It's hard to get back to my old routine after taking off most of the summer. Quilts were left in progress and I've had trouble remembering the plans.
While still a difficult time, this month has been more fun. We drove across the western US. As schoolchildren we learned a line called the Continental Divide separates rivers flowing east to the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic from those flowing west to the Pacific. This is not quite true.
The Great Basin encompasses about a fifth of the country from the western Rockies to the eastern Sierra Nevadas. Water ...
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So I saw this quilt on Jolene's blog, Blue Elephant Stitches. I love so many of her quilts. I had to make it. I think the beauty of this one is in the variety of the background solids and not quite solids. Lots of pale Kona solids in blue, pink and pale yellow with a dash of light grey dots and a few squares ... read more
Today is the last Monday of my summer vacation.read more
Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.
We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally ...read more
To see this pattern, click here: Ferris Wheel quilt pattern.
Nearly three years ago I got the notion that I could take my standard Hundred Patch quilt and change the scale. Instead of basing it on 2″ squares, why not 1-1/2″?
It turns out that there are probably several reason why not, but I forged ahead anyway. I knew I would need A LOT of 1-1/2″ squares, so I made a point of cutting scrap nearly daily for a year. That way I had a good supply built up. Many of the pieces of fabric were very small, but they were enough and over time the box was ...read more
So I noticed a picture of a quilt on Pinterest by Kati Spencer and I was quite taken with it. I wanted to use up a lot of my scrap strings. That was the hope. The hope ... read more
I’m working on a new string quilt design and ended up having some leftover 3 1/2″ squares. I sewed the squares together into blocks and now I need to decide on a layout for them. I’ve laid the blocks out several ways and This is what I’m thinking…….now.read more
One small project I tackled was some quilt repair. I have several of my grandmother's quilts and they are used everyday, just as she used ... read more
I have to do something with all my scraps. They are breeding like bunnies. I saw a picture of a quilt on Pinterest and I used it as inspiration for these blocks. Supersized at 18" square, these are put together with string scraps of different widths. Going just from a picture, I did not have an idea how big to make the blocks but big seemed to be the answer! I am using a controlled scrappy colour palette and I will sash the blocks in grey. I am aiming to make this a big block big quilt because I want ... read more
I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.
This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block. https://alwaysquilts ...
I got the star finished. Every month at my local quilt guild meeting there is a table for members to give away their unwanted scraps and leftovers. I made this top with fabrics from that table.
Last time I posted about making the diamonds … see that here https://timquilts.com/2016/06/26/more-piecing-garden-pictures-and-a-video/
Here it is with the setting pieces ready for stitching.
I sewed it together in 4 sections
here it is finished
My original plan was to do a scrappy border with the same fabrics……I have to think about that. I never use a pattern, I ...read more