Friday, June 20, 2014

sampler


My sister made this for her daughter who is pre-med.  Isn't it great?  Pattern from Floss Box.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day

I ordered this Tardis panel from Spoonflower to make a quick quilt for my dad for Father's Day.  This is my dad's last father's day (he's on hospice) and he loves Dr Who so I wanted to make this for him really quickly.  On the door I embroidered each of our immediate family's names in Gallifreyan. There's several Gallifreyan translators online.  He really liked it. 

Saturday, June 07, 2014

a strippie quilt

I need to make a quilt quickly for a birthday present for a boy in Red's cub scout den.  I had most of this fabric-only added the canoes.  I had purchased the camping flannel that I used for the backing to make pjs for the boyos but it worked so well on this quilt!  I even cut some of my beloved Happy Campers fabric.  I really need to find some more of that.  This pattern is a free download from Mary Quilts.


This is the backing fabric.  Isn't it great camping fabric? 

I really liked these canoes when I saw them.  I only bought a half yard and I really should get some more.
 I bought the fish and the fishing lures fabric in Lake Jackson at Calico Cats.  They went perfectly with this quilt.

I learned a couple of things on this quilt.  First off, I need to get more "blenders".  Apparently I'm addicted to the flashy fabrics and never think of buying the accent stuff.  Secondly, I love love LOVE Mettlers Web Bond spray adhesive.  It worked beautifully and had very little odor.  Thirdly, using the mdf boards so layer the quilt is really a time and back save.  Finally, I really must learn how to do machine binding.  I was an hour and a half late to the party because I was hand sewing the binding!

Finishing up blocks. . .

Loving my 30's blocks.  I have one more to do and then I'm finished the basket blocks. And here's the Civil War repro one:...