Friday, February 15, 2019

A Scrappy Kaffe Finish

And the finishes keep coming!



I needed my design wall cleared for another quilt, so I finished up my Kaffe Scrap quilt.

I tried to get some indoor photos but I don't have a space big enough in my house to get the whole quilt in one photo.  So here is the top half...



And here is the bottom half.
I ended up using a faded chambray fabric I had picked up at Connecting Threads on sale.  It was an extra wide backing so I didn't need to piece the long strips.


I quilted vertical squiggly lines and swirls. Fast and Simple - especially on a longarm.



I used up some older stash pieces on the back.  The purple and brown floral is across the center with the giant swirls at the top and bottom of the quilt.

That big floral has been cherished for a long time but it was just too perfect for this quilt.  
And...I am determined to use the fabric I have!




 One of my friends showed up so I was able to snap a quick outdoor photo.
It is really rainy and blustery today so we had to be quick!

This design is one of my Scrap-A-Palooza designs and I have to say, it is one of my favorites.
It sure looks pretty made from these Kaffe Fassett scraps.




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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Constant Temptation

I love being a longarm quilter.
Every day I am working with beautiful fabrics and lovely designs.  And I get to be a part of hundreds of quilts every year.

But there is one challenging thing about being around that many quilts - the constant temptations!


I recently worked on a client quilt and fell hard for a fabric.  It is the circle fabric in the upper part of this HST.  I can't say why I love this fabric but I had to find some for myself.



Funny story - that same day, I received the Connecting Thread catalog in the mail and realized this quilt is made from one of their kits.  Boy did that save me a bunch of search time!

It is the Wayfarer Quilt if you are curious.



I had some fun quilting this one - rather than quilt to the block, I used the piecing of the block to use as markings and created a kind of propeller design.



 In the framed square, I spiraled in a square.



 Here is how it looks from the back!
Pretty fun huh?!

And the fabric that started this whole story is happily waiting in my cart for me to put together an order.  Connecting Threads still has a lot of good fabrics in their clearance section, plus, all of their reds are on sale until Valentine's day!

Oh - Decisions!






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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Oh Scrap! : Yellow

A new month means a new Rainbow Scrap Challenge color.
February is the color Yellow!


First up, I made two quarter log cabin blocks.  I decided to use mostly golds as they looked best with the more muted blocks I have finished to date.



And I also sewed up two of my zigzag blocks - one in golds and one in bright yellow.
I need only six more blocks to have enough for this donation quilt.  I have identified which colors I still need so its completion just depends on the when the appropriate colors are called. (Or I may just sew them up just so I can start something new!)


I still have my garden quilt blocks to finish this month but I just didn't find time tis week to work on them.  Hopefully by next Sunday they will be finished.


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework





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Friday, February 8, 2019

Just in time for Valentine's Day

Did you see the little heart block I designed for the RSC Tiny Tuesday Sampler?

Even though I am not participating in the quilt-along, I did make a handful of heart blocks as I wrote the tutorial.  So I decided to use them in a quick little project.




I made five little hearts from a red chunk of fabric I had in my scrap bin.
I decided to scatter them across a fun little Valentine's Day table runner.




I think it turned out pretty cute and festive.




I had a fun red and white fabric for the backing and the plaid binding was left over from a previous project.  There was just enough so it was meant to be!

I know there are a few other quilters using my little heart block for some little projects - 
I can't wait to see them!




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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

APQ UFO Challenge for February

On the tail of my successful UFO finish for January, I am hoping to keep up my momentum.



The number six was drawn for February.  Which means my Veggie Improv project will hopefully get finished this month. (Remember this one?!)

I was happy to see this project get chosen.  So many UFOs on my list, I know I am going to dig in and drag my feet on finishing.  But this one has all the blocks completed and I just need to sew the blocks together.  

I even have the background fabrics....so there is really nothing stopping me!



If you want to read more about the event, you can do so here.
If I can finish half of the twelve items on my list by year's end, I am going to be one happy girl!





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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Oh Scrap! - Kaffe Quilt Progress

I have been using my Kaffe Fassett scrap project (my initial post was here) as a Leader/Ender project and I have reached the next step of putting this quilt top together.




I started with these scrap pieces that had been cut to 2.5" x 4.5" and 4.5" squares.




I have been sewing the bits into long strips and placing them up on one of my design walls.  Just using my eye to come up with appealing lengths.  My next step will be to start cutting the background into long sashing strips and wider strips to even out the top and bottom.

This quilt design is one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.  
So you can read more about my next step here.




I really like the warm colors in these scraps.


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It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 
Quilting is more fun than Housework






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