Sunday, June 3, 2018

Diamond Tile Quilt

Bonnie Hunter's diamond tile block was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Quiltmaker's magazine.  I never bought the magazine - instead I designed a larger version of her block.  I have Electric Quilt (EQ) 8, an amazing software program for quilt design.

This is the design I came up with, the squares finishing at 10" in the quilt. I love the randomness of color. It was fun "shopping" in the bins for so many color combinations. 

Each square is its own little quilt!

Scrappy 4" outer border is made from my stash of men's shirts. 

AND of course...I can't just do a plain, simple backing....

16-patch blocks, random orphan blocks, and a whole lotta seams pulled this one together.

Machine quilted with Urban Elementz "Pipeline" panto on my APQS Millenium

Binding goes on by machine. Washed, dried and ready for gifting! 

Measures approximately 98" x 88"

Thank you, #bonniehunter, for never-ending ideas!

Wild Zipper Quilts

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dusty nine-squares

I made the top of this quilt over a year ago. I looked at it and thought "meh"....nothing special here...just trying to use up my overflowing stash of 2" squares and 2" strips.

It's ok. nothing to write home about. SO instead of starting YET ANOTHER quilt that would soon turn into a UFO (quilting term - unfinished object), I decided to quilt and bind it and use it as a snuggle quilt for tv time. 

Boom! Quilted and bound and I think I actually like it!

Wonky scrappy back...orphan blocks, shirt backs, little 'o this, little 'o that. Scrappy happy!

This quilt has no pattern - it's just a bunch of 5" squares and 5" 9-patch blocks with a 6" piano key border. I quilted it with "Pipeline" from #UrbanElementz.  The binding was sewn on by machine. I do not do hand-sewn binding because I've mastered machine sewing them!!! hahaha...ok, but seriously, the back stitching of the binding looks just like the front and because I will NEVER enter my quilts in a quilt show or any competition,  I say screw it. Why hand-sew when I have a sewing machine (or 10)?

I threw it in the washer with a color-catcher and it came out of the dryer soft and squishy and comfy  and everything a quilt should be.

EIGHT more UFO's in the pile....and what did I do tonight? I started another quilt. shhhhhh.....

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Junie's Quilt

June Elise is already 10 months old. I am delinquent on this post! She is a powerful force...24 lbs of love and determination! I finished her quilt a couple months ago. I chose Emory's stars by @quiltville_bonnie for my inspiration. I put my own spin on it and of course, a wonky back.

You know, when you have leftover blocks and fabric, why be boring?