Sep
21

A Halloween Mystery Quilt 2018

Posted Friday, September 21st, 2018 in Quilting, mystery quilt | Read More

I have made quilts and table runners with holiday themes but I never made a Halloween quilt. When I saw the free Halloween quilt-along at Fort Worth Fabric Studio I decided it was time to make one.  I had to go shopping because I did not have any Halloween fabric in my fabric stash. I found some nice Halloween prints of spider webs, glow in the dark eyes, bats, candy corn, pumpkins, and some nice black and orange pin dots. The background fabric has white ghosts printed on the white fabric. This was all purchased before I won the Halloween basket as shown in my previous post. I am sure there will be another Halloween quilt in the future!

The first clue gave the cutting instructions for the entire quilt. I cut it out and labeled the pieces. I made the blocks as the clues were presented.  The last clue gave the instructions for assembling the blocks into a quilt top. This is a wall hanging size quilt, about 38 inches square.

I am trying to decide how I want to quilt it. My thoughts are to quilt pumpkin vines and leaves but am still pondering the design. Do you have a suggestion? Tell me how you would quilt it in the comments section below.


The instructions for the quilt are available here - 2018 Boo to You Halloween Mystery Quilt.

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Jun
28

Cut, Sew, Press, Quilt!

Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in My Projects, Quilting tools | Read More

I have been so busy with the family that I have not posted some of the projects that I made this spring. We are loving the fact that we live so close to our family now. It is amazing to watch the babies grow and learn. (Although I doubt Eli would like to be called a baby. He is three years old!)

My daughter gave me a bundle of batik fat quarters, “Bobbins and Bits” by Pat Sloan, for Christmas last year. She also gave me a pattern by Lori Holt, Cut. Sew. Press. Quilt.. I had so much fun making these quilts. I was happy that I had “Alphabitties” to help me keep track of the pieces. I won them last year when doing a quilt along with Lori Holt.

I haven’t quilted them yet. I am still trying to decide if I want to quilt them or frame them. They will all be hung near the appropriate area in my new sewing room.


Don’t forget to come back for the next “Zelda: The Quilt-Along” block later this week!

Happy Quilting!

Linda

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May
16

Spring 2015 in Columbus

Posted Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in Fabric Stash, My Projects | Read More

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted anything except Zelda blocks. This has been a week of finishing some of my projects.

Jen and I took a  class at Quilt Trends this spring using a Judy Niemeyer pattern. Judy’s patterns are paper pieced and that was never very high on my list of things to do. I do have to say that I really enjoyed the class and am ready to make another PP quilt.

Quilt Trends made up kits of fabric for this class. We purchased the kits and I loved the fabrics they selected. Jen and I have identical fabrics but we chose to pair them differently. This week I put the final border on my “Island Sunrise” quilt from the class. My plans are to hang it in my entrance way when it is quilted. The colors in the quilt are more intense than they are in the picture. (This was taken with my phone.)

Last fall I bought a pattern to make a wall hanging for my kitchen. The pattern was purchased at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus and is from Fig Tree Quilts. I bought two red FQs but the rest of the fabric I used is from my stash.

I wanted to find another pattern to go with the pears but could not find what I wanted. When I received the “Farm Girl Vintage” book that I had ordered from Lori Holt, I found a cherries block that was just what I had in mind for the second wall hanging. I used the leftover scraps from the pear quilt and added a few more red fabrics from my stash. I designed the quilt using the cherries blocks to be similar in size to the pears quilt.

I have several other projects to show you but they will have to wait until I take more pictures.

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Oct
16

Autumn in Columbus

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Wall Hanging | Read More

This is the view from my new sewing room window. It has been a big change for me, moving into the city after living in the country my entire life. My sewing room is the bonus room upstairs. I now am able to have all my sewing supplies in one room, including my quilt frame. The room is still not completely organized but it is getting better. I am going to go to Ikea and buy book shelves and storage furniture to match the tables I have in the room.  I will post pictures when it is completed.

I have found time to make a Christmas wall hanging and also a small pumpkin wall hanging in my new sewing room. The pumpkins were a kit that I bought at a quilt show, put away and forgot for a few years. The kit surfaced during the move and I made it last Sunday afternoon.

This picture was taken this morning from my front porch. The leaves have been changing since the picture was taken from my sewing room window and are beautiful! There is another fountain to the right but can’t be seen from this angle.

I have missed blogging since the move. I hope to be more productive in my quilting this winter and will share it with you on the blog.

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Jun
2

Mini Quilts

Posted Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilting | Read More

Last month I refolded all the fabric in my armoire and found two kits for small wall hanging quilts. I ordered them both from Connecting Threads several years ago. I worked on both of them over Memorial Day weekend.

This quilt kit was called “I Love to Quilt Spools” and included the pattern and fat quarters of fabric.


This second quilt is called “Flowers from the Scrapbag”. It also included a pattern and fat quarters. When I completed the top I had enough fabric leftover to piece together for the backing.

I fused the flowers to the quilt and machine blanket stitched in matching thread around each applique. The stems are pieced into the background fabric.


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Mar
12

Little Twister

Posted Saturday, March 12th, 2011 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilting | Read More

Last week I made a  Twister quilt from ten inch squares of fabric. When the blocks are cut, there is leftover fabric between each square.   I decided to use this fabric to make a small Twister quilt.

Twister quilts are made by first sewing squares of fabric together and adding a border. I took the leftovers and squared them up and sewed them together. I added a 3 inch border. The next step was to cut the pinwheel squares. Place the template  on the quilt (with the lines on the intersecting seams) and cut around it. Continue cutting each row until all the squares are cut across the top.




The next step is to sew the blocks back together in the same order they were cut. This creates  the Twister pattern. The final step is to add a border to the quilt. This is  necessary to stabilize the quilt because all the edges of the blocks are on the bias.


The finished size of the small Twister is 25 1/2 inches.

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