Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hexes, Pinwheels and Bear Paws (and pigs). Oh my!

Here are a few more recent pictures from the Hexagon quiltalong by jaybird.

And I have 2 more pinwheels to share from the Pinwheel Sampler Quiltalong from p.s. i quilt. These are both extras that I made, so I guess they both count as block #8.

I've actually made a bit more progress on my pinwheel quilt. I have finished the quilt top and have almost completed the backing. Haven't taken pics yet, so that will have to wait.

I also got my Botany layer cake in the mail and started on the Vintage Bear Paw quilt from Moda Bake Shop. I just love this quilt and had to try it! I am using a layer cake instead of charm packs and turnovers and it is working out perfectly so far. If this quilt turns out nice I may give it to my mom.

And last, but not least, I won't get much craftiness done this weekend because I am going to Cincinnati to run in the Flying Pig Half Marathon with my sister. We did Detroit last Fall, so now it's my turn to go to her. Should be fun!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

9 Patch Sampler and pillows

I bought some Joel Dewberry fat quarters because I wanted to recover the 2 pillows that are in my family room. Since I had some left over, I decided to make a small quilt as well, using the solid left over from my Paintbox quiltalong quilt.

Pillow #1 Front

Pillow #1 Back

Pillow #2 Front

Pillow #2 Back

And my 9 Patch Sampler

I got inspiration to make this quilt when I went to the Modify Tradition blog. I used a couple of their block tutorials. The rest of the block instructions, I found in a variety of places on the web.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler Quiltalong Progress

I decided to do a bit of improvisation this week on the Pinwheel Sampler Quiltalong. I really wanted this style of block in the quilt so, with only 1 week left, I decided to go ahead and add this instead of this week's block posted by Rachel. If she happens to pick this block for her last one, I will go back and make last week's block. I'm really happy with how this turned out. I love this fabric!

And here is a picture with the setting blocks I decided to add to make it a larger quilt. I don't have them all finished, but I wanted to get an idea of how they would look.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some more blocks, a quilt, and a giveaway win...from a few weeks ago.

I am so bad at getting my pics downloaded from the camera. Anyway, I have some more blocks to share.

This is block 6 from the pinwheel sampler quiltalong at psiquilt.

And here is block 3 from the jelly roll sampler quiltalong.

And I need to take some better pictures of this quilt I just finished. It is from the Paintbox Quiltalong at Oh Fransson!. I did not do mine in the normal paintbox way, but instead, used a Nest (by Tula Pink) layer cake. I also used the Robert Kaufman Roll Up in the Dusty color palette. I love how this turned out! The colors are just amazing in real life!

And how cool is this?!?! I won a giveaway from Modify Tradition and look at all of the cool extras they sent to me! Pretty nice, huh?