Friday, December 30, 2011
I love the look of this block and well as you can see I am still in the red and white phase! I am still working out of the scrap basket right now. I spent a few hours in the sewing room yesterday and it felt good! its been a few weeks...like all of you this time of year just keeps us way too busy but fun! just kept making blocks...
Its fun revisiting some of my favorite fabrics...A little tip here to help your fabric budget go further, use a muslin or a solid color fabric as the background its cheaper to buy and makes the prints stand out in mho. Not only that its also makes it easier, less choices of which fabrics to put together, something I always spent a bit of time thinking about :), ok maybe too much time!
I was playing around with settings....This is twin size and maybe the one I go with...9 x 10 setting
my next 10 blocks ready for me to start sewing today when I have time today hopefully!
I need to make a little quilt out of this block, I am loving the way the 9 blocks look together don't you think this would be a great little quilt?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Isn't this beautiful? I love tulips and well red and green antique quilts you can't get any better!
My Friend Lorre gave me this for Christmas, she knows me well! The hand quilting is amazing , she bound it and put a sleeve on the back so I can hang it immediately! What a treasure for me.
Do you think she knew this was on the top of my list to make for 2012? Now I have my own pattern to use to make a quilt inspired by this antique quilt on the cover I have been admiring for the past few years.
If you don't own this book its one worth owning in mho!
One of my favorite versions of this quilt is here.....
I am curious do you have a quilt on the top of your list to start/make in 2012 I would love to know!
ARe you inspired to make lots of little quilts in 2012 like I am as well???? I will be making at least one of those each month.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am wishing each and everyone of you a healthy, happy year filled with many hours in the sewing room.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my little blog.
I truly appreciate each and everyone of them.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I picked up a few more little quilts I had machine quilted this week. I wanted to show you how great the long arm quilting is on these quilts. I love to hand quilt but in reality I can't hand quilt everything I make. I still have another 5 or 6 that are waiting for binding and probably another 12 that need to be quilted! Lorre does such a great job on these little quilts I am caving in and having them long armed so they are finished and I can enjoy them! I fell in love with the baptist fans on these little quilts, the texture it gives my quilts is great, I tried to capture that for you to see...
The red , yellow and green is actually just X quilted thru the blocks and yes she changed the thread color for each fabric, she knows me well !
the pink and white quilt is a reproduction from Childhood Treasures book, The T Quilt and the red, green and yellow quilt are just my own " designs", just made them using fabrics I love.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I hope you all enjoy the holidays you celebrate and find a little time for quilting over the next week or so...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Not a lot of time to sew right now so I thought it was time to make some blocks using my scrap basket fabrics...oh how come I just can't get out of the red and white theme????
As soon as I saw this wrapping paper I knew I had to buy it! So do you think I am carrying the red and white theme a bit too far?
Love the look of it, bold and graphic and will look great on top of my red and white quilt I use as a tree skirt...
Maybe I need to add this great brown fabric with a hint of red in there for the border...
The scrap basket was so full I was able to fill a shopping bag with the overflow....
yes I will be making liberated stars with all the fabrics in this basket, thought they would make great blocks for donation quilts for 2012 and a way to have fun using what I have. I am always inspired by the posts on this blog
A basket full of scraps!
Now to think about a few other blocks to make with these fabrics in my scrap basket....
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
this is the layout I finally decided on , a double nine patch block with an alternate block of the red toile. I have a pieced border planned that I think will really add to this quilt design. I am thinking about hand quilting this with red thread, oh do you think I can really do that????
Here is what is waiting for me this morning on my cutting table ready to pin and just start sewing...
Give it a try next time before you leave your sewing room/space layout a few blocks or units to just start sewing.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
ok so I am a bit obsessed with this red toile....and you know I love nine patches!
this is what will be keeping me busy this week whenever I can escape to my sewing room! I only need a few hundred more!
On my sewing table this morning ready for me to make more nine patches I always leave the sewing room with something to just start sewing with the next day, I have 12 nine patches pined and lined up at the sewing machine ready to sew. I don't have to think I just start sewing!
Looking for some decorating ideas? If you love snowmen like I do
this is the place to look! I always Love seeing Anne's decorating and home and quilts too!
do you need a good laugh...sorry Teresa this just made me laugh and I know years to come this will be a story told over and over again and you will be laughing too! (now you know I did feel bad for her and I know she knows that....) and don' t you just love that santa ornament! I do. fun fabric choices too.
Hope your enjoying Laura's antique quilt photos like I am! so much inspiration.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
After reading the AP and Q red and white exhibit post I was inspired to make a little red and white quilt for my foyer table yesterday. The blocks are 3" finished , the borders I will trim back to 3.5 finished on the top and bottom.
I whipped up another quilt which I will show in another post I need to sew the borders on...I just love this bird toile fabric and I wish I bought a bolt of it!, I love birds on fabric and on quilts...oh and its red! its from Jo's Variety fabric line
Don't you think this bird toile would make a great center for this quilt in the Small Endearments book by Sandi Fox
not the best picture but you can get the idea....
and using the other reds as the hst around it....
I remember when I saw this red bird toile fabric the first quilt I thought was this one in Sandi's book. I love when I am inspired by an antique quilts . Guess that means I need to whip this one up too! Don't you agree? this little quilt needs to be made for my wall of little quilts and hmmm maybe a gift for someone too?
Monday, December 5, 2011
when your looking for inspiration its always great to hear from a friend that says go look in this book and take out your fabric line you have been saving to make a quilt for yourself! OH MY! Perfect inspirational quilt don't you agree????
Here you go Calico and Chintz Antique quilts from the collection of Patricia S. Smith, one of my favorite books btw!, and oh this fabric line I just love. Collection for a cause, comfort line. Now I need to find a couple yards of that blue and brown print on the right.
Thanks Betsy for the inspiration, as always. Check out her pictures here.....AP and Q
A great quilt, nine patches...never can go wrong with nine patches and a fabric line I have been waiting to use for just the right quilt, yes this is my next project!
Here are a few interesting posts to check out!
red and white quilts...Classic Red and White quilts from AP and Q
want to learn more about color....very interesting read , she wrote a few posts check them out!
In Color Order blog
Red and Green antique quilts, historical red and green quilts NOTHING BETTER then this....
ok I am inspired again....