Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some of the tutorial blocks along with the wonky square in the square blocks for my "tutorial quilt". It's been fun to experiment with different type of blocks and different looks for this project. I guess it makes it almost a sampler quilt....almost.....

square in a square log cabin blocks

This is the square in a square block in the red barn quilt along making wonky log cabins! I decided to add these blocks to some blocks I have been making up following some tutorials I have wanted to try, but didn't want to commit to a full quilt of each of the blocks. I'm using the same collection of fabrics for all of the tutorial and wonky blocks. Once I add the sashing I hope that I will have an interesting quilt. I have made 9 of the wonky log cabin blocks for the quilt and plan to use them as kind of a "tie everything together" block. You can see some of the quilting totorial blocks that will be mixed in. I plan to make this a full size quilt, maybeen queen size.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I have an article in the current issue of Sew News! You will find complete instructions for my "Tote of Many Colors" bag on page 52-53. This is a fun, easy bag to make! It has seven different colors of chenillt combined with cream. The Chenille is stitched to a pre-quilted base. If you haven't tried chenille before this is a fun introduction to the new way of making chenille! No layering! No cutting! You can also order kits with all the matierials needed on my website: www.fauxchenille.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

quarter log cabin block with birds

This week the old red barn quilt along is making quarter log cabin blocks. This is my take on the new blocks! I decided to add another element to this quilt with some little pieced birds in coordinating colors. I loved making the birds so much that I decided to add one to the little bag I made for the friendship bag swap. My bag is packed and ready to send off to it's new home! I have to get busy on the blocks for the quilt now but it may have to wait until after quilt market next month!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

This weekend I have been working on a quilt along making wonky log cabin blocks. I added a 3 inch sashing to each of the blocks and had to make a decision whether to leave the sashing straight or to angle that as well. tomorrow I will post the quilt all put together. It will be interesting to see if everyone agrees with my decision. The light sashing really makes the darker fabrics for this fall quilt stand out. The finished blocks will be 15 inches with a total of 25 blocks. I used 28 fat quarters for the quilt not counting the fabric for the sashing.

stacks and flowers washed

The final result! My stacks and flowers quilt has been washed and all of the stems and flowers centers bloomed! I like the way it makes the stems and flowers pop. It has given the quilt alot of personality! Should cheer up the guest room! This will be my centerpiece quilt at fall market in Houston! Sneak Peak!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I had fun putting this bright quilt together and it is finnally quilted and ready to wash. The stems and flower centers will "bloom" when I wash them and add texture to the quilt. Tomorrow you will see the result! This summer is the first time I have made so many bright colored quilts! It has been fun to work with such vibrant colors that really pop with all of this white!