Wednesday, August 9, 2017

More Quilting Progress

      I have not pulled out another of my UFOs to quilt but I am busy quilting on smaller projects.    I finished quilting this sample for the “Learn to Quilt” class at JoAnn Fabrics.  This quarter I’m teaching the Hugs and Kisses blocks.  I used simple walking foot quilting to show how a beginner might finish the quilt.


    I have started the quilting on my Kenny Koala quilt for which I tested the pattern by Ruth of Charly & Ben’s CraftyCorner  .  I added the bottom scrappy squares and borders.  I think he will be a great gift for a young person. She is planning to sell the pattern on her website.  After quilt group at church today, I will get back to work on quilting him.


    My church children’s ministry coordinator asked a couple of members to make fidget bags for the children’s activity worship bags. They are essentially a maze made with fleece and a marble.  They would be a good small gift for a child.  You can find a tutorial here.  I also used this maze generator to create the paths for more interest. 


 I hope you enjoy some sewing or quilting time.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wonky Stars Finish

    I love the free piecing of wonky stars.  My latest wonky stars quilt is finished and ready to be a  church group comfort quilt.
 
Here is close-up of some of the quilting.


You can find out more about how I make the wonky stars with this tutorial. 

     I’m out to do some yard work before the rain comes.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you enjoy some sewing or quilting time.  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Quilting in Progress

      My bright wonky stars top has been sandwiched for several weeks and I am finally making good progress on the quilting.   All that is left is to meander the white areas.

 I quilted a continuous line FM design in each star.

     After a couple of hours of quilting today, I needed a change so I pulled out blocks to finish from a recent JoAnn Fabrics beginner class that I taught last Saturday.  The latest beginner blocks are Hugs and Kisses.  I decided to put 6 together into a small lap quilt as a sample.


Hope you enjoy some sewing or quilting time.