Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm doing this, are you doing this???

I'm doing this, are you?
Here is my block.

Paper pieced (center) star pattern designed by: Amy Friend at During Quiet Time.
          Border and improv piecing added to make block "regulation" size
          Material: various 100% cotton quilting fabrics, Kona white and charcoal (solids). I especially
          LOVE the Robotics fabric from Birch in the star's center and the framed border. Captures the
          whole astronaut, outer-space, celestial feel I was going for.
          Thread: Aurifil, 100% Mako cotton, 50 wt in white

Want more information: check out NASA's post on the project.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

While on the topic of Log Cabins

Even though I was sad to see my Round 8 X-factor pillow go, I decided I just wasn't finished with log cabins, so, I went a different route and decided on a 3-D effect.
Pillow resting comfortably on the sofa with other  pillow friends….
I used various 100% cotton fabrics, and sewed them directly onto batting creating the log cabins as I went. The quilting was only done in the text print that separates the blocks. A fun pillow for the sofa and one that didn't get away!
3-D effect best seen at a angle

Friday, February 7, 2014

January Bee Blocks

In between bigger projects, these colorful and fun blocks for January Bee-mates…...
For HoosierToni in the Always Bee Learning Bee. I LOVED all the greens she sent. The tutorial for this fun Spiderweb block (and a quarter) is here.

For Deb, Trio Stitch Studio, in the Jane Austen Bee and Book Club. She wanted aqua and yellows for a quilt she is making for her mom. The tutorial for these lovely, scrap busting blocks is here.

I have a few more blocks that will have to wait until the quilts are finished before I can post pictures. I can't wait to show you!