If you love quilting, I’m sure you have heard of Angela Walters. She has a relatively new blog about “The Business of Machine Quilting” to help other machine quilters. It is a great resource, and I am honored and excited to have a guest post there today on finding inspiration as a quilter. Clicking on the button will take you to the post!
I’ve decided to add a new feature to my blog… On the Cutting Board. I want to show what I am working on personally, whether quilt blocks, clothes, placemats, or whatever strikes my fancy next. I plan on doing it at the mid-month mark because it is a good mark on the wall. I don’t want to repeat material in case you follow my personal blog, so this will be a summary with links to other blog posts that have more details. Here is the inaugural – and February version.
Top Right: I’ve been working hard on bee blocks. January was Heather from Quilts in the Queue in the Stash Bee. She asked for this yellow, red, or orange paper pieced block so she could add blocks and make a larger quilt.
Bottom Middle and Right: I’m also part of the 4×5 Modern Bee this winter, and have 5 more blocks to make. I am chain piecing a paper pieced star, so the middle picture shows the organizing step. The bottom right picture shows the in-process views of 4 of the 5 blocks.
Top and Bottom Left: I’m also a year behind on the 2013 Lucky Stars Block of the Month. I completed the practice and January blocks. I’m hoping to finish two blocks a month on this project. The eventual goal is a queen sized sampler quilt. The blocks I am going to receive from the 4×5 Modern Bee will be combined with these blocks and a few others that I’ve been wanting to try. The goal is to finish this by the fall, but we’ll see how busy it gets here.
Middle Top: I also participated in the Winter 2014 Kids Clothes Week, and made a pair of pants and a onesie for my daughter. The post about the pants can be found here, and the onesie at the bottom of this post here.
I have a few parts to replace on my machine this weekend, then I should be back to doing some long arm quilting!
Welcome! I have finally finished moving to my new site, so please check it out and let me know what you think 🙂
I’ve learned a lot about HTML and wordpress throughout this process, but now that it’s done I can get back to the work I really love – quilting!
Here’s a preview of what is up next on the machine:
I am switching from blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site, so please excuse the mess during the process.
The design is a rounded rectangle edge to edge panto.
I quilted it with putty (beige) So Fine #50 thread. It was a good neutral color for a quilt with so many colors.
I also machine sewed the binding on to the front of this quilt – saving tons of time!
This is the back of this quilt. The back was pieced, and there is linen in both the back and front, but it quilted up very nicely.
Here is the completed quilt – so pretty!
It was wonderful to end the year on this note 🙂
Here is a closeup of what the design looks like on the front.
Now, some action shots of the quilting in progress. My Millennium is center stage in this one.
This quilt is from “Jelly Roll Quilts” by Pam & Nicky Lintott. It is a sweet blue and brown baby version. I quilted it with interlocking squares in a geometric pattern to make it a little more masculine and to help it survive lots of use.
Here it is loaded on the long arm.
This is the pieced back. The bottom pink portion is flannel, so this will be a soft and warm quilt.