Aug 21, 2017

The Improv Spool

I belong to a virtual quilting bee, The Bees Knees, a Quilting Bee.
The ladies in the group are wonderful, although I haven't met any of them in person, yet :)
The month of August was Kim Walus' month to send out a block for us to sew.
She also sent extra fabric as a gift for us to make a block for ourselves.
Kim even asked us which one was our favorite color.
As you can see, I chose mint green :)


The block was paper pieced, but very easy to sew.


Here's the block I made for Kim, she sent all the fabric already cut.


The one on the left is mine, but I like the dark color Kim sent for the spool, better.
I'm always limited to the variety in my stash, lol!


I copied Melissa McCrory and made a mini to hang on my wall.


The free pattern can be found here.
It's by Konda Luckau, she has a lot of cute ideas for the block.


Aug 14, 2017

Be My Neighbor

I have a group of Instagram friends, and we always exchange homemade gifts for Christmas and birthdays.
It was becoming quite time consuming, so Lynette came up with the idea of this Be My Neighbor quilt.
You can get the pattern here.
For everyone's birthday, we make them two blocks from the quilt.
We are each pre assigned two blocks, and we make those same two blocks for everyone on their birthday.
There are eight of us, me, Tazzie, Nessa, Joanna, Lynette, Annette, Kristie and Leanne.
The blocks are made with fig tree fabrics and we all used the same Moda color for the background.
Here are the blocks I received on my birthday.








The blocks below are the ones I made :)


Look how beautifully all the blocks match!!!
The rows will be separated by sashing in the background color.


Every quilt has a story, this is one about friendships :)


Aug 7, 2017

"Framed" quilt

I made the quilt "Framed" from the book Simply Retro, by Camille Roskelley.
It was 5 blocks across and 5 blocks down, but I made it a little smaller for a baby quilt, 49" square.


I machine quilted it on the diagonal, and then the other direction to make little squares over the entire quilt.
I sewed next to the painter's tape, to get a straight line.
Then, I removed the painter's tape and used my walking foot to measure from the original line.


Whoops, I thought I cropped my feet out of the photo!


The fabric is Punctuation by American Jane.
The background fabric is an off white Kona.


I backed the quilt with a kiwi green minky, it's velvety soft!


I think the quilt turned out really well, I loved the pattern!
Now it's ready for a sweet little baby boy :)