Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday Finish - Yeah!

This is a Frivol that I collected a couple of years ago and it is finished! The completed top was sitting probably since last Winter and I decided that I had to get it done. Originally, my intent with this quilt was to quilt 1/4" from each square or rectangle.

However, I decided to just keep on going and try matchstick quilting. I have often admired matchstick quilting that some quilters have been doing. In reality, I do not believe that I will ever attempt matchstick quilting on any quilt larger than this one. It kind of got annoying. Plus, on this one, when the quilting was done, I did not like the feel of the quilt.  But then, once the binding was on and I washed it ( I used fabric softener because I thought the quilt felt so stiff), then I was happy with the end result.

It fits nicely on my side table.

I am linking a Friday finish - yeah! to Brag about your Beauties

Have a great Friday!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."

This is a quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. However, this is a Star quilt by me.

But, of course, there would be no Star quilt, if it wasn't for The Super-talented Melissa Corry. There were quite a few participants in Melissa's Seeing Stars Quilt Along. Check them out for some awesome eye candy!

I really liked this pattern and it is unique because there are many different blocks. We sewed each type of star block in one week. I'll admit that, a few times, I almost did not get the blocks completed on time. However, I kept pressing on, and now I have a finished quilt that I can use.

I quilted mine in a cross-hatch on the diagonal. I think it turned out fine and "nice and crinkly-soft".  For the back, I used a wavy line of stars.

My husband and I will be enjoying this newly-completed quilt this Winter.
Thanks so much, Melissa, for this awesome Quilt Along. And thanks to all of the quilt along participants for your quilting encouragement.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Starry Quilt Top

Finished my quilt top for the Seeing Stars Quilt Along.

Now for the quilting. I plan on quilting this with a Crosshatch on the diagonal. With a larger quilt like this, that's pretty much what I can do. It gets kind of aggravating trying to maneuver the quilt through my Brother machine. I have to spread it out over a good many evenings. This is a nice size quilt that I will be able to use it on my camper bed. We are going on a short trip at the end of October so, hopefully, I will have it done by then.

Linking this finish to Happy Quilting Melissa

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Linen and Pieced Potholders

I sewed these potholders as a pattern tester for Sara at Radiant Home Studio. I have not had one of the Double-pocket potholders before so it's good to have both of these for my kitchen. Actually, I needed some new potholders. I used Essex linen for the back of the Double-pocket potholder, plus beneath the pieced section, of the Square potholder. 

The pattern was very good and it also included a Mitt; however, I ran out of time to sew the Mitt. I do like how they turned out and may sew a few more to use on my camper.