Archive for March, 2008

Giveaway project

March 25, 2008

I think I might have to make the full-size quilt of this block in these colours –

Indigo & Gold Table Topper

If I had used the same “no press” technique as the Lone Star, I might have finished this much more quickly. But, it took most of yesterday afternoon and I finished the quilting today.


3rd picture

March 18, 2008


picture number 2

March 18, 2008


Machine Quilting

March 18, 2008

quilt-pictures-machine-quilting-001-50.jpgI am cleaning up projects in my sewing space to move forward. These are a few of the painted fusibles I did with Judy Makinson’s workshop. The other photo is of my yellow brick road soon to be tablecloth that I need machine quilting ideas for. Any ideas? I played around with the leftovers from the yellow brick road and tried out my free motion quilting.  The idea to try this came from Cathy W.  

Another Blitz Idea

March 17, 2008

What would you think of the Quiltville Strings  as a variation to the blitz strippy quilt? It would require smaller strips but 4 7/8″ squares would be needed for background fabrics.

Just a thought,


lone star

March 13, 2008

quilt-pictures-009-25.jpgThis is my finished quilt from Patti’s workshop on Saturday.  Now I get to practice my machine quilting. I don’t have any ideas that jump of the page on what design to quilt on it.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 – 5:00 p.m.

March 12, 2008


Now comes the hard part… deciding how it should be quilted.

Wheelchair Quilt

March 10, 2008

This is the quilting project I worked on while you guys were at the Saturday Workshop. It took a bit of planning to get the perfect width.


It measures 43″ x 64 1/2″ so it will tuck in around the hips and it is long enough to fold around chilled toes. I’ve backed it with fleece to give it a bit more durability and plushness. Also, I’ve rounded the corners to help avoid catching in the wheels.

My sister’s birthday is March 31, so it will have to be machine quilted fairly simply. Any suggestions? I’m leaning to wavy curves or spirals.

I’ve already have a few changes I’ll incorporate into the next version. Fabric choice is first on that list. Also, I think I will play with a secondary stripe and see what optical illusions I can obtain.


Anne’s Quilt - back

I’m not sure if you can see the quilting… but this is the ‘simple’ quilting I ended up with.

Saturday, March 8th, 2008 – 9:20 p.m.

March 9, 2008


Using the “Pinch and Flip” method of seam matching, I managed to complete three, count ’em, three star points.  So, does this mean I will actually finish this thing? I can hardly keep my eyes open. It is time for bed…

Shoppegirltraceyann’s Lone Star Fabric selection

March 9, 2008