Saturday, June 30, 2012

little quilt monday~~~finished baby quilts


Little Quilt Monday

I finished two more baby quilts to take to South Africa in late July. 
 I ended up finishing them without a binding.  


Click on the picture for a closer look.


I finally decided if I was going to have them ready in time, 
 that the no binding technique would not only be faster, but also an appropriate method for a baby quilt.


 The black and white baby quilt is 29 X 40 inches
 and the star baby quilt is 29 X 36 inches.

I have 3 baby quilts finished for my trip to Africa, and a few more ready to be machine quilted.
As much as I enjoy hand stitched binding, I think that this will be
a quicker and more practical way to finish these baby quilts.

What do you think about quilts without binding?

Now it is your turn to link up something to

Little Quilt Monday


1.  This link-up party is for any small project.  For example, mini quilts, doll quilts, baby quilts, place mats, mug rugs, purses,
wall quilts, table runners, etc.

2.  They can be a WIP(work-in-progress) or finished.

3.  If it is something from the past there is no need to write a new blog post, just link the one that you have already written, and please link back to my blog post. 
 I have added
the code to my button if you would like to add that to your blog.

4.   If you are interested, you can add your pictures to my flickr group here, or join my Facebook group here. 

Let's inspire each other!

piece,
elizabeth
I have linked up to Fabric Tuesday.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

show off friday~~~shoo fly mini


Show Off Friday
I had some 3.5 inch Shoo Fly quilt blocks in my UFO pile that I decided would make
 a cute little mini quilt.
As you can tell by the fabric, they were made in the 90's.  I added two rows
of sashing and now it is ready for some hand stitching.


It is about 9.5 X 9.5 inches and will be just the right size to send
to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  It's country look once again
reminds me of my step-father, the farmer : )

I have also started my hand stitching on the PP mini quilt.


Now it is your turn to link up something~~~~ what do you have for

Show Off Friday

There are no rules for this link up party....this is just the place to show off projects you are working on!


piece,
elizabeth




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

finished union jack mini


I finished my Union Jack mini quilt while I was in Colorado.
It is going to be a fun little reminder of the Queen's Diamond
Jubilee and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


I used red crochet thread for my hand stitching.
(Click on the pictures for a closer look.)


The quilt measurements are 22 X 26 inches.  I plan to make another one
and when I do I will give a little tutorial of my process, because I know
I am not the only one that didn't want a paper pieced union jack!


I am loving this one : )

piece,
elizabeth

I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday, Find a Friend Friday,



June Finishes


Sunday, June 24, 2012

little quilt monday~~~a finish and a flimsy


Little Quilt Monday

I finished my Disappearing 16 Patch mini quilt and I have my
 Prairie Points mini quilt ready for hand stitching!

First I will show you my finished mini quilt.
The hand stitching is with neutral crochet thread and the binding is scrappy solids.



The mini quilt measurements are 18 X 18 inches.


Now for my Prairie Points mini quilt flimsy.  The fabric for the PP is Tweet Tweet
by Keiki for Moda.  The background fabric is linen.


I can't decide whether I like them facing up or down better.



I made this while in Colorado, so I will probably pick the
mountain look : )

Now it is your turn to link up something to

Little Quilt Monday


1.  This link-up party is for any small project.  For example, mini quilts, doll quilts, baby quilts, place mats, mug rugs, purses,
wall quilts, table runners, etc.

2.  They can be a WIP(work-in-progress) or finished.

3.  If it is something from the past there is no need to write a new blog post, just link the one that you have already written, and please link back to my blog post.

4.   If you are interested, you can add your pictures to my flickr group here, or join my Facebook group here. 

Let's inspire each other!

piece,
elizabeth

I am linking up to Sew Modern Monday.

June Finishes


Thursday, June 21, 2012

show off friday~~~prairie points process


Show Off Friday
Here are the pictures(lots of them) of my process, while making the prairie points for my mini quilt.
I got my inspiration and guidance from McCall's Quilting,
issue July/August 2010....Get The Point, a pillow using prairie points.

I started with 3 inch fabric strips, folded in half(lengthwise) and cut in 3 inch segments.



Next I made the prairie points by folding each end to the center, toward the
unfinished edge.

I lined the PP on my cutting board, overlapping by 1 inch.

Now it is time to start sewing them to my linen.  I pinned the PP to a piece of linen and then
added a 1.5 inch strip and sewed across the top.



I lined up the next row and repeated the process.



  I hope these pictures have helped you understand how easy PP can be!
I will show you my finished mini quilt using prairie points on Monday : )

Now it is your turn to link up something~~~~ what do you have for

Show Off Friday

There are no rules for this link up party....this is just the place to show off projects you are working on!


piece,
elizabeth





  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

wip~~~prairie points



I am working on a little mini quilt and trying a new technique for me, prairie points.


Have you used prairie points in your projects?

piece,
elizabeth



Sunday, June 17, 2012

little quilt monday~~~disappearing 16 patch mini


Little Quilt Monday

I have my Disappearing 16 Patch mini quilt ready to hand stitch.

I decided to add an embroidery block to this mini quilt.


The linen sashing makes the solid colors of the blocks pop!
Click on the pictures for a closer look.


I am trying to decide if I should add any more embroidery on the
outside border.  I like the variegated thread but the extra color in the center
block may be all this little mini needs.   The hand stitching will be with a
neutral crochet thread.


Now it is your turn to link up something to

Little Quilt Monday


1.  This link-up party is for any small project.  For example, mini quilts, doll quilts, baby quilts, place mats, mug rugs, purses,
wall quilts, table runners, etc.

2.  They can be a WIP(work-in-progress) or finished.

3.  If it is something from the past there is no need to write a new blog post, just link the one that you have already written, and please link back to my blog post.

4.   If you are interested, you can add your pictures to my flickr group here, or join my Facebook group here. 

Let's inspire each other!

piece,
elizabeth

I linked up to Sew Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday.




Thursday, June 14, 2012

show off friday~~~disappearing 16 patch process



Show Off Friday
Here are some pictures showing the process of making the Disappearing 16 Patch block.
I first saw this technique on Melissa's blog, Happy Quilting

After making your 16 Patch quilt block you will cut the block cross-wise like this.
(This is a 6.5 inch block)


Now you have a stack of triangles  I had 4 blocks so I ended up with 16 triangles.


Put two triangles together, mixing up the fabric combinations
so that none of the same fabrics meet in the middle.  You will
end up with 2 blocks for every 16 Patch quilt block that you make.


Sew them together to make a Disappearing 16 Patch quilt block : )
I ended up with 8 blocks. 
(These are 4.5 inch blocks)


I plan to make a mini quilt with these cuties.

Now it is your turn to link up something~~~~ what do you have for

Show Off Friday

There are no rules for this link up party....this is just the place to show off projects you are working on!


piece,
elizabeth

I am sorry about the two links....I haven't figured out how to delete one without deleting both.  Oh well, double the pleasure : )



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

wip~~~disappearing 16 patch


I am making a disappearing 16 patch mini quilt.

I am starting with four 16 patch blocks.





I haven't cut them yet....I am taking a deep breath before I take the first cut : )

I still have some 2 inch squares to make more if I don't like the way they turn out!
These are all Kona solids.


Next time you see these blocks they will be cut cross-wise and sewn into 
 disappearing 16 patch blocks.


I am looking forward to this mini quilt!

piece,
elizabeth

I am linking up to WIP Wednesday and Quilting By the River.