Friday, December 26, 2014

Hawaiian Applique

On August 13, 2014, I was able to take a class on Hawaiian Hand Applique with Janet Elia of Janet Ann Creations ~ Quilts and more. The Ninigret Quilters guild in Westerly, RI hosted this event. The monthly guild meeting was treated to her trunk show. What a wonderful speaker and teacher. She was funny and personable and is very gifted.

I was able to complete the applique fairly quickly, however the echo quilting seemed to go on forever. I was able to complete three rows before I called this finished.

The backing is black velvet with a hidden zipper.

The pillow finished at approximately 19 inches square.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Little White Elephants

I was invited to a baby shower for the daughter-in-law of a wonderful friend. The colors for the soon to be little princess is pink and gray and the theme is elephants. (When did newborns have colors or themes??) One of the shower gifts was a wonderful wicker elephant - not sure if it was for storage or possibly laundry.

 Anyway - the mother-to-be was all aglow and the grandmothers are just tickled --- PINK!!

And, of course, it was time to make a baby quilt. I was able to find some lovely fabric that matched the theme - pink and gray and elephants - and it was flannel. I love to back baby quilts with flannel. It just makes it so warm and snugly. The quilting started as a pantograph of interwoven hearts in a medium gray but it just looked too fussy so I removed the stitching and settled on an overall meander stitch in white. I worked much better.

The pattern used was from a Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial. It was wonderfully easy and really sewed up quickly. I love the look of the zig zag without any half square triangles.

The finished size was 41" x 45".

This little photo shoot was lots of fun. Photos were taken just outside of Wickford Village.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday  and also TGIFF at Quilt Matters.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand Illusion Part 2

Step 1 - Completed

So far I have completed 61 parts for step 1 - just 49 to go!

Just completed the 100th block for Step 1!

Now onto step 2 -

 Lots of Cutting - I choose Option 3 - Sew & Flip Method resulting with lots of bonus squares!

21 units completed - lots more to go.

Time to link up for step 2  at Quiltville's Quips & Snips.