Saturday, May 23, 2015

Two Music Quilt Flimsies

I have been working on the music quilts; all three must be completed by May 31. Yikes!
 
Here is Soli Deo Gloria 3 in its flimsy form.  It is being quilted now. I can't wait to see it. Binding this one in a few days. 
 
 
 
 
Soli Deo Gloria 2, in its flimsy form.My longarmer finished the quilting. I must tear the paper off the quilting stencil that she used (applied with spray adhesive). Then it must be bound. 

 
 
 
Soli Deo Gloria 1 is still being assembled. It is about half finished; fortunately it is an easy and quick pattern. I hope to have it ready for the quilter later this afternoon.

 
 
Next week I will showcase the finished quilts.
For now, I am off to the sewing machine!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I finished one baby quilt top, adding a cloud border, making it 36"x39".  A little on the small side, but perfect for a newborn!

 
I am preparing for quilt retreat! I want to make four quilts in the 5 days of retreat. I have cut out everything so that I can make the most of the sewing time.

There are three music-themed quilts, for daughter's three music mentors:
an Elegant Star Quilt;

a Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt;

and a Tall Triangle Quilt.
The fourth quilt is a high school graduation gift for a dear friend of my daughter. 
A Hunting-Themed Quilt
I hope to get all four tops assembled at the retreat. I will need time after that for quilting and binding in order to meet a May 30 deadline!

I'm linking up with Judy at http://www.patchworktimes.com/2015/04/06/design-wall-april-6-2015/

Monday, March 30, 2015

Design Wall Monday

New Small Projects!
 
At last all the Christmas Stars are finished, all 72 of them. I have put them away for now.
 
 
I found a number of small projects when I rearranged my sewing area. I dug out two of them that had pieces assembled but no plan for a quilt.
 
This one started out as half square triangles; I picked them up at an estate sale at some point, a few years ago. I decided to make the Broken Dishes Block. The fabrics are baby themed prints, with a few 30's reproductions as well.
 

I made hundreds of small hour glass blocks back in a rainy June in 2010. I pulled out two different ones, sewed them together into four patch blocks, then into rows. For the center I am working on a machine appliqued Doodle Bug from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine, Vol. 6.
 
Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times!