Thursday, October 30, 2014

American Flag Wall Hanging in Thimbleberries

I've begun working on unfinished projects in my closet, and first up during this round of finishing UFOs is a small American Flag wall hanging in Thimbleberries. 
The quilt top was already completed and only needed quilted and bound.  Major projects like this take years, you know!
 The stars are 3" from tip to tip.

 The flag stripes are 1/2" wide.  I used a wave stitch to create a flying flag.
 She'll make a cute table topper or wall hanging.
The backing has stars, too, and includes a rod pocket for easy hanging.
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  How would I know after all this time?
  • Fabric:  Thimbleberries
  • Size:  16-1/2" x 19-1/4"
  • Quilting:  Meander, waves, and straight line in cream and navy thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's.
  • Batting:  Fusible cotton
  • Binding:  Unknown from Moda, deep red with gold streaks.
  • Value:  God Bless the USA!
This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop, Busy Hands Quilts!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bee My Honey Table Runners or Window Valances { x Two }

I love to collect odd works of art for the shelves above my windows in the living room.  The weirder the better!  The tall chicken in the red skirt, bowtie and hat was a gift from one of my sisters!  
Oh, yes, we're here to talk about quilts!

Two matching Bee My Honey table runners or window valances.   
 They coordinate with the Twisted Irish Chain Lap Quilt I recently made.
Isn't Mrs.Owl so happy?! 
 The HUGE red B no longer resides on the shelf.  She recently jumped off in the middle of the night, scaring the dog to death, and I can't quite figure out how to get her to stand up without falling down again.

Quilt Stats { x 2 }:
Pattern:  None really, 16 patches with some half-square triangles thrown in.
Size:  12.5" x 52.5" generous table runner length
Fabric:  Bee My Honey by Moda and Kona Snow
Batting:  Cotton
Backing:  Solid white with wide rod pocket for hanging
Quilting:  Allover small meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's.
Binding:  Double fold, attached by machine in a Bee My Honey multicolor coordinate.
Value:  Won't you Bee My Honey?

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Monday, October 27, 2014

QAYG QAL Log Cabin Blocks in Flower Sugar - Week 2

I'm loving working with Flower Sugar, fabric I have hoarded for awhile!  Week 2 progress is complete - only one day late!  Yeah!  I was behind schedule and needed to complete 10 blocks this week instead of the scheduled five. 
The batting is 13.5" square, but the strips were wonky by the third round so I squared them up to 12".  They are still wonky which is not my preference, but I'm thinking that is the way of this QAYG thing. 
And did you notice my goofy math figuring in the previous post?  I must have done the strip width calculations in my sleep because they were totally wrong.  How does one use a 5" center block and then add 3.5" strips and get anywhere close to 13.5"???  One doesn't!!  OOPS!  I ended up cutting the 3.5" strips in half to 1.75" to get close to 13.5" so it was completely fixable.

You can read about this quilt-along here.  Jera, the author of Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern is hosting the quilt-along using her new book.

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