A few years ago I made this curvy quilt, Central Park, and taught several classes on it. Its gentle curves make teaching this technique pretty easy. I've decided to teach the class again, but I wanted to quilt it first. (it's been aging, ok?)
Sunday, September 29, 2013
There are lots of ways to incorporate tshirts in a quilt, but I always teach using this design. It's versatile, and I like the way the sashings accentuate the different quilt blocks.
Friday, September 27, 2013
A few years ago I joined in on a free pieced letter quiltalong with Lynne of Patchery Managerie fame. She has done many quilts using this method from the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci, and I had wanted to try it. The quiltalong was fun and I made all the letters of the alphabet, then made some cutesy things to go with and fill in blank spaces. I love it! It's fun and challenging and I like the uneven look of the letters not always being the same size or "font".
I made this sign for my quilt room, but right now it's hanging at one of the shops I teach at. Don't want anyone to forget where I am!
I made this baby quilt for my great-nephew's birth....you can make any name or word for a baby quilt...or just use the ABCs!
I have taught several classes teaching the techniques to students using Tonya's book and plan on teaching it again in November. I made a mounted name sign for a child's room. Mounting on canvas is an option if you don't want to quilt it and it's very light and easy to hang.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
I wanted to get the borders cut out last night, but after doing some cleaning and a huge pile of dishes (I was waiting for the dish fairy, but she never showed up), I just wasn't in the mood anymore. Another day....
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Quilts and a Mug learned a new way to fold them on the bias at a recent guild meeting, and it makes sense, so I wanted to share. I got out this quilt that has been folded in my closet for quite a while. You can see that there are many fold lines in it already. Folding on the bias is supposed to help keep those nasty fold lines from forming and becoming permanent.
Monday, September 16, 2013
I made some blocks to fit with the others, Peas in a Pod style...
The green/teal dot looks good, but does it blend too much where it touches the green on the large blocks? I could put a small darker teal border on before adding either one, but will have to get something as I don't have anything big enough left. I love the darker teal in the blocks, but it was only a fq and I used it up!
What do you think?