Thursday, October 30, 2014

BQF Swoon

Welcome -  
   I'm entering my Swoon quilt to the Large Quilts category for the Fall 2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival!

This quilt was a long time in the process and always makes me smile when I see it.  I started it in January of 2012 at quilt retreat using fabrics from JoAnn's and 3 prints that I affectionately call my birthday prints.  These fabrics were purchased with a surprise birthday gift card at a quilt shop in La Plata, MD and paired perfectly with the roll-ups and charms from JoAnn's.

I loved the sea glass look and color of the fabrics so that inspired the quilting designs.  I FMQ sea foam- swirls and pebbles - in all of the white space, backgrounds & sashing.  I found this design in Angela Walters' book and what a perfect fit!  There's also some echo quilting inside the stars at the center of each block.  Of course, I used matching Aurifil threads for the quilting!

I pieced some leftover fabrics from the blocks and solid colors for the backing.  I used my birthday fabric to make the label.  The binding is Sketch in Pool and the actual name of the quilt is Pure Seaglass!  It lives on my bed and I absolutely love it - hope you do too!

Just B

 This was my October ALYOF project so now I've got another mini for my sewing room wall finished!  I added some straight lines through the exclamation point and echoed inside the B for the quilting, with matching Aurifil thread.  

Then I FMQ a bumblebee into the border - the first time I've added one to my quilts!  It'll have to be in all of my quilts now as it turned out really well. 

Linking up at Fiber of All Sorts and thinking about what needs to be sewn for November!  Also linking at Finish it Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts!
on the wall already!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WIP :: 10/15/14

It's been raining for days here (no joke) and coupled with cooler temps, today was a perfect day to be quilting (once I got home from work that is).  After a short walk between the raindrops, I sat down to stitch my curves quilt together and also work on my October project.  I just started watching Once Upon A Time as well, which is great company for sewing.

A few seams didn't quite match up but I love how this turned out!  I plan to make it wall quilt sized and will be adding more of the purple background to the sides for extra width.  

I also quilted up my B! mini (Oct. ALYOF project).  Finally, finally! I remembered to stitch in a little bee into this one.  Now I'll just need to add the bee to all of my quilts in the future.  I just need some binding and can get it up on the wall soon.
yes, I did add an eye after taking the picture

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Finish Strong for Quarter 4

Finish Along 2014
Well here we are - Quarter 4 of 2014. It's always good to be ambitious towards the end of the year so here's my list.  I'll be linking up at the Littlest Thistle and sitting down at the machine to get these finished!

B! mini quilt - for my wall, need quilting & binding

 TDF quilt - needs just about everything as it's still a pile of fabric & a pattern

Watercolor quilt - can't wait to quilt this one!

Improv quilt - roll over from last quarter as there wasn't any progress here

Curves - working on the table runner from A Quilter's Mixology and turning it into a wall sized quilt

2013 Pantone quilt - quilting, binding, etc. 

I'm sure a few other projects will pop up between finishing these, but that's the fun part!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Case Closed

I only managed 2 finishes this quarter from my original Q3 list - both of the Nancy Drew quilts! 

Quilt Part II is staying home with me so it was fun to take some of my Nancy Drew books outside with the quilt as props for the photo shoot.

Linking up at The Littlest Thistle #331

Mystery Solved

I only managed 2 finishes this quarter from my original Q3 list - both of the Nancy Drew quilts!  

During Momm's visit this weekend, we took quilt Part I to the library for a themed photo shoot - of course.  :)  These quilts needed some classic Nancy Drew props before I send Part I off to it's new home.

Linking up at The Littlest Thistle - #330

Sunday, October 5, 2014


“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  - Anne of Green Gables

There's not much color change in the trees here yet, but Fall is here with blustery days, changing temperatures, and stunning cloud work morning & night!  I've also got a bag of MacIntosh apples from Momm and biting into a crisp one makes me happy it's Fall.

So I've decided my October project will be to finish my initial mini-quilt.  Something small so that I can get back to enjoying the outdoors this month.  All it needs is some quilting & binding before it goes on the wall.

Linking up at Fiber of All Sorts - Happy Quilting!