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.
With my hexagon quilt top filled with 21 Kaffe Fassett fabrics, it was difficult to determine the best fabric for my border. Then, I found his Black Plink fabric. It truly is the perfect border for my hexagon quilt. I hope to find sometime this weekend to add the borders and complete the quilting.
Last Friday, Elizabeth from the Don’t Call Me Betsy’s Blog posted the cutting instructions for the Sliced Coin Quilt Along. I dug into my stash and selected the following fabrics to be paired up with Kona Coal.
Follow the Flickr group to see the progress, as the fabric selections turn into quilts.
Throughout the month of January, I will be a busy quilter with a New York Beauty class. The class starts Monday. It is a four session class based on foundation pieced squares with distinct points and curves. The fabric that I will be using is Amy Butler’s new line: Soul Blossoms. I have a fat quarter bundle that I will use for my upcoming New York Beauty class and the 2011 Bloggers’ Block-A-Palozza, which starts on January 24th. I will be counting down the days until spring with these bright floral patterns!
I am now a member of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild with my official membership card. Today we had a treat bag swap and I now have an adorable pair of treat bags made my Grace from Sewn and Grown. They were filled with Dots — Polka Dots and Candy Dots! Check out her Tiny Treat Bag Post with step by step pictures.
We also had a fat quarter swap with 4 fat quarters. I now have a collection of pinks and oranges. One of the pinks was a gold mine, as I am collecting fabric for a new quilt with dragon flies. It flows perfectly with this collection of random fabrics and is starting to bring these fabrics together. What a fun night of swaps and being with follow quilters!
After three months of not working on my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along, I determined the backing – light blue with swrils. It is part of Moda’s “All about color” Cozy Quilt Design line. I had to venture all the way to Orlando to stumble across this fabric at Quilt’s Cove.
Here is a glimpse of the four squares so far with the backing.
Although I am super fascinated by curves within quilts, I have been hesitant to quilt curves because I had a hard time visualizing how to sew inverted shapes together. Thus, I started a quilt class tonight to learn curves using the paper piecing technique. We will be working on patterns for pickle dishes, wedding rings, and rattlesnakes.
This quilt is great for scraps; however, the fabric store had a sale and I am now using new fabric! Here is my fabric selection for the Pickle Dish pattern:
I completed 2 curves. Now I am off to making 70 more curves…
I enjoyed the piecing so much from my first surrounded quilt. Thus, I decided to work with some leftover fabric and start another surrounded quilt. Here is a glimpse of the fabric and the color combinations for round two. It will be another bright quilt.
I completed all of the cutting and strip piecing in one night. Compared to the cutting process for my original quilt, round two went many times faster with my 24×6 inch ruler and 36×24 inch mat. I used a 4×14 inch ruler and 12×18 inch mat for my original quilt. It is amazing the speed of progress when one has the right tools.
After three months of collecting fabrics, I am ready to make a Dragonfly Diamonds quilt. I am using the Must Love Diamonds pattern from Allison Quilt Designs. The pattern has two different diamonds. The fabric for the centers will be the flowers and dragonflies.
To keep up with my goal of finishing projects, I am also trying to utilize my stash of pastels for the quilt along that is hosted by AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts. For the June Friday Night Sew In, here are all of my scraps cut down to 2.5 inch strips and ready for piecing.