Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charm Pack Fun

I have quite a few charm packs and decided that is my next category of fabric to use. This quilt is made from 2 of them from Moda Cause something or other. It was a little dark so I chose a red inner border. I chose a blue that would complement the charms. On the back is a lovely Moda fabric that has been sitting on my shelf for way too long. I forgot to take a picture of that but it is a big print called Chocolate.

This will go to our local Hospice. I did my meander leaf design for the quilting because it is fast and easy.

I have about 12 or more packs left and some are quite bright. They go together really quickly and are a fun mindless project. I have some cute pillow type panels that I will try to incorporate with them for quilts for children. I am math challenged but after I get a row done I can figure out how to get in the pillow panel for a center medallion type.

I did a good purge of some fabric, rulers and other quilt supplies for a charity quilt group north of me. I ended up with 2 big boxes and will prolly have another by the time they get picked up. Since I got my Accucut I do not need so many different rulers.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jellyroll Fun

I had another jellyroll sitting on my shelf and was able to get 2 quilts out of this one. It is not my favorite fabric line but makes a nice quilt for a giveaway. The larger one will go to our local Hospice and the smaller one for the pediatric ward at the hospital.

I was able to use the last on my Laurel Burch cat fabric from a long time ago to brighten up the child's one a bit. It was sort of small so I just added some borders. I LOVE being able to sort of design quilts to get them to the size I want.

This is the E. Burns Twice As Nice pattern which I just love. There is a little left over trimmings that could go into another quilt even smaller.

I just returned from a fabulously successful shopping trip to Joannes. They have my VERY favorite sale. You get 50 per cent off the already reduced fabric. I go for the $3 a yard fabric for quilt backs. I have gotten some really nice fabric at this sale as feel it first and will not buy unless it is a nice quality. This was lots of cute kids prints and as always hard to find boys stuff.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Accuquilt Small Tumbler

One of my guild friends made a quilt with the small accuquilt tumblers. I loved it and ordered it online through Amazon with a really good price.

I picked scraps that were pastel in nature---pretty much. Once I sewed the top together it just seems a little short. I went through my panels and found this cute one. I put one on top and one of bottom but then it was too long and narrow. I removed the bottom one and it is just perfect.

I love the teardrop quilting pattern but it is time consuming and uses ALOT of thread. This time I went slow and made the sections much farther apart. This is really nice for charity quilts and gives me lots of practice.

This will go to a child in our local hospital.