Monday, April 6, 2015

"Little" Finishes

Though I've been away from blog land, I have been stitching. Here are some of my small quilt finishes!

For Valentine's I made 5 small quilts (one for myself and one for each of my 4 girls) using the nine patches that I had sewn up for a previous project but didn't use and this sweet valentine fabric! Here's the one I made for my oldest daughter. It was available for photos because Gracen uses it for her Dolls!

In the past I have participated in several of Lori's SALs and I finally finished a couple.

This one I finished in time for a Christmas gift for Gracen.

The back with one of my "go to" FMQ designs - free hand Baptist Fans.

And this one which has been in my flimsy pile for quite some time. Nice to get it finished.

Simple diagonal line quilting in the red center squares and one of  Lori Kennedy's free FMQ designs: sparkling stars - in the borders.

Several years ago I bought a lot of vintage quilt blocks on ebay, and I took these and made a table topper for my kitchen work table.

A fun addition to the backing - new flour sacks! Again my go to FMQ - free hand Baptist fans! Plus: "I hold it, Nene. I help!"

I'm sure that many of you have noticed that several bloggers have been making a quilt a month from one of their books and patterns. I've thought about doing that, but just haven't purposed to do it - several other UFOs/WIPs taking precedence. But Kathleen Tracey posted a small quilt from one of her books that I just happened to have. I changed up the color scheme a bit and I also call it "Instant Gratification" - I saw, wanted to make it, so I did. All in a couple of days!

Finally, a couple of months ago, I won our guild's monthly block exchange which were basket blocks - any size, any style, any color. I've opted to make small quilts/projects from them. There were two 4" blocks and I made pincushions from them and donated them back to the guild for a fund raiser. I chose one block (which I made) to make a table topper for my coffee table.

From another block (which I DID NOT make - isn't it beautiful!)  I made this pillow. It measures about 8" square.

I'm offering this as a giveaway. So if you would like to receive this cute little treasure, just leave a comment saying so. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave me an email, so I can contact you if you win.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp...

...YEP, you know me, if it is a star I'm gonna join in!!!! I really hadn't planned to, DIDN'T need to, SHOULDN'T have, but just couldn't pass up making more star blocks. I'm not sure if I will do it all year long, as my plans are to make blocks from my CW fabrics and when they run out - well I'm done!

Turkey Reds

Prussian Blues
(okay, so maybe my blues kinda ran...)



Madder Reds/Browns





I didn't do "Shirtings" as I'm setting my 6" stars on point and putting them in a box of the same background fabric which is lights/shirtings etc. I didn't have any Over Dyed Green, nor Chrome Yellow.