Saturday, June 24, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! 6.24.2017

Whoop! Whoop!

Five of the Graduation quilts are completed and gifted!

Here they are -- in no particular order --

Quilt A

pattern credit:  Walk About (one source here). Really a great pattern for showcasing a print!

panto credit: plummage (one source here).

Quilt B

pattern credit: 4 Patch Posie

panto credit: plummage

Quilt C

pattern credit: Galleria (one source here)

panto credit: halcyon (one source here)

Quilt D

pattern credit: Mock Trip Around the World by Quilting Assistant (found here)

panto credit: inkblot (one source here)

Quilt E

pattern credit: Bento Boxes

panto credit: happy times (one source here)

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday's Tellings...6.22.2017

This week has flown by in a blur! Can hardly believe it is THURSDAY already - how did that happen?!

On Monday, I quilted down this green tumbler. This was pieced by another member of the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild. I provided the backing, binding and batting for this one as it didn't have anything with it when I picked it up.

The size is approximately 53 x 77. A good size lap quilt.

Pattern credit: Tumbler blocks

I quilted it with the Bubbles panto (one source here) as I used fish as the backing. My guild is in need of boyish/manish quilts. My hope is with the fish and would appeal to a male.

On Tuesday, I started another Graduation Quilt. The party is July 1st so I have a few days to complete. DD's choice of colors were blue and purple.

Pattern credit: Blueberry Pie (one source here).

Wednesday I meet up with our Oconomowoc Quilters Guild Charity Quilt leader. We went through our stash of donated quilts and chose about 12 to donate to the Jefferson County Foster Care System. While we were in Jefferson, we stopped for lunch at the local bakery and of course, the quilt shop - Tea and Textiles. Sorry - no pictures and no website!

Which brings us to today!  (grin) Laundry, sewing on the Grad quilt, ice dyeing a back and thinking about loading another donation quilt....

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What I've Been Sewing...6.13.2017

I quilted down the next grad quilt. Graduation party this upcoming Saturday.

pattern credit: Mock Trip Around The World by Quilting Assistant, found here.

My blocks finish at 9 inches.

panto credit: inkblot, one source here.

I also started on a green/blue Half Log Cabin quilt.

pattern credit: public domain--I used 3.5 inch strips, 2 rounds, finished size 9 inches.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! 6.9.2017

I finished the binding on the 'French Stars' today.

I'm really liking this quilt (happy face)! It used a technique that I named 'Bev Stars' since Bev shared the technique at a Helping Hands Quilting Bee Day.

I quilted it with the Curly Hearts panto, one source here.

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Whoop! Whoop!


AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WIP Wednesday 6.7.2017

I had a busy sewing week here at Bell Creek Quilts!

I accomplished quite a few items and I didn't even have a list-lol!

First up:

I finished piecing the Big Baby Star that I started in Memorial Day. This is a video tutorial from Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company, found here. (you'll need to hit play to watch the video)

Second up:

I quilted down the French Stars.

pattern info: Bev's Stars---shared by Bev at the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild

panto info: Curly Hearts, one source here.

Third up:

I quilted down a Donation Quilt that was pieced by Linda.

pattern info: none given but she is sharing the pattern at the next meeting and will update then. I was asked to quilt the quilt for the show and share part of the demo.  :)

panto info: Trailing Vine, one source here.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WIP Wednesday 5.31.2017

On Memorial Day, I dug into one of my bags of rwb fabric. I make quilts using 2.5 inch strips and I knew that I have quite a few leftovers.  When I watched the Missouri Star tutorial for 'Make a Baby Block' quilt--I thought the center would be a great place for my *leftovers*. Link here for the you tube tutorial.

I have four centers made and three blocks ready to assemble. The one in the upper left is all together. It finishes at a whopping 32 inches square!

(sorry for the wonky picture-I'm on a new computer and not familiar with the photo editing yet...)

Linking up with:

Alycia at Alycia Quilts: QOV Wednesday

Monday, May 29, 2017

What I'm Working On...

First up:

I sashed and bordered the scrappy stars.

This quilt used quite a few of the little bits of pink and grey from the stash. Each star used one 4.5 inch strip of background and one 5 inch strip of color. What I did on the color was that I cut a 4.5 inch square for the center and then cut the remaining 5 inch strip into 2-2.5 inch strip. I then was able to make the star and only have a little bit of the star color for the scrap pile. I'm really happy with this result. I decided to not add cornerstones this time around (smiley face)

This technique is definitely a great addition to my quilting tool box - Thanks to Bev for sharing.

Maybe I'll start referring to these stars as 'Bev Stars'

Second up:


trying something new.  Larger fabric surrounded by the white. We'll be writing on the white- I'll let you know if its a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Linking up today with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts - Design Wall Monday


Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework - Oh Scrap!