Friday, May 28, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the third Blogger’s Quilt Festival.   Over 650 people have entered their quilts this week.  There are so many amazing and talented people in blogland.

Here is my very last minute entry:


This was a quilt for a coworker expecting her first baby, a son, in March.  It was made during round 5 of the Old Red Barn Co quilt along on flickr led by Dana.  It was my first experience with pinwheels and I loved it.  The quilt was made with an animal alphabet charm pack and white solid.    The backing was my favorite part of the quilt! 


All quilted, bound and washed just prior to running out the door to the shower!

Thanks for visiting!


Check out these double hour glass blocks! 


This quilt is going to be my favorite ever…I just know it.  My original intentions were to make another hexagon quilt by sewing a white strip to each jelly roll strip.  Instead, I cut my strips using a half square triangle ruler and came up with this - each strip set yielded 2 blocks.  Fun!

So why did I finally use my coveted wonderland jelly roll!?  Because I found something even better, a wonderland layer cake online, which btw they have plenty of jelly rolls and honey buns of wonderland in stock!  So excited to add this to my stash, but what’s a stash if you aren’t going to use it?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I’m in love…

with free motion quilting…stippling…whatever it’s called.

I had two quilts basted & ready for quilting, one I had no clue how I was going to quilt and another I was planning on doing straight line quilting.  Normally I’d start the one in my comfort zone and knock the straight line quilting out, but one day last week I was feeling gutsy and just took the leap.  I haven’t looked back since…except maybe when it was 11 o’clock at night and my eyes could no longer focus.  It’s coming along nicely…so nice (in my humble opinion) that I’m thinking my hexagon quilt (slated for straight line quilting) is going to be stippled.  The only thing I didn’t count on was the time commitment and massive amount of thread I’ve gone through!