Previous Quilting Projects

Scrappy Staircase Quilt

Scrappy Staircase Quilt (77)

I am really really liking working with scraps.  I had a bunch of strings that were no more than 2.25 inches wide, which wasn’t wide enough to add to my “scrap vomit” quilt, so I put them all in one large grocery bag and waited.  I knew I wanted to make a string quilt of sorts and debated between spider web quilt and string-X quilts.  Neither …

Homeward Bound Block

Homeward Bound Block

Candi at Raccoon Creek Quilts hosts a monthly challenge with a new challenge every month.  This month’s challenge was to design and make a block.  I was on the fence for a while about it because I kept thinking, “What if someone already made the block I designed and made and I don’t know about it?”  I had an idea in my mind,  so I checked the …

Scrap Rectangles

Scrap Rectangles (147)

That’s it.  Just one picture for this quilt.  I have an awesome friend that gives me her scraps from her Etsy store.  For this quilt, I pulled all of the fabric that had brown or tan in them.  My friend has such a great sense of style, that I should have not been surprised when, after putting them together, they made such a great and …

Morning Star 2

Morning Star (144)

This fun little quilt can be found in the Spring 2015 edition of Fons and Porter’s Scrap Quilts Magazine.  It is 70 inches square (I know, an odd size, but I only had enough fabric to make a short twin quilt–or wide lap quilt). This quilt was made with a fat quarter set of Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line. I used a paper piecing technique to create it.  The …

Americana Stars

Americana Stars (149)

My kids’ teachers’ quilts are done!  This one is for a teacher who likes westerns and America.  I thought some stars and plaid were in order.  I used the woven fabrics currently being sold at both JoAnn and Hobby Lobby.  I love the texture of the woven fabrics.  It feels like I pulled this quilt out of a log cabin from the 1800s.  I will …

An X’s and O’s quilt

An X’s and O’s quilt, sort of (151)

A long time ago, I purchased Zen Chic’s “Figures” fat quarter set.  I loved the colors, the saturated color on some fabrics, and the design on white of the other fabrics. One of my kid’s teachers (this particular child has two teachers) decorates her room with light blue and yellow.  And she wears a lot of navies, so naturally, when I would stare at this …

Mirage Quilt

Mirage Quilt (152)

One of my kid’s teachers loves neutrals.  I have only seen her wear one other color besides white, tan, gray, and black.  That is why I created my Mirage Quilt with all neutrals. Do you see why I call it Mirage?  I swear my eyes go blurry every time I look at it.  I should probably call it “Far-Sighted Quilt” or “20/40.” Here’s a closer …

Scrappy Plus Quilt

Scrappy Plus Quilt (155)

Hello!  Welcome back!  Today, I finished quilting my scrappy plus quilt that I showed a LONG time ago in this blog post.  If you remember, it looked like this: And, now it looks like this: This quilt top sat lonely and neglected for a long time, waiting for the perfect recipient.  When my pre-schooler saw that I was making teacher quilts for all of the other kids’ …