Monthly Archives: February 2011

12 New Konas

In effort to use my stash and finish my quilt projects, I am participating in the Sunday Stash Report, hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times.

IN: 3 YARDS

This is a pile of 12 new Kona Fat Quarters that are added to my collection.  I participated in the Gen X Kona Swap and I received this great selection in the mail yesterday.  (Thanks AnneMarie!)  I will be using these solids in my new quilt class with Seminole Strip Piecing.

OUT: 7 YARDS

This weekend was filled with sewing!  I finished up the Pinwheel Party from the Twiddletails Quilt Along.  I completed another dog quilt and the binding for the confetti quilt.  Three finishes in one weekend!  I will be sharing the details of each of these quilts this week.

CraftedAngles is Featured on Gen X Quilters

Each Friday, Gen X Quilters Blog has a feature on one of their follwers and…

CraftedAngles is being featured today on Gen X Quilters: Follower Friday!!

Check out this week’s Friday Follower Blog Posting to learn more about me, my favorite quilt, and more.  Thanks AnneMarie!

Sliced Coin Quilt Top

The slices are now distinct, as the sliced coin quilt top is complete!  I really liked working with the bold primary colors.

It is now awaiting the matching background fabric:

Hopefully, the quilting will be finished this weekend!  Also, the Flickr group has many pictures posted with the fabric different variations.

Somehow, the list keeps growing…

My goal this week was to complete one of my works in process, so I can make room for new projects on my WIP collage.  Well, by process of squishing my projects together in Photoshop, I was able to barely make room for a new project without completing ones from the previous week. Anyone know that feeling?

Although it may only look like I started one new project, I actually started four.  Here is the week’s recap with new projects:

  • Penn State Pillow:  This was a quick project that all started with a Julie’s blog posting about pillows.  In just two hours, I made a pillow from start to finish!  Very easy.
  • Wine Sock: I dressed up a wine bottle with a homemade wine holder.  This was actually easier than the pillow!
  • Seminal Strip Quilting:  I started another quilt class on Monday!  This class is all about strip piecing, so hopefully I will have more creative borders.  I haven’t started with my fabric, but my I have already conceptualized what I will be doing with Kona Solids (Thanks to the Gen X Kona Solid Swap!).  There will be plenty of postings on this class in the future!
  • Dog Quilt:  Yes, there will be another dog quilt made.  This one is for my sister-in-law’s bulldog, who turned 2 today!  (Shh – I am not finished with it yet – Don’t spoil the surprise)

Although, I started new projects, I completed the sashing for the sliced coins quilt along & the quilting for my confetti quilt.  I am making progress and should be finished with both my next week!

In the meantime, here is weekly WIP collage:

Click on the link below to see what other quilters are sharing via the  Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Gen X Quilt Contest

Gen  X Quilters Blog is hosting a love nest quilt contest with bed size modern quilts.  Here is my entry with a queen size quilt that was a Christmas gift.  The pattern is Must Love Diamonds from Allison Quilt Designs.

This quilt is called “Dragonflies”.  It is named after the symbolism that Walter Dudley Cavert illustrated in poem about loved ones that have died and “the fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist.”

This quilt was given to a family that found comfort with symbolism of the dragonfly after their son/brother passed away.  When my brother passed away a year and a half ago, this family provided me a lot of support.  Since I find healing by quilting, I started this quilt last March when I found the perfect dragonfly fabric.  After nine months, I finally finished the quilt.  It is complete with a pieced backing, a sewn-in label that I designed, double borders, and vibrant colors throughout a diamond pattern.

There are 40 (and counting!) modern bed quilts in this contest.  Vote on your favorites by clicking here!

Gen X Quilters

Sew Modern Wine Bottle Holder

This past weekend, I made a {Sew} Modern Wine Bottle Holder for the Sew Modern Monday Link Up hosted by Canoe Ridge Creations.  It is made from two fat quarters and dresses up any bottle of wine!

For more {Sew} Modern inspirations this week, check out the {Sew} Modern Monday link ups.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Dog Quilt # 2

I made a quilt for Dunder Dog for Christmas, after I found the perfect chocolate lab fabric.  Last weekend, I found fabric with a variety of dogs — one of which was a bulldog!  Since my sister-in-law has a bulldog, I immediately bought the fabric to make Henry a quilt!  His second birthday is on Wednesday, so hopefully, I will finish in time!  All the bulldogs are fuzzy cut — aren’t they cute?  Hopefully, I will be able to piece and quilt by Wednesday.

Instant Pillow

It wasn’t quite instant; however, earlier this evening I saw Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts Blog Posting on a Pillow Basic Tutorial and two hours later, I had a pillow!  I made a 12″ x 16″ pillow with a quilted top of Penn State fabric.  The great part about the instructions was the was detail related to finishing the pillow with binding.

Sliced Coin Layout: The Fun Part

For about two weeks, I have been working on the Sliced Coin Quilt Along.  Since last week’s cutting update, I completed the layout and added the gray slices between each coin.  With the bright colors, this was the fun part!

Come back next week, when I will share the assembly and sashing.  Also, the Flickr group has many pictures posted with the fabric different variations.

New Fabric to Finish Projects

Although I didn’t complete any projects this week, I made progress with many of my quilts — including lots of fabric to finish some of my WIP’s.

  • 2011 Bloggers; Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along — Check out my Blocks: One, Two, and Three
  • New York Beauty Squares — Completed another Flying Geese Curve
  • Hexagon Quilt — Found the perfect Border Fabric
  • Pinwheel Party — Found more background fabric for a pieced backing.
  • Sliced Coin Quilt AlongCompleted cutting.  Come back tomorrow to see my layout progress.
  • Underground Railroad — Bought additional fabric for the backing.
  • Jelly Roll Quilt Along — Printed instructions for the remaining blocks.  Does that count as progress?

Here is a collage of my projects this week:

Click on the link below to explore this week’s Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced