Quilts

Monday, July 15, 2024

Work in Progress in July

It sure feels like summer here in Southern California.  The heat is so intense that I only want to go into my garden in the early morning hours.  I get to spend a few hours in the morning to do what I need to do to take care of the vegetables and flowers so that they can survive the heat during the day.  


The top and pieced back for the second denim quilt are done.  I will baste it and start quilting this week.   Here what they look like.

 



 

When I showed the top to my DH, he said the word Off Kilter.  After checking the meaning, I said I liked it.  So it's the name of this quilt.  I also pieced the back to continue the idea of out of balance.  Now quilting it is the next challenge, I love it.


The tulip quilt for a baby girl is also basted and ready to be quilted.  I'll take my time on this one because I already knew how I'm going to quilt it.   Everything is going according to schedule, it seems.  


I already have a project line up for next month and it has to be done before our road trip to Idaho Falls at the end of the month.  A few months ago a quilt designer named Monika Henry of Penny Spool Quilts asked if anyone wanted to use her Modern Quilter's Alphabet pattern to make a project and posted on our social media channels.  I said yes to her and here I am.  I've never made an alphabet quilt and I think it'll be fun.


Stay cool and stay hydrated my dear quilty friends. 

Thank you for visiting.  Happy sewing and creating!!

Margo


 In addition to the linky parties on the sidebar, I also link up to:

To Do Tuesday  hosted by Carol at Quilt Schmilt 

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese  (Thursday)

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More  (Friday)

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Work In Progress in June

I can't believe it has been a month since my last post.  I have been busy and not busy at the same time.  I wanted to continue working on my second denim quilt.  I first talked about it in this post.  Many thoughts/ideas went through my head but I didn't touch it until two weeks ago.  I finally made some cuttings and picked some seams off, and this is what I have on my design wall right now.



It looks like a crooked magnifying glass, doesn't it.  I will stare at it for a few more days.  There might be some more changes or not, I don't know.  Now I have to think how I'm going to piece it.  

I also made some progress on baby quilts that I have to make.  This is a baby boy quilt.

 


The idea came from A Bright Corner by Andy Knowlton.  I added the Faux Rag quilting technique for a little more pizzazz.  


And this is the top for the baby girl quilt.  

 



For this one, I will finish/quilt it when I get all the info for the label.

According to the baby's father, the baby is expected to come

in middle of July.


Thank you for visiting and have a marvelous time creating. 

Margo


To Do Tuesday  hosted by Carol at Quilt Schmilt 

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese  (Thursday)

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More  (Friday)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

New Baby Girl Quilt

Last Thursday, I spent a day sewing with a dear friend.  I am making a baby girl quilt and she let me go through her stash. I’m using a pattern called Amsterdam Quilt by Michelle Engel Benckso for Cloud 9 Fabrics.  I had a lot of fun picking girly fabrics and cut them while my friend helped me making blocks. 

The fun continues at home and this is on my design wall right now.

 




My first tulip block is done.  


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!



 In addition to the linky parties on the sidebar, I also link up to:

 


To Do Tuesday  hosted by Carol at Quilt Schmilt 

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese  (Thursday)

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More  (Friday)