Monday, September 19, 2016

Blogger's Quilts Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is off to a good start; welcome to everyone visiting! I am thrilled to participate again this time around. 

I am entering my AMH Dresden Plate in the Hand Quilted Category


She is about 60"x 80", great size for a lap quilt. I started this quilt during the summer of 2015 and finished it a few months ago. The Dresden Plates are made exclusively with Anna Maria Horner's fabrics; I played with different collections of hers except the centers (Juliana Horner). The Dresden Plates were appliquéd on a pieced background featuring AMH's Loominous collection. I hand quilted vertical lines every inch with a Sashiko thread. I am very pleased the way the quilting turned out!!

The Festival will run from September 19 through September 31; voting starts on September 25. Thank you, Amy, for hosting this event once more.

Past entries in The Blogger's Quilt Festival:
Clamshell, 23/10/2015
Modern Fat Cross, 25/10/2014
AMH Honeycomb, 24/10/2014

Thanks for visiting and Happy Festival!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World

Last year I started a Christmas Double Wedding Ring, it's been off and on the design wall a few times. I finally got to the point that I am happy with the design and I'm currently piecing it together, but more on that later ...

After making that quilt, I was left with a considerable amount of scraps and also fabrics that didn't make the cut. What can you do with Christmas fabrics besides another Christmas quilt? So I made another Christmas quilt but this time, I was looking for a quick fix, after all that hand stitching I've been doing this summer, I was itching to be sitting at the machine. I made another Christmas quilt using the scraps from my Double Wedding Ring above.

The top is 72 x 72 inches. I was considering to maybe add a small border; I bought more of that red plaid you see in the quilt, and I think it would do the job just fine. Although I used a great deal of scraps, I still have plenty left, maybe even enough to make another quilt.

It was a lot of fun; it's a real scrap buster, and it's quite fast to make. It would also be a good pattern to use all that fabric from your stash that you fell out of love with.

Interested in making one?
I like this YouTube video by Rose Smith. There are also many tutorials out there, this one from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. Pinterest is also a great place to look of course!!

I am linking up with Scraptastic TuesdayOh Scrap! and NTT


Friday, September 2, 2016

My September OMG

I'm joining Heidi this month at Red Letter Quilts for the One Monthly Goal party (first time for me). My goal is to finish my Scrappy Hexagon, I am half way through the quilting part; it's been way too long in the making!! So the plan is to work on it every day even if it's only a few stitches and there should be a finish to brag about at the end of this month. :-)

Enjoy the long weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Quilt For Pulse

This quilt will be donated to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their Charity Drive; they are collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub that happened on June 12. You can read about it HERE.

Rainbow hearts was the theme and the Heart Block by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew was one of the blocks that were suggested, it's the one I chose to make.

They called for bright rainbow colors, and that's pretty much the closest I could get to a rainbow quilt from the fabrics I had brought with me ... I had also taken with me a few low volume FQs that I used as background. I bought the fabric for the backing, but everything else came directly from what I already had in my big black traveling bag. I had not planned on making a whole quilt, it just happened. I started with six blocks, and I kept doing more and finally decided to make the whole quilt. I am so happy I did!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I started in the center and worked towards the outside, I made horizontal and vertical lines to create an irregular grid. I made a scrappy binding using the low volume scraps from the background. For the backing I used a wide solid backing by Robert Kaufman in bright orange. Almost ready to ship, all that's left to do is a label.

Linking up with:

 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Crazy Mom Quilts

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 FAL Q3 - The list

I was thinking of a modest list this quarter; two projects only as I thought it would be plenty for the months to come, but I came back and add another one ... So here we go!

1. Scrappy Hexagon Quilt
Today, I started the hand quilting so if everything goes well there should be a finish in a few weeks!!

2. Christmas Quilt à la Victoria
I wish it were done already; it was on my design wall for a little while, I had to take it down when we moved but I also needed a break from this one. I am about ready to tackle this one. I have a vision of this quilt hanging on my wall at Christmas.
From Double Wedding Rings-Traditions Made Modern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe; I felt in love with her quilt!!

3. Trip Around the World
This is the second time I will be making a Trip Around the World; I've been wanted to make another one ever since I finished the first one. This Honor Roll Bundle by AMH will be the starting point for this quilt; I discarded a couple of prints and will be adding more fabrics to this mix. I'm looking forward to starting this one. It's a special project and dear to my heart!!

Linking up with the  2016 FAL Q3

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Quilty365 Linkup

I'm all caught up with my circles and, it feels pretty good! 

I started on November 15, 2015; June 30 marked the 229th day of my circle's venture. I used to write the date behind each circle on a piece of masking tape, and I haven't done it lately. I know in the final layout, the circles won't be organized in chronological order so what's the need after all? Do you date your circles?

I'm linking up with Audrey @QuiltyFolk

Thursday, June 30, 2016

AMH Dresden Plate :: Finished

My Dresden Plate is finished and already being used!
I must admit, I like her very much, I enjoy looking at all the colors and the stitches while snuggling under it. She is cheerful, soft and comfy! I finished this quilt about a month ago, right before we left FL; about time to show and tell ... I was hoping to take photos at the beach, but that didn't happen.
I started this quilt last fall; I was inspired by
 Anna Maria Horner's Fan Dance Quilt, you can read more about it here.
This quilt is about 60"x 80" and is made almost exclusively with AMH fabrics.
I used 80/20 batting for the first time; I don't think it was the ideal for hand quilting, but I am quite pleased with the result. Starting at the top and working my way down, I quilted vertical lines every inch using a sashiko thread. Once I decided on the quilting design, it went quickly from there.
This quilt was fun to make, pure joy, I enjoyed every part of it.

Linking up with the 2016 Q2 FAL, this was no.1 on my list, and you can see my original list of proposal HERE


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