Sunday, October 20, 2013

Christmas Swoon

I've been making several different scrappy split 9-patch quilts for the community service project in my guild. I decided to make a Christmas Swoon quilt, using Camille Roskelley's pattern. There was a swoon-along group on Flickr (I saw it too late to join), and I got the idea from there. I finished it yesterday, and took it to the quilt show today to give to Kristen. She'll hang it in the shop, and I'll be teaching a class on how to do the scrappy 9-patches in November.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A little of this and that

I haven't posted for a month - but have been super busy cranking out tops and blocks!  And earlier this week, I dropped off four tops to be quilted - so when those come back, I'll have four completed quilts to share. Here are some things I've been working on lately:

Spools blocks for guild BOM

"Boomers" - made for September Block Lotto

 The above block is a double four-patch. Bonnie Hunter made an entire quilt in greens and tans with this block here. I decided it would be a great way to use up my 1.5" squares.  (Bonnie's uses 2" squares for the smallest pieces; I used 1.5")

Here are four of the double-four patch blocks laid out. 

This top is called "Flower Boxes," from the book Scrap Basket Sensations. I donated it to my guild. 

Crayon Box block - October Block Swap Adventure - for Charlene

Crayon Box Block - October Block Swap Adventure - for Charlene

October blocks for Sew Bee Wonky

Stash Bee Hive #4 October blocks for Christy

Chaos Star - Lucky Stars BOM - October