Tuesday, August 26, 2014

3 Quilts and a Scrappy Trip

Howdy everybody! Hope this summer is treating you well! I actually did some sewing this summer although not as much as I would like, but I got some things started and accomplished.....well sorta!

I made this awesome quilt inspired by Canoe Ridge Creations Chevron and On quilt that was featured in March/April edition of Quilty mag.

I used my Kate Spain Central Park charm packs that have been in the stash for a while. This was a "use what I have" challenge. I think it was pretty successful. I forgot how much I love this line. The colors are so wonderfully bright and exciting!

I also quilted this myself and was the first time I did a panto on the longarm. I am so happy with how it came out! I still need to attach the binding. I found the most amazing print in my stash, all the colors match perfectly! I don't remember what its called or who made it, but I love it.

And then this amazingness....

I recently quilted this beautiful Vintage Revival Quilt for one of the gals at the guild. It was such a delight to have this gorgeous thing on my frame. It was not all fun and games though as I quickly found out that my straight line quilting skills were lacking. I used the Morocco pantograph from Urban Elementz and it sure was tough. I wound up making a stencil and quilting from the front side with my ruler.

It really was awesome though, I learned a ton on this bad boy. I figured out how to load a pieced back, deal with bias edges, and beefed up on my ruler work. It was great! Sure took me long enough but the owner is super stoked and I'm proud of myself. It isn't perfect, but I'm not either ;)

Here is another quilt I quilted (I hate saying it like that. makes it sound weird...quilt I quilted...lol). Anyway...This one came from my neighbor. It is her first quilt, EVER! The pattern is a slightly modified version of Ring Toss by Allison Harris. She made it for her daughter and did such an amazing job! I was so impressed. Very good person to instruct. And she loved the quilt making process so much she is already starting to think of other things to piece together. **insert evil laughter** I just did an overall meander which was super fun and super quick. Love the bright fun colors in this. I might have to make one myself!

And lastly, I FINALLY started my scrappy trip quilt. I have been wanting to do this for forever! I pulled everything out of the stash for this one. 

I really want it to be super scrappy, but its actually proving to be pretty hard with my matchy-matchy-ness. I have decided to run a dark strip through every block to kind of tie it all together. 

I don't think I will make it too big though the more blocks I make the more I just want to keep going. We will see where it takes me.......

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