Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Over 60's - a new generation

The RSC  (Rainbow Scrap Challenge) project over at SoScrappy is addicting. Each year as summer comes to an end, I start planning ahead to the projects for  next year.
This block has been calling to me since I first saw it.   HERE it is called Fine China  by Sandy Gervais.

  Here is a version made by the 'not so'  average quilter

This version spoke to me because of the added embroidery work in the center.  So I knew it was a  block with unlimited potential.  I decided to make a test block to be sure I wanted to commit to an entire quilt.

Here is my test block, done in blues, embroidery floss in blue also.  I used the embroidery as part of the quilting too, so I sandwiched the block first, then did the hand embroidery with 3 strands thru all 3 layers.  The block design of simple triangles is really stunning.  It takes 60 half square triangles at    1-1/2 inch finished and additional triangles on the corners of the center square.  This is where the "Over 60's"  comes in. The block finishes at 18 inches before sashing.

I'm doing a purple block next.  This will be one of my RSC projects for 2017.  This year I worked on 5 rainbow scrap projects and said I would not do that again;  but never say never as my list for 2017 is already growing.  I need to start sewing faster to keep up.

Today I'm linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication   and   Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Visit these sites to see what other quilters are sharing today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

OMG - Vintage Blooms - a last hurrah

December already?  How could that be!  Each year flies by faster as I try to put more into it.

It's time for another One Monthly Goal.  I thought I might as well finish up what I started last month.  The Vintage Bloom quilt is so close to completed ...... sandwiched and ready for quilting.

My goal this month is to quilt it up and finish the binding, maybe even a label and be able to call it done.  It is really a lovely quilt, it will make a nice finish.

and so I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal for December.  Visit there to see what other quilts hope to finish this month.

Have a great month and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Vintage Bloom - OMG - Flimsy Ready

Once I committed to a OMG, it made it easy to go work on it.   I set a goal of finishing 3 blocks, asssembly  and adding borders   HERE .  

I did all that including making over 100 - 2 inch HST for another border  and  sandwiching ready for quilting.

I'm linking back up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for OMG Finish linkup.  Visit there to see what others have accomplished this month.

THanks so much for stopping by.

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-25-16

Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.

some really fun animal piecing

some small projects

a nice variety here

more here

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Binding Tool Star

Quilt Club had a sew day yesterday. I was able to get this quilt top assembled.  It measures 64 inches square, I am thinking about adding some border -- letting that thought simmer.  It was not a good hair day, but a good sewing day, it was.

The name came from  Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times today   and

Tuesday  link ups with  Connie at Freemotion By The River  and  the gals at Quilt Story.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Quilt Hop * 11-18-16

Welcome to the Friday Quilt Hop.
I hope you discover some new inspiration today.

a list of free project files on the left sidebar

some applique patterns

and some stained glass patterns

a nice list of free patterns

more free offerings here

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Scrap Scramble (modified) - Finished

I've been struggling with an old camera that takes blurry photos and have put off showing some finished quilts .

This is my version of the Scrap Scramble project, a free BOM  offered by Carol Doak on her yahoo group a year or so ago.  I found the original layout too busy for me so I opted to use some of those blocks and added some older blocks,  tho they are all Carol Doak blocks in this quilt.

My finished version is also too busy,  I wish I put more space between the blocks,  but as it is, I'm very happy  it's done!   It measures about 70 x 80.  I hope it finds a happy home.

the most recent photo from the old camera ................

and this photo was taken with the newer camera which has since broken ..........

Tuesday I'm sharing with Connie at Freemotion By The River  and  the gals at Quilt Story.

and Wednesday I hope to share with  Susan at Quilt Fabrication  and  Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Visit these blogs to see what other creative quilters are sharing today.

 Thanks so much for stopping by.