Looking for something to do during this rainy weather? Going through my email today & found this cool looking easy quilt pattern.
I get the QuiltHome.com email and this quilt was featured today. They’re offering 25% off on the same fabrics if you want to make this exact quilt & free shipping.
I’m sharing this with you not only because it’s a great deal but because it’s a great pattern for using up your stash. The pieces are large so choose your fabrics wisely and make sure that they look great together. I like how they pair up the larger bold prints with the smaller, muted ones.
What’s one more project?
I’m finishing up come quilts I’ve had in house for a while. This is Martha’s October Lily quilt. Martha pieced this at the 2016 Quilt Retreat with Great Lakes Heritage Quilters. The quilt pattern is by Coleen Merte of Northwater Quilts. http://www.northwaterquilts.com
This is Martha’s Satellite quilt. One cold winter weekend we took an online mystery class with Sharon Blackmore. Sharon was using FB live to share each step from her retreat in Canada. Martha was in Mesa Az and I was at home here in MI. We texted each other during the process, sharing photo’s of our steps and got a lot of the quilt pieced that day. I still haven’t finished mine but here are photos’ of Martha’s finished quilt. It consists of 2 blocks, a 9 patch and a snowball. If you play magic eye you can see the orange star blocks it creates. The quilting design is Curling Ferns, teal thread, the batting is Hobbs 80/20 and she made a really cool pieced back with the extra blocks. Her hubby, Dean, helped pick out the retro brown and orange print for it. It was a fun project. We got to see the others working on theirs and the nice facility that they had retreat in. Thank you Sharon Blackmore for doing this for the group & sharing it on FB Live. She’s a great instructor if you’ve never taken a class from her DO IT! https://www.loveshackquilts.ca
I hope to get mine finished by the end of this month.
The Great Lakes Heritage Quilters held their last meeting and potluck dinner last Thursday. This years Challenge was to make a quilt using Spools.
Here are a few photos of the quilts from my Sewing Group that I quilted.
This is Amy’s Spools Quilt. The larger spools are pieced and the smaller ones are embroidery. The quilting design is Simply Squared.
This Hawaiian Wallhanging is Cathy’s. This is her first Custom quilted quilt. The thread is neon orange.
Martha’s quilt is a mix of spools and log cabin blocks. The color of her fabrics is striking in person. The quilting design on hers is Brittany B2B.
The last one is my own quilt. I pieced this top in 2011 and have stalled on quilting it. I used a digital rose that I designed and custom quilted it. It has wool batting. Its nice to finally have it finished and out of the closet.
This is Sue C’s Cuppa Wool Quilt. The pattern is a BOM by Sue Spargo. I’ve been waiting to share these photos until Sue Spargo’s pattern book comes out in accordance with the groups rules.
You can preorder the book or kit right now online at http://www.suespargo.com/index.php. It has been a lot of fun and I’ve learned so much from working on this project. I recommend her patterns & the BOM highly. She uses a lot of her special hand dyed wools and matching threads. Thats what I think makes them so special, the rich colors.
While I no longer do Custom quilting for clients, I did agree to do a handful of wool quilts for my BOM CUPPA yahoo group. I’ll be posting more of these as the year goes on. There is a lot of time & work that goes into these wall sized quilts. There is so much detail you can look at them for hours and find something new about each Cup. They are a challenge to quilt all the fill around the appliqué. I hope the quilting enhances the quilt. The backing fabric is part of the quilt too.
This is a Braided Irish Chain quilt by Pat L. The thread is pale peach & the batting is Hobbs Poly-down. The quilting design is Birds in the Wind.