Saturday, March 27, 2010

Flurry Fun

This is the quilt I referred to before as the snowman quilt.  It is called "Flurry Fun".  It was a block of the month from the local quilt shop "Quilter's Stash".  I started it February 09 and finished it this month.  It was suppose to be twin size but I wanted it to grow to be double bed size so I added extra blocks on the sides.  The snowmen are all appliqued onto pieced squares, most of them are doing winter olympic sports.  The surrounding squares were done using the strip-piecing method.  The finished size is 76 x 85.  I had it longarm quilted with a snowflake pattern.  The binding was a challenge since the quilt was very large, but I managed.  It seemed I was "under the quilt" not under the weather.

This is the pattern that was used for the quilting.  I think that it was very fitting for a winter scene quilt.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

My first bear paw block for the Bear River Quilt.  The square is 11 inches.  The quilt is suppose to be 48 x 58 but I am going to make it grow so that it fits on a double bed.  I hope to make it at least 74 x 85.  I have to make 5 more blocks so it is going to be a work in progress.

There are so many other small projects I want to do so I will try to fit them in while I make the bear paw blocks.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wilmington Prints

Wilmington Prints: "Bear River by Kevin Daniels"

I started a new quilt today. It is called Bear River. I picked up the kit in a small quilt shop in Beaver Bay Minnesota about a year ago and finally started it today.

This is the panel. It is cut apart and there are bearpaw squares placed between these squares.
I will post pictures as I complete some of the squares.


Monday, March 22, 2010

It's Hip to be Square

This is a table topper I made from a pattern on .  The finished measurements are 24" x 24".  The inner square is made from charm squares.  They were calling out to me from their place in my cupboard.  I then co-ordinated the borders from some fat quarters that I had and other pieces that were leftover from other projects.  I guess you could say that it was made from leftovers.  I think it turned out quite nice.  An ideal centre piece for spring.