Sunday, April 26, 2015

Big Fun - A M&M Quilt

Been busy working on a new quilt for a special boy. He's autistic and absolutely fell in love with this M&M quilt top I had. I told him that it would be his as soon as I finished it.

So it's taken a while; I promised him this quilt at the end of February and just finished it up today.

The backing fabric has all the M&M characters and the words Big Fun - hence the name of the new quilt "Big Fun".  And it was a lot of fun making it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rainbow Afghan Finished

The whole thing is together. Now all I have to do is finish weaving the ends in. I can't believe that I forgot to post a picture. 
In total there are 16 blocks. They're each bordered with white, then stitched together in white.  Then there is one row of a white border done in double crochet and the last bit is dark blue for a border wave design.

Its been so cold we've slept under this for a few nights even without having the ends woven in.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Convergence

I found a fat quarter pack while I was cleaning out one of my bins.  Put it on the table for a few days and waited for inspiration to hit.

It took a few days but I settled on a  technique and style of quilting used by Ricky Timms,  called Convergence. 

As a top before any quilting it measures approximately 26.5x26.5 inches.

Since I literally just finished the top I'm going to take a day or two to think on how I want to quilt it.  Currently I'm thinking just a stitch in the ditch because the center is busy as well as the fabrics. 

Any thoughts?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Something For Me?

I finally had some inspiration to work on a little something for me - a new wall hanging for my sewing area.

I found an awesome fat quarter of a blue sky and cloud print and a little bit of a red and cream print sewing themed fabric   I paired the red and cream fabric with one of the fabrics I purchased my last trip to JoAnn before it went out of business in my area. The fabric I picked is a cream music print.  Its very subtle.

Then I used my favorite Dresden Plate ruler to cut the blades. When the whole plate was made I discovered that the fat quarter was slightly too small to applique the plate. 

So I added strips of Kona white to each side of the fat quarter.  This gave me enough space to applique the Plate.

Currently I'm in the process of hand appliqueing the plate to the background.  I have four of the 20 blades done.

After its all appliqued down I still need to figure out how to quilt it.

When everything is done my final touch will be to add my fathers buttons to the points of the blade. Daddy passed in 2007 and I've been holding onto buttons I pulled off his favorite clothes.  They've been living in a baggie in my desk drawer.  But I think this will be the perfect use for them. 

So... any suggestions on how to quilt this one up?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Looking at the sky

I took this with my cell phone camera the other night. Sometimes I just feel in awe of Mother Nature.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Teacher Gift #1

This quilt will be for the main teacher in kiddos classroom.  Its slightly different than the other because her name is longer. 

A few errors on it but its ok. Now to trim, label and bind by Wednesday.  :(  I'm not getting much sleep I figure.