Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jelly roll top - all done

It is done! I purchased more fabric, backing and a batt and quilted in straight lines on my own sewing machine to get this done.  Machined the binding onto the back, turned to the front and machine sewed the binding down.  Black thread on black fabric - time to pay close attention to my sewing!


It's hard to see the border fabric except at the bottom of the picture.  I used a black fabric with plenty of Christmas ornaments printed on it.  This quilt will be part of our Christmas decor at chez Viridian - tossed over the back of the couch most likely.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jelly roll top - fun!

So I purchased a jelly roll of pretty Christmas fabric, on a whim.


What to do with it?  Why not a jelly roll race quilt, also known as a lasagna quilt?  Off I went to the internet, and found instructions and pictures at Wee Folk Art.  Their instructions are very clear!
Here I am, sewing strips together:


  I had some problems with twists in the strips but soldiered on. I worried about the same fabric ending up next to each other, but told myself, "trust the process!" In about 5 hours (time off for making and eating dinner)  I was done:


There are clusters of green and light colored fabric, but I will keep it.  I will border this (time to order more fabric - sigh) and then quilt on my own machine.

Want to try?  Check out Wee Folk art's directions.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A finish!

Hello!
 It's been a fairly active summer so far but I have had time to do some quilting:
Still working on my Log cabin quilt blocks, as described previously;
Still hand quilting my double wedding ring quilt;
And finally finished a quilt based on the bricks and stepping stones pattern, a little modified.  Using up some 30's reproduction fabrics I had previously cut into strips.


It is machine quilted (not very evenly - my stitch length kept varying - operator error or the poly batting?) and has a green binding, applied completely by machine.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Quilting update Tuesday

Hello again!
I am still working on my double wedding ring quilt - hand quilting away.  But one often needs a piecing project to take a break.  So I have been cutting and sewing a log cabin quilt.  Logs finish at 3/4 of an inch.
I have tried several different layouts of the blocks, but I think I like this zig zag;


Though one must be careful in laying this out!  Still a work in progress.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Doll quilt swap hosted by Humble Quilts blog

I was so lucky to see the call for participation at Lori's Humble quilts blog for a doll quilt swap.  I couldn't resist: Civil war or earlier fabrics, in a manageable size of 24 inches square or less.  Send it off, and receive one in return.  Many people on the internet are mean and dreadful to each other but quilters are so giving.

Off went my double pink stars quiltlet and soon I received a most wonderful quiltlet from Wendy at the Constant Quilter:


Do click on this to see it larger, and the array of many fabrics in this piece of art.  Also note the careful use of the border fabric: how the scallops printed on the border fabric fit the border length and width so perfectly!  Planned or serendipity?  I know this wouldn't have worked for me, with my luck!

Thank you so much Wendy.
And I am looking at other swapped quilts, getting ideas for next year.....

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2 quilt project update

Hello again! I did not plan to be away from my blog for so long, but paid work gets in the way.

Today I am updating you on my progress on my Double Wedding Ring quilt, still in pieces in my last blog entry.  Well it is now all pieced, layered, and basted.  In fact I am more than 1/3 of the way through hand quilting it.


And a close up (with shadows, sorry) of the hand quilting.


I used the templates from Quilting from the Heartland by Sharlene Jorgenson, and a quilting template also provided by this company.  With the templates and careful cutting and sewing, everything comes together!  But I doubt I'll do another project like this - so many curved seams.  Still, so pretty....

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feb. 14 Tuesday Project

And this is a project in progress, and will be for some time.
And appropriate for today, now that I think about it!
A double wedding ring quilt top:


Pieces on my floor - I don't have a design wall.  A close-up:


This is an old old UFO from the 1990's (!!)  I am using templates and instructions from Shar Jorgeson, available at that time. The instructions say to NOT sew into the connecting fabric corners until the very end, so I have not.   I am also using reproduction fabric available from the 1990's.  As for future quilting, I think I will have it machine basted, and hand quilt it.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy Tuesday! Quilt done

Happy Tuesday to you!  Time for one of my occasional Tuesday Quilt posts.

This is a recent finish.  The pictures are of the top, but it is now quilted and bound.


I made many flying geese units using the no waste method, and old old stash.  I just kept going, without counting.  Each unit finishes at 4 inches by 2 inches.  The blue in between is new material.  Here is a close up:


This photo is a bit "yellow" - the light fabrics are more white than shown.  I quilted simply along the blue columns using a batting that can be quilted 4 inches apart, machine bound it, and called it done.
No home for this one, yet.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Quilt post

Happy Tuesday to you!  I have been able to do quilty stuff this past week and have a mostly finished project to share with you today.  It is a version of Pineapple blossom  - pattern and directions by Bonnie Hunter.  I have set the blocks together a different way than she shows.


And a close-up:


The blocks are set edge to edge and the movement of the flying geese is accentuated.  I bought 2 and a third yards of the pale yellow for the geese and used 2 yards - if you make this pattern allow for that!  All the medium dark fabrics are from very old stash.  It's good to use them up.  The top only needs borders now.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River as I do most weeks I have projects to share. Follow the link to pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian

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