Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Like many of you, I've found myself at home with extra time to sew. I may have a few extra college kids to feed and to love on, but I also have several teaching trips that have been postponed. While I really miss my job that I love so much, it has given me time to do some creative problem solving and to quilt some tops that have been waiting patiently (some for years!)
Would you like to see a little show and tell of the quilts I've finished? Buckle up for a little time travel here folks...
I made this top at least 2 (maybe more) years ago. It is entirely half square triangles of feedsack reproduction prints and solid grey. I never could figure out what to do on the corner squares, and then I lost them apparently, so viola! The answer was to skip them all together. I think I cut out the hearts and leaves using my Accuquilt Go, but I only think that because they are all so perfectly the same, not because I actually remember. The fusible was wearing off, after years of storage, so I machine stitched them just inside the edges after the quilt was quilted. Problem solved. I have had a few requests for the pattern, so I will try to write up a tutorial for this soon. I do know the half square triangles finish at 2'' if you want to get started making your own version.
Kim Diehl pattern
I saw this quilt in a magazine and just HAD to make it. I love all of Kim Diehl's quilts, and this one really spoke to me. I'm sorry I don't remember the magazine but it's safe to say it's been out of print for years! I couldn't remember why I never quilted this, then I heard some crinkling when I was adding the binding. Yep, I had forgotten to take the freezer paper out from behind at least one of the flowers. Too late now. LOL
Raw edge circles
Remember when these were all the rage? I made this way back then and obviously I was in a pink mood. Now I'm sorry that I wasted so much great pink fabric on this quilt. But hey, maybe someone who loves pink will end up loving this quilt. I've got my fingers crossed! I got to use one of my new edge 2 edge designs on my longarm and think the quilting really helped the quilt. I also got to use up a purple backing that I bought for another quilt only to find out it was not right for that one. Bonus!
This quilt is a real scrap disaster, but you probably already noticed that! Ha. I made this quilt from a photo of a vintage quilt that had 3 different size log cabin blocks. I couldn't remember exactly how it was set, so I just made some rows. I used red in almost all of the centers of the blocks, but they are really too scrappy to notice that. This quilt is HUGE. I do hope that whoever ends up with it smiles and appreciates the effort. I have visions of someone looking at this one day and thinking ...Bless her heart...about the quilter. HAHAHA
I've also had requests for the pattern for this one, so I will work on a tutorial for it as well.
I hope these bright quilts brought a little smile to your face. We are all in need of something to smile about these days. Please let me know if you have any questions or requests, I'm happy to share anything at all that might make your day a little brighter!
Stay home, wash your hands, and stay well my friends!