Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday

Scraptastic Tuesday   is going on over at Mrs Sew & Sow.  Check things out over there.

Last week I showed the Batik Leaf Quilt.  So excited today when I dropped in to see the projects and found I was a gift certificate winner!! Check out the options that come with the gift certificate from Green Fairy Quilts.  

The latest project is machine quilting on the DSM a quilt made by a lovely lady from church.  She had a machine quilter at least 10-15 years ago finish some of her pieces while her and her husband would winter in Texas.  This quilt was slated to be quilted when they no longer could make the trip.
 Here is the close up of the blocks.

The sashing and borders need to be finished.  Below is the pattern that was slated for in the sashing.  

I am afraid that enough of the fullness won't be taken up with the quilting.  The outside border will get the Baptist fan design. This is my go to design for the outer border.  
Any ideas to help quilt out some of the fullness.  I suppose a meander might take up more of the fullness than the loops.

Linky Tuesday is also running at Freemotion on the River

Just Another Quilter

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Scraptastic Tuesday

Yesterday the last stitch was put in the binding. The sleeve was put on and hung up in the sew room. Late last night. It looks great in there. Enjoyed a little Netflix while it was hanging last night.

I didn't take a picture in natural light before it was hung.....so this morning down it came. The sun was beautiful this morning. 

It was quilted on the long arm, which I still am growing accustomed to. Since the quilt was going in my sew room I decided that it was an opportunity to practice some new designs. The quilt was sectioned off with double lines and loops. Each section has a different pattern. It gives some practice without a huge commitment. 

The quilt is made with blocks cut with the Accuquilt drunkards path block and 5" batik squares. The 5" squares are from the guild fabric exchange in February 2015. 

Check out the other projects at Connie's Linky Tuesday and with Mrs Sew & Sow Scraptastic Tuesday.

Happy Quilting,
Just Another Quilter

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Spring Green Finish

Recently I was asked to donate a quilt for a fundraiser for an organization at my husbands work.  Currently there are no quilts that are set aside for this purpose.  Frequently there is something laying about that is made from scraps that has no meaning or no scheduled home.
The deadline for the drawing was close and I decided that it wasn't in the cards this year.  After some consideration, I asked 3 others who have a tie to the facility if they were interested in helping....all said yes.
What looks hard but isn't?  That many can work on?  Can use any pre-cuts that we already have?  Will appeal to men (generally male work population)?

The neighbor with her sister had recently made a quilt for her grandson who is getting married.  It was beautiful and made with jelly rolls.  And the neighbor stated how easy it went together.  Off to do some research.  The pattern is a 3 Dudes Quilting in Mesa, Arizona.  After saving some pictures of the variety available in the pattern, this was the inspiration.
Ray's Quilt from 3Dudes Quilting

So a YouTube video is available from Missouri Star quilt company for this Quilt.  

3 Dudes Quilt 2
Ron Appell 3 Dudes Quilt

This version has a slightly different strip set.  But the strip set is available on-line, is made with jelly rolls and 1 1/2" black strips.  And best part....looks hard without being hard.

Spring Green with 3Dudes
Here is some pictures of us working on it along with the final top.  The quilting is done-interlocking squares.  The fundraiser is going great and we are proud of the finished product.  Thanks to those that made it possible in the 3 week process.

Keep Quilting,
Just Another Quilter