Sunday, November 20, 2016

Barn Quilt + Lion progress

Last week I took a Barn Quilt class at Ardyth's Sewing in Baraboo and it was all kinds of fun!  We picked our pattern in advance and they drafted the block for us before class.  All I needed to do was show up and paint! My design is 'Whirling Star',

My Lion Quilt is coming together quite nicely!  The bottom section is complete and just needs a few long seams sewn together.  I'm actually a bit further along than this, but don't have the latest photo. =(  I'm still a bit obsessed and would rather be sewing on this than doing practically anything else!  The perspective in the photo is a bit deceiving.  This finishes at 60" x 60"  It will be pretty big!

Linking up with Patchwork Times - Design Wall Monday and Sew Fresh Quilts - Let's Be Sewcial


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Maize Maze - Complete!

Happy to report a finish!  (It's actually been complete for a while!).  This is a quilt I made for my brother and was hoping to send it to him for Christmas last year.  I couldn't quite make that deadline and just planned to send it as soon as it was done.  Wellllll-- when I finished it in February, it was so close to the Sun Prairie Quilt Show... I decided to enter it!

At this point, I thought that I might as well hold on to it and send it for his birthday. (In October!!)  =O  This was a mistake, because I became attached to it.  It was in my living room for a while to remind me to take the hanging sleeve off and it looked mighty good there!

Start Date - October 2015
Finish Date - February 2016
Fabric: A bundle of Moda (Nocturne) from Pincushion Boutique supplemented by some taupes + indigos from The Sewcial Lounge (RIP) and a mustard from Stitchers Crossing (RIP).
Pattern: Marcie's Maze from Craftsy

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Fridays

Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Lion Quilt

Now that fall is here, I'm able to find more time to sew.  I did some crafting over the summer, but didn't get to blogging it.  Hopefully I can do some catch up posts!

Last Saturday, I started a version of Violet Craft's Lion Quilt.  It's part of a Jungle Abstractions series.  I bought the pattern last winter and thought I might have lost my mind when I looked at it.  So I let the pattern age (like a fine wine!).  I thought maybe it would be a good project for my January retreat, when I have several uninterrupted days to work on it.  I started ordering fabric with the plan of holding off until January.  Well-- that didn't happen!!  I've become obsessed with working on this quilt!

The fabrics are all Moda Bella Solids and (if it's not obvious) it is paper pieced.  I love paper piecing and have done many projects using that technique.  This is different, because the scale is so much bigger than what I normally do.  And usually I'm using scraps, but that would be quite hard with this pattern!

Most quilts have a block repeated many times, which can be tedious and this one is so organic and different.  I think I'm motivated by wanting to see more and more!