Thursday, October 29, 2015


What am I doing cutting a Halloween quilt?

I have been making progress on this quilt, which I call "eclipse" because the dark circles make me think of an eclipse of the  moon.

The circles were cut with a ruler I was given at Christmas. I tried several methods of making circles but in the end went with raw edge appliqué. I had to get out my modern machine to sew around the edge as I only have the straight and zigzag options on my Nina. I still hope to find more discs one day.

I made strip sets from left over fabric and expected they would go in the border but when I put them on the design board I really liked what happened .

Then I got distracted! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Design wall Monday

I am on two week's leave so it is a great time to start a new quilt. I rustled through my stash and decided to use a set of fat quarters that I have had for years. It is called Hunky Dory by Moda. Pretty pink and teal, but somehow I could not think of what to do with it. 
I had an inspiration to add beautiful dark batik fabric and it started to look more interesting. 
I want to use some circles in this quilt so I think the diamonds in the middle of each block will be cut and appliquéd into place. I am also toying with triangle like snowball blacks for a secondary desig. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A finish! The lantern quilt

Finished today. My daughter will enjoy having this quilt on her bed. 

This (above) is the back of the quilt. 

 The quilt is a large single bed size. To get a photo I spread it on my queen size. Hmmm it looks pretty good here too!

I loved working with these fabrics. Some of them were gifted to me and others I had in my stash for a while. I decided that beautiful fabrics are for using not for storing, and this is the result.