Showing posts from April, 2022

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Pinwheel Sampler

Pinwheel Sampler Top 2022 I started this Pinwheel Sampler top in March and finished it last week.  It is a remake of a quilt I made in 2010, pictured below. Pinwheel Sampler Quilt 2010 This was a pinwheel sampler quilt along by Rachel Griffith Designs .  Although she no longer blogs, the instructions for the quilt along are still available here .  I also blogged about my 2010 quilt here and here .   Not long after I finished the quilt, I sold it because I didn't think I needed another quilt and now regret it (boo hoo!).   The original fabric was called California Dreamin' by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit.   I really love the colors and am glad  I had some pieces left so I could make another. If you compare the two quilts, you will notice I slightly changed the placement of the blocks and added some pieces from my current stash but for the most part, they are much the same. I think the colors are perfect for spring and summer and I hope to have it quilted and finished soon. 

Design Wall Monday: Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) 2022

This is my second year participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) and I'm off to a late start LOL!  Red is the color of the month for January.  And, because I can't decide which quilt I want to make, I decided I'd make all three. When I saw this quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts , I knew I wanted to make it for RSC 2022.  The block is called Picket Star and Preeti provides a free tutorial to make the 17-inch block.  It's a little challenging to get the corners of the center square  to  precisely line up but I love this quilt. I found this quilt when I was surfing the web looking for a pattern for my RSC 2022 quilt.  This quilt is Falling Stars by The Academic Quilter.  It is made with the Red Cross block, and she provides a tutorial to make this block in 3 sizes.  It's not a difficult block to make but you do have to pay attention to the placement of the units.  I made only the 4 blocks but had to unsew and resew two of them 😂. And the third quilt pattern is Ca

Weekly Finish #10: Unity Quilt

  I just love my Unity Quilt!  This is my fourth Bonnie Hunter quilt and I am just amazed every time I finish one.  I started this quilt in October 2021 and worked on it through November.  Then put it aside until the new year. I posted my progress here and here . I finally got back to it in March when I decided to have it finished by Independence Day.   I followed Bonnie's design without deviation and kept her color scheme.  Like most of her designs, this pattern has a gazillion small pieces, and I am always thankful for my Accuquilt cutter when working on Bonnie's designs.  I do say that her designs are definitely well worth the time and effort. Although I did have to purchase some of the light blue fabric, most of the fabrics were from my stash and many have been around for many years. I love this design with the Peace sign but I didn't have enough for the backing so I had to piece it with a red with white stars fabric. I quilted it on my Moxie longarm using an E2E pant

Weekly Finish #9: Uncle Sam's Star 2022

I finished the Uncle Sam's Star quilt top this past September and posted about it here .   After I finished quilting this stack of baby quilts on my new Moxie with Pro-Stitcher Lite, I felt comfortable enough to try quilting Uncle Sam's Star. I used an overall E2E design with stars and loops with white thread.  It's a little hard to see but I'm happy with the outcome. I had to piece the backing as I didn't have enough of either one fabric.  And, I didn't realize until I saw this picture that the design is sideways.  Oh, well, not much I can do now but to be okay with it.   The quilt is composed of twelve “Uncle Sam’s Star Blocks” (12-in. square), ten “Flag Blocks”, and fifteen “Variable Stars” (4-in square).  The batting is Warm & Natural, and the quilt measures 59" x 82".  A nice lap size quilt for July 4th Independece Day.  American Patchwork & Quilting June 2000 I made my first Uncle Sam's Star Quilt (pictured below) in 2000 after seein

First Finished Quilts of 2022: Charity Quilts for Project Linus #1-#8

Finally got around to finishing the stack of 8 baby quilt tops I made last year which I posted about  here  and here . The pink and blue baby quilts measure on average 40" x 49" and were the first ones I quilted on my new Handiquilter Moxie. This is a close-up of the fabric I used.  I fell in love with it when I found it several years ago at a discount fabric store.  I bought several yards of each color with no pattern in mind except that I would make baby quilts to donate.  I just couldn't resist these adorable animals.   I made these two kids' quilts with a Mickey Mouse print that had been in my stash for a while.  I used the Warm Wishes pattern and they each measure 39" x 49".  The backing on one has a bright balloon print and the other has a colorful crayon print.  And, I used an E2E balloon quilting design. I'm adding the stack of these 8 quilts to the 3 I finished last year and hopefully, I can find the time soon to deliver these to the drop-off si