Sunday, January 15, 2017

Paradise for a quilter

High Fashion Fabrics in Houston, Texas

Monday, January 9, 2017

En Provence finished top

En Provence inspired wall hanging
This is my "En Provence" inspired quilt top wall hanging. It is a 27 inches square. 
I will use the large dots fabric for binding.  Bonnie Hunter is the designer of the original quilt; and she generously shared it for free as a mystery quilt. 
I started making 1/3 of the required amount of pieces before I decided that what I really wanted was a wall hanging quilt. So, I will be using the extra pieces to make a donation quilt for my guild. I have modified the design for these blocks. It will be a little bigger than the picture below; but that is all I have done for now.
I really had fun making creating new blocks from the parts already made.

Extra blocks to go on a donation quilt.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

Happy last day of 2016. Wishing we all a happier year in 2017! May all your dreams come true. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

After several days with the flu, I did spend the afternoon sewing in my studio.  Just before, it was time to clean up and prepare dinner, I took this untouched photos. En Provence, parts 3-5; and more parallelograms prepared for the Lucy Library quilt for the evening sewing.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, and a happy 2017!
Feliz Natal e um Feliz 2017!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pastel Flowers

Quilt size: 47 1/2" by 59"

This quilt is also made with fabrics donated to the Cotton Picking Bee by Susanne P.
The fabric was pre-cut into 12 1/4" squares. I cut some of the squares into small units to create the nine patch block that looks like a window. I will describe what I did below.

Quilt by Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas
9 patch variation block. Finished size 11 3/4"
This block is made with 9- 2 1/2" squares of a chosen color
strips of white fabric cut at 1 1/2" for the square sashing.
and finally, the block is bordered by a 2 1/2" border.

It is a simple construction. I actually made into strips and sub cut them.
Sew as the picture above, 3 2 1/2" color squares with the white sashing. It will finish 2 1/2" by 8 1/4". Make 2 more like this first one.
Add the two 1 1/2" by 8 1/4" sashing to the unit made above.
Finally add the borders to the block, which should be 2 cut  at 2 1/2" by 8 1/4"; and 2 cut at 2 1/2" by 12 1/4".
THESE  MEASUREMENTS are for this odd size block; but it can be made using the your own measurements to finish at any size. A few extra 1/4 inches here and there will make this block a 12 inches finished.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Blues and Reds Scrap Quilt

Great quilt; ugly picture. 
I am so tired of trying to take a good picture of quilts. I don't have the space. It is so bad; that I decided to keep it "as is." Not even cropping it. ⬇⬇
But anyway, this is a donation quilt made by many hands. The Cotton Piking Bee provided the fabrics. Susanne P cut all the triangles with her Accuquilt Go. I did the sewing of the top. Chris, from Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas did the quilt, and I completed the binding.
Quilt size: 61 inches by 46 inches

Detail showing the long-arm quilting.

The blocks are half square triangles put together to look like a Flying Geese. The finished size of the square  in this quilt is 3 3/4 inches. There are 12 squares across and 16 squares down.
You can cut any size triangles and use any combination you want.  It is a controlled scrap quilt. I only used blues and reds/pinks with a light background.
To make your own half square triangle, start with a square that is 7/8" bigger than your desired finished square and cut once in the diagonal. For example, if you want a 4 inch finished half square triangle, cut your initial square at 4 7/8" and cut it once on the diagonal, yielding 2 triangles.
Do the same with your background fabric. Using one of each, put right sides together, and sew on the diagonal seam, with  a 1/4" seam allowance.