Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Urban lattice - fabric choices

I have decided to make the baby size (36 X 48) of the Urban Lattice quilt. I never seem to have boy quilts on hand when I need one, I always have girl quilts. I'm going to use the strip on the left with the fabrics in the middle. If I get this one completed I was thinking maybe using the strip on the right with just the blue. I think the stripe will make an interesting design in the center. Time will tell if I ever get the first one completed. I really should just concentrate on the first one for now. Because while looking for fabric I came across some charm packs of Snow Days and was sidetracked.
This is the result of my sidetracking. The half square blocks are all pieced and on the design wall. Just the blocks have been sewn. I am still moving them around every time I walk by it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quilt-along & fabric giveaway!

Urban Lattice quilt-along button

Cara over at Me? A Mom? is having a giveaway for 7 yards of Kona cotton! She is also hosting a Urban Lattice Quilt-along. Would you like to join us? I'm still deciding on color choices. Any suggestions?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Squre in a square quilt

I finished my mom's square in a square quilt!

One of the hardest things about finishing the quilt is getting it folded to fit in the box.

I used lots of tape to keep it from popping open during the trip back.
And forgot to put the backing scraps from trimming the quilt. I did open it up and put the fabric inside.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Panel quilt - ready to sew

Ready to sew!With a little Ric-rac or is it Rick Rack?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Panel quilt

I'm working on my panel quilt challenge for my quilt club. I started off with this quilt as my inspiration from The Modern Quilt Workshop.
A panel : Animal Party by Quilts for Kids - Robert Kaufman
I didn't get a picture before all the cutting.
I used this panel in another quilt posted about here , here and one last one here.

Here is what I have so far on the design wall. The green strips are sewn and the circles are just pinned for now.
What do you think?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fused Quilt

This quilt was made with no piecing, really it was!

I used Melody Johnson's method she posted about on June 18th . If you haven't been to her site Fibermania you are in for a really treat. It is quilted with straight lines using King Tut variegated thread. Did you go look at Melody's blog? She also has a flicker account with her quilts lots of eye candy there to look at. She also has some amazing knitting projects to share with you too and a new puppy!

Jelly Pop Quilt

I have my Jelly pop quilt finally quilted! Yah!

Quilted with Fascination panto.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Quilter blogs

Are you looking for some more quilting blogs to follow? I added a link over on the right to Quilter blogs where you will find more blog posts than you will be able to keep up with.

I'm still quilting away but with no pictures to show yet.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ribbon socks

I have been making some ribbon socks for the Grand babies.

Polka dots

More polka dots (you can never have too many.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I completed the backpack my DD requested for school. This is the pocket on the inside.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Take 5 - quilt top

I have the top completed and ready to quilt! It measures 72 1/2 X 95 1/2.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Not much sewing or quilting going on right now.

I did make these lanyards for my DD to use at college. I also made one for my niece but didn't get a picture of it. It was from the green polka dot fabric left over from the apron. Picture the pink one on the left in lime green.

Not sure which clips she will like better. The clips in the middle came with the key rings so I just left them on I don't think they need them but I didn't need them either. The ones on the outside came from Hobby Lobby. I bought 3 lanyards with the cords and clipped the cords off. I could find the clips but not the clips with the swivels.
Yes, these took all of about an hour to make. Super fast and simple, my kind of project!

I also worked on the Take 5 quilt this weekend. You didn't think I finished it did you? It has been sadly sitting since June. I hope to have the top completed by this weekend.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Batik baby quilt - part two

You should have all your strips layed out on your design wall.

Did you notice the post-it notes? I number my rows so I don't get them out of order. I also mark an arrow below the number going to the right of the left. This tells me what way to iron my seems and they will all nestle together nicely. Heat up the iron and press all of the seems.

You are now ready to sew your rows together!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Batik Baby Quilt - Part one

I'm working on a Pink baby quilt from Batik Plus. The squares are already cut to 6 1/2" so I'm ready to start. The quilt will finish at approx. 60" X 60". I start by randomly match up two different squares and sewing them together. We will not be ironing any of the seems until ALL of the patches have been sewn into strips. Than I lay them out on my design wall (10 in each row and 5 columns). You should have 50 two patches. If you paired all your squares up you will have extras. DO NOT IRON THE SEEMS!
Take 2 of the two squares you just sewed together and sew them together making a four patch strip. You will need 20 of these four patch strips. Remember to keep 10 two patches so you can make your rows of 10. DON'T GET YOUR IRON OUT YET!
I sewed the four patch strip to the two patch strip making a 8 patch strip. You will need 10 of these. STILL NO IRONING!
Then sew the 8 patch strip to the four patch strip. You should now have 10/10 patch strips.

You didn't plug your iron in yet, did you? We will be doing that in the part two.