Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some stipple, a new toy, and a bag

As I've referenced before, the DCMQG is the coordinating guild of 100 Quilts 4 Kids. Along with individual guild members donating quilts, the guild as a whole comes together to make group quilts. I quilted one of them last week (and will put the binding on this weekend). This one got an all over stipple.
I also started making blocks for a new quilt because I wanted to play with my new toy. which is pictured below - it's a compass rotary cutter. It makes perfect circle cuts, and thus it makes perfect quarter circles when making drunkard's path blocks. Curves have definitely become part of my piecing repertoire without the fear that once hung over them. 

And lastly, I made a pleated bag for taking to temple tonight when I started getting bored of drunkard's path blocks. I found a nice tutorial, and made it pretty quickly. The lining is royal blue which echoes the stars on the outside. It's big enough to hold my tallis, machzor, phone, and wallet. I made the handle a little longer than the tutorial called for since I like a bigger drop on my bags.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Faux Cathedral Windows Pattern on Craftsy

The Faux Cathedral Windows pattern is live on Crafty now.

Visit my Craftsy Shop to get it

Finished! (7 months later...)

I finally put the binding on my Irish Chain made from Allison Glass streamers. I'll own that I had it out on my couch and used it back in February/March without binding because, as I've said before, binding is my least favorite step of quilt making. I used the same black print for the binding that was used for the corner stones. And one strip of the red which goes around one of the corners.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

#IGMiniSwap and a Pattern

Hello, readers, for all of you who follow on Instagram, too, you'll know that I just made a faux cathedral windows top for my IG Mini Swap partner. It got such a great response that I wrote up a pattern which is now with testers. Once I get feedback re: my pattern writing skills (this is my first one ever written so I expect LOTS of feedback since I included two experienced pattern writers in the tester group), the pattern will be released on Craftsy.

From sketch to actual mini quilt, this only took a couple of nights.

Cathedral Windows without the headache of much folding and pinning or zig zag stitching oddly folded blocks together.