Monday, November 26, 2012

A farm quilt & QCR block #2

Joyce made this farm themed quilt out of scraps.  I think she's got every farm animal in here somewhere! 
Swirls, a leaf and a few feather elements E2E.

The back.
And here are my second blocks in the Quick Curve Ruler Quilt-
a-Long.  (tutorial is here)  This one is the scrappy version.

And my other version. Block 3 is already out and I've got 1 of them done so far (a curved rail-fence) and I already can't wait to see what the next block is going to be!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An Embroidered baby quilt and a "win"

At the AQS show last month the DMAQG always has a mini quilt silent auction.  There are some pretty neat little quilts in there.  I made a bid on this one and "won"!  I love how the manger looks like a basket :)  I just have to hand sew a little sleeve on the back so I can hang it up this Christmas. 
This girly embroidered quilt was from Karen. 
Those blue markings will wash out later.  They wanted the block to be a bit smaller. 

E2E Flowers and swirls.
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello Kitty & Curious George

Peg made 2 more little quilts for her grandkids with her embroidery machine.  How cute is this Hello Kitty one?!

I don't usually do much quilting with hearts, but they seemed pretty appropriate here. 

Oh the cuteness.
And then Abram has Curious George doing all sorts of silly things. 
I was at a loss coming up with something to quilt in the spacer blocks...what goes with monkeys?  Well I thought monkeys live in the jungle and there are lots of leaves in the jungle.  So a leaf is what I did. 

Loops and random leaves are quilted in the border.  Well, now all Peg's grandkids have a little quilt.  (Clara's and Thea's)  What will she do next?? 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Karen's BOM Sampler

Karen made this quilt- such a pretty sampler!

I did a swirl/flower/feather edge to edge combo. 
I liked the basket block :)

And the back.  I like it a lot. 
Thanks for having me do your quilt Karen!

Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm nuts! QCR Quilt-A-Long. Times two.

I am joining in on Jenny & Helen's "Curve It Up" Quilt-A-Long!  Using her Quick Curve Ruler (QCR) they have taken traditional blocks and "curved them up".  There will be 16 blocks total.  Jenny is posting blocks on the 22nd of each month and Helen on the 8th of each month.  Yep, 2 blocks a month.  I'm pretty excited for this QAL because I know these blocks are going to be so cool!  These two are doing some really awesome quilts with this ruler.  Another reason I'm excited about this quilt is to see how Jenny is going to quilt it.  She does some pretty epic quilting with her longarm. 

Want to join along??  Start here

(one of my green curves somehow ended up a bit wider than the rest.  But it's staying that way!)

And I decided not only to do one quilt, but TWO!  One will be made using a group of matching fabric I've had for a while.  I actually started to use it for a different QAL, but fizzled out after a few months into it.  I don't know what makes me think I can actually keep up with this, since I don't have a very good track record with QALs so far.  I mean, it's not just 1 block a month, it's 2!  And I'm doubling it?!? 

And the other blocks will be completely different- using up some of my old scraps.  And some muslin.  I bought a bolt of muslin at a garage sale last year for about 50 cents/yard!  I couldn't pass that up!  This way I can make a practice run of the block with my scraps before I do it with my "good" fabric.  My thinking is that if I start out really ambitious with this QAL and slowly fizzle out, I should actually end up completing at least one quilt top by the end of it all.  :O)

Check out the flicker group too!