Feb 09: The only thing I have to go on from a potential recipient is "yellow". Stopped by the quilt shop on the way & reserved these fabrics.Over the weekend, I posted lots of renditions.
Feb 12: Since no requested feedback, I made an executive decision to make this quilt. I like that there are two contrasting Quatrefoil designs--the blue & the yellow. Bought the fabric.
Feb 14: Busy working on another project that is on hold until Friday so I am cutting strips. All cut except the yellow.
Feb 15: Everything except backing is cut & ready to sew.
Feb 16: Sewed the strip sets & cut into pieces for making the 4-patches.
Feb 17: Started on the 4-patches.
Feb 18: Finished the 4-patches. Started on the blue leaves of the quatrefoil attaching the yellow squares to the corners on one side.
Feb 19: Finished making the quatrefoil leaves. Just a matter joining the top 3, middle 3 & bottom 3 blocks into the larger 12" quatrefoil blocks. The middle ones with the large colorful squares are done.
Feb 20: Working on the blocks.
Feb 21: Top & bottom rows are done. Connecting top & middle rows.
Nov 05, 2016: These Moda Brighten Up fabrics coordinate with Moda Dot Dot Dash fabric. I like bright happy colors in a scrappy quilt great for any age.
Nov 06: Did Yellow Brick Road renditions.
Dec 17: Did Take 5 rendition.
Mar 14, 2017: Did Cinnamon Toast rendition.
May 24: Bought the Cinnamon Toast pattern.
Jan 29, 2018: Met a lady (Shana of Mark of Eden Salon) who says she wants a handmade quilt & loves color. Of all the colorful projects available, this the one that caught her heart.
Jan 30: Did a 90" x 100" quilt rendition of Cinnamon Toast. Remembered I had purchased more of these fabric last April during the Ye Olde Forest Quilters Moving Sale. This gives me enough for a very large quilt.
Feb 01: After spending most of Jan 30 on this design & 1/2 of today, we just got a comment. Yes.
Feb 06: This quilt is a go. I will start as soon as I finish 3 ongoing projects. Should be this weekend.
Feb 14: **On hold for now. I rarely use marking pens but need/want them for this project. Just ordered several from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop.
Feb 17: Got my pens today so back to work soon.
Feb 19: Marking diagonal seams...2 per square set. Stopped to make a complete block. DARN!* (see above)
Jan 20: Quilt top here.
Jan 21: Brainstorming quilting ideas.
Jan 22: Matching thread & more ideas. Can quilt two rows at a time & can load the quilt sideways to reduce the number of rolls of the quilt.
Jan 26: We have a plan. Will use light turquoise on the blue, green & dark blue border. Will use dark pink on the pink & purple corners in the heart blocks. Will use white on the white border.
Jan 27: Worked through this all night, you know, in my sleep. Will implement my ideas this morning to see if they work. Yep.
Jan 29: Prepped ready to load.
Jan 31: Loaded. Tweaking the pattern ...
Feb 03: Quilting.
Feb 04: Don't like the pink on purple corners. Switching to a simple line pattern the inside pink-purple seams in the heart block corners.
Feb 05: Quilting. Halfway.
Feb 06: Working on 2nd half. Only borders left.
Feb 07: Quilted.
Jan 03: First contact on this quilt.
Jan 11: Quilt is here. Quilting Leafy Swirls medium dense using Magnifico #2003 Snowflake (off-white) & Warm & Plush batting.
Jan 13: Prepped ready to load.
Jan 16: First task today--wind 10-12 bobbins. Loaded ready to quilt.
Jan 17: Quilting. Couldn't quite finish. Since I'm snowed in, I can't ship tomorrow anyway.
Jan 18: Quilted. A fun quilt to photograph ... can you tell? Posted in the Gallery. Will ship when I can get out of here &/or the carrier can get up here, if not Saturday then Monday. Sorry Karen.
Jan 02, 2018: Jon picked this as his quilt today. (Made this quilt for Ann in 2017 using Onyx Grunge.)
Jan 03: Using a dark batik on the outer border, back & binding. Should show the quilting nicely on the back.
Jan 06: Fabric is here. Has a bluish tint that just happens to match the large symbol in the fabric. Can always use grunge for a blacker look but the batik is growing on me.
Jan 08: Jon likes the blue.
Jan 13: Prewashing the batik. Went ahead & pieced the backing so it is ready to load.
Jan 15: Borders & binding are cut ready to sew.
Jan 16: Borders & binding are pieced ...
Jan 17: ... & pressed. Binding is ready. Started on borders but didn't get very far.
Jan 18: All 3 borders are on & thus the quilt top is finished. Can load for longarming tomorrow.
Jan 19: Going through the longarm setup process. Need to fine tune my programming to match the real quilt size. We are doing an intentional placement of the panto so the borders will show off the pattern nicely.
Jan 20: Quilting.
Jan 21: Still quilting.
Jan 22: Quilted. Squared ready to attach binding.
Jan 23: The binding is attached and clipped ready for hand work.
Feb 02: Half way done.
Feb 08: Bound & thus the quilt is finished.
Feb 09: Hand delivered.
Feb 02, 2012: Purchased.
Nov 29, 2017: The guy who has been helping me for a week with my new PC has selected this as his quilt. I am so glad someone likes it as much as I do who also still plays cards.
Dec 10: Prepped fabrics for cutting.
Dec 12: Did EQ7 rendition to check the discrepancies in the directions.
Dec 13: Got everything cut ready to sew.
Dec 14: Working on pinwheels & square in a squares.
Dec 15: Working on pinwheels and center medallion.
Dec 16: Finished square in a square & pinwheel blocks.
Dec 17: Finished the medallion center. That leaves 4 borders.
Dec 18: Two borders are on. Also pinwheel pairs in the four corners are joined.
Dec 19: Black border is on.
Dec 20: Last border is on and thus the quilt top is finished.
Dec 21: The backing is ready. Loaded & quilting.
Dec 22: Quilted. Binding is attached. Only hand work left.
Dec 26: Binding is done.
Nov 07: Paula & hubby dropped by with this quilt today. It made planning the spirals a whole lot easier than by email. Measured but forgot to photograph it.
Nov 21: Finally took some pictures.
Dec 06: Prepped ready to load.
Dec 07: Loaded ready to quilt.
Dec 08: Quilting. Using grey thread.
Dec 09: Quilted. Been taking my time, a lot of it. Pictures soon.
Dec 10: Pictures & gallery posted.
YBR = Yellow Brick Road
Nov 05: Decided to use flannel remnants to make a warm quilt for a dear friend, Van. Can't wait to get it to her as winter cold is rapidly descending on these ancient hills. Should be a very quick little project.
Nov 08: Made most of the strip sets. During the night, I started cutting since I couldn't get to sleep.
Nov 09: Blocks are made. Working just with what I have on hand, I must say the overall effect is off.
Nov 10: Quilt top is done. Back to loading Katrina.
Nov 12: Backing is ready.
Nov 13: Selected Pearl Swirls IQ pattern. Will do it rather loose (thinking 1.5"-2.0") so the wool with fill with air for warmth.
Nov 14: Loading.
Nov 15: Loaded. Quilted. Squared & binding attached. This little quilt has grown on me & I even kinda like it now. I love the soft flannel & Tuscany wool batting -- so light & soft.
Nov 16: Hand binding. And finished. Thus the quilt is finished.
Karen: During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we lived in New Orleans. Our house was flooded with about 8 feet of water. After we returned to New Orleans in January 2006, we rented a house on Dante Street near the river bend in the Mississippi. The house had no power for 6 weeks, and it was cold that January. I needed something to do at night in the dark to keep warm, so that is when I thought about making my first quilt. I was able to cut the fabric for this quilt using the light from a flashlight. On the weekends, I took the pieces into my husband’s office where he had an old sewing machine, and I sewed the pieces together. We eventually lost our jobs in New Orleans and moved to western NC, and I forgot about this quilt. Last summer I found it again when I was finishing up my 2nd and 3rd quilts. The seams are uneven and twisted, the points do not meet in many places, and there are waves and tucks galore, but I love the pattern and the fabric and the memories in this Katrina quilt. After talking with Linda, I decided that I would try to finish this quilt. I finished it a week or so ago, and Linda has agreed to quilt it. Bless her!
Aug 25, 2016: Barbara stopped in today to start planning her quilt as she finishes it for longarming. Forgot to take a picture but every other block is solid off-white interlaced with blue pieced star blocks. We looked at some possible blocks to put in the off-white blocks. Thinking we will fill in the rest of the quilt top with a panto of similar density to the block she picks. She needs to buy the fabric for her backing & binding.
May 26, 2017: Barbara now has her backing...yes, 9 months later...much better later than never. She left to consider which Hummingbird patterns to use in her quilt.
Oct 19, 2017: Barbara came by with her quilt. We finished our plan. I know I said no more custom but note that we started planning this quilt in August of 2016.
Oct 31: Prepping.
Nov 01: Prepped ready to load. The top needed lots of blue threads trimmed so they don't show under the white.
Nov 02: Loaded ready to quilt. Had to fix the programming. What I had was good enough for Barbara & I to plan but not accurate enough for quilting. It is now. We are using So Fine! 402 Pearl with Bottom Line 655 Off-White (same shade). The So Fine! we are using is a dull finish 50 wt thread that will give Barbara's custom blocks a bit more definition. The white on white should be stunning though quiet.
A Wee Bit Wicked - Pieced 09/22/2017, Quilted 09/29/2017, Bound 10/01/2017, Wall Thingy finished 10/03/2017
Sep 19: Home from Greensboro, I decided to enter this quilt in a contest. (Changed my mind.)
Sep 21: Things have been crazy lately with back to back fraud compromised credit cards. I decided to create something.
Sep 22: Quilt top is pieced. Selected & bought my panto.
Sep 28: Started loading.
Sep 29: Quilted. Ready to hand bind.
Oct 01: Binding is done.
Oct 02: Made & quilted wall thingy.
Oct 03: Bound. Everything is finished.
Oct 16: Shipping this to a dear friend who loves to decorate for the seasons.