Monday, January 30, 2017

Dresden Blocks done in 30's Repro Fabrics.

My 4 Dresden blocks have been laying in a drawer waiting patiently to be sewn into a quilt. I do have the center hand appliqued and recently did some sewing blades together to get a 5th block done. Here is the center:

This center will have a 6 inch checkerboard border with 12 Dresden blocks surrounding with additional checkerboard between the blocks. Here is one of the Dresden blocks.
The background is a pale yellow with lots of yellow, orange and blue repro fabrics with a dash of greens and pinks.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hexagon flower UFO done

When I started making these hexagon flowers using the Scrumptious fabric line by Moda I envisioned a queen size quilt on my bed. With so many quilts I want to do my queen quilt ended up being 45 x 52....a small lap, baby quilt size or wall hanging. I even used some mini applique blocks with the 9 patch alternate blocks. Love the fabric and pieced together the backing with the remaining fabric.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Retreat at Outlaw Ranch, South Dakota

Here in N.E. Wyoming we are fortunate to have 2 reasonably priced locations for quilt retreats: Outlaw Ranch and Ranch A. This weekend I am at Outlaw Ranch working on panel quilts, lots of flannel and snowmen that will eventually go to grand children.

Borders will be added when I return home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pieced Hexagons

While going through my stash of UFO's I found my started pieced hexagon project using 30"s reproduction fabrics. I love these and want to get started back into making more. I have changed my mind about the using the navy blue between the "flowers" and want to use white instead.

Mickey Dupre is the master designer of these awesome pieced hexies. Love her books.

I will change the navy blue to white hexagons. I amusing Paper Pieces 1 1/2 inch size hexagons.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Couple of Finishes

My Saturday was spent machine binding 2 quilts. The first one is the Nine Patch Scrappy with the offset sashing. It is queen size and went on my bed. 

Quilting was done on Avante Handi-quilter.

The other quilt I finished this weekend is a modern lap quilt done in blues and oranges.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Stella Blue Quilt Pattern

On my quest to use scrap fabric stash I chose this pattern, Stella Blue, with lots of stars and flying geese in blues and tans. Took a whole weekend to get the cutting done for a queen size quilt. In a tub now ready for sewing....

Pattern is Stella Blue by Miss Rosie Quilt Co.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Working on Scraps

One of my ongoing goals is to get into my 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch and 2 1/2 inch strip scrap boxes. So far I have been digging into the 2 inch strips and have divided them into 2 piles. One pile of "country" colors and the other pile is "bright or modern" colors.

I am using my "go to" pattern with the wonky sashing.

Getting the strips and blocks sorted into "country" colors and "brights".

More sorting and sorting.
Piles of strips sewn. A white or very light square in the center of each 9 patch.

I found several all country 9 patches and decided to sew them into a small quilt. The sashing strips were cut 1 1/4 inch wide, 5 inches long for the first sewn piece. Here are my 5 inch 9 patches with the first sashing piece sewn.

Here the second sashing piece is being sewn on all the 9 patches. These sashing pieces are 1 1/4 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long. Ease in those 9 patch blocks so all are the same size.
A pic of the layout.

What each block looks like when ready for sewing rows together.

This small quilt ended up being 5 blocks across and 6 rows down. Here is the layout of 2 rows. Once you get going there is a pattern and it gets easier. Just pay attention when you get started and lay them out.

Red border?

Or blue border?

Final decision: BLUE
Now to find a backing.....

So many leftover for another day.