Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pictures are the proof I have way too much to do...

I took pictures of some of the finished tops I have. Two of them I did not take pictures of because the cats would not get off the bed and they were too big for the "design wall" I created using my curtains in the bedroom....The first one (above) is Antique Tile in the rows.  I have a white that is consistent in all the blocks. For the corners I cut up one of the blocks into four equal parts.  The second quilt top (right) is scraps of Asian print fabric in the pattern called County Lines.  It went together very easily, and looks great!

I took a class on a new approach to making the Ohio Star. The teacher explained how to make two stars at a time.  I really like the colors in this top.  I bought the border fabric and then I matched the star fabric to it.  Not the usual way to make a quilt top, but it worked for me. 

I purchased some "kits" online and one was this.. The fabric is a Michael Miller design with Egyptian cats, cut into the kaleidoscope pattern.  I even bought fabric to to match and made some pillow cases for this top. (those ARE finished)

I belong to a Yahoo! Group that was having a row-robin where the main fabric color is purple. I didn't think I had enough purple in my stash until I actually sorted through the fabric...I had plenty!  So I joined and this is what I ended up with.

I saw this pattern and really thought I would use up a lot of my scraps. It uses two-inch squares and two-inch strips.  It hardly put a dent in my scrap stash It is called Strip Cocktail

I "won" a windmill template at my quilting group meeting.  I used it to make this scrappy quilt, using animal prints.  Be careful when you use this template that you be consistent with the way you cut the fabric, otherwise you will end up doing what I did and cut some going right and some going left. (Look at the blocks in the border-they are spinning differently that those in the middle section.)

Lastly for today's pictures:

This was from another Yahoo! group I belong to and it started with 6 "happy blocks" and progressed from there as a round robin.

Happy sewing!


Deb Fahey said...! Brenda, I LOVE these quilts. My favorites from this batch are County Lines, kaleidoscope, and windmill - but they are ALL wonderful.

So, was Kaleidoscope the hardest of this group?

Scrap - Happy Quilter ( Ila G. ) said...

Wow Brenda, Gorgeous! I might have to try the Strip cocktail, that's right up my alley, since I love scrap quits! They are all very nice!

The Calico Quilter said...

Brenda, regarding the windmill quilt blocks: Never call it a mistake - it's a design decision! I thought the windmill blocks spinning a different direction in the border was a nice touch.

You HAVE been busy! They're all wonderful.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

This post is enough to get ANY quilter inspired!!!

Anonymous said...

All beautiful - good that you added your process thoughts too. Thank you for sharing. - June Dodge

Loretta said... have been one prolific quilter!!! I love these. I may have to try to make some scrappy quilts. I have just been sorting my fabrics and have some ready to send out...but am keeping what I really love. Hmmmm!!! Lots of possibilities for the scraps.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Wow Brenda - these are just wonderful! I have never seen some of these patterns and I think they are great!

Linda said...

Wow, these are great. I like the Strip Cocktail and the windmill. I agree with Calico Cat...definitely a design decision. It added more interest to the quilt. All of the quilts look great and you did a great job on all of them. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

Love your quilts and i must say you are very brave to post your UFO's! I'm not that brave, would scare myself!!! I also made the county lines in Asian fabrics. King size. that one did get done and on our bed!

pacobini said...

Love the Ohio Star quilt...Gorgeous in those rich colors!
Still trying to figure out how to make 2 a once tho...