Sunday, November 26, 2017

Curved Log Cabin taught by Beginners Quilting Start to Finish  It is a teaching page on Facebook and her tutorials have improved by quilting noticeably.   

 Choosing the border fabric was a challenge.  I had some lavender but that just was too much lilacs.  The  green fabric was from an online fabric vendor on Facebook :Jellyrolls, layer cakes & quilt backing by Marilyn.  Her backing is $8/yard for 108 inch width and it is quality fabric. 

I have had the lilac fabric in my stash for a long time and this seemed the perfect project for it.  I am now hand quilting the project by doing a diagonal straight line from corner to corner of each log.  Purchased Superior Thread #40 varigated.  I thought the thread was darker, but was light lavenders to pink.  I like it better than what I had planned. 

Blue Star quilt scrappy baby quilt.  30 x 30 so it can be used as a stroller quilt.  This was made for my good friend Melissa's new grandson due very soon.  It has been washed to make it soft and puckery. I handquilted with matching blue Superior handquilting thread and used the lid of my coffee can as the template. 
I love Log Cabin pattern.  I finished the log cabins with scrappy fabric and then appliqued the Sun Bonnet Sue to the center.  I used my Singer Quantum 9960 blanket stitch.  I have been experimenting with different stitches on this wonderful reasonably priced machine. 

Using Perle cotton #8 white, I hand quilted  around each Sue and then stiched in the ditch hand around the logs

.  Each block is made of 4 log cabins with Sue in the middle.  The whole unit measures 16 inches square.  The quilt measures 60 x 72 .  It would be great for a little girl's room.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday I attended a talk at Pocono Sew and Vac, Stroudsburg, PA given by Dave Sirota, a quilter who gives speeches and classes on his technique, No More Tears Paper Piecing.  It is a wonderful technique and he is a wonderful speaker.  Above are two examples of HIS work created using his technique. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Blue was the color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.

I sewed two of the darker blue.  The picture doesn't show the difference in patterns in the two dark blue.  I don't have many dark blue batiks and I loved these two aqua that didn't make it to being made in the aqua month.  

I used much of my blue in the RSC challenge last year and the Orphan Quilt I made.  The orphan quilt contains extra blocks that weren't used in the project they were originally intended.  I machine quilted it...............I hate the process of machine quilting on a regular machine even using the walking foot. 

I've taken a break from my Grandmother's Flower Garden, but I think it is time to tackle this once again.  

Thanks to an incredible quilt artist,  Mystic Quilter ,  I am developing my blogging skills.  albeit slowly. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RSC17 June was yellow.  I finished my 3 yellow bear paw (see previous posts), and decided to work on the Sunbonnet Sue with kiitty and flowers.  it is finished.  I tried my hand at using my Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 to machine quilt it.  I am still not a fan of quilting with machine.  I don't find it relaxing in the least.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Yellow is the color for the RSC 2017 June.  I like the top two but the jury is out about the bottom one.  I think it is too light against the background.

You can see how the top two stand out with this close-up.  

I was honored with a visit to my blog from Mystic Quilter .  She is an incredible artist with fabric.  Her bold color choice has inspired me to explore exciting color.