Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jax - the quilt

This particular quilt has been waiting to be made for almost 2 years.  And then I got the quilt top done in January, but then it sat...until last weekend when the person who gave me the fabric to make her husband a quilt reached out and asked about it...and boom...had to get it done.  Sometimes we just need a kick in the pants!

My friend had the Jags fabric, several yards, so I had to figure out the best way to make use of the fabric.  For the top I used several fabrics from my stash to bring out the team colors:


For the back, I kept the Jags the focus:



Fabric: Jacksonville Jaguars fabric, various squared elements from stash, chevrons were moda (I think); various solids
Pattern: Double Slice layer Cake Quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grad quilt part 2

Completed this grad quilt this morning, just in time for a wash and dry before it was out the door to be delivered:



I originally finished the quilt top in July 2016, and thankfully when no other fabric pull from the stash would work for this particular grad's quilt...my daughter and I pulled this one and out and she declared it perfect!  Quilted yesterday evening and today and then it was out the door.

I later received this pic, and it looks like the recipient was pretty happy:



Fabric: Mustang by Melody Miller, various gray fabrics from the stash, Bella Smoke for binding and several background pieces; backing came from Joanne Fabrics, unknown designer
Pattern: Lap of Luxe

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Graduation quilts

I am making 3-4 graduation quilts this year...one of which was for my daughters friend who happens to be an Iron Man fan:




The quilt was gifted at his graduation/birthday party and he seemed pretty happy with it!  I was able to piece and quilt this in about a week (thank goodness!).

A closer look at some of the fabrics:

Fabric: mix from stash - lots of Hometown by Sweetwater and Comma from Zen Chic
Pattern: Scrappy Strips Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Updating finished quilts

I'm still around, not that you could tell but the state of my blog...but I'm still around.  I've decided I'll continue to track my finished quilts here, it helps me see and look back (and sometimes figure out what patterns I have used).

Stars and Stripes:



Last seen here in a finished top, quilted and finished July 2017 (a year after the top was finished)
Fabric - various from stash; many Bonnie&Camille prints; lots of leftover jelly roll strips from various designers
Pattern - Stars and Stripes by Camille Roskelley

Skull II



Second time I've made a quilt with this pattern, graduation gift for my best friends oldest.  For some reason I never photographed it finished.  Probably because I got it done at the very last possible second before gifting!  (It's a trend for me).  Completely finished and gifted June 2017

Fabric - various from stash, many were scrap sized pieces
Pattern - it was a free pattern at one time by David Butler from Free Spirit Fabrics but my previous link no longer works.

Blue Baby


Baby quilt made for a friends first grandchild.  Pieced and quilted July-September 2017.

Fabric - again from my stash, lots of Cotton&Steel prints
Pattern - Jelly Roll Jam from the Fat Quarter Shop

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year

So...Happy New Year...2 weeks in.  I've not been doing much sewing.  Started a few clutches, ordered some fabric for a baby quilt I really should start but haven't...and that's about it.

I've been debating whether or not to continue this blog.  I have not been making the time to keep it up.  However, I do enjoy having the electronic record of my sewing and other things.  So I'll think on it some more.

I hope this year has started out well for anyone reading.  And maybe I'll be back soon with something actually finished.  Who knows?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Christmas Quilts

Didn't quite get finished...so both my guy and baby girl were gifted the finished quilt tops:

with a promise to get them quilted up and done at a later date.  I really need to start my holiday sewing a little earlier than Dec. 20th.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Well then...

I just realized that it's been over a month since I last touched anything in my sewing room.  Or at least photographed anything in my sewing room.  It's easier to figure out my own timeline from my Instagram posts!  So here is where I left off:




and that's all she wrote.  I haven't even made plans to even consider getting a quilt (or two) finished to be under the tree this year.  I've been thinking about sewing...a lot...but had to travel for work for a week and then life has been just plain busy.  Thankfully my holiday is starting soon...so I may just make the effort to get a quilt done...we'll see!