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Showing posts with label 2009 Project List. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2009 Project List. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

My oldest UFO-on deck

It’s time.  I have stalled long enough.  My oldest UFO has made it to the top of the pile.  Part of me says ‘Drats’, but part of me is excited.

On Point-002

I bought this pattern with the thought to make it my shop BOM…in 2008. 

All the blocks are done, though I am a little scared to measure them.  I had only been quilting 3 years when I started this journey.  It went on the shelf that winter when I pieced that center block & it didn’t go together well…in that all the points were getting cut off.  I now can say, this pattern was above my ability then.

Now that I have pulled it all out, I think I will do the center applique option.  I have just enough of the background fabric, if I modify some sashing measurements. 

On Point

I am also going to modify the sashing around my blocks.

On Point-001

so, wish me luck & straight stitches…here we go!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 Projects ~ #80 Lap Quilt & Table Trivet

If it were me, I would call this one Go Bright, or Go Home (with me).

I gravitate towards warmer tones, so this is a big leap for me. I was happy to push my limits on this day-brightener for my brother.

The body of the quilt is quilted in the ditch, in the pattern. I wanted the quilt to drape and be real wrapable (for those cold South Florida nights).

The border is more tightly quilted in free motion shells. Thanks to the 365 days of free motion quilting for this pattern!

Here are the other related posts on this project:
What's almost off my wall
What's on my wall
Decisions, Decisions

The Moda batik on the back is a very densly woven fabric and very hard to hand sew, so after binding the table trivet by hand, I opted to use the stipple stitch on my sewing machine to do the binding on the quilt.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Something for me! A tablerunner PLUS

Twice a month I host a Sit N Sew in our brick & mortar store. Earlier this month, I pulled a pattern for nice big tablerunner that was quick & easy enough to make before all the holiday parties.

I decided to use mine in a different way.

I have a very useful but UGLY glass display cabinet.

Isn't it prettier now?

I used velcro on the top edge of each side of drape and along the bottom of the table runner. This way I can swap out the runner with the seasons. Isn't this a much more inviting check out counter?!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another Block finished!

These blocks finish to 12.5". I bet you are wondering how many are left...you know what...so am I!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Pink & Brown Dots Lap Quilt

Simply cute & fun. What a great gift for this customer's best girl friend! She labored over what sentiment to put on her label. I think she came up with a winner.
Contact me for any of your custom gift needs!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Another watercolor batik block

Slowly but surely...we will finish this quilt! This one is Missouri Puzzle

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Christmas Custom Orders ~ A bag for everyone!

A bag for everyone & everyone thier own bag! My biggest local fan has just received her latest customized gifts for her Christmas List! Santa & the elves here at FabricsNQuilts just delivered these:

Brothers Ashton & Ethan will be styling as they go to Grandma's, church or school with Lightning McQueen!

(yes, I took the pics on top of a vintage pinball machine...it was the cleanest surface at the time)

Sister-In-Law Diane has a rugged husband, but holds on to her girly side too in this cammo & polka dot creation. Best of both worlds!

And little Rylee will be the most stylish Princess on the block sporting her goodies in this new diaper bag. (yes, I clipped the loose green thread)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Twin Rag Quilt & Valances

So fun to work with someone to create a keepsake for thier child AND new home. This quilt design started with an antique picture, which is the room's focal point. The process of design is so great to get to interpret a wish into fabric and, eventually, a quilt.

Click on the pic for even more pics!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Watercolor Batik block finished

This project is not flying along, but I am loving the result of each block!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What's almost off my wall

In my preview last Monday, I showed you the proposed layout for this lap quilt.
I hope to get this off the wall to ready to quilt by the end of the day.
Hey, we all have goals, right?!

Monday, November 9, 2009

What's on my Wall

I got started on the new tropical inspired lap quilt over the weekend. This is just pinned to the wall, so I may change the layout, but I like the effect of putting the batik corners together. Changes the focus from the block to the design made by the corners.
More on that later....

Friday, November 6, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Baby Boy Train Rag Quilt

I knew this train flannel had to be a primary colors rag quilt as soon as I saw it!

I just love the primary colors in a nursery. So vibrant!

Decisions Decisions

I am working on a bright tropical lap quilt, using this pattern. I am certain that the sunset fabric in the center is my focal fabric, the block center & I am pretty set on the yellow as the background color. But I am undecided on the accent colors that make the corners & pinwheels.

hmmmm... I think I like this first one best. teal pinwheels & the batik for the corners.....

This one feels too BLAH with the activity in the focus fabric

nope....the purples are fighting, aren't they?!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

and another 2 batik blocks done.

We are coming right along! Here are the 2 latest blocks in the great batik project! *wink*

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Two More Blocks done

We are rolling right along on this new sampler!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Another UFO begins...

Do you ever feel just a twinge of guilt when you start a new project before you have finished the last one (ok, ones...)?

Well I do on this one. But won't it be colorful?! I have never made an entirely batik quilt before, so I am excited to start this one, finally. I think I washed these fabrics 6 months ago & they have been staring at me ever since.

The quilt top will be a sampler, so I can show the blocks as I get them done. Lots of stars!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

2009 Projects ~Vintage Chenille Baby Girl Tumbler Rag Quilt

Inspired by one of my recent creations, a local customer was inspired to add some brown to a quilt for a baby shower gift. I think she was on to something!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Braided Round & Round Lap Quilt Top

The scraps tend to start to exceed the fabric stash by this time each year. I usually devote the fall of each year to my scrappy time of the year.

Here is the first quilt to that end. This lap quilt is approximately 45" square. It will be donated to one of our local churches that is participating in Prayers & Squares.

This pattern is similar to Bonnie's Pioneer Braid Border. I built the top like a log cabin block, working from the center block outward in my round 'n round scheme.

2009 Projects ~ A Boy's Boy Crib Quilt

This custom order quilt is for a soon to arrive "boy's boy". The nursery is decorated in cammo & fishing theme. I hope they agree this is a great compliment. I bound the quilt with the same cammo used on the back.

As I was quilting it, it struck me how the stipple is kind of like cammoflauge.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2009 Projects ~Vintage Chenille Rag Quilts for Baby Boy and Baby Girl

We will be having a Rag Quilting class on 10/24 and I realized that I had only a couple samples to show participants who will be planning thier quilts, so I whipped up these 2 cuties!

Using vintage Austrailian Cotton chenille, I accented the Baby Bear (Michelle D'Amore for Marcus) flannels in a Trip Around the World pattern. Batted with yellow flannel & backed in a pretty deep blue flannel.

Using another vintage chenille & my Go! Cutter, I used tumbler blocks to create this cozy soft quilt. Batted with deep pink flannel & backed in white flannel.

Isn't it great the way the batting in a coordinating color adds to the bloom of the seams?