Sunday, September 11, 2016

Jennifer's Blocks for Claire

Claire, I am assuming you are going to make this into a Christmas quilt? How big will it be? How many more blocks do you have to make on your own? So many questions!
 Whatever time of year, it is going to be a stunning quilt! I enjoyed using scraps to put these  together. The directions were concise and easy to follow and I was glad to have all of the pictures to guide me. Thank you Claire!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jennifer's Block for Rochelle

Hi Everyone!

Rochelle, I put your block in the mail earlier this week:

I enjoyed making it so much that I have decided to make a small quilt for my niece using the same pattern. She likes pinks and purples so I will focus on these two colors with some of every other color thrown in. I also plan to make all the center sections purple. I will post a photo when I am done.

Looking forward to getting started on Claire's block next.


Friday, July 1, 2016

July / August Block

Here is my block for July / August.

I would like in total two blocks, both made with fresh green pattered and red patterned fabric, one with a red centre and green points, and one with a green centre and red points.

* Each block should have 4 different patterns of red and 4 different patterns of green.

* The centre and corner squares and remaining triangles I would like in a white on white pattern.

As in the instructions, each fabric for the points starts as a square and is then cut into 2 triangles, each triangle opposite each other in the block

The instructions for the block can be found here:

Here are the blocks I have done as an example:

Please let me know if you have any questions or if the link doesn't work. Happy Sewing!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Under the wire!!!

Here is my square for Rochelle. I love how it turned out! I love the bright geo prints. It is so cheery. I, too, found the backing fabric necessary. It will be a sturdy quilt, that is for sure. Perfect for the beach! Hope you like it, Ro!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

May/June block

Here is my May /June block for Rochelle. It will be hard to part with as it is the perfect size and design for a cushion cover! I used a fabric behind as suggested to keep the stripes in order. I don't think I could have made this block using a different method. 

And, here at last is the quilt from my quilt block 2 years ago - my first quilt! There are still a few loose ends to finish but I am thrilled with it (though now hidden on top of my daughter's bunk bed). Linsay helped to show me how to set everything up ready to quilt and I borrowed her old quilting machine. Et voila!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Four Quilts Finished!

All of these quilts are from our group!

The first two are the January/February 2016 quilts for the two little girls whose mom died of cancer in December 2015. I took the blocks home to New Mexico with me in April. My mom and her quilt group helped me all of one day to finish making all of the blocks (each quilt needed 36 blocks!!). I spent another two days sewing the tops together. Finally, one of the quilters from my mom's group (Dotty Bell) used her long arm quilting machine to stitch them together. These quilts were definitely a collaborative effort, and they are beautiful and perfect for little girls!! I would still be making blocks if it wasn't for all of the help. The girls have them now and were thrilled to receive them. We have had a lot of cold rainy weather this spring in Switzerland so they are getting used. Thank you all!

This is the January 2014 quilt. It was long arm quilted by our lovely International Stashes member, Amy (in Iowa). I haven't decided if I am going to keep this one or give it to a friend for Christmas. I have some time to decide.

And finally, our January 2013 quilt. This was also quilted on a long arm machine by our lovely Amy from Iowa. This one is definitely a keeper for ME! So much time and effort from our group went into the making of this quilt.

Ladies! I also have to share with you that I have an art quilt that is currently on exhibition at a textile museum in Germany.
 I have been taking courses with Nancy Crow for the past 8 years. She curated this show and I was invited to participate. I made five large tops over the course of a year and a half. She chose this one:
 A detail...

I have absolutely nothing else in the works right now, so I will be able to get Rochelle's beautiful block finished and in the mail soon!
Hope all of you are doing well!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sailing boats

Here are my sailing boats, I hope they are ok. March and April seemed to go by very fast and I left making them a bit late!
Rochelle, looking forward to starting yours next, they're so pretty.