Monday, July 26, 2010

A bigger quilt in the works!

Last Monday I was at Lucky 2B Quilting Quilt Camp in Pecatonica. I put together a small Christmas wallhanging (which you'll see when it is quilted). Then I decided to start a bigger quilt. I think it will be about 64" by 76". It can be used as a throw or on a bed over a plain quilt. Here are the pieces so far:

I think I'll make it in 5 separate pieces that I'll put together after quilting. This is going to take awhile since I have other projects to do, but it will be fun to do a larger project again.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A small table mat

On our recent trip, I found Snap Sacks in Virginia. These lunch size sacks had a pattern and all of the material needed to make a small quilt. The instructions were some of the best I have ever read!

This quilt is about 16" square and the fabrics are all batiks. It is machine quilted.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A colorful wallhanging

I bought a pack of 24 batik fat quarters at Sew What Fabrics in Wytheville, VA on our recent trip. There weren't any blues so I also bought three blue batiks. When we got home, I found this quilt on the Internet. It is called Between Charming Friends.

There is something about the quilt that I really liked although I'm not crazy about 1930s fabric reproductions. I looked at the pack of batiks and inspiration hit! I removed 2 brown batiks from the pack and added 2 aquas and 1 green from my stash along with some plain white fabric. From the 28 colors, I made five squares like this one ~ each with 16 colors.

And four like this one ~ each with 4 colors and white.

After the piece was quilted, I added the binding which was a batik that was in my stash. The blue back is also from my stash.

And the whole thing doesn't really look a lot like the quilt I saw, but I love it!

I machine quilted this! I don't like doing hand work on batiks - it is very hard on the hands. However, I still finished the binding by hand.


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