Friday, June 16, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

Working outside my comfort zone!  I'm challenging myself to complete the blocks for Marvelous Mini Monday posted by Temecula Quilt Company.  Decided to make it a patriotic mini.

The blocks are small, REALLY small.  The Jacob's Ladder is shown here:
The block begins with the half square triangles  at 1.5" sewn and cut diagonally.   This is a real eye opener for me.  This block finishes at 2" square WHEW!  I did it.

The blocks are NOT paper pieced!
First block with nine patch went well. Completed blocks are 4".
Then came the Jacob's Ladder.

Here are the two blocks I've completed.
Monday is just around the corner and a new block to complete.  Wondering what is wrong with me... the mystery quilt, the mini Monday and the quilts for the Mexico Mission Trip. Enjoying every minute!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mystery Quilt Step Three

The third step of the Mystery Quilt are complete.  

Using all those saved pieces from other 1800's quilts was a good idea.  I love scrappy quilts and this one has that appeal.  The baskets of step three have an appliqued handle.  I fused the handle with a fusible and then machine stitched them down with the blanket stitch on my machine. The 6 inch basket block are a variety of blue fabrics.  The gold fabric border looks good with the blue.   ONWARD to step number four.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mystery Quilt In Progress

A Mystery Quilt In Progress - joined a group of my friends - to follow directions and complete a quilt, one step at a time, that will be made with Civil War or 1800's fabrics.  
Here's step number one... LOADS of little blocks!  Thirty six a mixture of different reds and different beige backgrounds.

The border of this section was a left over piece of fabric from the Underground Railroad Quilt I made for a library display.  The blocks weren't difficult but squaring up the blocks seemed to take forever. This step is 15"X 15".


The next step in the mystery quilt was made of nine patches! Each square in the nine patch is 1.5" square.  After stretching my brain, directions confused me,  I decided it would work easily if I cut 3 dark pieces 1.5" X 5.5" and three light pieces 1.5" X 5.5"  After sewing dark/light/dark and light/dark/light I would cut each section into 1.5" strips.   Forty nine patches each measuring  3.5". 

Here's the second step!  Yeah!    Of course all my friends are on step five, Yikes! But I'm at an advantage.   I see all the steps that they have completed.  There really is a method to my madness!
I already know what's next HA!  Watch for the next step.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kitten Quilt

This pink, scrap quilt is for a new kitten "Khaleesi",  owned by my daughter.  I searched for the bag of pink left overs to make the disappearing nine patch small quilt.  Amazing that there are so many shades of pink.     

I did the free motion quilting with light pink thread.  I stitched hearts and some have echoed hearts.  Linda loves pink and hearts.  Can't wait to see that cute kitten sitting on the quilt.

Here she is, just too cute!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Prayer Quilts

Two completed Prayer Quilts that will be tied and delivered in the coming week!
This crayon colored quilt is for Aidan. He was born 9/16/2005. Aidan was diagnosed with a terminal tumor on his spine in Sept. They did radiation and now started Chemotherapy. He is now paralyzed.

The quilt is made with 2.5" squares, all of which were found in the scrap drawer.  The back is just so boy!  It's a solar system type print. The black borders make the colored squares pop!

The second quilt, is for a Fred who is wheelchair bound with MS.  Fred is such a faithful Christian who struggles with this illness but has a wonderful attitude.

This quilt is a nine patch that has been skewed after the nine patch was sewn together.  The saw tooth border enhances the quilt.  The corners came out without planning.  Sometimes good things happen!
Praying for both Aidan and Fred!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Quilts For Kids

Just completed two male juvenile quilts that will be donated to children who are less fortunate than most little people.  They have been subject to acts that kids should never experience. 
The first is a baby quilt for a little boy.  Love the alphabet with animals.

This Simple pattern uses a focus fabric and five fabrics that have   colors featured in the focus fabric.  This is a great quilt for fabrics with a theme.  This is a "Go To" pattern.

The second completed quilt uses 2.5" squares that could be make any little boy happy to see all the colorful pictures of dogs, trucks, trains and basketballs.

The gray background really makes the colors pop!  The nine patches are set on point to give interest and allows large areas of machine quilting.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bunny Bags

Easter is fast approaching and what little person would not love this bunny in a bag!

A quilting friend showed me her idea of a bear in a sleeping bag!  Was so cute I just had to make one or two or three maybe four!  The orginial idea came from Pinterest (just love that site).  They were not difficult to make, well the bias tape around the edge was not my favorite part of the process.  The bags are larger than the original pattern.  I know, that when given to a little person, the bunny will not be the only item that is fitted into this bag.  My friend is also making these bags.   A bear would be much more suitable for the bee fabric bag.  So we plan to trade the bunny I have, for a bear that she has to fit in the bee fabric bag.   All of the bags will be featured in the Quilt Sale on March 25th.  The Tulip Tea and Quilt Sale is a Prayers and Squares fund raiser for St. John's Lutheran quilt group.