Saturday, October 11, 2014

Some Projects...

I've been working on. First, I made my two little grandsons a pillowcase for Halloween. These were made from kits from a local shop and are called "The 20 Minute Pillowcase". Although they take me a little longer, they are fast and easy to make.
The next two quilts are from a month Block of the Month Class that I take from the same shop. Last year our theme was "Barn Quilts" which included both a fairly basic block and the barn blocks with a three inch version of the block on the barn. First I'll show my barn quilt. Although we were given instructions for twelve, I found that I was tired of making barns after five. I did manage to get all twelve of my basic blocks in the quilt, either as three inch blocks on the barns, six inch blocks in the setting squares, or four inch blocks in the border cornerstones. My husband loves this quilt and it will hang in his man cave after quilting.
The next quilt is mostly made from a bundle of fabric designed by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics that I won on their blog. The tan background is a Moda fabric. We get patterns once a month and don't know ahead of time what blocks will be included. I decided that because the block would probably be fairly simple to be able to make them thee inches square as well as the usual twelve inches square blocks, I would design an applique for each block. If you look closely at the basic blocks of each quilt you will find that both quilts contain the same twelve basic blocks in varying sizes and without the applique. The appliques are all my designs and are hand appliqued. This quilt still needs borders that will also include some applique.
I hope to be back soon with a couple of baby quilts for my new granddaughter and my completed "Quilty Stitches" cross stitch project from the "Little Miss Shabby" blog.