Monday, March 30, 2009

Black and white challenge

I have designed a black and white quilt with a hint of red for my daughters college days.
It is in the to be quilted pile.
I have started working on some accessories like these four throw pillow covers.
I am in need of a pattern for some pillow shams. I had one but for the life of me I cannot find it so if anyone knows of a tutorial please let me know.
These blocks were the ones I requested from a recent block swap.
I am so pleased with them. I had enough to even make her a runner.
I have to make a few blocks myself because she needs a topper for her end table so I have already started making some which gives me piecing practice.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Annie's Choice

I've had 12 black, white and red Annie's Choice blocks in my closet for over a year. I finally decided on a layout and have started stitching. I still need to find the right red for this quilt. I'll post pictures of the block columns once they are pieced.

I'm looking forward to having an old UFO finished!

Maureen in Texas (

Test Block!

Sorry to be a blog hog with two in a row, but I just finished my test block and I'm pretty excited about it. Here it is:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cutting It Out

Just finished cutting out my "lights". Starting on the "darks" after dinner. I may actually be able to get this thing pieced before summer time!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trellis Roses

I finally finished one of my challenge quilts that I've had in mind for several months. I named the quilt, which measures 54" x 74" without borders at this time, "Trellis Roses." There were two designs that I couldn't decide on so some of my blogger friends helped my out. See my blog to get the low-down. I'm really pleased with this quilt and plan on making one more before it's all said and done.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Baby's play quilt by Grandma

I don't think my quilt fits the guidelines of black and white with only one other color. All of the fabric used to make the squares were black and white prints. There are cats and dogs, cow splotches, sheet music print, checked flag print, african animals, stripes, and polka dots. I used orange for the paririe points and began the sashing. I ran out, used a coordinating yellow from the stash. The unusal shape by the date is a butterfly. Its wings are moveable. Also added are grosgrain ribbon used to attach toys to the quilt.
But after completing I realized that a bit of green, yellow, and blue crept in also.
The chick with attitude was handpainted by BIL. The book and teethers were purchased from a local discount chain specifically to add to the quilt.
As you can see, the baby loves this quilt. His grandpa refuses to call the Prairie Points, "Prairie Points"---they are "Dinosaur Edges".

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Scrap Giveaway

I know what I am going to do for my Black/White/Blue project. I participated in a charity block project recently, Project Improv, and finished my blocks today - it inspired me to use my B/W/Blue fabrics to make these 'wonky' log cabin blocks. Here (above) is the first block I made.

ALSO, I'm hosting a Scrap Saturday giveaway at my blog - please drop by and leave a comment about your favorite art/quilt techniques and share your dream/goal. The winner will get lovely scraps, a book, an ATC, and a wall hanging.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Another piece of inspiration


I had finished the top..

Finally I had finished the top, the first one of my Black & White project.
I think the photo is not good enough. There was a problem with the light so I can't pictured it clearly.

Please forgive me to use a little bit grey for the border (Is it ok, Jackie?)
I've tried not using it, but I feel the pink-BW 'pop out' brightly when I used grey as the border...

Still I have some blocks leftover and plan to make square pillowcases.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hello and here are some pictures

Boy oh Boy I just got done posting my pictures to the calendar quilt challenge and good lord I'm put to shame by the great strips people are over and take a look at my hummmmmm attempt at it....SO Hi I put my blocks out on the table and thought wow I'm good really good I'm quite little lady you still need like 30 or more back to the ironing board and sewing machine I run.....just checking in....

Black & White (lotsa photos)

There were quite a few black & white quilts to behold at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival last weekend.
While most of them do not add 1 color, you can easily see where a bit of color could have been added to them like on this one:
DSC06539.JPG Do you see the lady?
I still can't believe that this was hung correctly.
& then there were these ones that fit the challenge to a "T!"
DSC06446.JPG (If you ignore the border print.)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dress for Allison and Allison

I have used up the last of the black/white/yellow fabrics. Ok.......I did have to buy a little more for the larger dress.....

Allison and her doll, Allison, have dresses - and purses - that coordinate. Now on to something black and white and some other color!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

#2 down

I finished my 2nd black and white challenge piece. It's just shy of 15" square and is paper pieced (block: attraction block). I machined quilted a few random lines using variegated pink thread. I really like the way it came out and hope my swap partner likes it as well (shh, hope she does not check this blog). I did not want the binding to take away from the block so this was put together like a quilt sandwich and quilted afterwards.