Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Galloping Through the Meadow Quilt

I finally finished piecing all of the blocks in my Galloping Through the Meadow quilt. Now I need to square up my blocks and join them.

I started this quilt way back in September at a Lizzy House workshop. I've had it all cut out for well over a month now and it has been on my design wall taunting me to work on it. So this weekend I bit the bullet and pieced all 20 blocks. Once all of the blocks are joined, I will be adding navy panels around the sides to make it large enough for a full sized bed. I've been dreaming of ways to quilt this, maybe some hoof prints will show up!

Today I'm linking up with  A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Block by Block

This is going to sound odd coming from a quilter, but piecing is not my favorite part of quilting. I prefer the design and free-motion quilting parts the best. I piece to see my design and to get something to quilt. This weekend I spent my time piecing guild blocks.

This is my design for a quilt "strip" 9"x 72". Eight others in my guild are also making a "strip". We will put them all together for the MQG/QuiltCon Charity Challenge

Here are some of the elements of my strip

The two blocks below are the last two blocks for my guild's scrap bag/block exchange. Both are enlarged variations from Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. You can see how to resize a block here.

At this point I'm ready to find something to FMQ! Alas, I have more piecing to do! 

Today I'm linking up with A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fabric Tuesday

I have been busy the last few weeks, but not much to show for it.

I did get two more guild blocks done. I have been resizing some of Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks from her 6"x 6" to 12"x12". I have to say that so far my resizing tool, that I posted here, has worked like a charm. I showed it to the IMQG yesterday and they seemed to love it. It takes the need to do math away.

I also received the cutest Halloween postcard from my partner at the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild, five little pumpkins. Here is a link to the postcard that I made and sent out.

The Postcard I received 

Here is a collection of postcards from the IMQG guild meeting.
Today I'm linking up with A Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

Now, I'm off to vote!

Color Me Quilty!