Saturday, March 31, 2012

And then there were TEN

OK, so I have made a little progress on my wonky quilt. I'm trying to figure out another quilt at the same time, so actually I think I'm doing well. I've been trying to do at least two a day. SO I now have ten out of 16 done. I'm working on another as I'm writing this. I have green and black scraps everywhere which are being used in the corners of these blocks. I like having NO RULES.
Not sure if this is the actual order they will end up in, but I think it's looking good so far.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My First Wonky Quilt

I have been drawn to this style of quilt for quite a while. Whenever I'm doodling one seems to show up. Well, I have a black and lime green quilt that I am making and I thought why not try it now. It takes a little getting used to, but I'm having fun. Come to think of it I might have done some squares like this before. I'll have to dig up some photos on an angel quilt I made some time ago.

Back to this one. Here are a few photos to show my progress so far.

initial drawing

Like I said, I'm having fun. Can't wait to see how it turns out. You'll notice, however there are a few times that I was short just a bit and I ended up having to add just a smidgen to one side. I think the hardest part is trying not to waste fabric. I only have so much. I still have 10 more squares to go. 

I think I'm going to make the quilting on this very simple. Just straight lines.

till next time,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Marissa's Quilt

I decided that my niece Marissa needed a quilt from me. Her mom, my sister-in-law, and I talked about what colors she might like and I knew that batiks would be perfect. I started this right after Christmas and just finished it last month. I tried to get photos of it at each step. I didn't have a pattern, however I saw a quilt made like this in an ad in one of my magazines (Quilts and more, Summer 2011- ad for lollipop Tanga Batiks). I knew it was perfect. A great way to show off all of these great fabrics. I had never made a quilt using more than one batik. I had never really bought very many. WOW! I LOVE THEM! I can see why some quilters use them in most of there quilts. I'm happy to report that she loves it. 

choosing the fabrics (my favorite part)
Purchased at Material Rewards
the center squares
cut strips for 2" squares

sew strips together
cut strips
form block
connect blocks
quilting detail
I used one of my favorite Leah Day patterns:
Spiral Matrix

border/binding detail
If you look close at this you can see that I quilted Bamboo Forest on the border.
I didn't get a photo of this in progress, however
I used left over strips from the squares and cut them down to 2" for the binding.
The lighting on this does NOT do much for it so I added the next photo.