Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Challenge Quilt week 3 - Patterns

Yippee, I finished my entry before the 11th hour this week. Im calling my quilt this week "Another Brick on my Wall" reference to Pink Floyd.  First off, my inspiration, the family room fireplace wall.

I went with a white on white style in fabrics.  I added hearts as the appliqué since it is near Valentines Day.

Picking fabrics and sewing my bricks together.

Now I had to decide on the appliqué and I was going to do a vine in the bricks but went with hearts kinda in a vine like pattern. 

Now I just have to wait for the batting to get delivered so I can finish the runner by the deadline. 


2/2/17 Picked up the batting last night and made my quilt sandwich. Sewed around all my hearts and vines and I was going to keep going around and around but that took so long to manipulate it around in my machine that I just decided to stitch in the ditch to make the bricks stand out. Now if they have awards to strait stitching... I would have won them all. I just stitched up to my outline  stitching and I think it looks fabulous!!!

It is complete and ready to enter. Hope you vote for mine, I wanna win a prize!  Thank you Quilting Challenge!

Scrap quilting

While searching the internet for new quilting ideas, I came across a new quilting challenge for a scrap quilt. And it just so happens that I started sewing one this month. Last night I took a photo of all the blocks laid out on my living room floor to send my mom and sister the pic to see how the liked it.
After the picture I took the blocks into my sewing room and started to sew them together. 

Worked on it a little more this week and got the scrap border put on three sides. I'm not putting the border at the top.  Can't wait to get my batting delivered this week so I can finish it!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Challenge Quilt entry for the Carolina Lily

It is a hot pad table runner that 
is 14"x50"

I used cotton fabrics to make three Carolina Lily blocks, added some more fabric to the ends so it would match up to the size I wanted for the runner, then aged two plain blocks of fabric for length. I then appliquéd the stem into the top fabric. After all my layers were sandwiched together, I pinned it all together and began stitching a random quilting pattern all around. Very happy how it turned out with the yellow binding. It doesn't show, but there is a real pretty Daisy fabric on the other side.
My first Challenge Quilt entry.

I call this Carolina Lily in the Sky. It is a 15" x 48" hot pad table runner
My first Challenge Quilt entry.

I call this Carolina Lily in the Sky. It is a 15" x
My first Challenge Quilt entry.

I call this Carolina Lily in the Sky. It is a 15" x
My first Challenge Quilt entry

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sewing from my scrap stash

Hi everyone. It's January and I had a great holiday season. With the help of my mother and sister I didn't have to sew every night to keep up with the online orders this season. Craft shows did really well and I even sold a bunch of stuff to the ladies at work.

Now I am working on getting into reducing my scrap stash. I've got strips cut for a quilt for the spare bedroom - some are sewed together into 10.5" squares already. I even made flying geese for out of spring colored scraps for a table runner and it is all ready to machine quilt together. Funny but all the fabric I removed to use really doesn't look like I took any out at all ::insert confused look here::.

Guess I'll get off my computer and get sewing again.