Sunday, February 7, 2016

Progress in February

These are 2 projects to share. 
The colorful quilt will be donated to my guild - The Guilt Guild of Greater Houston.
 It started with donated 2 inches strips by my friend Diane H. I made 4 X 4 blocks with the addition of more fabrics from my Bee and the subgroup Bowl Weevils.
Each block is 6 inches square and I have 6 by 8 rows with a total of 48 blocks. The quilt measures 36 inches by 48 inches.
It was quilted on a Bernina 780 using a stencils as a guild. I did not mark the top; but kept referring to the stencil as a (much needed) guide.
4 X 4 quilt

This block is my block to the RSC 16 quilt along by:
I am not going to make the column quilt. I will only make 1 block a month on the color she suggests. I just want a very small wall hanging. Please refer to her blog for the directions to make this star and to see what this is all about.
February colors are brown with pink. Better get busy on that.

Monday, January 4, 2016

RSC 16 a new sew along

So, 2016 starts with a lot of new sew along projects on various blogs that I follow. Some starting this month as well as this quarter.
I am really inclined to start the RSC 16.
I have followed this blog for a few years and this is the first time I am tempted to do it. Superscrappy blog (see link below), is doing a column sew along for the first time.
But I will make only 1 or 2 blocks a month. At the end, I will see if I should add more or not.
There will be 1 color to be used each month and she is also including directions for a block every  month. But you can use any block you want and make the column or not. Very flexible ;)
The idea is to use your scraps.
She is also including PDFs for all the patterns from previous sew along.
The first month January is up, the color to use this month is: Blue  with tons of Purple.
Check it out; it might be what you need to tame the scrap monster.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
HapHappy New Year!
6!016!Feliz 2016!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016

Both quilts below are a free pattern from the fabric manufactures listed on the link.
I am thinking of presents on quilts.
The inspiration came from a quilt guild meeting when the presenter showed us her quilt with the little name tags and we immediately thought it would be a great idea for a signature quilt. I am thinking of combining both patterns and add a bow to the packages with the tags or vice versa.
May you have a wonderful time this season and through the year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Free Montmarte quilt pattern from Kaufman

These 2 quilts are from the same pattern; and they are available for free from the Robert kaufman's web site. The address is below.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Birthday Blocks 2015- design wall

These are the blocks on my design wall. They were made for me by my wonderful Bee friends. Trying to make a decision on how to finish the quilt top. So thankful for generous friends.