Friday, June 1, 2018

Kingfisher QAL - June OMG

My goal for this month is to participate in the Kingfisher QAL, co-hosted by Rachel and Jodi.  I will cut out squares/prep the hexies and make 20 flowers.

I took pics of my fabric pull and posted to my Instagram.  I'm really not up-to-speed on how to use the app, and apparently my device is not compatible with the extra 'Layout' app to make it all fancy.  Whatever, I'd rather be sewing than taking photos.  :P



Linking up my OMG with Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Monday, May 28, 2018

May OMG - done!

I finished my pillow cover:



The back is a former UFO:


Now I need to find a pillow to stuff inside.  :P

Linking back to our host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Friday, May 11, 2018

progress on May OMG

Pieced.  Ironed.  Batting roughly cut and spray-basted.



Planning to quilt it this weekend and trim to 15" square.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May OMG - Rainbow Road pillow

I am taking another class with Rachel of Stitched in Color - Curves.  One of our projects is an improv rainbow road.   Instead of a table runner, I am going to make a 15" ish square pillow.

I bought some yummy solids from Gotham Quilts and after a moment of hesitation, chopped the yardage into a wide strip. 


Then I sliced it into smaller chunks:

I was distracted by the selvage - can I make an itty-bitty garland out of them?

I am going back to play now.  :)   Thanks to our OMG host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.


BBQAL - purple duvet

I made a duvet cover.  This is the huge-est thing I have ever made!

One only pic because my neighbor wanted to know what I was doing...  :P
See April OMG - done for a close-up ish photo.  Taking photos is not one of my talents.

Reflecting on the process, I wish that I had stuck with my original idea of multi-colored squares.  This is not super exciting/appealing to my sense of color/design, but I did get some practice with appliqueing the squares on, and with long seams, so it was overall a good experience.  I like the back of it, with the big swath of flowers.  I've got more of that print and I would like to make a Diabolical Jane someday!  :)

Linking up with Rachel, our host for the BBQAL.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April OMG - Done

I'm not super excited about the different sized 4-patches anymore, but I wanted to finish this all the way.   I can take it apart later, once I've made another cover.  :P  I decided that I really do want one that is all colors with squares everywhere.  And it makes me laugh that I like the back of this (with the Elda print) more than the front.

I found the center, ironed a crease, the placed the squares, holding them in place with Roxanne's glue because I do not like being poked by pins.

It wasn't too tough to stitch around the edges:


I was interested with how different it felt to have the edge to the left of the presser foot, as opposed to the right side where I usually have it.  I think sewing can be done in any direction, is I right?  Or is I left?  ((from the BFG))

Sewing straight is tough, especially in a long line.  I did not cut my pieces all to the same length, so the bottom edge was uneven...   I am choosing to see this as a learning opportunity.  :P



I think I need to find something smaller/QAYG style because this was a LOT of fabric to move around, and there wasn't even any batting!  I'm not ready to quilt a big big quilt on my home machine.  Yet. 

Linking back to our host, Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Quilt Show

This weekend is the MPQG's 40th Quilt Show.

I just barley got my quilts done before they were due on Thursday.  I need to work on realistic amount of time that it takes to do each step...  Still, despite the stress, I am glad that I persevered and got two throw quilts done: Plan V and my daughter Toria's quilt.

I finally got her to finish designing it on Sunday so I could piece it, and then didn't get to sit down to quilt it until Wednesday, so the binding was stitched on at 3 a.m. on Thursday.  Silly me!  But it is done and we can use the scraps to make a pillow without any rushing to meet a deadline.