Friday, April 27, 2012

Purple & Green Coin (Corner Detail)

The photo shows the corner detail on my current UFO of choice. A scrappy quilt. that is intended to be a donation quilt.   (We'll have to see how THAT works out!  LOL)

Why did I add this corner treatment?

Well, the quilt turned out a little bit bigger than I'd originally planned. This wasn't a problem, but it did present a design challenge.

How so?

There was only enough of the beautiful green paisley border fabric for the smaller version.

What's a quilter to do???

Well, what I did was take a portion of an extra "Coin" panel and created the blocks for the corners of the quilt. However, that didn't quite do the trick so you will notice what else I did when you get another look at a full view of the quilt.

I'm happy to have made some progress on my Purple & Green Coin Quilt. I picked it up from the quilter earlier this week and have now done a rough trim, in preparation for the binding.

Next up?

What fabric is available for use as the binding??? I'm off to go check...

Oh! Don't wait around. I probably won't post again until the binding has been applied AND sewn down. Come back for another look then.

See you later!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Frog Legs & Caviar (close-up)

Hooray!!! I've completed my 1st project of the Spring 2012 UFO Club session. I'm SO excited (because the baby's not even here, yet!)

This quilt began as a group of Roman Stripe/Rail Fence blocks rejected by another quilter. I couldn't believe my luck when I looked in a scrap bag (given to me by a friend) and found more than a dozen completed quilt blocks.

What's a quilter to do?!

Well, I'll tell you what I did... I immediately thought "Quilt Starter."

What a wonderful gift!!!

Down went the blocks onto my "design floor" and out came all of the various green fabrics in my stash. These gave the quilt a jungle vibe that worked well with the colorful frogs in the blocks.

The name came from the fabric for the inner border. It looked like fish eggs to me. I thought that the bright colors worked well with the froggy fabric and the green "eggs" worked to tie it in with the rest of the quilt.

I quilted an assortment of leaves and vines, further expanding on the jungle theme. Hopefully, Mom and baby will like the quilt.

If not, they can always return it! I would gladly make them another custom made quilt because I absolutely LOVE this one and will be sad to see it go.

Until next time...
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Swirly vines & leaves quilting (close-up)

This photo shows a close-up of the quilting pattern that I designed for my Frog Legs & Caviar quilt. I'm so happy that I've made some progress towards a finish for the Spring 2012 UFO Club. Only the binding remains!

Until then...
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The List

I've been so busy with work and such that I didn't complete very much off the last list. Here it is again, only one item shorter.  (Or not, since I found another project to replace it.)

The List:

1. Purple/Green Coin Quilt  (DONE!!!)
2. The Margaret Mystery

The first two items on the list can be viewed in the following blog post:

3. Crumb Quilt
4. Patriotic Improv Jacket  (DONE!!!)
5. QE2 Goodbye Quilt.

Items 3 - 5 can be viewed at:

6. Frog Legs & Caviar  (DONE!!!)
7. "Inspired by..."  The Series
8. Snow Star Swap

And two new-ish UFOs:

9. Where's Jackson? At home
10. Circle of Friends  (photo currently unavailable)

Here's hoping that I get more accomplished during this session!

Wish me luck...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Winter 2012 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The Results

We have just completed the Winter 2012(Ravelry) UFO Club.  Good news!  We broke our record for the largest group, to date.  Alas, we were ONE project short of breaking the Club's Most Completed Projects record for a single session.  Maybe next time...

This session began on January 1, 2012 and qualifying UFOs were completed (and posted to the thread) by midnight (EST) on March 31, 2012.  We made one change from prior sessions.  Due to rising postage costs, we separated the Club into two sub-groups.  One group remained as before, sending FQ rewards for completed projects.  The second group decided that they either weren't interested in sending FQs or that the mailing costs no longer fit within their budgets.  All the fun and encouragement of the Club, without the added stress!

The results for this session:

Membership (21):

SEND (7)
andimc13: 1 project completed
Rollacameron: 1 completed project
mducky: 4 completed projects
joeyune: 2 completed projects
NO SEND (14)
basketcase9702: 1 completed project
loisbemis: 1 completed project
fabriholic: 1 project completed
PickKnitTime: 1 project completed
KK454: 5 projects completed
needleb: 1 project completed
Fishandstitch: 3 completed projects
Distel: 3 completed projects
aerieiris: 2 completed projects
SunshineMom: 2 completed projects
Session Totals: Wow!!!  14 quilters completed 28 projects.  Did you quilters save any projects for next session?!   :o)