It has been a busy month, but not too much sewing going on. After having foot surgery I have been sitting way too much. I need to set my monthly goal for October and get busy sewing.
I started my quilt #41 last month and want to get it finished before the holidays.
I have the top pieced, but need to get busy on the sandwich and quilting.
The quilt top is on the left, Warm and White batting in the middle and a light flannel for the backing. Need to get the iron going and finish this quilt.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG October
I chose to make On a “Jelly” Roll baby quilt for 2017 National Jelly Roll day.
I had a junior jelly roll of Simply Colorful II for Moda by V and Co.
I cut the pieces and put some together before Saturday’s National Jelly Roll Day.
With leftovers from the jelly roll and some solid Moda I had in my stash, I pieced a back together.
I think it turned out cute. Give this quilt a twofer, two quilts in one sandwich.
I used my new favorite stitch, wavy, in a crosshatch to quilt and went with my usual white thread.
I’m linking up with
Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival
Last fall I really enjoyed the Blogger Quilt Festival, so when I got the notice Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival for Fall 2017 was starting, I was thrilled. I love to look at the quilts that have been made by others throughout 2017. I have found several new bloggers to start to follow.
I thought about what to submit and decided on my Cookie Exchange. I started and finished this quilt in April of this year. This was one of those fabrics I must have really liked. I had bought a layer cake and a frivol tin of The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda. I came up with the pattern to use the majority of the fabric and measures 64″ x 64″.
I had a bit of fabric left and used it to piece a back, along with buying some of the Concrete All Wrapped Up yardage at Fat Quarter Shop.
This was my first try at crosshatch quilting on my Janome. I even ventured into a red thread, not white!! I enjoyed it, other than the sore butt from sitting.
If you are stopping by from Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Fall 2017 Festival, thanks for stopping. I look forward to seeing more of each of you posting at Amy’s site.
Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival
I read about Moda’s National Jelly Roll day a few weeks back and decided it was a good reason to make another quilt. I have jelly rolls and I had patterns, pinterest had patterns, everyone had patterns. The hard part was deciding which roll and which pattern.
I decided on a junior jelly roll by Moda, Simply Colorful II. Here is the top together. Not sure that I really like this print for this pattern, but it is a top now. So we will quilt it up and put it to good use.
Ok, I cheated. I cut the fabric and did some piecing on Friday. I also put together a backing with some leftover strips.
So I was able to press and get my sandwich together Saturday and started some of the quilting. Hope to have the rest done today. So I am calling it Jelly Roll Weekend.
Hope everyone had fun sewing this weekend.
I decided my August OMG would be for a “big girl” quilt. I would use a pattern with “real blocks” something I haven’t normally done. Here is my goal setting post, August OMG.
Here are a few of the blocks in the beginning. Once I got moving along, I didn’t take any other pictures until it was finished. When I first chose the pattern and was putting together the blocks, I really saw the stars. It wasn’t until I was taking pictures of the finish that I say the circles. Talk about tunnel vision.
I used the remaining bright fabric for a strip down the backing. It turned out rather cute, breaking up the plain back.
On my last quilt, I ventured off the straight line walking foot quilting. Not very far off, but you can see my wavy line Brighten Up. So I went a bit (small bit) farther from there and did a cross hatch of wavy lines for this quilt.
It shows up much better on the backing piece ( along with a few thread scraps).
It really gave the quilt some easy to add texture. I just used a wavy stitch with the walking foot and used the edge of the foot for spacing of the lines. This may be my new favorite for quilting, at least for a bit.
I am linking up with a few friends today:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts – Design Wall Monday
Love Laugh Quilt – Making Monday
Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday
Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal
Em’s Scrapbag – Moving It Forward Monday