Monday, August 30, 2021

Some New Quilt Tops

 Lately I have been working on many quilt tops getting them ready for quilting. My long arm quilt machine is now in the garage since we down-sized so I am waiting for some cooler weather.

This first quilt is designed by Kaffe Fassett called Stone Log Cabin in the book, Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy. I love the look of the quilt and the fabrics and bought a kit a few years ago. Funny thing is I am not fond of sewing borders on quilts and that is what this whole quilt was - around and around we go!! Oh well, it was easy and fun with all the gorgeous fabrics!
This is using some leftover jelly roll strips from two Christmas quilts I made last year for the grandchildren. The pattern is Jelly Roll Twist and is free from the Fat Quarter Shop.
I just figured this quilt design out again, using the leftover jelly roll strips and had a plan with the sets of threes and ended up using all but one set. I will back them both with flannel to be cozy when it turns cool this winter.
Again, leftover fabrics from Postcards from Sweden I made a few years ago. These triangles were cut a little smaller but still made a quilt about 55" x 55" square. 
I began this quilt, Comfort and Joy by Silver Thimble Quilt Co, ten years ago as a BOM with Sweet Home Quilt Shop. I got side tracked and every few years made a couple more blocks. I almost trashed the fabrics several times but decided recently it was worth finishing which took about a week. I'm glad I persevered!!

Monday, May 3, 2021

Still Quilting and Cross Stitching Again!

 It has been quite some time since I did a post on my blog but I decided to try it again and see how it went. I have continued to quilt but I retired from being a long arm quilter a couple of years ago.

In the meantime, in 2018, I took up cross stitch again and absolutely love doing that, too. I admit I must enjoy the process more than having it on the walls because I haven't had much framed but I think the pandemic played into that since that was just another place to go and we have stayed home a lot.

Here is a quilt top I just finished. It is made from leftover dotted fabrics, mostly Kaffes and a few more thrown in to go with the other squares from older projects. Wanda Hanson from Exuberant Color has a great tutorial on how to sew these 16 patch blocks/quilts where all of the seams nest and it goes together so nicely! Made it a joy to stitch together! Thank you, Wanda! 

And here is a close up!