Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stash Report 9/25/16

A finish this week, so I get to count the fabric out!
IN this week, 1/2 yard of teal Grunge for binding, most of which has already been used.
OUT this week, 5-3/4 yards (3-1/2 yards for the top, 1-7/8 for the backing, and 3/8 for the binding).

Now that the baby quilt for Andy & Melanie's baby is done, in plenty of time, I can move on to other projects that are calling for my attention.

Linking up with Patchwork Times

Friday, September 23, 2016

Finished Baby Quilt

Finished, in plenty of time. 
These are the mom's colors, so I hope she likes it. 

I quilted an allover meander to give it some nice texture 
without detracting from the piecing or the prints. 

The parents are not revealing the baby's name (it's a boy) so I couldn't put the name on the label. 
I labeled it "Made for Baby with Love from Aunt Jan" and that will have to do. 

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

BQF: Dancing Plus

Have you been visiting all the great posts at Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side? So many gorgeous quilts! Thanks, Amy, for hosting and for the opportunity to share.

Today I'm adding Dancing Plus to the Scrappy category. Lots of varied low volume backgrounds here, and lots of cute prints. No particular color scheme except mostly modern-ish prints.
Dancing Plus, 2016, 60" x 75"

Dancing Plus is the result of my Sew Bee It bee blocks. Last year I gave the girls in the bee instructions for the block (tutorial here). They made blocks for me, lots of blocks, and I made a few more, and a few more, and, well, you know how it goes, I got carried away and pretty soon I had enough for the whole quilt.

Dancing Plus is destined to become a Christmas gift for a happy family with several kids. It's sofa throw sized, so I'm sure it'll get a lot of use.

I quilted it with random wavy lines, mostly vertical, with a few curvy diagonal lines between the plusses as well. Very wonky! Sturdy enough to hold up but soft enough to drape nicely. I bound it in a black & white bias stripe print to contain all that busy-ness.

Check out all the other quilty eye-candy at Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

FG Baby Quilt Top Done

Progress continues on the flying geese baby quilt. The top is complete, now it's ready to be layered for quilting.
Flying Geese Baby Quilt Top, about 42" x 45"

This photo was taken very early this morning with the sun just over the horizon and glowing on the garage door, so the colors look warmer than they are in real life.

Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts

Monday, September 19, 2016

BQF: Original Design, Antler Dance

Amy's Creative Side is hosting Blogger's Quilt Festival, in which quilters get to share their best recent work. Blogger's Quilt Festival is taking place this week and next, and includes a category for Original Design. I'm featuring my original design called Antler Dance.

Antler Dance is made using my Cut and Shuffle method (this quilt is not in the book). Although it looks complex, it's actually just one very easy block in a light version and a dark version. Cut and Shuffle Quilts all start with a simple framed square, which is then sliced and diced. The parts are rearranged to make a nine-patch block. Lots of configurations are possible, and I particularly like the tessellated effect here. Antler Dance was completed in February 2016.
Antler Dance, 72" x 72"

Starting in the center, I spiral quilted it using the walking foot, which gives it a bull's eye effect. Antler Dance will be gifted at Christmas to a family where the dad is an avid bow hunter. Very fitting, don't you think?!

Be sure to check out all the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and please vote for Antler Dance in the Original Design category, thanks! This link will take you to the BQF main page, and there are links to each category from there. Enjoy all the quilty eye candy!

If you're interested in my Cut and Shuffle method and would like to see more quilts made using this method, click on the Cut and Shuffle Quilts tab above.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stash Report 9/18/16

2-1/4 yards in this week, and no yardage out that I can count yet...

I won a door prize at the STLMQG meeting, 5 FQs of Lotta Jansdotter. They're quite bold, with spots of more than 1" diameter. I don't have a plan for them yet.

I did a little shopping, too. The store where I bought my Bernina had a sale on accessories and fabrics. I wanted a specific foot so I bought it while it was on sale. The FQs were 40% off, so a few came home with me. I thought I had a plan for all of them, but only one works, so the rest will go into the stash.

Sometimes you just need to freshen the stash, and these are all very usable, so I'm not too concerned about stash additions.

In other news, baby Lincoln arrived yesterday, three weeks earlier than expected, so I'm very glad I got his quilt finished last week.

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Molli Sparkles

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FG Baby Quilt Progress

A picture post...

All the geese are made. I made additional stripey ones so 
I can use only the ones that go in this direction. 

First layout:
What I need to change: 
1) Move the teal so the flat side isn't along an edge
because there will be a narrow teal border. 
2) Separate the orange and the brown so they're more scattered.

Final layout: 
Much better!

Columns sewn together:

Linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts