I know I should have blogged last week but I have an excuse – I got my booster shot and it packed a bit of a punch! I’m glad it did as that means my immune system was busily making … Continue reading
I actually thought that by the middle of January I’d be finished making these blocks? Ha! Not a hope. It took me most of the week to make two blocks. This one with the star straight up and down. And … Continue reading
I decided to get all the red diamonds pieced into pairs for the remaining 21 blocks of the Christmas Fireworks top. There were stacks and stacks of the diamonds like this one. Each group in the stacks contained 16 of … Continue reading
Christmas Fireworks, that is – my take on Willyne Hammerstein’s Midnight Fireworks quilt in Millefiori Quilts. Which, of course, I’m making with the Inklingo Midnight Fireworks collection. First up an off-centre fireworks. Then a centred one. And finally another off-centre … Continue reading
So far I’m still sticking with the Christmas Fireworks and two more blocks are done. First one with the star pointing straight. Then an off-centre one. The back of the straight star after grading of the seams and pressing it. … Continue reading
This block was done in March. Of. 2010. That’s right – 2010. That was when the first block of Stormy Seas was sewn, although I just watermarked it now. And the project is still not finished! These 25 blocks were … Continue reading
My Christmas Fireworks, that is, which is what I decided to call my version of Willyne Hammerstein’s Midnight Fireworks in Millefiori Quilts. Notice anything? I realized after I had put together a few more of these blocks that I have … Continue reading
I know, I know – last time I said I was going to blog more often. Ha! Then I vanished for ages – again. However, here I am again and hopefully will get back into a blogging routine. Remember this … Continue reading
It’s 9″ by 12″ and I absolutely love how it turned out! It’s destined be a Christmas gift but I’m pretty convinced that I want to make a lap quilt using these fabrics. This was made using the 3″ Inklingo Winding Ways collection. I’m thinking if I do make the lap quilt, I may use the 4.5″ size instead — although maybe not. These little 3″ blocks were pure bliss to piece as every seam involved curved piecing and each block seemed to be done very quickly. So I’m thinking a lap quilt made up of the tiny blocks would be a lot of fun piecing. Thankfully I don’t have to decide for quite some time as there are lots of other projects I need to finish first before I even think about starting it.
I couldn’t resist taking this photo. As I was making the piece, I kept holding it up to the light because I was fascinated by this almost stained glass effect. Of course I did that and then promptly forgot to photograph the back before I put it with the backing and batting and got it ready to quilt.
I need to make at least two more mini quilts like this for Christmas gifts, but I’ve yet to decide on the design. One or two of them may have little stars. One might be a Drunkard’s Path design. Or maybe tiny clamshells. It’s going to be fun figuring that out and getting those done. I’d like to have them finished before mid-October.
Since I last posted we’ve had one heatwave, then a few days of cooler weather and now it’s back to a heatwave. We’re going to need gills to breathe if this humidity keeps up!
Baxter is staying nice and cool inside.
Now that I have nine of these little 3″ Winding Ways variation blocks done, I’m tempted to make a lap quilt using these fabrics and blocks of this size. These blocks are destined for a mug rug but the temptation … Continue reading