Friday, November 8, 2013

Mile a Minute Rainbow

I help the women in my congregation make charity quilts. I designed a 'Mile a Minute' blocks to use up some of my smaller scraps. We had several meeting concentrating on sewing blocks together, eventually had enough blocks to do this;

I got these finished so close to the deadline that I did not get good pictures of the quilting. Here is one.


custom; mostly feathers

free motion curling feathers

light custom; free motion water and computer frogs

free motion curling feather


computer panto

free motion meander

free motion contour

 custom; line dancing and swirls

custom; computer, ribbons and curling  border

 custom; ruler, roses

meandering vine with leaves and curls

custom; feathers

 Computer panto; butterflies

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Here is another Charity quilt I organized. Women in our organization donated squares of fabric made of strips of either red, blue or green.

 I quilted a simple meander.

Kaffe Fasset 'Magic Rectangles'

This is my effort to reproduce a Kaffe quilt. I saw this quilt at Quilt Festival a couple of years ago and thought, 'We can do that with my scraps.' So then I organized a group of ladies at my church and we made big rectangles of same color scraps. Eventually, 2 years later, we got this done and I got to quilt it. Then it was donated.

 I already had all my scraps sorted by color. We used almost all my turquoise scraps, but I still have tons of blue....and red.
 This was so exciting to me to see it come together.
 At one of our work meetings we laid it out in different ways.
 I love the zigzag too.
 Here it is finished!
I LOVE this quilt....I'm working on one for myself now...well if sitting in a basket is considered working...I custom quilted it.

New York Beauty

I was given this quilt to do. It is an impressive work of art.

All reproduction fabric.
 Isn't it beautiful?

Mother Goose Signature thread. Ruler work. It turned out lovely.


This is an old quilt top. Some of the fabrics still had feed sack label residue on them. Although it was not square or flat to start with it was fun to work on.

 Check out this pinwheel. There is no red or green in the gray fabric, the pinwheels are arranged diagonally with the yellows in a row and the red and greens in a row.  The strong sashing pulls everything together. I quilted it heavily to help flatten it and hold it together.
I love looking at old fabrics.

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