Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Windmill Star Quilt Blocks



I'm presenting this quilt block to my quilt guild this week. I made a 2 color block and a 3 color block to demonstrate the versatility of this block. These are 8" blocks (finished size). 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Indian Star



This 8" Indian Star Quilt Block is the block I'm presenting to my quilt guild next month (May). This block will go into a quilt for wounded warriors. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Berlin Snowflake

This snowflake pattern is from Adelheid Dangela, author of Occhi-Patchwork. I finished it this afternoon and haven't yet pressed or stiffened it. I made it with size 20 thread and the finished size is just over 3". When I make it again, I'll use a smaller thread which will make the snowflake smaller and not as heavy looking. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Log Cabin Doll Quilt 2


Another little doll quilt was made from this orphan block. I only added the top and bottom borders. The fleece I used on the back is covered with different colored circles. This, also, will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

9 Patch Doll Quilt


This is made from 4 orphan blocks and backed with fleece. Not the prettiest little quilt but some little girl will enjoy using it for her dolly. This will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Log Cabin Doll Quilt

I picked up several more orphan blocks from my guild's cash & carry table earlier this month. Now it's time to make some doll quilts with them. To this block I added a top and bottom strip and a piece of scrap fleece for the backing. A little quilting, turning of the backing to the top and 1 doll quilt is finished. Like the other doll quilts I've made this year, this one will be donated to Toys for Tots. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Another tatted motif


The pattern source for this is Forty Original  Designs in Tatting  by Nellie Hall Youngburg. This pattern is Blue Bird #28.
Patterns from this book have been rewritten and are being studied by the Online Tatting Class.  

I changed the color to better represent a cardinal which is my state bird and also mascot for local university Ball State. 

I used size 12 Oren Bayan perle cotton color # 191.