Saturday, May 28, 2011

What to do?

I want to make a quilt featuring these beautiful Sunkissed fabrics:

and have searching all month for just the right design,

and still have come up with nothing :o(

I think I'd like to have a pinwheel version

and have an idea in my mind - I might have to design my own!

In the meantime, I have been busy making a table topper:

with a flanged border,

finishing Block 1 of Vignette Magazine's mystery quilt (with liberal changes),

Finished 2 Block 4s of Thangles 4, my LQS buck-a-block program (here they are all together)

(they don't have enough contrast for my liking, but I'm persevering).

And I dug out my original Thangles I project, in the hopes of getting it finished this year!

And I'm still practicing free-motion quilting and finishing the quilting on my soon-to-be-born granddaughter's quilt!  She's due Wednesday, so I better get it done.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More UFOs to show

I started by looking for some lilac or lavendar quilt tops to send to Madame Samm at for her June banner. (I never sent the photos cuz I realized she wanted finished quilts, not tops).  I found these flimsies with purple in them:

Tree Skirt made from a Judy Neimeyer pattern

Dragon Star, another Judy Neimeyer pattern.  This was done in a class taught by Judy herself, and I learned so much from her.

Like piecing the back from the leftovers (and a couple of extra metres).

I still had some fabric left over, so I made the borders and purchased a wee bit more to make matching pillowcases.

I just finished this flimsey started in 2000, when I started quilting again.  I took a basic rotary cutting class, cuz that was a new tool since the last time I had quilted (back in the 80s).  I loved the tool, the quilt not so much, so it got put aside.

With so many tops, I think I'm finally ready to do more than straight-line machine quilting, so I pulled out an old preprinted panel (which also dates back to the 80s) and got it ready for practice.  It will become a charity donation if I don't mess it up too badly.

At this stage, I've straight-lined on the rick-rack lines and on the lines of the mobile in the center block.  I think praticing free-motion quilting will be a great May for Me project.