Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fiesta! Revisited

I began to re-visit the Fiesta! quilt that I started a while back.  There are six different types of blocks in this quilt.  I finished making all eight of the "block 3's."

And here are all 8 of the "block 3's."

They won't be laid out in the circular design shown above but I thought it was a cute way to show all of them.  I began cutting the fabric for some of the other blocks and hope to continue progressing on this quilt.

Pattern: Fiesta! by Possibilities

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's time for another blogger quilt festival courtesy of Amy. This time around I thought I'd showcase my newly finished Wonderland quilt.  I just finished putting the binding on last week so this is the first time I've show this quilt finished.

This quilt started as a get together with my aunt and friend Lynn.

As I continued making this quilt and just wasn't in love with it.  I continued to put it aside because I just couldn't get motivated. Finally, I finished all of the rectangles and arranged them on my design wall.

It spent about 3 weeks on my design wall where I moved things around to get an arrangement that I was happy with and I pieced it together.
At this point I still didn't love the quilt until it is that I quilted it using some straight line quilting.  It's the quilting that really turned things around for me on how i felt about this quilt.  After quilting it I loved it.

I then found some of the red dot fabric online to bind the quilt.
And now I have a finished quilt.  After making this quilt I really learned to not judge a quilt until after it's quilted.  It really changed things for me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Quilt Flashback

As I was embarking on what would become an avid hobby for myself about 5 years ago I made this bargello quilt for my dad for his 50th birthday.  
It was made before I discovered quilt shops, so it's made with some mediocre fabric from one of those big chain craft stores.  
I had it professionally quilted since I had been using my mother's sewing machine to piece it and had no idea how to do machine quilting.  
It now sits in my parents great room on the back of the rocking chair that my parents used to rock my sister and I to sleep when we were babies.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Radiant Star BOM - Block 5

Last weekend I also finished block 5 of Carol Doak's Radiant Star BOM from her Yahoo Group.  I really love how this star turned out.
My goal for this block was to incorporate more brown into this one.  I think it turned out cute.

Here are the first 5 blocks.
Seeing all of the blocks together makes me glad that I decided to use one fat quarter bundle for the color cohesion.  I still haven't made any of the connector blocks that will go in between each of these blocks.  I'm not sure when I'll get to those.  Right now it's not a big priority for me.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Designer Mystery BOM - Block Four

So a month after receiving the fourth block in the Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery BOM, I finished it. Yet another block that I love.

And here are all four so far.

Hopefully I'll receive my fifth block any day now so that I can work on it next weekend.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Binding on the Front of Wonderland

This weekend I was able to make and put the binding on the front of the Wonderland quilt.  I just need to hand sew it to the back and this quilt will be finished.

I also made two curtains for my friend's nursery, but I want her to see them first in person before I post them here, so I'll show them to you sometime next week.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Vote for Autumn Comfort

I entered my Autumn quilt, Autumn Comfort, into the Quilting Gallery weekly contest.  Head on over and vote for my Autumn Comfort Quilt

Here's a picture of the quilt before the border was added and before it was quilted.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bee Block Fabric Sent

Today I swung by the post office during lunch to drop off 8 packages.  One contained 12 Christmas blocks for a Christmas Block Swap. I made them out of a Fruitcake layer cake.
  I forgot to take pictures if the blocks before I sent them, but the blocks use the Moda Bake Shop pattern, Christmas Packages by Antler Quilt Design. 

I also sent off my packages of fabric for the NEMQG bee that I'm participating in.  October is my month and I sent along a bunch of jewel toned fabrics with a basic grey grunge white for the backing.  I am asking everyone to make me a star block and a signature block for the back of the quilt.  I'm a bad blogger and forgot to take a picture of those as well.  At least I'll be able to share the blocks as they come back.  I look forward to seeing what everyone makes.