Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Basted and Ready to Go

A while back I posted a picture of a quilt I had up on my design wall to work on placement of the blocks.  I moved a few blocks around and pieced the top together.  This weekend I based the quilt and began quilting it this week.  Made using a Wonderland honeybun.

The lighting was terrible, so the colors aren't exactly accurate, but we've had rain for the past 4 days, so I haven't been able to take advantage of any good natural light.  

I began quilting it with some straight lines lengthwise about 1/4" apart.  I'm loving the quilting.  I wasn't too crazy about this quilt before hand, but now that I've began quilting it, it's really making the top.  It's amazing with quilting can do to a top.  I'll post more pictures of the quilted top soon.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Designer Mystery BOM - Block Three

I finished the third block in the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM.  This one was the easiest to piece together out of the three so far.

And here are the first three blocks all together.
I'm loving this quilt more and more.  Every block is just so cute.  I can't wait to see what comes next.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Radiant Star BOM - Block 3

Last night I finished making block 3 of the Carol Doak Simply Radiant Star BOM.
I love the blue squares in this block.  I think this came out cute.

Here are all three blocks together.  I really like how they look all together.  I'm using a fat quarter bundle of Blush for the entire quilt.

And I leave you with some of the goodies that I got at the Lowell Quilt Festival last weekend.  I got a lot of great stuff on sale.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lowell Quilt Festival Part 2

Here are a few more pictures of some of the great quilts at the Lowell Quilt Festival last weekend.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lowell Quilt Festival 2010

Last weekend was the Lowell Quilt Festival.  I went with my aunt KK to do a little shopping and see some of the great quilts.  The festival was different this year, in a new venue with fewer vendors and not as many quilts.  They also didn't hold classes this year.  Quite frankly, I was kinda disappointed in this year's festival compared to previous ones.

Here are some photos of some of the great quilts.  The lighting wasn't very great and I just had my point and shoot camera, but I think you'll still enjoy them.
More to come later...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

City Quilts Blog Tour Winner

I'm sure by now most of you saw the City Quilts Blog Tour going on in blog-land recently.  I was fortunate to win a fat quarter bundle of Pat Sloan's Sweet Liberty line of fabrics during her stop on the tour.  Tonight I got home from work and found the bundle waiting for me on my doorstep.

Now to decide what to do with it. Hmm......

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Eva "Package" Quilt

I finished piecing the top of what I refer to as my Eva "Package" quilt because it reminds me of a wrapped present.  I love how it turned out.
This was an on the whim project.  I got together with my aunt to work on a quilt made with Hawaiian fabrics that we both got on our own trips to Hawaii, but it just wasn't working out, so we went to a LQS that was having a sale on fat quarters.  I got the fat quarters for $1.50 each when this line just came out, which was awesome.

Now the biggest question is what thread to use for the quilting.  I tried out a King Tut thread that I had on hand.

I think it works OK, but I'm not sure about the light pink fabric with the thread.  The light pink appears the least in the quilt.  There's so much variation in value in the quilt that if I go with one thread it's going to contrast with one fabric.  I was thinking of doing a simple all over pattern on this quilt, so I don't really want to switch threads.  But will I be unhappy if I don't switch thread?  I just don't know.  I think this is going to be one of the quilt tops that I have to ponder about a bit.  I'll probably bring this with me to the Lowell Quilt Festival in two weeks to see if I can find a better thread to match, if not, I might go with this one.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Radiant Star BOM - Block 2, Take 2

So after the size issue with the second block in Carol Doak's Simply Radiant Star BOM, I re-did the second block.  Since I was re-doing it, I decided to change up the color placement and I like it much better. I still think it looks more like a flower though.

And here are the first two blocks together...

Now to work on block 3 which was just put out a few days ago.