Sunday, September 25, 2011

Red Star at Nite

So, What do you think?  My own design!  Yes, I know traditional, but that is ok.  I have been wanting to do something with toile, so here it is.  I was inspired by Charlotte Angotti, after seeing her at Greater Columbia Quilters in Aug.  She used large prints with large snowball blocks to show them off.  So, off I went.  I have also wanted to do a red quilt.  Two for one.  Still have to put the binding on.  Out of the red, so will have to be the black.  Originally I was going to use the white with black as the inner border, but it didnt work, so I used the red from the binding.  Like it allot.  Tried to quilt free motion, from the front of the longarm, couldnt see where I was quilting. I used white thread.  So swapped to a pano and worked great.  So busy you cant see the quilting anyway.

How do you like my name for the quilt?  I am new at naming quilts.

Happy Quilting, Vicki

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crumb Along

What is this??  Jo over at Jo's Country Junction is hosting a crumb along.  She is showing how to make different crumb blocks.  Something new every Tuesday.  I got a late start, so just got the first week finished and started on the 2nd week.  The first week was Flying Geese.  I used bonus half square triangle to make my wonky geese.  Then just built the block up so I could square it up to 6 1/2 inches, which is the size of the ruler I am using.  This is very freeing, because you dont worry about matching seams.  The "Crumb" are left overs and scraps", dont throw it way, crumb it.  LOL

The next ones are Wonky Stars.  I used the dregs of my 2 inch squares to make these.  I day dregs, because I have been using these up on other projects.  May have to cut some more from the larger scraps.  I need some lites.  I really like these.

Next is a heart block, I will work on that this afternoon.

Happy Quilting,


Monday, September 19, 2011

Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs,  I need to make some gifts, so here they are.  The finish 8 x 10.  I used scraps from my 2 inch strip bin and fused them to solid backgrounds.  The I just straight stitched around them, running off the edges and jumping from block to block.  Another strip from the 2 1/2 inch bin made the binding. Warm and White batting.  I think they look great.  I got the idea from Karen at Quilt Frenzy  scroll down and you will see why.