Monday, November 28, 2016

Front Porch SAL Part 7

I am almost caught up on the Front Porch SAL. All I have left on the bicycle block is to stitch down some of the bike parts. And I would have gotten those finished but, remember my name is Dory! I got distracted with new projects. Quilts for Christmas gifts! I am little late starting them, but I think I can get them done if sew, sew, sew. More about those after the photos of my Front Porch progress.

I will be linking up with Lori of Humble Quilts and the other ladies HERE

I almost have all of the pieces of the bicycle block stitched down

I completed the birdhouse block and the side blocks that go with it, except for one. I have not decided what I want to do for it, maybe a bird or another pinwheel block.

Close up of the birdhouse, I really like this one.

Below are all the blocks together. I am not 100% sure about the blue and orange pinwheel blocks I have used, may rethink those.

Sorry for the poor photo, but I have no place to lay them and my "design wall" is too small.

Now for the Christmas gift quilts. The first on is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Smokey Mountain Stars. You can find the free pattern HERE. I have had the top done for a long time and I finally got it quilted last week and I am stitching down the binding now. I am sending this one to my brother, he recently purchased a new home so this will be a House Warming/Christmas gift combined.

Smokey Mountain Star for my brother.

I just did a simple loopy meader.

I am planning on two quilts for grandkids. I have one top done for a granddaughter whose favorite color is black. I am just waiting for the backing fabric to arrive and hopefully I can get it quilted quickly. I am still working on the second top for a grandson. My original plan is not working out, but I am hopeful I can figure something out in the next couple of days and get his top finished soon.

Quilt top for one of my granddaughters.

This is the backing fabric I ordered, I love all the words and sayings on it.

As I write this post we have about -20* temperature, it is headed down to -30*. It  will be a cold

 Happy Quilting, Rebecca

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just Call Me Dory!

So, I have had my eye on Susan Smith's Stonefields Quilt for a very long time and  Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches is now offering it as a BOM. Resistance is Futile! I signed up. If you are interested you can check it out HERE. (Or you can purchase the pattern.)

Stonefields Quilt

So many wonderful blocks in this quilt!

Of course I have been doing some pattern shoppng too!

And book shopping! 

I have always  admired Marie Webster's quilts.  I love her Poppy quilt! I would like to make this someday.

I have been trying to make our guild meetings the last few months. After each meeting we have a Craft Day, usually a class or sometimes putting a guild project together. In October Rena, taught a Bargello class. It was a very interesting process. It was like putting a puzzle together. I don't think I picked my fabrics quite right. I used my African violets for inspiration. 

The sample she shared.

Different layouts.

Only two other members stayed for the class.

Joyce's Bargello

Karen's Bargello

This is my  mine. 

I don't think I chose my fabrics very well. I ended up with a large empty looking space in the center. What to do? Applique!!

Added a vine.

Now adding flowers. I will see where this takes me.

I did finish our king sized bed quilt! It finisned at 108" x 108". I used wool batting.

The only place I have room to lay it out is on the deck. (We had more snow!)

Janet, I did feathers!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Quilting, Rebecca