Thursday, January 24, 2013

Quickest Project Ever....

Literally.  This took 15 minutes to sew.  And it has a zipper!

Made for the January swap for CLTMQG - using this tutorial.  It's such a great way to make this, I may have to try to scale it up for some gifts. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Blocks - do. Good Stitches

For this months blocks, we did the Rocky Road to Kansas block.  (tutorial and template here)

This was my first time actually attempting paper piecing.  This is why I love this group, it makes me try new stuff, but only requires two it's not an intimidating commitment.

Plus, this time fabric scraps were donated from Beth at Stash Fabrics.  Thank you!

Block one I used a white background.

Block two I used a Kona solid - Ash as the background
Since this was the first attempt....the points aren't perfect....but with all the scrappy goodness, you don't notice.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Finish of the Year!

I'm really excited about how this one turned out.  It's another quilt using the stitch and flip method, but completely different looking than the last one I made.

I quilted with light blue thread, zig-zags in the negative space.  It really highlights the wonky triangles.
Quilt Stats:
Size: 40 x 60
Focus Fabrics: Blues and greens from stash / scraps
Background: Robert Kaufman Kona Lake
Binding: Dark blue solid
Quilting: Zig-zag lines, light blue thread