Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PMQG Japanese x & + Blocks Swap

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild will be swapping Japanese x & + blocks at tonight's meeting.  These blocks are so awesome and it is amazing to think that you could eventually end up with a quilt with literally HUNDREDS of unique fabrics.  I realized that I don't have that many different fabrics in my scrap bin yet since I've only been quilting for less than 2 years - so a swap seemed like a great idea!  These blocks are a bit tedious to make and it took me about 9 hours to cut out all the fabric for 12 blocks and then to construct 6 of the 12.  But I think they are pretty cool!  The corner pieces look especially nice when they are cut on point, which was part of the reason it took so long.  Here's a photo of the blocks I am swapping.  I'll post a photo tomorrow of the ones I receive at tonight's meeting.

Japanese x & + Block Swap

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Solids and Stripes Sneak Peak

I promised Chad I would make a quilt for him for his 30th birthday.  Well, his birthday has come and gone - but his quilt is almost done!  It has been basted (see photo below just before basting) and I have the thread and quilting pattern picked out.  Hopefully within a week or so it will be on to the binding!  I think it's turning out pretty well so far.  What do you think?

Chad's 30th Birthday Quilt Being Basted

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Solids and Stripes

I'm working on a Kaffe Fassett Solids and Stripes quilt and I am loving it!!  Here is a quick snapshot showing some of my progress.

Monday, February 6, 2012

30th Birthday Quilt for Adina

Hey, everyone.  So I know it's been quite quiet over here lately, but just to prove that in fact I am still alive and still making things, I share with you some photos of a quilt I made for my dear friend, Adina.  We've been friends since freshman year of college (over 11 years now!!) and she requested a quilt, so what was I to do?  I picked a relatively simple pattern because I wanted a hope of finishing it before she turned 31!  I chose one of my favorite fabric lines - Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry.  Then I got to work!  See the results below!

Final Quilt front.

After doing all the piecing, I struggled a bit with how to quilt it, but ultimately I decided to do 3 parallel lines going down the middle of each white and gray line.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Here's a closeup of the front, you can see the quilting lines (and that's Adina looking down at me).
Here's a photo of the back.  I chose a simple solid green back and used purple for the binding.

Well, that's it.  I hope you all enjoyed seeing my latest finished project!

AdinasQuilt 007