Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Border Decisions

All the "flowers" are attached to the Bright Grandmother's Flower Garden!
Next decision - borders.
I could use some advice on this...

I've scoured the web and came up with the following as my final choices
(The top border is cut off because I didn't think about borders when I designed the quilt in EQ7 and there doesn't seem to be a way to add rows to the top without redrawing the whole thing.):

The simplest choice and the one I'm leaning most strongly toward:

This one would lead to a very uneven border which, I think, would work great if I wanted to hang it on a wall but not so great for a useful quilt:
Too much green?
What do you think?

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Friday, September 26, 2014

I Should be More Productive...

...but I'm having fun playing around with hexagon quilt layouts in EQ7.
Just posted this one as a free pattern in my Craftsy store:

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I have pre-cut 1/2" freezer paper hexagons listed in the Etsy store and the main store. These make the process SO much easier!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Playing with Hexies

I've been playing around in EQ7 and thought I'd share a little layout I created.

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If I made this I'd probably use these Bella Solids:

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Progress!

It's a dreary, rainy day. Perfect for working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.

I picked out the fabric for the last 5 blocks this morning and have them all but assembled.
Only a couple more things to do, like attach them to the quilt, decide what to do about borders, sew the borders, layer and baste, quilt...

It's probably better not to get ahead of myself, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I think this quilt is going to be quite pretty.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Finish it up Friday

Everyone following this blog is probably uttering a sigh of relief. I was getting a little bored with the Boo! Runner myself but it's done! And I love it.

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I have actually been listing my shop and pattern samples in the Etsy store off late because it makes me feel better about using store fabric for projects. This one I may keep until after Halloween though.
It looks so nice on the dining room table.
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Because I haven't really been quilting much recently, I was a little stumped as to what to do with this one. Enter the old fallback - stippling. I decided not to quilt inside the letters at all. It makes them pop a little more, I think.
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I also made a last minute decision to attach a hanging sleeve. I think this would be a very cute wall hanging too. As soon as I can figure out where in this house to hang a rod.
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The pattern for the Boo! foundation pieced blocks can be found in my Craftsy Store. If anyone is interested in the size of the borders, prairie points, etc., let me know and I'll post more details.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Finally, binding!

As I suspected, things got in the way and it took almost a week for me to get to quilting the Boo! runner.
It also occurred to me this morning that my decision to work on only one or two projects at a time probably makes for pretty boring blog posts.
Anyhow, I'm fairly sure the runner will be finished today and I can move on to something else. Yay!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Boo! Again

Today I'm going to quilt the Boo! Runner - if nothing unforeseen comes up, which has been happening a lot lately.

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The foundation piecing patterns for the Boo! blocks are available in both the Etsy Store and Craftsy Store. The fabrics I used in the borders are Moda Essential Dots in Orange, Night & Day Paisley from Robert Kaufman, and Bella Solids 9900 99 Black. The letters and background are
Bella Solids 9900 98 White and 9900 80 Orange)

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