Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The second Little Birdie

I needed a small and quick gift for a colleague of mine, and what better than making a Little Birdie? My previous Birdie turned out as a pincushion, but it is also perfect as a Christmas Ornament when a string is added.

The winter is dark, and it is difficult to get good lighting for the pictures. My blue-eyed bird is a fast project, and it was good to get a little break from the extensive quilting of my Modern Maple.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday

The quilting of my Modern Maple has started. Here is a sneak peek of how it is going to look. My aim is to give the quilt a woodgrain structure. I am using the walking foot, but it takes time! It will take a few days to complete all the quilting, but it will be worth it.

I have also completed another quilt top this fall, the Hip-Hopscotch quilt featured in the QuiltyPleasures blog.:

A lot of people have made their own versions of this quilt, and it is amazing how different the quilts look using different colors and values. My version gives a spring feeling, and that seems appropriate for me even though Christmas has not come, yet. (I long for warmer weather...)

Linked up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and Let's Bee Social.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ALYoF: December Goal

My goal for December is to quilt and bind my Modern Maple before the year is over. It is not going to be a Christmas present, it will be staying home with me, because it is way too pretty to give away!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Quilty Stitches coming along

My Quilty Stitches is coming along, 12 cross stitched blocks are finished, 4 more to go. I have kept up with embroidering the white sashing, the "boring" work is done after each block.

The embroidered piece will be approximately 8 1/4" square when finished. I am planning to frame it to hang on my wall when it is done.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November goal for ALYoF accomplished

My goal for November was to finish the blocks and assemble the quilt top of my Modern Maple quilt, as stated here in my goal post. Now it is done, and here is my top out on the porch in the poor daylight in the weekend.

I actually finished the top almost a week ago, but there is no daylight left when I come home from work, so the official picture taking had to wait for the following Saturday.

I am very pleased with how it turned out; I love the warm colors of the maple leaves and the contrast with the white background.

I actually managed to baste the quilt today. The back of the quilt is pieced. When the quilting is done I will show pictures of the final result.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014 Aurifil November block

This month's block is designed by Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios.  It is called Tossed Salad and is a Modern block with traditional parts.

I chose to make it in cool colors, a real winter block. The background is full of snow, and the flying geese portray the winter green trees. The fussy cut blocks gives a nice color addition to the frosty scenery.

The block is entirely made of leftovers from this table runner.

Now there is only one block left for this year's Designer of the Month series, I wonder what that block will look like?!

Friday, November 7, 2014

One Little Birdie Pincushion

Last night I made a Little Birdie Pincushion from this tutorial by Deonn Stott from Quiltscapes.

It was really fast to make, and I enjoyed making it. I see lots of little birdies in the future!

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