Friday, May 26, 2017

Three for Happy Chemo

This year as part of the Helping Hands quilt challenge I am donating three quilts to Happy Chemo.

The Bella Wave Quilt in purples.

pattern info:

Belle Wave found here

panto info:

Curly Hearts

This is Donation Quilt I

This quilt is a Chinese Coin done with flower prints.

pattern info: Chinese Coins - public domain

panto info: free motion on long arm

This is Donation Quilt J

This quilt is simply a panel with a partial checkerboard border.

pattern info: found here

panto info: free motion on my Elna

This is Donation Quilt K. This one has been hanging around awhile. Time to let go and let someone love it.  (smily face)

Today is the last day to link up to show your

Hands to Help Quilts


Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Hands to Helps Linky Party found here. (I actually missed this linky since I worked today - sad face - but these three quilts are on their way to Emily at happy Chemo - happy face)

I'm going to link up with:

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


Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WIP Wednesday 5.24.2017

Today I worked on two projects.

First up:

I quilted down the next grad quilt.

pattern info:  Four Patch Posie

panto info: plumage

Second up:

More stars! This time with grey background and pink stars...

I think I will take out the dark grey background one and place dark grey as sashing. I think I want to search for a pink/grey for an outer border...

I'm feeling Eiffel Tower fabric, maybe?!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Design Wall Monday 5.22.2017

Last Thursday at my Helping Hands Sewing Bee, a fellow member schoolhoused how to use templates to make star blocks. This is a new-to-me technique so I was anxious to learn it! Our *cost* to attend the workshop was to donated four Quilt of Valor stars. At the meeting, I made one so I *owe* three at our next meeting. I also checked out some fabric from the charity bin to make stars for a Helping Hands quilt.

Here are my stars.

The top two rows are *Helping Hands* and the bottom row is *Quilt of Valor*.

Linking up with:

Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts


Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun the Housework-Oh Scrap!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Sneak Peek - WIP Wednesday 5.17.2017

DD asked me to make a few graduation quilts for her friend groups.

Here is a sneak peek of the quilts.

Grad quilt A has been pieced and quilted.

It's waiting for the binding to be sewn back and labeled.

panto info: Halcyon, one source here.

Grad quilt B has been pieced and quilted.

It's waiting for binding to be applied, sewn back and labeled.

panto info: Plumage, one source here.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Whoop! Whoop! 5.13.2017

I finished the John Deere tractor quilt this week.  Well ahead of the deadline of this upcoming Thursday at the Guild meeting.

pattern info:

I simply added oversize frames to the square -that were varying sizes - and cut them to the same size. I also added a few John Deere fabric to bring the quilt to crib size.
panto info: Hot Rod

or here where it shows up better even though sideways!

A little too close for comfort on the batting when I was quilting it!

This is Donation Quilt H.

Linking up with:

Sarah at Confessions of Fabric Addict

Thursday, May 11, 2017

More Plaid

Ever have a light bulb moment?!

I had one a few weeks ago when the Charity girls mentioned that we are going to have a program where the member do the Jelly Roll Race as teams with prizes...

The Charity bin has lots of 2.5 inch strips and one of the girls suggested we sew the strips together, measure and have the strips ready just to sew!  Brilliant!

I went home, dug out more plaids that were from the Lewisville Texas Land O' Lakes Quilt guild --yes they came with me 10 years ago to Wisconsin! I had washed them and they were a mess.  So I spent some time ironing the pieces and cutting the 2.5 inch strips.

I sewed the ends together as Denise had suggested. My strips were all sorts of lengths so I sewed and sewed and then measured to the 1,600 inches. That was approximately 40 minutes to do.

I was them curious how long it took to sew it into a top. Out came my phone to use as a stopwatch. It seems I very rarely use my phone as a phone any more. (smiling face) My sew time clock in just over an hour and 15 minutes.
I quilted it with the Plumage panto.

Somehow I did not end up with a picture of the finished quilt.
(sad face)

This is Donation Quilt G and so very happy that Denise helped me to figure out a way to use all the odd ball pieces of plaid!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Plaid Phase

I blogged about the Tumbler quilt that I checked out of the Guild Charity selection, here.

This is the picture I found of the finished quilt.

This is Donation
Quilt F.

pattern credit:  Tumbler

I quilted it with the plumage panto. I thought it needed lots of texture to give it more interest.

Making a tumbler quilt was on my Bucket List so I was glad to piece it and see how I liked it.

I'm thinking about making another with my collection of Bluebonnet fabric that I brought when I lived in Texas - about 10 years ago!