Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Quilting for the Home

On Oct. 30, I dropped by my local quilt shop to see what was going on at the all-day sew-in. One of the shop owners had made up this runner from her stash using a free pattern from Hoffman Fabrics, "Oh Pumpkin, My Pumpkin." Several of the participants wanted to make this, as did I, so we picked out fabrics, and I helped the shop owner cut the fabric for several kits. Click on this picture for a sharper image.

I made the first block, then decided I didn't like how the placement of the oranges would work out in the runner, so I turned that block into a combination wall hanging/pillow sham. Right now it's hanging on the back of my front door, but I may move it to the sofa. Because I'd decided to bind this pillow sham, it occured to me later to just add a hanging sleeve so it could be used either way.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Birthday Presents for Chelsey

My granddaughter picked out the animal prints for this quilt, but let me pick the additional fabrics, for a total of 20. The pattern is Birthday Presents from "Take Two and Add a Few" by Atkinson Designs. Each fabric is used twice in the quilt top, once as the corners of each block, and again as the squares. The binding is a different fabric, and the backing is yet another.

I decided the Thousand Pyramids puzzle ball would be a perfect companion project because it takes 20 triangles. That pattern is from Patchwork Puzzle Balls by Jinny Beyer. Chelsey will be 16 on Friday, and has seen the fabrics, but not the finished products.