Sunday, July 16, 2023

NBQA Summer Challenge

Mid May, 2023

We received a bag of fabric to make a donation quilt and a matching pillowcase. Pattern and design were up to us.

We have until our next meeting, Mid-September, to complete. 

Mid-July 2023

Finishing up the binding.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Drawing the Quilt First

Here are the first thoughts, drawn out and made into quilts.

This nine patch has been completed and gifted to take the place of one of the first quilts I made for my sister in the early 1990's. The original was made with a high loft batting and was tied, not quilted. (2.5 inch squares unfinished)

Leader and ender throughout the health emergency. The top is finally completed. When it is quilted, it will forever be known as my COVID Quilt. (1.5 inch squares unfinished)

Recently started as a Leader and Ender project, this top was finished quickly as the squares are 4.5 inch unfinished. 

Linking up with Soscrappy.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

SVdP Quilt Raffle and Christmas Gift

This is the second year the St Vincent de Paul, Superbowl Bake Sale and Quilt Raffle has been canceled due to COVID 19. perhaps we will be able to plan for it once the numbers start to come down. At least the quilt is all ready - just needs a label.

Here I am holding my sister's newest quilt - gifted for Christmas 2021. This is a simple, scrappy nine patch, made to replace the nine patch I made for her sometime in the 1980's.

Photo shoot was at Conimicut Point in Warwick.


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Latest Scrappy Project

Here is the latest project that is being finished up. Blocks were made more than ten years ago at a quilting retreat. I have finally decided on a layout and a dark green batik for the shashing. Rows one and nine are together. Just seven more rows to sew.

The above picture is how it is placed on the design wall, but I think I like it rotated with the yellow up above the green..... 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Gathering of Pub Mats

Happy Father's Day to Dad!

Dads collection of pub mats have been sewn together into a quilt. Quite a surprise for him. It brings back so many memories of all his visits to England, Wales, and Scotland. 

The mats totaled 35 for this layout. They are made of heavy cotton toweling. They have been individually sewn to quilt cotton, then sewn together. There is no batting. 

Saturday, March 27, 2021

English Paper Piecing

The Grandmother's Flower Garden is finally quilted. I was able rent the long arm quilter, Avante, at RYCO. Four and a half hours with the wonderfully kind and patient instructor, Kim! What a great place to visit, shop, and quilt!

77 inches x 111 inches
Quilters Dream Poly batting
(King size 122 x 120)
Aurifil thread - black