Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Leslie's Build a Quilt

 This is Leslie's beautiful Build a Quilt project from Angela Walters. This is the Stay Wild fabric and a quilt we both did. Of course, Leslie's is quilted and mine <gasp> isn't!!

If you're not familiar with Angela's BAQ program, you should check out her website. Basically, she designs three quilts around ten blocks in three colorways. Each month you receive a block and then at some point near the end, you decide on a finishing kit. Once its completed, she even sends you a "roadmap" for quilting.

I had so much fun with this quilt! Leslie always gives me free rein to do whatever I want on her quilts and with this one, I chose to do many of Angela's designs, as well as some of my own. I usually quilt as designs come to me, so having a basic guide was a new experience.

Below are a bunch of the blocks...if you're familiar with Angela's quilting, you'll notice a few similarities.

As you can see, I got just a bit carried away! Now for my favorite part...pics of the back!

A lot of thread went into this quilt...that and a lot of love. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2022 Sun Bonnet Sue Raffle Quilt

 Wow...or should I say "whew"! This quilt was a challenge for me, and I loved every minute of it. Well, maybe not the minutes when I was panicking about what to put in the border, but otherwise, it was super fun! This is my second Lori Holt quilt and I have to say, I love her patterns! I especially love when they're not made with 30s fabrics...but that's just me!

The border, as you can see from the pic above, was 8" of a tone-on-tone white. All that white space in a border has so much potential and such a big "what do I do now?" bit, that it took me awhile to come up with a design. And then, I did it in pieces.  The final product looked like this:

There was a lot of marking, measuring and ruler work, but I like how it turned out. The decision to do the echo border around the design, was the best decision yet. And the sashing design echoing the border--well, it almost makes me look like I know what I'm doing!!! <grin>

Following are pics of all the blocks in the quilt. I know, pic heavy, but I couldn't decide which ones to leave out, so you get them all! Remember, if you want to see the quilting in detail, you can click on the pic--just hit "escape" to get back to the blog.


And I couldn't sign off without a few of the back...

If you made it to the end, you get a gold star!!!!