Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Goal Completed

My May ALYOF Goal has been met! My goal was to get this top pieced. It was a tedious job but I got it done. Up top it's all basted and being quilted. Below the top is laid out so you can see it better.

I have lots to say about this quilt, the pattern and the process. I'll post about all that when I post the finish. Personal life has taken over quilting time so I just wanted to stop in and share this top!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Snack Time Finish - Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my quilt for the Bloggers Quilt Festival  Spring 2014! If you've never been, back up and follow that link, it's an internet quilt show and is always so inspiring! And if you are new to my blog and want to see more of my work, I keep a link to all my finished projects at the top - so easy to see everything!

I am entering my Nautical Snack Time quilt. I did the Baby size which measures out a 37" by 48" which puts me in the Small Category in the festival.

Those of you who follow my blog got a peek at this quilt already because I wrote a pattern review for it. That review is at Sew Sweetness' blog. Spoiler Alert - I love the pattern. I love all of Julie's patterns. She makes everything so clear and easy to follow. And my favorite part is she does all the math for you if you want to make a different size (which I usually do)!

My cousin had requested a baby quilt for her little boy in green and blue. She said she used whales in his room so when I found Michael Miller's The Littles line. I knew it would be perfect for her. I didn't know it would be perfect for this quilt at first. Here was my first block where I realized what is so important to this pattern:

Do you see it? It's a great block, beautiful fabrics, but there is no contrast and you lose that winding effect the other blocks had. And THAT is when I realized I had my quilt for my cousin.

I did simple straight line quilting on it so it would remain snuggly for the little one.

And a chevron border fabric for some fun.

The back was a nice stash buster of some fabric that I love, but the patterns are too large to cut small!

 Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Nautical Snack Time
Fabrics: The Littles, Kona White
Finished size: 37" x 48"
Finished: 4/20/14

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Queen bee this month

I am the queen bee at We Bee With It this month. I've asked my bee mates to help me make an Ocean Waves quilt in shades of blue. These were my sample blocks:

I used triangulations to help make my HST's. But because I'm a dolt when it comes to math I accidentally used the wrong size!  As a result, my HST's trimmed up to 3" and my unfinished block is 10.5".  A weird size, but I'm sure it will work in the quilt! I'm excited to see everyone's blocks.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Goal setting

Just a quick post to set my goal for this month in A Lovely Year of Finishes. I'm working on a quilt for my mother and I got it all laid out on my design wall. My goal this month is to get the whole thing pieced! here it is up on the wall:

I forget the name of the pattern right now, but this is from the book Quilting Happiness.


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