Thursday, February 22, 2018

Micah 6:8

This was a thank you gift to a pastor that took on the role as our speaker while our minister was on sabbatical.  *aside* have you any idea how hard it is to choose a verse for a pastor y'all!?

I started by printing the design I wanted to do.  A quilt sandwich was created and the papers were pinned to the sandwich.

Using a darning foot, I traced over the letters, tore the paper away and started colouring them in.

But I didn't like it.

So I started in with the fans.

But I really didn't like it, so I started in with the pebbles.

Have you ever heard the expression "throw more thread at it"?   It seemed to work this time around.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Husband's Space Shuttle

Many years ago, after I made the Day Lilies, I said "never again" to complicated paper piecing.  Then my husband saw me browsing a Quilts with Style magazine and asked me to make him the shuttle he saw.  

How am I supposed to say no to that??

So I started the poor shuttle in 2014 and finally finished it last week. 

I chose to double the size of the pattern (it finishes at 48 x 48 now) so that I wouldn't be dealing with tiny bitty little pieces.

It hangs opposite his desk.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Yellow and Grey

I was asked to make a quilt in time for Christmas.  They needed it to be clean and modern.  I needed it to be quick because of the time of year!

I put together six different fun but simple ideas and this was the one picked.

HSTs are such an easy way to quilt and the design possibilities are just endless.  I really enjoyed putting this quilt together!

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Rainbow

White negative space makes me very happy, especially when the other fabrics are so vibrant.

This quilt is a class on Craftsy called Magical Blocks out of the box.  I started it in 2015 and finished just in time to give it away at Christmas.

The size is 62 x 84 - just barely large enough to cover the top of a queen sized mattress.

I backed it with cuddly purple flannel which it appears that I failed to document.  Sigh.  December is not a good month for remembering all the things.

I did a lot of walking feet to outline the blocks, but then went in with a darning food and made each block unique.  I did it all in white thread.  That was scary on such a dark back.

I'm linking up to Free Motion by the River

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

21 Pilots

This is a commission that I finished in September.  I think.  Wow.  Time is flying by. Apparently my memory is flying by too.

21 Pilots is a music group.  The circle with the lines in the middle is their logo.

I'm linking up to Free Motion by the River

Monday, November 6, 2017

Palate Cleanser

This fall I had two back to back commissions that used lots of red and black.  

Before I dove into the second one, I decided to do a little baby quilt with bright colours just for a change of scenery.

The centre of each of these blocks is 4.5".  The strips around them are 2.5"to make an 8.5" unfinished block.  It was fun to dip into my "strings" or "strips" drawer to make the entire quilt.  Even the binding is made up of small scraps.

I'm linking up to Free Motion by the River

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November One Monthly Goal

Most of my commissions are "I need a quilt, what do you have done / mostly done"  or the people asking for the quilt are local to me so we can choose colour together.

This commission has been entirely be email and it's minorly freaking me out because there is so much room for colour discrepancy from my camera to someone else's phone or computer screen.  Here are the two colour pallets I presented to them:  The picked the top one.

Yesterday they approved this arrangement - do you see any resemblance between the top picture and the bottom picture in terms of colour?  I don't.

I used lots of descriptive words in my emails:  "yellows that lean orange".  Hopefully it's enough that there are no surprises when they receive the finished quilt.

This project is due at Christmas when we will both be in the same city at the same time, but I really want it done this month so I can finish my bits up before Christmas.  It could happen.

I'm linking up to  One Monthly Goal. and Finished or Not Friday