Friday, February 28, 2014

Patriotic Stars Runner

My first five stars are now a table runner that I just need to get quilted. These stars are great for using up little scraps in your stash.



I didn't quite get my fill of making them, so I'm starting some more that are a little more scrappy looking this time.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Patriotic Stars

I'm getting started on a little Fourth of July project. I'm not exactly sure what it is yet, but these stars are a start.


I used the same method as I did for my Reverse Wonky Star quilt.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Sailboat Quilt Top

After a long break from quilting, I felt really good about finishing this quilt top today. The pattern turned out better than I had expected and I love the low-volume color palette.

 I think this quilt is a great mix of traditional and modern styles, combining the very literal boats with random squares that mimic the sky and water.
{Credit} Pattern: Sailboat dimensions from "Ahoy Matey", Fall 2009 McCall's Fast Quilts magazine. Block setting and layout is original. Fabric: Assorted scraps.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sailboat Progress

I made five sailboat blocks last month then left them alone for awhile. I think they're adorable but I definitely felt myself losing steam and decided I didn't want to make twenty more of them. So, I offset the blocks with white rectangles and sewed my boats in a strip. Now I'm changing gears a bit.


I thought it would be interesting to make the rest of the quilt scrappy squares in blue and yellow, with the boats about two-thirds of the way down the quilt front. The blue squares below the boat look a lot like water, and hopefully, the several rows of yellow squares will look like a nice, sunny sky. I didn't do any kind of math, but I lucked out and 16 three-inch squares in a row just happen to be the same width of my five sailboats. Booyah.


What do you think?