Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wheel of Fortune and Hour Glass

It has been a long time since I have posted!  Are you still out there?

For the past few years I have focused my attention in a different direction so this blog has suffered a bit.  It definitely needs words, pictures, time and attention to make it work, doesn't it? ;)

In one of my last posts I mentioned the 1800's group that I am a part of was working on our next quilt using the Wheel of Fortune block.  If you check out the previous posts you can read about our block swaps.  Here is my finished quilt and some pictures of our group unveiling the quilts at our guild meeting. (I am sorry for the poor photo quality.)

I quilted this with a pantograph called Random Fan…the same as my pink 9-patch.  I have done several of my last quilts with this design.  I like it because it looks like a Baptist Fan, has great texture, and is so easy and forgiving when you quilt it. 

Below is the group unveiling our quilts at our guild meeting.  Most of us were in love with the cheddar fabric and the same block setting….as you can tell!

The next quilt that we worked on is using the 3.5" hourglass block….we have finished exchanging our blocks and are currently putting our quilts together.  We will unveil those sometime this summer.

Below is the picture of my pieced hourglass quilt - not yet quilted. I took the easy way out and just put all the pieces together.  Some of the ladies got really creative with how their quilts are pieced.

Since I have not posted in such a long time I know there will not be as many followers as in the past who will read this post.  So, if you could let me know by commenting, that you have read it that will be helpful. 

I am undetermined at this point whether I will continue the blog…so hearing some feedback will be helpful for me.

Thanks and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Close up...

A friend just sent me this picture of my quilt that I posted about here.  (You can also read more about the  quilt process in the labels section under 1800's and nine patches.)

This gives you a better look at the random baptist fan quilting and the two different pinks that were used in the quilt.  Just thought you would like to see it.  My earlier pictures didn't show those two details very well.

Have a good day!  :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Give away winner

Look what came in the mail!

Rhonda over at Ravelly1-quiltzblog.blogspot.com has a drawing each week for her unique mug rugs and I was the lucky winner a few weeks ago.  Each week she comes up with some creative design and makes these wonderful things and gives them away.  Be sure to stop in at her blog and see what she is up to.  She also has some unique patterns for BOMs that are free too.  Check her out and be sure to say hello!

Thanks, Rhonda! I love it and my husband really thinks it's neat too.  :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ta Da!

It has been a while since I posted.  Thank you to those of you who have hung in here with me!  :)

In earlier posts I wrote of being in an 1800's group and showed the blocks I was making and exchanging with members of my group. (See Nine Patches under Labels). On Tuesday night we showed our finished quilts at our guild meeting - one year after we started!  All of our quilts are quilted and bound!  :)

Our exchange parameters for the 9-patches were:
  • browns from 1800 reproduction fabrics
  • white/cream background with black/brown designs from 1800 reproduction fabrics
The 3.5 inch 9-patch blocks then had to be made into a Double Nine patch block.  It was then up to the piecers discretion as to how they wanted to put the quilt together using sashing, alternate block, etc. Triangles/curves could not be added to the blocks to manipulate them into stars or some other design. We swapped enough so that each of us ended up with 160  3.5"  9-patch blocks.

Below are pictures of my quilt.

As you can see I decided to leave off the border.  Thank you to those of you who voted.  It was 50/50 in favor of the border and not.  I was leaning toward no border but felt that I should put one on since I had so much fabric.  However, it just kept saying to me that it was fine the way it was and I am pleased with it.

I machine quilted it with a pattern called Random Baptist Fan available here.  This was a very easy pattern to quilt and it gives the general look of the Baptist Fan without the fussiness of it. My picture doesn't show it very well. I practiced on another quilt first before this one and once I have that one bound I will post it. 

Our group is almost done swapping blocks for our second quilt!  I will post about that at another time.  

Thanks for reading.....happy stitches and keep your needles threaded!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Asian Fabric

Ever wonder what that Asian fabric really says?  Same idea just reversed in tattoos.  :)