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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Master Bedroom

  Am I the only one who makes quilts for everyone except for myself?  It seems that in the last two years I have made multiple quilts but they never seem to be for me.
  I know I don't ever get that much time to quilt and don't do near as much as other quilters out there, but it is still a hobby I enjoy perusing.   I have made 3 bedspreads for my daughters, one for my mother and mother-in-law, 5 for neices and nephews, multiple baby quilts and even one that I donated to a friends cancer cause auction.
  Last summer I decided it was time to make me a new summer and winter quilt and get rid of this bedspread I have had for the past 8 (did I really say that) years.  

I chose the colors, summer: cheerful and bright, winter: warm and cuddly, and patterns, summer: Metro Hoops and winter: A- Maze Me.  That fabric was even all purchased but I ran out of time.  Now, being March national quilting month, I decided it was time to work on this project.  

Here is my todo list for this quilt
☑️ Make HST (360)
☑️ Make pinwheels (90)
☑️ trim pinwheels to 10"
☑️ use QCR to cut pinwheels 
πŸ”˜ Sew edging on pinwheels 
πŸ”˜ trim pinwheels to 9 1/2"
πŸ”˜ create rectangles (418)
πŸ”˜ trim rectangles to 2" x 9 1/2"
πŸ”˜ create rectangle sets (209)
πŸ”˜ Layout quilt
πŸ”˜ Stitch together top 
πŸ”˜iron
πŸ”˜ Baste
πŸ”˜Quilt
πŸ”˜ Bind

My goal: 
-Tuesday get the squares all cut to 10" and then cut with the Quick Curve Ruler


-Wednesday/Thursday sew the curves onto my 90 blocks
-Friday square up the blocks to 9 1/2"
-next Monday/Tuesday rectangles
-next Wednesday  place the pieces 
-next Thursday Sew the top together

Can I get all this done?  Maybe, well I hope so!  It is national quilting month!

I have just got this time sewn together (it was in the works for 2 1/2 years!


This is Craftsy's free pattern for 2013 BOM.  I used Robert Kaufmann's Spot On fabric.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Curve it up

Last year at a local fabric store, Cotton Shop, I was asked to make the BOM quilt.  I was already in the process of making a Curve it up quilt by sew kind of wonderful, for my MIL for Christmas, and so they thought we should do this for the BOM.  
I made the quilt over a year ago, minus the edging on the bottom (I was 4" short on fabric to finish) and finally today I finished the border!



The fabric is a combinations for fabrics, chosen by Ricki at the Cotton Shop, by mainly Spectrum by Camelot Design Studio.

After I purchase some batting, I will complete the quilt with this binding and backing.




I'm not really in a hurry because I don't know what to do with the quilt.  Any ideas?

Here is the change in colors I used for my MIL's quilt


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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Metro Lattice

Last summer I began a summer quilt for my bedroom.  If any of you are like me summertime is not a time with free uninterrupted quilting time.  My summer is filled with running here and there with my 4 darling daughters.  By August the quilt was put in a drawer and forgotten, until Thursday, yes this last Thursday, March 10th.  
While attending a quilt camp, I went to a road show given by Jenny Pedigo.  I really fell in love with two of her quilts, metro lattice and urban nine patch. 

Here she is with her metro lattice quilt:

Here is a urban nine patch I saw at the HMQS last year

I chose the Moda fabric, Color Therapy, that tells you I have had the fabric for at least a year!  And I did put all the HST's together, but then the quilt got put away. Thursday was an open "sew"cial at the cotton shop and so I decided that with 5 hours of sewing I could start this again.  
I did get 90 pinwheels put together!


I made me a list of everything I have to do and am checking it off step by step.
☑️ Make HST (360)
☑️ Make pinwheels (90)
πŸ”˜ trim pinwheels to 10"
πŸ”˜ use QCR to cut pinwheels 
πŸ”˜ Sew edging on pinwheels 
πŸ”˜ trim pinwheels to 9 1/2"
πŸ”˜ create rectangles (322)
πŸ”˜ trim rectangles to 2" x 9 1/2"
πŸ”˜ create rectangle sets (161)
πŸ”˜ Layout quilt
πŸ”˜ Stitch together top 
πŸ”˜iron
πŸ”˜ Baste
πŸ”˜Quilt
πŸ”˜ Bind

It's a lot of steps, here is what one block looks like after adding pieces cut with the QCR (quick cut ruler) and trimming it to 9 1/2". Maybe I will have it ready for next summer!