Saturday, January 27, 2018

January's "Red" Block

I'm thinking about keeping up with the Monthly Color Challenge blocks at PBJ. I figured that I should be able to keep up with a monthly block, amongst my other quilt projects. I would love to have a Sampler quilt top completed this year.

I pieced the January block yesterday with (mostly) success. I didn't have a whole lot of red and the one fat quarter that I had that was lighter had already been used for another project so it wasn't enough. I really want to use up my stash for this quilt along. So I found a pink and red fat quarter. I think it turned out fine. Makes me think of Valentine's Day. 

There's still time to join in. If you link up your block or something you made that is Red, you have a chance to win to have your quilt top quilted by Dizzy Quilter. That is awesome!

Linking to January Color Challenge at PBJ

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Finished Roundabout OMG

One OMG for December at Elm Street Quilts was to quilt and bind my Roundabout Quilt. It is done and I am now happily using it on my couch for Christmas.

My original post was here. I enjoyed the Roundabout Quilt Along at Happy Quilting Melissa. The QAL kept me going to get this quilt completed. I'll admit that I do have a few quilt tops sitting in a stack. Hopefully, I'll get to them in 2018.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sparkle Quilt

I finished my Roundabout quilt for the Quilt Along at Happy Quilting Melissa. This is the first Quilt Along that I have been able to join so I'm excited that I was able to finish it for the parade. I had these "Sparkle" Christmas prints and I added a couple extra solids.

The backing is, also, Amanda Murphy Animals.  I used the light green for the binding. I just quilted a grid of wavy lines.  I learned a few new things in this quilt along, such as chain piecing and sewing curves. Plus, it was neat how the diamonds are created when the blocks came together. I like how the diamonds have a different fabric/color on each side.

I am enjoying having this quilt on my couch this year for Christmas. 

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Looking forward to a finish, just in time for Christmas

My OMG for December is to quilt and bind my Roundabout Quilt for Melissa's Quilt Along. I am thrilled that I have made it this far.

My quilt top is complete so, of course, I need to finish it up! Looking forward to a finished quilt for Christmas.