Friday, July 3, 2020
The jelly roll and border fabric came from Calico Point too.
Some of the pieced square don't look quite right but I can live with it. The 8 year old granddaughter will be thrilled.
This year I decided to subscribe to Block magazine from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. The first issue came February 20th, the same day I was leaving for Phoenix. I stuck it in my bag so I could peruse it while relaxing on my vacation.
The first quilt I chose to make from Volume 1, 2020 of Block is Summer Stars. MSQ has the pattern for sale but you can watch the tutorial for free. Just click it and watch.
This pattern has wonky stars. I didn't understand the Block directions for piecing the stars. I finally cut some strips 2-1/2" by 3" and cut them diagonally. These diagonal cuts worked much better for me.
The backing is the same large dotted whole cloth fabric that was used on the back of Calico Stars.
Two final pictures of the finished quilt.
Linking to Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop, TGIFF!, Brag About Your Beauties, Finished Or Not Friday, UFO Busting
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
It does look kind of long and skinny in the photo but it's just fine. The pattern in Block is for a larger quilt but I wanted twin size, my quilt finishes 63" by 89".
The fabrics are from an older Summer Breeze layer cake. Since I made the quilt smaller, I had layer cake squares unused. I cut them in half and used them for the border.
Several years ago I made a crib quilt using a Summer Breeze charm pack and some yardage. The yardage fabrics found their way into the border too.
I did make a mistake in this quilt which a commenter pointed out to me in April. I had already delivered the flimsy to Calico Point for quilting so I just left it go. I've always said I wasn't a perfectionist.
The quilting design is called SS-DBD-Daisies.
For backing fabric, I used this dotted fabric. I thought it looked like happy fabric.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
I've made great progress with the new blogger format. One thing I haven't learned is how to delete a photo from the post. Open for answers here!
Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy, ConnieMonica
Linking to Patchwork & Quilts, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Linking to UFO Busting, Scrap Happy Saturday
Friday, June 26, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
I love how this quilt has turned out. I started with this panel which I really don't think is very attractive. It's too saturated with orange and red and I don't think the blue and green plaid improves it any.
I still haven't figured out what the crop in the spring section is supposed to be. Definitely not spring in the Midwest.
I purchased the panel because I wanted the tractors, they look exactly like my father's old JD 6/20.
I thought about how to finish this panel for years, it came together very nicely.
I used 2" strips pulled from the 2" strip box to make the log cabin blocks.
I took this picture of a corner because I wanted you to see the lovely stripe used for the binding.
When I saw this fabric at the store, I bought it immediately, I knew it would be perfect for this quilt!
The fabric on the back is a neutral beige/brown.
An overall medium/large stippling was used for the quilting. This quilt is going to be gifted to a 12 year old boy. No fancy custom quilting necessary.
Link to post about the quilt.
Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss, Clever Chameleon, Put Your Foot Down, Needle & Thread Thursday, Oh Scrap
Sunday, June 21, 2020
I'm not pressuring myself to get the quilt finished this week, just have to wait and see how farm work goes. I also have a small project to make for a friend which is my main sewing priority.
Since I have several weekday posts written ahead, I'm going to take the plunge and try out the new blogger format. Hopefully I'll be able to find the post button and post the prepared posts.
Since I can't write posts ahead about my hand quilting, next Sunday will be the premiere post using the new blogger format. If there is no post, then you know the transition isn't going smoothly for me.
It has been interesting to read about the varying experiences with the new blogger. The experiences have ranged from "IT'S A DISASTER!" to "No Problem". I'll let you know which type I am.
Linking to Patchwork & Quilts, Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Show & Tell Monday, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away