Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Show & Tell Tuesdays

I thought I'd actually join in Show & Tell Tuesdays again (I know, it's been awhile)
I'm still on a deadline for Wedding Quilt #3 - here's a sneak peak of it being quilted. Once it's done, I'll give all the details! And, that will be soon - the wedding is next Saturday - Yikes!
it's a little wrinkly here, but it's actually very pretty

I've also started sewing the blocks for the String of Pearls Quilt-a-Long. These blocks are some fun!! I love the pops of color in the dark borders...
I'm way behind on my Sunday Morning Quilts Bee blocks for this month but I'll get them done by the end of the month deadline! Both ladies chose blocks for the same quilt this month (Hi Five on page 118 of the book if you have it) - one in bright colors (that gets started next) and this one with neutrals surrounding the bits of color in the middle of each block. Very different than the quilt in the book, but I'm really liking it!....
I'll be glad when my deadline sewing is done for awhile and I am free to sew whatever I want!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wedding Quilt #2

This is Wedding Quilt #2 of the season...but it's Dot Party #5 (and it's NOT the last, I guarantee it - I've already got two more in the queue to make!) Here are links to photos of the previous Dot Parties - Dot Party #1 Dot Party #2 & #3 and Dot Party 4 if you're interested)

The bride and groom, friends of my daughter, are into bikes - big time.  I had some yardage of the blue bike fabric from the Lucy's Crab Shack line...it's getting a little hard to find, but I was able to locate some of  the bike fabric in the orange and green colorways and I paired them all with a light green background.  I did my usual dot party quilting of spirals in the circles and meandering in the outsides...
I used this plaid for the binding and I love the way it looks....
Then I saw this bike wheels fabric from the new Ride line by Julia Rothman for the back - perfect!
Which means I get to keep this awesome Beaches yardage I was originally going to use for the back of my in-progress quilt using my Going Coastal scraps (but that's a whole other blog post! o:)
I'm still waiting to hear how the bride & groom liked the quilt.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

String of Pearls Quilt-a-Long #1

I'm a sucker for a good quilt-a-long...but I usually jump on the bandwagon long after they have finished.  Not this time!  I decided to join Christa Quilt's String of Pearls Quilt-a-Long last week - in enough time to gather my fabrics and start on time!

Of course you can use whatever fabrics you want, but the Quilt-A-Long quilt really caught my eye so I decided I wanted to use Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House too.  I have a small stash of PB, but not enough for the Q-a-L, so ordered the Fat Eighth starter bundle that Christa put together (great idea, Christa!)  Perfect!  Just enough of each color with a little left over for my scrap basket.  She's also got kits for the entire quilt for sale, but I already had my two solids for the background - Kona Pepper and Medium Gray.

And I'm ready to go!
Christa posted the cutting instructions today and since I was home, I cut out my Pearl Bracelet squares and the strips for the scrappy binding.  How colorful are these? I love it!
We'll have two weeks for each step, so I'll get my Pepper and Medium Grey strips cut over the next week or so (that's not quite as fun as cutting colorful Pearl Bracelets - LOL) and I'll be all ready to sew!

There's still plenty of time if you want to join in!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wedding Quilt #1

Well, it's wedding season and I have three wedding quilts to make this year (so far).  First up....the Cross Terrain quilt for my daughter' manager - background here .  Using mostly Kaffe &  friends' fabrics, it made a lovely quilt!

 And, I saw Heather's wedding photos, it could have been a backdrop at the wedding - the shades of teal and purple matched her wedding party and decorations perfectly.
I found this fun purple heart print for the back...perfect for a wedding quilt!

The bride really loved the quilt (I hope the groom did too!)

And, just one last bunch of photos from Mother's Day 2013...
This is ingenuity!  What do you get your mom for mother's day when you have no money?  A lovely bouquet of tulips and "vouchers"!  How cute are these? She'll be putting her burgeoning cosmetology skills to good use!  I told her I really am going to take her up on all of these services!