Monday, September 26, 2011

Bottled Rainbows Update

Thought I'd post my Bottled Rainbows progress.  I've got most of the top together-- still need to put on the border before quilting it all together.  I'm loving how it's turning out!  Thanks, girls, for all your lovely work!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My humble work

Well, I actually finished rachel's square fairly early this month because I also volunteered to make a mini quilt to go on the guest book table at my little sister's wedding reception on 8 october. So I wanted to give myself a bit of time to sew the top, make my sandwich, stitch in the ditch, you know, all those things that you all are pros at but which I have, never done. My mil is going to help me bind it but otherwise it's done. These 2 little projects don't even compare to all kristin has been doing, but it's a start.
And the back even looks like a real quilt. :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

sticks and stones

I finished Rachel's square...

and a quilt for Abbey Clark's baby boy...

  I started one for my nephew, Sam, who turned 10 a few weeks ago (and is into extreme sports).  
 I have a lot of zig-zagging to do!  and I need to buy some backing.

I think it's time for some circles or curves.

oh, and some stacked coins.  ;)

bricks from Liz

Here is my square for Rachel. I hope you like it.
You said it was okay to split up the stripes, right? If not, I'm gonna need some more! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Just in time

I finished my 12 Squared quilt just in time for the weather to drop and me to curl up in it in the evenings.

Thanks ladies! I really do love it. It's bright and crazy and full of personality.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kristin's stones...and other stuff

Here you go, Rachel! This was a fun one!

I've been working on a few other things lately. I thought I would post some photos of the quilts...
 My Grandpa Hendricks was diagnosed with Alzheimers recently. There isn't much I can do, so I figured a quilt was it! At least I can help keep him warm, and covered with a layer of love:)
 I didn't have a pattern for this, just used some scraps and quilted by hand to experiment.
 I thoroughly enjoyed the process, and will try it again for sure.

 Next, was a tutorial that I saw on Sew Mama Sew for a picnic blanket. We spend a lot of time at the soccer fields these days, a nice soft quilt will be great to keep in the back of the car for getting cozy on the sidelines....
 This was the first time I had done a quilt without binding. I LOVED this process and the results!
 This was also the first time I have sone hand-tying. I love the playful feel it gives this balnket.

 Again, I used scraps for this one. The only thing I had to buy was the batting...100% bamboo- my fave!
Last but not least- I don't think I ever shared pics of the quilt I made for Theo's 1st Birthday.
 I had so much fun with this one. I used Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey. This color scheme is just delicious...
 I didn't have a pattern for this one, and if you study the pictures you can tell:)
I backed with blue minky - and purchased all of this fabric especially for this project. It might be my favorite quilt so far...

So, there you go! What have you been working on???

Friday, September 16, 2011

Amy's Stones

I enjoy fast easy projects like this. I may use this pattern for one of my own.

Wobbly Stones and Bricks

 This block was quick and easy, but I think I need some lessons in fabric selection.   Sorry, Rach, this turned out so unbalanced looking!  I'm hoping that once you connect it to the other squares it won't be so obvious.  But, if I get a chance, I will try make another one, mixing up the fabric placement  a bit.