Sunday, December 18, 2011
I got it all put together! Wow! I love it! It measures 62" x 82". I can't wait to sleep under it. I call it "Plays Well With Others." They're Legos, of course, and with over 1,450 Legos, whoever is playing with them must play well with others, and the Legos themselves must cooperate. And this is also one of the themes at my new job... if you play well with others, you will do well here. And I'm very much enjoying my new job, so I guess I play well with others. Thanks for the great inspiration, Tonya!
I've been concentrating on a Legos quilt. Man, a lot of hours go into these things! I finally got all my blocks made, and today I am assembling rows and borders. I just made a big goof and put a border on the wrong side and upside down, so it's time to call it a night. I hope to have it all put together by the end of tomorrow.
Here it is filling up my design wall and overflowing onto a bench.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The first one - February 2010
|Joyeux Anniversaire Magaly|
The second one - March 2011
|Joyeux Anniversaire Didine|
My letters are definitely improving and I'm getting more adventurous.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I made this for the Liberated Round Robin Challenge, but didn't finish it as the last round was curves and it was getting too big to do squiggles.
As it was my Mother's 80th birthday party last week and I was going back to the UK for it, I needed something to give her.
She's been on at me for ages to make her a lap quilt to keep her knees warm so I pulled this out, took a deep breath and machine quilted it. Just straight lines, using 1" masking tape as a guide. Not bad for a first attempt!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Since the Christmas quilt I made last year had an unfortunate laundry accident--red flannel backing doing a massive bleed despite being prewashed multiple times, I've been working on a new one. The center medallion was completed about a month ago and now I've been laboring on the border.
Here are the four border sides just waiting for corner pieces. I thought I would share them now since they are certainly easier to photograph on the design wall. I won't tell you what a challenge this was to get them to the size I needed. I am definitely math challenged. No matter how many times I measured and added they still came out too long or too short the first time around. And yes, I still need to trim down that bottom row. It went from being 3" too short to 1/2" too big!
Here's a rather poorly lit pic of the center medallion.
Now the challenge is to get it completed without getting sidetracked which tends to happen more often than not. Those Lego quilts keep calling to me.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Apologies if you read my blog and have already seen these.
First Brick Building (WiP name). Currently about 50" by 47" and still growing.
|Happy Birthday Alex|
Another quilt for DD. Still a Wip. The sewing machine chewed up the bottom row and there is already a split seam. Yet more unpicking, add a bit more white between the bottom 2 rows and then white borders. Thinking about a black binding, but will probably go for white.
|Music is Magic|
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
|Music is Magic|
Now to have a rummage to find suitable fabric for the exclamation mark at the end.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
|Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!|
Thursday, September 1, 2011
|Group Photo taken late last night (lamp light)|
|Unruly back of Synergy|
|Detail - Turquoise Sunset|
|Detail - Yin Yang|
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I also had a bunch of small triangles, cut off corners, that could make flying geese. They are small, and I just about tossed them.
I thought about the 1 1/2 strips, I thought about the geese and wondered, what if I combined them?
I liked it alot!
I even started to love it.
It became addicting. I made even more blocks......
In theory the rows should be 12 1/2 inches tall when sewn, they aren't. They are closer to 12 inches....easy to trim using my 12 inch ruler.
I am now a believer, you can mix old, new and even ugly fabrics to create a one of a kind quilt!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
What is an improvisational quilt? Any quilt that is started without a predetermined pattern or plan and evolves throughout the construction process. Each quilt in this exhibition should have emerged from the seed of an idea without fully knowing what the finished piece would look like. Sixteen to Twenty quilts will be chosen for the exhibit, depending on size. There is maximum of two submissions per person and submissions are free of charge.
This is not a competition. The quilts that are selected will not be judged. A Certificate of Exhibition will be awarded to each quilt chosen for display. This is a one-time, special exhibit highlighting the best of the best from "free-spirits" quilters around the world.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
On behalf of all of us who come here and read with every single new post, but don't speak up or post ourselves very often ;) I would just like to say that I truly enjoy all of your posts and your gorgeous photos!
I just finished making lots of little unruly Flying Geese and had so much fun winging it with only some random scraps and a pair of scissors. No paper piecing or sketches or rotary cutters were used.....whatsoever...in the making of my fun.
As as Gwen Marston calls them...I only used 'floor scraps.' Random leftovers, tossed into a bag after all of my other sewing on projects are done. And to be able to pick up raggedy little, mishaped pieced and sew them in without any thought or worry about precision is such a joy!
My bits and pieces are going into a little quilt donation for our AAQI Liberated Challenge which we originally started on another one of Tonya's blogs..Liberated Quilting Blog ..which Clare Worthy had set up for her. I (Michele Bilyeu) took over the challenge part and it is still running strong..so please join in with your own unruly donations at any time at and join in our wonderful and varied quilting fun and our AAQI Liberated Challenge
Meanwhile, I'm getting back to those floor scraps and more wonky liberation and unruly quilting time!
For those who asked ;)
(Full tutorial with more photos is on my own blog)
Monday, June 20, 2011
There are two rows of hearts.
On to my next letter project.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
So here we go.
Finish No 1 - Family Trees.
Finish No. 2 - Cutie Bug made for my 10 month old niece.
I haven't got any UnRuly or Word Play quilts in the pipeline, except for my house. So I'll be a bit quiet for a while.