Friday, January 29, 2021

Growing Up Odd II

Do you love scrap quilts?  I don't usually have the urge to make a scrap quilt, but this pattern does draw me in.  This is the second "Growing Up Odd" quilt that Reneta has made.  You can see the first one here.  There is a free tutorial for this pattern from the Wedding Dress Blue blog 

Reneta selected the "Lilac"  pantograph this time around.  This is a newer pantograph in my collection and I am really liking the look it provides.

And nothing like a shot of the full quilt to realize just how much sewing and pressing was involved!

All 92" x 92" of scrappy goodness folded and ready to head home.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Shelly's Lovely Leaves

Shelly made this lovely maple leaf quilt.  The pattern is from the Sweet Celebrations book by Moda.

She selected the Maple Syrup Pantograph and Quilter's Dream Blend batting.

Shelly pieced some of the leftovers from the blocks into the backing to not let anything go to waste.  All the solid fabrics sure do let the quilting design shine!


Tuesday, January 26, 2021



This fresh and lovely quilt was made by Shelly.  The pattern is called "Mabel" and the fabric collection is called "Nest" both by Lella Boutique.

Shelly thought she might send this quilt off to her mom, and wanted a pretty pattern so she selected the "Feathered Curls" panto.  I really like how it look on the front and on the "use up all the scraps" backing!


Monday, January 25, 2021

Scrappy Squares

More than a month has gone by since I have shared anything here.  I have been busy at the longarm, just not busy at the computer so I have lots of wonderful things to share!  First up is the quilt I finished and gave to my Mother-in-law for Christmas.  I have been wanting to give my in-laws quilts for awhile and I decided this was the year I was going to make it happen!  My father in law received the Traction quilt that graces the cover of the pattern that you can see here.

I knew I wanted to add custom quilting to this Scrappy Squares top.  The squares came from an exchange I participated in during my time in Flin Flon with the North Star Quilters Guild.  I completed the top quite awhile ago but it waited for the right occasion to make it to the top of the quilting pile. 

My mother-in-law is a fabulours garderner, so adding a floral design to the open squares was an easy decision.  I added a branching curl design to fill in the rest of the background space.

All of the dark squares and triangles received a simple continuous curve design.

And I love adding feathers to borders, and this one was the perfect size for some flowing feathers.

Before sending this quilt off I decided I would put it through the wash, just in case a few of those squares from the exchange were bleeders.  I soaked this quilt in hot water following Vicki's "Save My Bleeding Quilt" method using blue Dawn and my bathtub.  I'm very glad I did, there was either a lot of excess dye, or some grunge from the batik fabric production process, but it warranted two tubs of water.  Now I know it can successfully be washed whenever it is needed with no worries. Washed quilts are also so much cuddlier than one fresh off the longarm!