Monday, April 26, 2010

"Grandmother's Flower Garden" English Paper Piecing

For many years I have wanted to try English Paper Piecing. I saw a little demo video a few weeks ago and that inspired me to get started on my own "Grandmother's Flower Garden" quilt using 1" octogons. Its very easy, fun and addictive!! I work on this project during the evenings when watching TV. I'm not sure of the overall design yet for this quilt top. In these first photos I'm still planning. I may work in some green fabric or I may just leave the background all white around the flowers. All the fabrics for the flowers are 1930's fat quarters I've had for over a year that I had bought for another quilt project...........but forgot which one they were for. The white background fabric is quilters sateen. I've always admired this quilt and wanted to make one. Looks like its a project that will take years and years!

"Baskets and More Baskets Quilt" Project

Here are the last blocks for this quilt project.
All the blocks for this quilt have been 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" except for the last block which is in the first picture above. It measures 24 1/2" x 24 1/2".
This weekend I will be receiving the measurements and instructions for the sashings.
I have been using some blue fabric for the background when I take the pictures of the blocks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Battle of the Batting

Last weekend I was laying a quilt sandwich using my large portable design wall. In the photos I had just pinned the batting on and the excess was on the floor before I trimmed it off. Ginger was very stubborn about getting off it. She seemed to think it was there for her.

"The Beatles" Quilt

I pieced this quilt top last weekend.
Since I took these pictures I have assembled the quilt sandwich and have ready for quilting. The black fabric "The Beatles" print is the backing on the quilt.

"Verna's Flowers" Quilt Top

This is just the quilt top so far. I've made the quilt sandwich since I took this picture and have it ready for quilting. After its quilted it will have a ruffle going across the ends and also scattered fabric flowers. It will be fun!
Havn't decided on my quilting design yet.

"Baskets and More Baskets" Block #12