from HERE.

I began this quilt after taking Susan Purney-Mark's class "Give and Take" 2 years ago at the AQS Show in Grand Rapids, MI.  I quilted it using techniques I learned in Sally Terry's class at the same show. I put the bindings on this past October at a quilt retreat. And now it is on my couch as a lap throw.