Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Next Quilt Project

I'm not really planning to turn this into a quilt blog, but this is just what I feel like doing right now. Since the weather is changing, I'm sure we'll get back into house projects pretty soon. I'd really like to finish the interior of the garden shed soon.

No sooner did I make a plan for a new quilt, then I realized I didn't have enough fabric for it and I originally bought that fabric way back in 2011 so it's discontinued. I can't buy more. Then I started playing with different blocks in Electric Quilt and made a few options. This was Jeff's favorite.
And, because I can, here are the rotary cutting instructions for making this block.

I won't be using the last batch of fabric as there still isn't enough. I'd really like to make it out of batiks, but I don't have enough of them either. I almost bought batiks until I filled up the cart and it was over $150. Then it will likely be about $150 to get it quilted. I really cannot spend $300+ on another quilt, so I'm going to see if I can find enough fabrics that are basically the same color so I can use several smaller pieces. I need to paw through my collection and see what I can come up with.

Update later. Here are the final fabrics. I did end up buying more of a couple of colors, because I didn't have 3 yards.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Another Lap Quilt Finished

I just finished another lap quilt. Excuse the bad photo; I'll take a better picture after I finish the binding.

This is a train quilt for my father, who is a huge fan of trains. He frequently takes train vacations. I had this marvelous train fabric but the trains were so large they wouldn't have worked well cut into small pieces so I used this pattern from my favorite quilt pattern book, 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts. When I realized the pattern was called The Railroad, it seemed like it was fate.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Quilting Binge

I've spent most of this month working on quilt projects. Jeff, as usual, has been keeping busy with his volunteer work.

I helped my friend Denise finish her king-size trailer quilt. Sadly, neither of us managed to take a picture of the finished quilt and it's already been dropped off at the machine quilter, so it will be another couple of weeks before we can show off the result of our hard work.

This is one of the in-progress photos of the squares laid out on a bed:
I also finished another lap quilt for a gaming friend who is a contractor. It's also been dropped off for machine quilting. (Yeah, these are the same pattern. LOL)
I've actually got a couple more quilts that I'd like to finish before the end of the month before I move onto outdoor activities.