Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Potential Layout

Potential layout, originally uploaded by ktquilts4fun.

These are my Sew Bee It bee blocks all sashed and ready to be put together. Do any of you see glaring issues with this layout? There is not a lot of play because of the sashing and the fussy cuts. Unless I let go and let some of the fussy cuts go in different directions...input?

Possible border

Here is the border I had planned to use. There is a little more contrast than what the dark-late-night-yucky-picture shows. It picks up little bits of purple in the sashing.

Really looking for a little input if you have a bloggy minute. Some of you wonderful ladies have such wonderful suggestions!!



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quilt Story Block Party

Fresh Poppy Design

Traditional Block

This is a Garden Walk block that I made using '30s reproductions. The pattern can be found in Eleanor Burn's book, "Egg Money Quilts".   It is one of my favorite blocks of all time!  The poor darling is languishing with its siblings in a box, crying out to be quilted.  This is the year of finishes!!!

Modern Block

This is one of the blocks I made for Anina's Pinwheel Party.  You can find the links and everyone else's quilts and blocks by using the pinwheel party button on the left sidebar.  Such a fun new spin on the pinwheel, and I added fussy cuts to all of the squares for a little fun!  This quilt too is calling to be put together this year!!

Creative Block

This block was made for my January Sew Bee It.  Meredith asked for four letter words and sent the most wonderful fabrics.  You can explore all the goings on of this bee and the wonderful ladies in it by using the Sew Bee It button on the left sidebar.  I just couldn't resist using the cute little birdie for the dot in the "i".  Love me some fussy cuts!

Be sure to visit all the other wonderful entries in the Block Party!!!



Sunday, February 6, 2011

150 th Post and a Quilt

Treasure braved the cold and ice to help me by laying out and photographing this quilt.  Yes, you may applaud him!  This quilt is officially finished.

Yup, I made a mistake on the back.  Chanted to myself over and over as I sewed the back, " all the flowers in the same direction."  Apparently, my memory is too short.  I didn't notice it until I went to baste it.  At that point I decided it would take too much seam ripping.  I had a deadline...more on that later.  The cross was intentional, this quilt is in memory of my grandparents. 

I used an orange thread with a feather stitch to quilt the blocks.  This covered over the sin of pressing the seams open.  Stitching in the ditch wasn't going to work.  I've used the feather stitch before and like how it looks on the front and back.  I am especially loving the look on the blue!!

So there you have it, Orange Blossom Perfume, a sweet scent of summer in a cold, icy winter.  Didn't  wash and dry for crinkly goodness because this quit is going to be displayed in a local quilt shop for a Cabin Fever Shop Hop.  Hopefully it will stir up some interest in modern fabrics and design. 

I am a bit of a quandary.  I have something that I want to buy to use as a giveaway for you all.  But if you check out the side bar, I am on a fabric diet.  Can you trust me?  I will have a giveaway as soon as the diet is over.