Friday, June 20, 2014

Vintage Farmhouse

This is the year of the farm, quilt wise.  As you know, I've been working on Farmer's Wife blocks since last fall, all hand pieced.  I've also been participating in a BOM through Fig Tree Quilts, Vintage Farmhouse.  

Every month I receive instructions, plus fabric, to make 5-6 blocks which will then be sewn together to make a quilt.  This is a machine project and it's been quite fun.  I don't  have to make any decisions about fabric, just cut and sew.  It's based on a vintage quilt (see picture on my sidebar.)

This month we were able to sew the bottom row together.  Yay!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Modern Baby Quilt

As is our tradition, the DC Modern Quilt Guild put together a baby quilt for one of our (founding) members who just had a baby boy.

At first I wasn't sure how this was going to come together but I love it!  My block is at lower left.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spontaneous Quilt

Often, the quilts I make appear out of nowhere, unplanned, not anticipated.  I did not start this week planning to make this little quilt but that is what happened.
I had to go to JoAnn Fabrics on Monday to buy some webbing for strap handles for a bag I will be making next week (more about that after it is made!)  Of course I had to browse around the store, 50% off coupon in hand.  I saw the book, "Simply Retro" by Camille Roskelley, featuring traditional quilt blocks using modern fabrics.  I bought the book.

At home, I pulled some pretty, fresh fabrics in rosy pink, green and turquoise from my stash.  I also conveniently had 3 yards of white with a tone on tone little star (no recollection of where or why I bought it.)  I began cutting and sewing happily using my "new" Singer Featherweight.

By yesterday afternoon I had nine 12" Churn Dash blocks which I will sew together and machine quilt to make my little Spontaneous Quilt.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Farmer's Wife

Since last fall I have been working on the Farmer's Wife Quilt.  I am hand-piecing it.  It is my go-to, take-along travel project.  I always have one of these on hand.  I have made over 50 blocks so far.