Friday, April 27, 2012
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.
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.
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
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...
Saturday, April 7, 2012
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!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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: http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2010/07/ufo-club-summer-2010-list.html
3. Crumb Quilt
4. Patriotic Improv Jacket (DONE!!!)
5. QE2 Goodbye Quilt.
Items 3 - 5 can be viewed at: http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ufo-club-fall-2010-list.html
6. Frog Legs & Caviar http://www.flickr.com/photos/29726502@N04/5129432939/in/set-72157607969536568 (DONE!!!)
7. "Inspired by..." The Series http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2011/03/by-set-quilted.html
8. Snow Star Swap http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2011/03/by-set-quilted.html
And two new-ish UFOs:
9. Where's Jackson?
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
andimc13: 1 project completed
Rollacameron: 1 completed project
mducky: 4 completed projects
joeyune: 2 completed projects
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