Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A November Mini Quilt Challenge

A challenge was made
by the Rogue Quilter, Janet.
Take a small baggie of fabric
And make a mini quilt with it.

My baggie from Janet 
was filled with browns and with pinks.
This should be fun
said Kyle with a wink.



A little more fabric can be included
 if you must.
The 4 B's can be added 
Now don't make a fuss.

( Background, Borders, Binding, Backing)

The wheels began turning.
and it didn't take long.
The stars began appearing 
like a heavenly throng.

Hand piecing 8 pointed stars

3 inch finished stars

Using just the small bits
each star was unique.
I like how they looked
Oh, so chic.

Connecting them all 
with a sweet background
Was easy to do
with this fabulous brown.

Next were the borders
that took some planning to attach.
Just so the corners
could be an excellent  match.

With simple machine quilting, 
 binding and an interesting backing
The quilt came together
and wasn't too nerve wracking.

Using Janet's tiny scrap pieces
my mini was now complete.
The challenge was a challenge
but the result were oh, so sweet.

Thank you, Janet for the
challenge you made. 
Check out Wendy's blog post
for a mini parade.

Until Next Time-
Kyle (with a smile)

Monday, November 15, 2021

A Hint of Autumn

 According to the calendar and
and the view outside it is still Autumn
here in Colorado.
Yes, we've had one snow flurry and 
it won't be long before we have more, but 
for the moment,
if I show you a new fall quilt
it is still in the seasonal boundaries.

Pumpkins and Blossoms
66" x 78"

This quilt is an example of a perfect quilting storm.
My LQS was having a sale,
I bought a layer cake of Fig Tree's fabric,
Pumpkins and Blossoms,
and I had this pattern from
Fat Quarter Shop,

and FQ Shop also had yardage of 
the Fig Tree fabric.

I had not bought a group of fabric
for a very long time.
I'm not sure what possessed me to do it 
this time, but the soft oranges and green vines,
charcoal greys and black and frolicking deer
 just spoke to me.
It is one of Joanna's classic vintage Autumn lines.

The pattern is simple and easy
to whip together some fun blocks
using a layer cake and charm pack.

I added some borders to make the quilt a bit larger

and had my fabulous machine quilter
stitch an overall pumpkin and vine design.

It was a fun quilt to stitch from start to finish
using a single collection.
I just put the sewing on cruise control and
let it all happen.

(a little help with the wind from one of my little friends)

Until Next Time-