Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Star

I'm not sure I actually want to know how many days there are until Christmas.

I do have my quilt done though!

This pattern for this quilt came from a modification to the Schnibble Harvey pattern.   First, I made it a star instead of a basket.  The size of the squares are also smaller to ensure I had enough of the gold fabric.

I did an all over stipple FMQ.  It was a lot of fun.  The quilt measures 40" square.

Schnibble parade time Saturday at A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion blog.

This finish was my October goal for ALYOF and I'll be linking up here.   My goal post was here.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Welcome to the pumpkin patch

Meet my good buddies Joe and Jim.   My usual quilt holders were otherwise busy and these two fine gentlemen lent me a hand for the photo shoot!

I used 3 of the fabrics from the Black Cat Crossing line to make this pumpkin patch quilt.  The richness of color is just incredible.  Made me smile through the whole creative process.

The fabric was so gorgeous I then had to create one more thing so I paired up with some solids in stash and made this table runner.  (Actually made two runners and gifted one of them.)

Isn't my little pumpkin cute?

You can find many tutorials for the maple leaf pattern all over the web.

The pattern for my pumpkin patch can be found in my Craftsy store.  I used different threads to quilt each of the pumpkins.

I love my sweet little witches hair!

This pattern was paper pieced.  I just love the dot fabric from the Black Cat Crossing line - thought it went well here!

If you've not visited the other lovely ladies I am sharing today with - please do so.  I'm sure they' something wonderful planned.

>>>   A Stitch in Time   <<<  

This little guy is sitting down on the job!  I need a new quiltholder!

Thanks for Wendy and Mdmn Samm for another wonderful hop.  I've enjoyed all the wonderful projects this week made with the Black Cat Crossing fabric line.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 27, 2014

From the farm - blocks 45 - 47

Continuing my farm progress.  Seeing these blocks might get a bit boring for everyone but I love the blog as a way to record my progress.

#45 - Grape Basket - There sure have been a lot of basket so far.  This one was fun

#46 - Hill and Valley

#47 - Homemaker - the dreaded y seam.  Boy was this a tough block! And it is certainly crooked.  Perhaps I'll make it again.  (And no idea where that slightly large piece of red scrap came from.)

As I've finished each group of 20, I frame each one of them to either put them on point or put sashing around them.  Those that are sized well get the sashing which allows me to then cut them down to the right size.

Here are my first 40 blocks so far.  There is a LOT of red.  Better placement would help but I also think I need more blocks with gray.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hello Sweetie - Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

I am excited to enter Hello Sweetie into Blogger's Quilt Festival in the large quilt category.

Hello Sweetie was my first quilt finish using paper piecing.  The blocks came from the Dr Who paper piecing quilt along.  I decided on the final setting because I wanted the blocks to float across the quilt.

Fall 2014 BQF ButtonI have this hanging in our bonus room where I can see it from my sewing corner.  I put the Weeping Angel on the edge so she is looking towards the corner of the room where the dust bunnies live.  The fish tank right below her should be safe - fish don't have eye lids and therefore can't blink!  

I really went to town in the quilting I did on the individual blocks and had so much fun!   Here is Gallifrey:

The Dalek (my favorite villein)

and the Hello Sweetie block itself.

I so much enjoyed sharing my quilt as part of the virtual quilt show.  Any other Doctor Who fans out there?  Who is your favorite doctor?

Please enjoy the other quilts in the festival.  I've also entered a quilt into the Original Design Category.    (my blog post)

Happy Stitching!