Monday, April 30, 2018

Blog List - Edition 5

More blog hops means the discovery of more blogs to follow!



This list is full of bloggers/quilters who make some amazing quilts, and are possibly those you already follow, or those that are new. They are all worth checking out - you never know what you'll find!  

Now for your reading pleasure, another list of randomly put together quilt bloggers in Blog List - Edition 5.

Objects of Design                                         Sally   
Musings of a Menopausal Melon             Sandra 
Days Filled with Joy                                    Joy
Busy Hands Quilts                                       Myra

Sewmotion                                                     Louisa
Quilting Jet Girl                                            Yvonne
Sew Fresh Quilts                                           Lorna
A Quilt is Nice                                                Nettie

Piece and Quilt                                               Natalia
Quilting Solutions                                         Mardi
My Quilt Infatuation                                    Kelly
Cynthia's Creating Ark                                Cynthia

Kissed Quilts                                                  Marlene
Jedi Craft Girl                                                Amanda     
Dizzy Quilts                                                    Izzy
Stitch All Things                                            Christine  

If you're new to the Blog List, here's the list of the previous editions, full of more blogs to check out:

Blog List - Edition 1  
Blog List - Edition 2 
Blog List - Edition 3 
Blog List - Edition 4 

Enjoy the discovery and viewing the inspiration!
      


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Stockade Quilts

The big day has arrived - time to reveal the three Stockade quilts made for the 30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop!


Stockade triplets

Yes, I'm a bit of an over-achiever, but after I made the first one, I wanted to make a couple more to try different color layouts.

Introducing Stockade 1.

Stockade 1


Made with just two fabrics, blue and white, it's perfect for a baby boy. Of course, all three quilts are perfect for boys - I need to build up the stash.

The quilting uses ruler work, with angled lines in the blue print, and horizontal lines in the background,

Stockade 1 quilting closeup


giving it a neat woven effect.

Stockade 1 quilting


And the backing is a nice soft flannel, with machine stitched binding.

Stockade 1 quilting and backing



Stockade 2 came to be because I wanted to alternate two different colored blocks, using the same background. But unfortunately, I ran out of blue fabric for that idea. No worries - just invent a different layout!

Stockade 2


Four blue blocks move on a diagonal through the middle, then two diagonal lines of green on either side, and a blue block in the corners. Those diagonal lines of color would continue if this were a bigger quilt. 

The quilting uses both freehand and ruler work,

Stockade 2 quilting

with lines in the blue print going perpendicular to that in the green. The background is kept simple, making this quilt nice and soft, especially with flannel on the back.

Stockade 2 quilting and backing


Stockade 3 is finally the checkerboard idea that Stockade 2 was supposed to be. 

Stockade 3


This quilt is soft and gentle with the pale green and yellow, and quilted with a ruler.

Stockade 3 seed quilting

To make it easier to quilt, the quilt was rotated on the frame  so that the seed quilting was quilted in rows, one side to another. A very efficient way to quilt a quilt!

Stockade 3 horizontal seed quilting

Now, if you haven't seen enough with these three, here's all of the previous blocks/quilts, plus three more days of reveals.

Date
Project Designer
Block


April 1st

Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd

Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd

April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door

April 5th

Block 5 - Surrounded
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up

April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper

April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered

April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy

April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel

April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow

April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block

April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction

April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip

April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention

April 16th

Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th

Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th

Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th

Block 19 - Weave
April 20th

Block 20 - Classic
April 21st

Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd

Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd

Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th

Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th

Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th

Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th

Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th

Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th

Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th

Block 30 - Slow Tee

Hope you've enjoyed my Stockade quilts, and the hop - I know I did!

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Starting a Hunter's Star Quilt

Since my quilts for the two upcoming blog hops are done, and I can't show more until my day of the hops, there's nothing left for me to do but start a new project! 

This time, I'm choosing to play with the Studio 180 Design's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler,


Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler

which I had won during a previous blog hop. I've always been curious about this ruler, and happy to have in my ruler arsenal. And I'm going to use it!

I've read through the ruler's instructions, which always a good thing to do before starting any project, whether it's for a ruler or a pattern. It's just a good idea to get an idea of how things are put together. And the instructions for the ruler and the quilt seem easy enough. 

For my first attempt at a Hunter's Star, I'm going to stick to the traditional two color version. No need to get fancy just yet!


traditional Hunter's Star quilt layout


I'm seeing this in a pretty blue, and have pulled out this bit of yardage from the stash, pairing it with white.


blue and white for a Hunter's Star quilt

Oh! And I just noticed that the blue has a white star print in it - even better! Catch you later - I'm off to go play!

Happy Quilting!




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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Midweek Makers #121

Welcome to Midweek Makers!

I have no shares this week, as I'm finishing up the quilts for the hops, and really can't show any more. But be sure to check back Saturday, April 28 for the Stockade reveals.


In the meantime, let's take a look at the 'stars' from last week - yep, that's the theme - stars!

from DonnaleeQ, these pretty stars;

                                           

from Grace and Peace Quilting, these gorgeous red stars;

                                           

from Quilting Gail, this beautiful star;

                                                     Apr 2018-8

from Quilting and Learning Combo, this bright star;

                                           

and from Pink Doxies, a giant rose star;

                                                 

Nice work everyone - you're all shining bright in my world!
Grab the 'Featured' button for these beauties.


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