I haven’t got anything finished to show you, so here’s some video of me showing the quilting on my Plume quilt and wibbling about how to finish the last border. The last half of the video is me actually quilting the centre part of the quilt, so though it’s a fairly long video (~11 minutes), you really can skip the last five minutes without missing a whole lot.
In which I show my January quilting project, a very old top made out of Tula Pink’s Plume fabrics, a pile of quilt blocks for the TTMT block swap and my Canadian online True North Bee, and a finished quilt.
The pattern I used way back when for the Tula Pink quilt top, was the Snuggly Layer Cake Throw from the Moda Bakeshop. It was published early in 2010, so that top was made at some point after that. I added two borders (plus two flanges) to up the size a little, but the centre part is as shown in the link. The All People Quilt 2018 Resolutions can be found here. If anyone is interested in making the Granny Square blocks, they can be found here. The Plus blocks are here. The Hovering Hawk block pattern can be found here. And finally, Dora’s No Baste Method is here. (It’s currently on sale 25% off, but is regularly $1 US. So, you know… not a bad deal either way!)
Also, I didn’t talk about it in the video, but I taped my Harry Potter mini up behind me on the door because someone – Vanda maybe? – had some fabrics from the same line in a video a couple weeks ago and I thought maybe I should fish him out from the box in the closet and show him off a little. (Also, it hid the door in the video.) You can’t tell from that distance, but my mom handquilted it with invisible thread following all the lines of the pattern printed on the panel. In my imaginary future house, it hangs in the library. Just need to win the lottery first…
In which I show the last batch of FQ swap FQs, November Bee blocks, some quilt blocks for yet another quilt I’ll never quilt, and a mini-quilt that’s in progress and hopefully will be done by Christmas.
The Bee blocks are all Scrap Jar Stars. The blocks in the Tula Pink fabrics are Churn Dashes with a little less background material and a layout that makes them look like non-Churn Dashes. (There is probably a name for those, but I can’t recall what it is.) And the beaver block is designed by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. I didn’t use a pattern for the maple leaves, but it’s a pretty standard block and you could probably find a dozen of them without trying on google.
In which I show a finished apron (pattern available at Purl Soho), a finished quilt-as-you-go Herringbone quilt (pattern available at Maureen Cracknell Handmade), a couple zipper pouches, a bunch of quilt blocks (including a scrappy x and + block, scrappy log cabins, and a couple Grandmother’s Cross blocks), and a finished quilt top (made of Sunlight and Shadows blocks.
In which I show a finished quilt top, a quilt I’m quilting, a finished pouch, and some quilt blocks, including an amazing new pattern by Jennifer. (The pattern will be available free at Sewhooked.com beginning October 6, 2017.)
The black and crossweave quilt is made using Sew Mama Sew’s Modern Block of the Month from a few years ago.
Here is a tutorial for the quilt as you go Herringbone quilt, though I made mine quite a bit larger.
Also, I forgot to mention it, but another of my birthday fat quarters arrived from Laura! I should have put it in my sewing room so that I’d remember to show what she sent. I’m still waiting on three of them, but I know Vicky’s is en route!
In which I show quilt blocks, new and old, some sheepish wall art, and share some of the Fat Quarters I’ve received from my fellow TTMTers, Jennifer, Julia, Jordan, Rainey, and Susan.
I think I kind of look drunk in this screen shot. Thanks, YouTube!
So there’s no pattern for the cushion cover, you just cut into a piece of fabric, insert a strip, sew it back together, and then do it again from the other side. It’s all made with scraps, except that the border/binding is Kona Fog and the background of the cushion is a Cotton and Steel print that was nearby when I was trying to decide what to back this cushion with. Instructions for quilting the paisley feather motif can be found here.
Anyway, I forgot to mention it, but I have received my Birthday FQ from Jennifer! I haven’t opened it yet, though, because I’m one of those people who makes people wait til their birthday or Christmas or whatever and it’s four more days… Next week if I get another video up, I’ll share.