Monday, May 27, 2019

Scrappy Stepping Stones

Here is yet another scrappy quilt made by Reneta.  She often searches Pinterest for new ideas, and this quilt came from there.  There wasn't a link back to the source of the original photo, but another quilter loved the quilt as well and did the math and shared what she came up with.

It is always a lot of fun for me to see all the fabrics that went into one of Reneta's scrap quilts.  Sometimes there are even some pieces that came from my sewing room!

Reneta left the pantograph choice up to me, and I thought London Fog would look nice. This was the first time I stitched this pantograph out, and I know I will be using it often.

Thanks to my daughter and guest photographer Kendra who all the photos for this post!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Scrappy Trianlges

Tracy brought me this crisp quilt.  She made it with her sister for their niece's upcoming wedding.

We talked about many different quilting options, but decided on freehand wavy lines.  I love the modern feel that it gives.

If you love the look of the this quilt, but are uncertain about how to construct it, there is a tutorial from Film in the Fridge.called the Scrappy Triangle Quilt block tutorial.

A very cheery backing to finish things off!

Scrappy Triangle Quilt block tutorial from Film in the Fridge.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Western Blackford's Beauty

Jamie brought me this western themed Blackford's Beauty quilt.  The blocks were made as part of an exchange at her quilting group.  Jamie supplied the fussy cut centres and the white background fabric and participants added the blue, red and cream from their stashes.

Jamie wanted custom quilting on this one, and we worked together with her and ideas and my suggestions to come up with a quilting plan.  I used two colors of thread on this one, white in the background and a charcoal grey on the colored areas. Jamie suggested the charcoal color as some of the design elements reminded her of wrought iron which suited the quilt perfectly.

This mix of straight lines and freehand curls and loops came together nicely.

Sometimes photographing quilts is the hardest part of the job.  The wind was giving me a run for my money for a week, but I persevered and got some okay pictures in the end!

The almost solid backing shows off the quilting design so well and almost makes it seems reversible.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

International Exchange Round #3

The photos of the blocks from the third installment of the International Exchange I am participating in with Kathy, Desley and Bronwyn are in!  It is always so exciting to see every one's take on the theme, which is Flying Geese this time around.

I made this Wild Goose Chase block.  At the 12" size it had some yucky quilt math, and I resorted to templates, but it was worth it in the end!  This time I chose to use the floral fabric as the background.

Desley made this lovely one with the flying geese going around the perimeter of the block with a beautiful fussy cut center.

Bronwyn made this block with a unique layout.  I love how she featured our fabric in the largest triangles.

Kathy made this circle of flying geese.  I have always loved this block and briefly considered making it too.  I am glad I went a different way so we didn't end up making similar blocks again!

Here you can see the focus fabric and blocks from our first two rounds - Log Cabin and Dresden Plate.  I love seeing the variety and am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for our next theme - curved piecing!