Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Last week I was reading Nicole's blog post about her Kitchen Sink quilt from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Surprises. When I looked at her blocks they reminded of some extra pieces I had left over from an "accident". I got them out this weekend and started to play with them.  My pieces are at a different angle and a different size but I love the pattern they are creating. I have Kim's book and there are so many quilts in there that I want to make. I am definitely going to be adding to this one and making a quilt out of it. Check out what other people have on their Design Wall!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Building Blocks

Here is my completed quilt top for my nephew. I had a lot of fun playing with my stash and coming up with different colour combinations. I just need to have it quilted and bound and it should be ready for Easter when i will get to see him. It was made using this pattern from Moda Bakeshop.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

UFO #1

I have not yet talked about my UFO for this month. It is called Mountain Mystery and it is from a class I took 2 years ago. Part of the cost of the class involved starter fabric and it turned out to be fabric that I had none of and definitely not my usual colour scheme. It took me quite some time to pick my fabrics and I am still not quite sure of my final selection. I have previously posted about it here and here. On the weekend I got most of my half square triangles sewn together. I have a few more background squares still to cut out. Last night I started working on making some of the mountains.Both my dh and I were uncertain about it at first but it is definitely starting to grow on us which is good because I was planning on keeping it for myself. I really hope to have the top done by the end of March.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Red and White Log Cabin

I was reading Pickle Dish's blog post about red and white quilts and it reminded me of one I made for my aunt some years ago. I took a class with the Eleanor Burns Log Cabin Quilt in a Day pattern.  For the class itself, I bought pink and burgundy fabric to make myself a quilt because I would rather make a mistake on mine than someone else's. That quilt never got finished and resides in my quilting room as a UFO. I do love the versatility of the log cabin pattern and hope to finish mine one day. Taryn from Repro Quilt Lover is having a great red and white quilt exhibit. Check it out!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have started receiving my February blocks from my Sew Modern bee. They are bright and cheery to be receiving when we have had snow, ice and rain of late. I love all of the triangles.  See what others have put up for Design Wall Monday.