Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014 Aurifil September block

It has been a while since I have posted, but I have been busy working on things that can't be posted yet. Wait for the Rush Hour blog hop later this month!

But I had to take a break and do my September block before the month is over.

The block is called 'Stars Of My Life', and is designed by Pat Wys. The block is very different from the other blocks in this series, I think it will look good in the quilt when all the blocks are assembled.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ALYoF: September Goal

I started cutting 2 1/2" squares yesterday for my goal for this month. This will end up as a wall hanging.

My design wall is good to have for this project, because I know these squares will be re-organized quite a few times. There will be more pieces added; I have a semi-clear vision of how this project will look in the end.

Let's see if it works out!

My Button

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Progress on Quilty Stitches

Today I finished block #8 of the Quilty Stitches, and now I am done with half of the project. It is nice to have this little embroidery to work on from time to time, and I am looking forward to finishing it and get to hang it up on my wall. But, the process of making it is so pleasant, so I want to keep the process going quite a long time, yet.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Coffee Koozie

This week a lot of these have appeared in Blog Land. The tutorial comes from Fat Quarter Shop.

I made my own version in fall colors, as shown above. The Koozie protects your fingers from the hot liquid, and also makes the tumbler look nicer and more personal.

You only need 12 squares of 2 1/2", backing and batting, and in addition some elastic and a button. Use the template included in the pattern.

This is a quick project to make, half an hour is all that is needed.

Here is the result, a lovely Coffee Koozie appropriate for the season!

There is even some coffee bean fabric on it.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 29, 2014

What is the Grinch doing here?

I wonder if it will be revealed next month?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Goal for ALYoF accomplished

Early this month I stated my goal for August, to turn the lovely fabrics into a table runner. I was inspired by a picture from a magazine, I can't remember which, now. Anyway, I used my artistic freedom and came up with this design:

I have named it 'Running Pine', and the dimensions are 57" x 12.5". If you click on the pictures you can see more details. The quilting is simple, straight lines in light blue/grey thread.

I backed it with a grey/black fabric with a leaf design, The binding is the same black fabric as in the top. That worked very well, it keeps a strict design and a masculine look, in my opinion.

My Button

Monday, August 18, 2014

Quilt Inventory Summer 2014

This is a nice stack of quilts made by me, staying at my vacation house. There are a few others hanging on the walls, but these are the bed/lap quilts that are portable.

The one covering the bed is Easy Street, and then at the bottom of the stack is Celtic Solstice, both mystery quilts designed by Bonnie Hunter.

Number two and three from the bottom of the stack are the twin quilts belonging to my sons.

The second from the top is the newest addition to the house: Summer Slice Scrap Buster Quilt.

At the very top is one of the first quilts I brought to the house, Summer Dream.

I hope to finish the binding of a table runner before I have to head for home, but that runner will travel home with me.

Happy Quilting!