Monday, April 30, 2012
I whipped up this little quilt this weekend, just love pink and green together and that hint of yellow PERFECT in my book!
I pulled out this book Saturday am Folk Art Quilts by Gwen Marston and when I opened to this page I knew I had to make that quilt. Thanks goodness for our fabric collections where we can just go to the closet and whip up a little quilt! This quilt is approx 18 "x 22"
Yes, its true I was really inspired by the pink and green I just had to start another one, this one is based on an antique quilt I saw on line....
Will share when its done! these are the fabrics I am using....
fun to see these two little quilts I made this week together, need to make a few more. I really like the smaller size ones think a few more less then 10 inches is in my future!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Its a TOP!!! now I just have to trim the sides, rather then make 1/2 blocks I made full blocks and I will just trim off the excess.
Maybe I will sew them together for a liberated little quilt! Or better yet maybe I will just give them to a friend to do that!
I put the little flying geese quilt up there for you to see how little it is!
are you curious did I leave the duplicate blocks in, no but after I sewed the quilt together there is another duplicate red in there, oh well, it made me smile! thank goodness its one of my all time favorite turkey red prints from the Color of Friendship line by Judy Roche and Corienne Kramer a few years ago....
NOTE: My email system crashed on Thursday ( I was using entourage from microsoft on my apple computer NOT a good idea!) I took my computer to the Apple Store they were not able to retrieve my old emails
to say the least I am devastated. All my email contacts are gone, all my pictures of antique quilts friends sent me in emails, gone....
If you have written me an email in the past week or so and I haven't answered sorry I won't be able to. unless you resend me the email,If your someone I email with please send me an email so I can rebuild my address book, THANKS.
All I can say is back up your computer right now!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Ok I am in AWE over these fit to be geese rulers I could not believe how easy to make PERFECT flying geese in a manner of minutes
I made this little quilt in less then an hour and 1/2.
All you have to do is sew the block together lay the ruler on top and then trim
LOOK how little waste there is.
I bought these rulers and have no affiliation with Open Gate. As I said yesterday I am not a gadget/ruler person but these are AMAZING , I love stars and flying geese I will be using these rulers a lot, I found them so easy to use and very happy with the result. I just had to share this with you.
now to decide do I put borders on this little quilt or not, what do you think????
borders, red or white? thanks!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Primitive Gatherings arrived. I just love her fabrics/colors, I also had ordered the fit to be geese rulers that were so highly recommended for making flying geese here
I am not usually a gadget person, speciality ruler person. The book I have had for awhile so many antique quilts in here I would love to reproduce. When I saw this fabric line advertised I knew I had to have it and this quilt came to mind.I had this book out waiting for this fabric line and the rulers, its a great book and here is the wonderful antique quilt in it that I want to reproduce. I may just have to try these rulers out today, will let you know what I think and well isn't that a good enough excuse to start a new quilt? new fabric and new rulers???? Don't you just love all these colors in this bundle, I am hesitant about opening it up! I just love looking at it!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Two little quilts back from the machine quilter, just how cute are those little baptist fans?
making progress on my hand appliqued blocks, 4 more to go. I am excited to finish this as I have a few new antique quilts I want to reproduce! I am trying to stay focused and finish this one first before starting something new (old!).
only a few more blocks to make, really happy with the way this quilt is turning out. I love how the different value of cheddars keeps the eye moving around the quilt.
so far I have only repeated the red fabrics once, by mistake I must add. I was trying to use a different red for each block, the cheddars have been repeated. Now to decide do I keep the two reds in there?
Did you see on Betsy's blog she also used this antique quilt from For Purpose and Pleasure book by Sandi Fox as isnpiration for a little quilt ? Its adorable and now I have to make a small one too for my wall of little quilts! Julia made the quilt for her and I just love it. Isn't it great that we are all inspired by antique quilts?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
whenever I had time this past weekend I just cut up squares and matched them for a block this way when I had a day to myself I could just sit and sew!
Feels good to be making progress...I had a great day just sewing away on the machine yesterday. I totally lost track of time I was so focused in making all those blocks! it worked, stay focused and you can accomplish what you want! I have to remember that!~
I just love red, green and cheddar quilts, don't you???
I can't wait to finish this quilt and start hand quilting it.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Gwen Marston Liberated Medallion Quilts
all I can say is buy the book you won't be sorry! I LOVE this book! I am in awe, so many of the quilts you had to look at I didn't even see where they quilt was "liberated" ! All I saw was beautiful quilt after beautiful quilt, sooooo much inspiration in this book. A great variety of medallions some made by students of Gwen's as well. This book is so inspirational, great full shots of so many quilts. If you have never made or have made lots of medallion quilts your going to be so happy to own this book. 112 pages of pure joy. I love that she mixed applique and pieced as well....
quilts using just solids, oh I can't wait to try and make a quilt using just solids
I love basket quilts and 30's fabrics just make me happy! what a beautiful quilt.
And this quilt is made by Sue Rivers a friend from Maine!
look at the quilts on the back of the book too!
so tell me have a tempted you? are you inspired to try a medallion????
I hope to see a few medallion quilts started inspired by this book in blogland soon!!!!!
I love medallion quilts I need to make a few soon!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I always have to have a piecing project going especially when I am doing a lot of applique like I am right now, this is the one I am working on now
Its a reproduction of an antique quilt in the book For Purpose or Pleasure by Sandi Fox. A must have if you love antique quilts, actually any book by Sandi Fox in mho.
I opened the book to this page when a friend, mary jo known as MJ from MI in blogland no blog just comments!, told me she wanted to make this quilt. Of course I already had a sticky on that page as a someday project.
Someday happened last week, I instantly started pulling fabrics and made a pile! I decided to make my blocks smaller then the original antique quilt. My blocks will be 6" finished vs. 9" like the original. It didn't hurt that the block was a nine patch and I just bought new turkey reds I was dying to use! It was the right time for me to make this quilt too! Besides whats better then turkey red, poison green and cheddars?????
Here is the book cover...
Did you see Sarah is having a 100 post giveaway????? Oh how I would love to have those liberty fabrics!
check out her blog!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
My next block for my flower garden quilt
On Sunday after I finished my basket quilt decided I wanted to work on this quilt, I finished up two blocks that needed a bit more applique , still have one more but I can't find the pattern or the overlay for it! thats what I get for putting this project away. hopefully it will appear before I finish the quilt!
I prepped my next block yesterday after debating on using the dark purple or not. I like it and I know in the end it will fit in.
Now I am really inspired after seeing Janet's post yesterday, she finished the inside of the quilt. I love what she did for the sashing I may have to follow her lead there if I find the right fabric.
Have you noticed the difference , yes my quilt will be made in reproduction fabrics! check out the fabrics in some of these blocks, surprised? Yes, its true, reproduction fabrics can be bright and happy too! Wish I had collected more of them over the years, I am still on the look out for more to add to this quilt.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I just had to go with what I thought looked best...I didn't like the basket block after I made the pieced one so I went with just a plain one. I love the pink fabric and just felt this really was a better choice for me. I use my design wall and always look at the quilt from across the room and if something is off instantly in my mind I just have to change it.
I am happy with the way this little quilt turned out. I will bind it in the red.
Here is all the info where you can get the free pattern for this little quilt. I think I may just have to make it again! This will go in the pile for Christmas present, I think I know someone that would love this little quilt. Lets see if she comments! My first for April Darlene and Cheryl's, Christmas Thru the Year.
Looking forward to Cheri's next quilt along its in red /chrome yellow...hmmm love those together!
making little quilts in between some of the big quilts I am working on is just fun and lets me feel as if I accomplished something.
Don't you feel the same way? I need to find a few more antique little quilts to reproduce...any suggestions?