Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I got the Dear Jane software and found Civil War Reproduction fabric bundles on eBay specifically put together for Dear Jane. The fabric is 200 different 9" x 11" cuts from seller 40yearhoarder on eBay. I got sets #9, #10, #11, and #12.
I also got an entire bolt, 15 yards, of Kona Cotton in Ivory for the background. The Kona was only $3.79 per yard at Fabric Direct but you do have to buy it by the bolt. That's a great price and I have found it to be from $6 to $10 per yard at other online retailers. Nice resourse for the staples in a fabric stash or if you want to go in together with friends and buy bolts.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The design is 52"x62" as it is here so it's a lap size and the colors will go great in my familyroom with the browns, oranges and greens. EQ6 over estimates the fabric requirements, in my opinion, so if there is enough I could do a piano key border.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I need to make a center between 12" and 24". I've been working on a few designs but not sure yet what I'll do. I did this one last night, trying to come up with something to use a rainbow of hand dyed fabric I have. This might be the one and it will give people who work on my quilt a lot of color choices and don't have to try and match a floral. I do also love a Jacobean print I have in bright, bright colors.
These are 8" blocks, 24" square. I think this will need to be paper pieced.
Friday, July 3, 2009
I have some other ideas that came to mind when I was doing this one that I'll have to flesh out.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I don't know why there is a dark pink patch in it, you never notice these things until you see it in a picture. I have other patches of the lighter ones so it's not like I ran out. I have 2 sides of the dark pink done for a small border around this and then start using the light pieces of the layer cake cut in half for the next round.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Since I had two jelly rolls of Nature's of Chorus I did another quilt from the Jelly Roll Quilts book. This one is even more simple than the first and took about 3 days to make. I really love using the jelly rolls as it cuts out a lot of cutting.
I sewed two jelly roll strips together to make the continuous prairie points. I've never done it before and I didn't know until I looked it up later that when doing the continuous points that they are nestled into each other instead of two seperate rows like I did.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I am waiting for a different background fabric that I ordered. I didn't quite like the wavy beige when I saw it in person. I can use it for the back if I piece it with other fabrics from the quilt.
Friday, May 29, 2009
The 1/2 yd cuts are of two beiges, two browns, two reds, and two blues. Of course, the jelly roll is 40 different fabrics.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This is a fun and funky quilt. It sure is busy too! My daughter says she loves it but, what else is she going to say? She picked out the fabric.
I ordered at least a dozen different quilting stencils, lots of different stars in two sizes. I haven't decided which one(s) to use yet. I have time since the Log Cabin quilt is still in the frame being quilted. My quilting can't keep up with making the tops.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The backing is in one piece and the color is not quite that bright blue in person, it's a steel blue. I spoke to my brother today and he will be by some day this week.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I received the jelly roll of this fabric collection the other day for the log cabin blocks. I'll need to cut them in half to 1 1/4" strips. The log cabin blocks are only 6" so I'll use thin stips.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I don't know the size of the apple graphic on the black background it has but I hope it will fit an apple in each of the black sashing posts. The cherries and apples on white will be around the blocks.
I think I will call this one Baskets of Wishes. The borders around the baskets are in a pattern called Warm Wishes.