Monday, June 15, 2015

Blocks from the past Mini Quillt

OK I fixed the block :) and decided to make a couple more for a mini quilt. I remember years ago my friend Konda at suggested we do mini quilts for our upcoming group project.  I had zero desire, small pieces small blocks why, I asked myself and declined the invitation.  Years later I'm catching the vision.  This finished mini is 16 square.  I may need one for every room in the house!  I love it !!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blocks from the Past

Here we go.....
I first found some nice fabric from my stash....................

I had page 48 Aunt Sukey's Choice. Since quilting is an art I love putting my own spin on things. I'm calling it Aunt Sukey's switch-a-ruskey, you'll see why on the finished block .

Follow instructions for flying geese if you're not familiar with this.
And voila the switch-a-ruskey!

The next block is on page 49 Union. It was a bit daunting when I first saw it with all those small pieces but it turned out to be my favorite. I like to read the instruction all the way through and get all the cutting done and lay out so I know which pieces go where.
With all those HST I kite tailed them as they were sewn together, this makes for less cutting and speeds up the process a bit.
I found it easiest to start in the center and move out. I squared up the block between attaching F to E's and E's to D's.
These 2 are friends.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Orange Peel by Janice Thompson

I loved how this quilt turned out.  Janice had started quilting another one similar to this and I finished quilting it for her.  I had practice the first time around and this is the final product.  It's going in to the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City May 7-9

The full picture is a bit blurry but I love seeing all the colors on the quilt.