Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Twin Quilts....Well Almost

Back in November 2011, I blogged about the 90 Degree Double-strip Ruler and Strip Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown.

I decided that I would make "Read all About it" using this ruler.  It was a lot of fun to use the ruler and the blocks went together really fast.  When I got into making the quilt the instructions said that you would have 24 blocks leftover.  Well that got me thinking.  Maybe I would make a second quilt with the leftovers and a few more strips.

"Read All About It" in Green
(My Son wanted a quilt in green)

This is the backing.
"Big Sky Country"
South Sea Imports.

Because I had purchased a lot of fabric I decided to make a second quilt.
This is my own design using leftover squares and a few
more strips of fabric.

The Twin....almost.

The backing is "Wild Wings by Persis Clayton Weirs
for Springs Creative Products Group."

The backing is almost as nice as the front of the quilts.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Annual Quilt Bee

Yesterday was the Guild's annual quilt bee.  It was held at the Prince Arthur Hotel in the banquet room.  There were over 60 quilters in attendance.

There were a lot of different quilts being made.  Here are some of them.

Some of the tops were completed and were either laid out on the design wall or completely sewn together ready to be quilted.

Two of the quilts were put together as quilt-as-you-go.

Disappearing 9 Patch

On the Design Wall

We even used the floor when there was no where else to use.

This is the quilt that my team worked on.  It is the disappearing 9 patch.  We used a 12" block for this quilt and put borders on it so that the finished size would be 63 x80.  I like a quilt with borders I think it finishes it off nicely.

We chose our backing and it is ready to be quilted.

We are going to put red binding on it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I received a lovely surprise today from the UK

Back on December 20th I blogged that I had won another prize from the "Blog Hop Party".  Today I received 2 beautiful books.  They were from Celine.  You can find her blog HERE.  Check it out, you may find it as interesting as I do.

Here are the 2 magazines I received today.

I am going to enjoy reading these.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Flying Geese or Canada Geese Quilt

I put the sashing and the borders onto the Flying Geese Quilt.  I am not going to quilt it, it is too big for me to handle.  It is going to be given to the Quilt Guild and someone there will quilt it.  The Annual Quilt Bee is next Thursday at one of the local hotels so I am going to take it with me and give it to the Bee Chairperson to add to the finished products of the day. 

Flying Geese Quilt Top

When I started this quilt I was going to make Geese in the Park on the Moda Bakeshop site, but when I started to put it together I didn't like how it was turning out so I searched for another pattern and used Connecting Threads Flying Geese Quilt Pattern.  as a guide.  This is a really easy free pattern.  I didn't make it the size the pattern called for though, because the guild wants them to be 63 x 80 inches so that is what it is.

I used the Deb Tucker Wing Clipper ruler and used the no waste method of doing flying geese.  I hate wasting fabric and always save whatever I can and this method comes in really handy for making flying geese with no waste.  You make them a little larger than the pattern calls for and then you square them up.  

Another finish.