Updates on Sewing Up My Fabric!

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

Saturday, April 14, 2018

RSC16 finally quilted and bound

RSC16 Quilted and Bound
 I have been following Angela Walters and her FMQ Challenge. Click here to go to her YouTube Channel to check it out!
I tried to take each row and apply one of her techniques to it.
It was fun and challenging.
Close-up of quilting

More Quilting Closes-ups




I am linking up with RSC here. Please check out and see what others are doing this week!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

OMG - One Monthly Goal

One Monthly Goal for April

These blocks have been sitting for a long time waiting to become a quilt.  These were swap blocks from a group called Stroll the Block.
I hope to get these sewn together, quilted and bound in April.

I am linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  Click HERE to see what other are hoping to accomplish this month!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

OMG! I made my March OMG!


Front of Baby Quilt
Measures 45" square

Close-up of quilting

Backing

Close-up of Backing

I cannot believe that I finally finished my OMG in time to  post!
This baby quilt has a bit of a story behind it.  I guess all quilts do. Right?

Last July I went to a grand opening of a new fabric shop in Wiesbaden, Germany. I met the owner and she is a lovely person. Of course, there was a slight language barrier, mostly on my part, but I still loved walking through her store and when I saw this foxy fabric, I just had to buy some, in meters, of course!
Click HERE to the link to her Facebook page.


I am so glad I get to link up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts OMG and all the others who have managed to meet their goals this month.
Click HERE to see all of the creativity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS QUILT

I used Karen Vail's pattern in the Moda Bake Shop.
Click HERE for the link to the pattern.
Karen's pattern says it will work for any size square as long as the two large squares are the same size.  Since I had yardage and only 4 fabrics for this quilt, I made my two big squares with 7 across and 7 down.  I was surprised to see the layout after I cut the squares diagonally and sewed them back together.  It looks like I planned it, but I didn't. 
My quilt turned out to be 45" square.
I made it for our new 2 month old neighbor across the street and I am told by her parents that she is already enjoying it!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

February OMG - a few days late!

OMG February - almost!
It only took me a week to quilt it but I just couldn't get the binding finished in time!
This was a 2016 Saturday Sampler quilt from my LQS. The pattern is "Seeing Stars" by Tricia Cribs of Turning Twenty.
This is a large quilt.  Long anyway.  76" x 96"
I was determined to quilt the whole quilt from Angela Walters' Free Motion Quilting Challenge Week 2.  The entire quilt is quilted with meander or echoing.  I am really pleased with how it looked.  I learned a lot from this exercise.


Echoing
At first, I looked at these pinwheels and panicked not knowing how to quilt them.  Then I looked at them again and saw that they were in a square so I echoed the square!  I really like how it turned out.

Close up of quilting

Another close up of quilting

Friday, March 2, 2018

March OMG

March OMG
This is a baby quilt that I really need to finish!
Just need to quilt and bind it.  
I was just three sides of my binding making the January and February OMGs.  I hope that surely I can make this one since it is so small, about 45" square.

I am linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.
Click here to see what others are hoping to finish!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February Starry Bright Sky QAL

February Block
I am linking up with Alida for the February Starry Bright Sky Block.  Please click here to see all of the February blocks. There are so so so many beautiful stars out there!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

January Starry Bright QAL






I am linking up with Alida for the January blocks for the Starry Bright Sky QAL. Please click HERE to see the other blocks in this QAL.