Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Play With Me QAL Quilted and Bound!

Completed Play With Me QAL
This is the completed project with 9 game boards.  
It was interesting to learn about new games and their origin.

Showing Double-sided Binding
You can find more information about this QAL here.http://alidatweloqdesigns.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 17, 2016

RSC16 Color of the Month is Rose

RSC16 Block of the Month is Staggering Steps
Unfortunately, my camera didn't capture the true colors of the fabrics.  
I am linking up with the RSC16 group here.

Quilt Addicts Anonymous September Block
I am using the RSC colors to make these blocks. 
 I am getting pretty anxious to see how these are going to look in the finished quilt.
You can find more information about this BOM here.

Busy Body QAL
Finish, quilted and bound!

Close-up of quilting.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Play With Me September Game Board

Play With Me QAL - Snakes and Ladders
This is the last block for this QAL.  Each month had a new game board with information about the origin of the game and how to play it.  The phrase "back to square one" originated from this block which Milton Bradley patented as Chutes and Ladders, but it's origin is in China. You can find information for all of the blocks here.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Crumb Quilt

I started out with this!
 My inspiration was the yellow strips, then I pulled my scraps of solids.

This is what I wound up with!
 I had enough variety to make twenty-five 12" squares, but I still had leftovers.  
I had enough grey and lavender to put an inner border, but I still had a bunch of little scraps. So....................I bought some adding machine tape and went to town sewing my little leftovers. 
 As you can see, I had enough to border the whole quilt.
I have not sewing the last border on.  I plan to starch it well before tearing off the adding machine tape.
Sewing those pieces onto the tape looks tedious but it went very quickly.  I precut my pieces to be a little larger than the tape before I started.  I think that helped speed up the process.

I still had fabric left.
 So I kept sewing onto the adding machine tape until I had it all sewn up. 
 I didn't have much of a variety at this point.  I am planning to put it on the back.

All that was left!
None of these pieces were large enough to put on the adding machine tape.
It is hard to believe that I could get a whole quilt top out of the scraps in this one plastic container!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Play With Me QAL

Play With Me QAL - August
There will be 9 game boards for this QAL so we only  have one left.  I have certainly learned a lot about different games that I didn't know existed!
You can go to the site here to see all the games and play along,

Saturday, August 13, 2016

RSC16 - August Color of the Month is Misty Mountains

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Link up
 The August color of the month is misty mountains using low color purples. I hope you can see the purple in the fabric. You can see my previous RSC blocks in previous posts below.
You can see all of the information about this QAL plus all of the creative things other quilters are doing with this challenge here.

Quilt Addicts Anonymous August Block
I have been using the RSC color of the month to make my version of the Stars in the Night block of the months with Quilt Addicts Anonymous.  You can find the link here.  
You can see previous blocks in earlier posts below.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Liberated Piecing, Wild Quilting and Divide and Conquer

Liberated Piecing Mystery
 Cindy Carter hosted a liberated piecing mystery. This is my completed top.
I figured if the quilt was liberated, then I should continue on with wild quilting!

 My quilting was inspired by two Craftsy Classes
I know that the quilting would have looked better in a matching thread but I was feeling pretty wild and wanted to get bold.  I am glad that I used the black thread for quilting because it really helps me to see where I need to improve and by trying to incorporate so many designs in this quilt, I got a better feel of what I think my personal style will be.  
Wild Quilting

I figured this was a good quilt to practice my wild quilting which was inspired by Christina Cameli's Craftsy Class.

Divide & Conquer
I also incorporated some techniques of Lori Kennedy's Craftsy Class.