Sunday, September 28, 2014

Craft Book Month - Quiltopedia

Today, my fingers are simply worn out.  But I don't care, because I LOVE my new quilt!  Yes, I did say "my quilt" because this quilt is for me.
The pattern is titled "Obsession" and is found in the book "Quilt-opedia" which is currently my favorite quilt book. 
I cannot believe that this quilt was made from scraps!  It was fun to select and cut the fabrics squares for this quilt.  
Since I had to cut the squares from scraps, it did take a bit longer than cutting from yardage.  But, I wanted the quilt to have the look of many fabrics.

Now, I wonder what project to start next...

Linking today to the party at Craft Buds since September is Craft Book Month.   
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Le Challenge - Era

It is time for this month's Le Challenge project and the theme is "era".  Once again, this challenge has theme's that I find challenging.
My first thoughts on this "era" theme was using 30's reproduction fabrics, civil war fabrics, or making a crazy quilt from the Victorian era.  But then I started looking at mid-century modern art and knew this was the time period I really wanted to work with. 

The inspiration for my mini quilt was the Unparalleled Quilt lesson from the Craftsy Improvisational Piecing Modern Design class.  I really did enjoy working on this project.  Just cutting at will and designing the piece as I went along was a very freeing way to work. 
It was also a nice change to work on something new, since 2014 has been my year to tackle my WIPs and scraps.
Please check out the other "era" themed entries at Le Challenge.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Finish it Friday - Final Purge

Today is the final link up for the "Purge".  During the past several weeks, I was able to bust through quite a bit of scraps and stash (making room for new fabric of course!).
I think that the Greek Cross may be my new go-to scrap pattern as the blocks are simple and quick to make.  I can see myself making a larger quilt for me that is super scrappy.
I was lucky to get a break in the rain to get a few outdoor pictures.  One quilt was made using some blue/green scraps, and the second quilt was made using "Garden Party" scraps.
Both quilts are on the way to MHC as part of 100 Quilts for Kids.
Linking today to Finish it Friday and to Whoop, Whoop Friday.
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