Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bee My Honey Table Runners or Window Valances { x Two }

I love to collect odd works of art for the shelves above my windows in the living room.  The weirder the better!  The tall chicken in the red skirt, bowtie and hat was a gift from one of my sisters!  
Oh, yes, we're here to talk about quilts!

Two matching Bee My Honey table runners or window valances.   
 They coordinate with the Twisted Irish Chain Lap Quilt I recently made.
Isn't Mrs.Owl so happy?! 
 The HUGE red B no longer resides on the shelf.  She recently jumped off in the middle of the night, scaring the dog to death, and I can't quite figure out how to get her to stand up without falling down again.

Quilt Stats { x 2 }:
Pattern:  None really, 16 patches with some half-square triangles thrown in.
Size:  12.5" x 52.5" generous table runner length
Fabric:  Bee My Honey by Moda and Kona Snow
Batting:  Cotton
Backing:  Solid white with wide rod pocket for hanging
Quilting:  Allover small meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's.
Binding:  Double fold, attached by machine in a Bee My Honey multicolor coordinate.
Value:  Won't you Bee My Honey?

Monday, October 27, 2014

QAYG QAL Log Cabin Blocks in Flower Sugar - Week 2

I'm loving working with Flower Sugar, fabric I have hoarded for awhile!  Week 2 progress is complete - only one day late!  Yeah!  I was behind schedule and needed to complete 10 blocks this week instead of the scheduled five. 
The batting is 13.5" square, but the strips were wonky by the third round so I squared them up to 12".  They are still wonky which is not my preference, but I'm thinking that is the way of this QAYG thing. 
And did you notice my goofy math figuring in the previous post?  I must have done the strip width calculations in my sleep because they were totally wrong.  How does one use a 5" center block and then add 3.5" strips and get anywhere close to 13.5"???  One doesn't!!  OOPS!  I ended up cutting the 3.5" strips in half to 1.75" to get close to 13.5" so it was completely fixable.

You can read about this quilt-along here.  Jera, the author of Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern is hosting the quilt-along using her new book.

Linking to:

Freshly Pieced
Sew Fresh Quilts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Thanks for stopping by on the Blogger's Quilt Festival tour of delicious quilts!  
I'm entering this super sparkly twin quilt in the ROYGBIV category.
A Super Sparkly RAINBOW Sparkler Quilt!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
Upon seeing his sister's rainbow quilt, my middle son also wanted rainbow quilts in his bedroom.  Fast forward a year, and he got his wish.  He had outgrown the Jungle Quilts I made him eight or so years ago, in my mind anyway, although he was not asking for new quilts.  It was me who wanted to change his room!

He has bunkbeds in his room, and I made the full-size quilt in January and this twin-sized quilt in June of this year.  This post is way overdue!  And I've never posted about the full-size quilt because I thought I'd make a pattern out of it.  I'll get that posted soon because a pattern is not in the plan.
Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt

I was careful to place all the colors along this side so they would show when on the bed.  This quilt goes on the top bunk.  He can see the whole quilt when it's on the bed, no problem - there's no way I can due to my height deficiency!!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
He likes pink and purple and wanted them included!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
A black background seemed a better choice for a boy!  The original pattern was made with white rather than black, so this is a completely different look.
I added a 2.5" strip to all sides to make it a better fit for a twin-sized bed.  The original pattern is a lap at 60" x 84".

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
The backing is extra-wide Spot-On in Red by Robert Kaufman.  I was disappointed that this fabric is not very soft.  I really regret not using a black and red chevron in flannel.  I used Spot-On in gray on my queen-sized Star Light Star Bright quilt, and the gray was much softer than the red.
Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
More eye candy!

Rainbow Sparkler Twin Quilt
Quilt Stats:

  • Pattern:  Sparkler by Freshly Pieced
  • Size:  Twin size
  • Fabric:  Kona New Classic Roll-up and Kona Black
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Quilting:  Allover meandering in black thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 1896 31-15 which is mounted on a 12-foot quilting frame.
  • Backing:  Robert Kaufman Wide Spot-On backing in red
  • Value:  Amazingly sparkly and cheerful!