Decided to make a small version on my Tulip Time Table Runner. This one measures 26" x 10.5". I again used MSQC Tulip Fields Pattern only this time I used 2.5" squares instead 5" squares which I used in my larger table runner. Fabric: Grunge Basic Grey for Tulips, Shadow Play by Maywood Studio for leaves and binding, Robert Kaufman Kona Quilt Cotton in Natural for background and 8oz Cotton Natural color canvas painters tarp for backing.
Needed some bowl cozies for home use. Husband has one for work. I used a utility interfacing. Does have the metallic in center, so not to be used in the microwave, which is what I wanted. Sometimes food runs over! I made 5. Fabric was for my SW kitchen. Today we Craft is the youtube video I watched to get the directions.
The center stars are actually from the first Lemon Star quilt. I bumped up the sizes and made a bunch more stars to go around the smaller stars. Thinking I would have to add a border around the smaller stars to get it all to work. But, it turned out it was easier to just put in spacers! Will give to my Darling Daughter to give away to one of her residents.
This was a bear paw block I had made for my Wooley Bear Paw Wall Quilt, but decided not to use this color in it. So, instead, I am using it for one of my I Walked The Line Challenge blocks. This is No. 13 of 52 and did Radiating Lines (WALK by Jacquie Gering) or also called Bright Star (EXPLORE Walking Foot Quilting by Leah Day). I used MSQC Bear Paw of Point Quilt pattern (BLOCK Idea Book Vol 7, Issue 6, 2020, Page 14), only this single block is not on point! I also learned how to make flanged binding thanks to Natalie's MSQC Final Stitch Video. (My new love for binding, from now on! Thank You, Natalie!) Fabric: Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan Jelly Roll and 10" squares, and Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan Brown and Black Weave Flannel yardage was used for background and backing.
Hmm, I think these came once again from my Mom. They languished for a couple of years in my "decommissioned" fabrics stash until it too was almost empty and I had collected a variety of outdoorsy colors to create this quilt. It will go to my Daughter as a shroud.
I have been dabbling in multiple projects (again). This week, I decided to make a couple of floor pillows for a toddler, inspired by a posting I had saved on Pinterest (search, "Toddler Floor Pillows"). I used 2-inch by 16-inch high-density foam inserts, and built my covers around those. I wanted them to be very durable, so I interfaced my pre-washed quilting cotton pieces, double-stitched all seams, and finished the seam raw edges with a two-step zigzag. I used a heavy-duty purse zipper for each cover, as well as woven belting fora carry strap. The second photo is in black and white so that the fabric details show up better. These will be shipped to the Little, in short order.
Also from my Mom's stash were these three fabrics (blue prints) in fairly large quantities. Using the same pattern as from Granddaughters quilt, but putting one of the prints in the center. I ordered by guess and by gosh a white background and sort of turquoise print. Yeah! It worked well enough that with all these was able to get a queen-sized quilt. I will have to edit this when finished; need backing!
My first attempt at a log cabin quilt was many years ago. It was hand pieced, tied and bagged by machine. I still have it but wanted to try some of the new quilting techniques I have learned since undertaking this new hobby before making a new log cabin quilt ( on my to-do list). From my leftover fabrics, I pulled out pieces of red, blue, white -- mostly primary prints to stitch together the log cabin bag. I used • 2-5" squares red print (blocks) • 18-5" squares total assorted cream/yellow prints and light blue prints (blocks) • 18-5" squares total assorted blue prints and black prints (blocks) • 2 store bought red/white stripe heavy duty twine for bag handles -- about 14" • 3⁄8 yard lining print • 3⁄8 yard 1/4" batting My individual finished blocks turned out to be about 3 1/2" square. I used 42" fabric width and precut 5" squares. I used a basic bag pattern and adjusted the blocks to fit the size that I needed. Then quilted it by stitching in the ditch.
I watched Jenny's tutorial and created this sewing mat with pockets. I watched her crumb piecing tutorial and used itty bitty scraps to crumb piece the fabric. I did a little bit of machine quilting to stabilize everything. Now everything I need is right at my fingertips. It has brightened up my sewing room!
So we are now at week 15 into the new year and of my 52-week "I Walked the Line" Walking-Foot Challenge! The quilting was definitely a challenge on this one, trying to figure out the correct measurements for this "Trellis Crosshatched" quilting pattern by Melissa Marginet in her book "Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs", but I finally figured it out (after several "erasings" of my chalk pencil...LOL)! The fabrics I used were: "Thatched" New Colors by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics; Kona Solids Black; Painters Tarp/Canvas Natural.
I've had these charm packs sitting and WAITING for something this fun to put together. I held my breath as I sliced up the nine patches in hopes that I didn't encounter regret or ruler slips. So happy this quilt surpassed my reservations and came out super cute. 51" x 51"
Soooooo ready for Spring! I made this table runner using MSQCs Tulip Fields tulips pattern, then alternated/flipped the tulips and put sashing in between each one. The flanged binding is one I recently learned how to make from Natalie's MSQC Final Stitch video, Episode 8: Machine Binding. Fabric: KimberBell basics for Maywood Studio and Kona Cotton Muslin color. The wavy quilting I did with my walking-foot.
I'm a little behind on my "challenge" mini quilts because I have been busy setting up a "blog" for myself and for those of you who may be "following" me on my weekly challenge here on quiltsby.me. My blog address is: nlowedesigns.blogspot.com. I hope you will join me there as I continue my walking-foot challenge! This is No. 16 of 52. The quilting is called Diamonds in Diamonds by Jacquie Gering in her book "WALK 2.0: More Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot. Fabric: Shadow Play by Maywood Studio; Binding: Moda Solids; Backing: CCS Painter Canvas 8 oz. Natural. Size: 9.75" x 9.75"