Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Graphic Florals - Purl Bee pattern

After my last project involving 110 blocks and lots of precision, I decided that I need to do a simple, yet pretty quilt.  Something that would show off some of the larger patterns I've picked up, but that would not necessarily require seams to match up.  So, I've decided to go with a pattern that I've been kicking around for some time. 

It's from Purl Bee and it's called A Wedding Quilt. I think it's appropriate to do a wedding quilt since I just finished the spinster quilt and I might as well keep that theme going.  But, since I'm not making it for anyone's wedding, I've decided to call this the Graphic Florals Quilt because of the lovely pattern of graphic flowers that I'm using.  Feel free to go to Purl Bee to check out what it is going to look like.  

The first set of colors and prints. 

All the colors and patterns, cut and completed. 
The pattern is fairly easy, just a lot of cutting up front.  I finished up all the colors and patterns tonight and will next need to start cutting 96 12.5 by 3.5 white pieces.  That's the hard work.  I can play on the layout a bit and then start assembling.

The fun thing about this pattern is that it should come together quickly.  Then, I get to go to my next project which will be much, much more difficult.   Just a little hint - I've decided that it should involve way too many HSTs.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Spinster Quilt - Back

The pretty back

All picked out for the next one. 
The picture isn't that great for the back of the Spinster Quilt.  I had to move the coffee table from the living room to get enough room to lay it out and it is slightly difficult to get a good picture of something that big.  The back is a dark blue Kona with eight log cabins, one of each of the color groups from the front.  I need to schedule some time on the long arm and pick up some batting and get that puppy finished.

In the mean time, I've decided what to play with for my next project.  Graphic Florals from a designer bundle I picked up at Fabricworm.  This should be fun.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spinster Quilt - Log Cabins

Log cabin city!  I'm putting these bad boys into the back of the Spinster quilt. The rest will be a lovely dark blue that I picked up on sale awhile ago (thrifty!).
We've started a Modern Quilt Guild here in Olympia.  After much discussion and a need to include all our quilting sisters and brothers who are from the outlying areas, we've decided to call it the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild.  Did I say this was exciting?  Because it is. It is very exciting.  I nominated myself to be secretary because I like to type and I have to justify purchasing word for my MacBook. Heck, I have to justify purchasing the MacBook. At any rate, the above quilt is for our first charity project - a quilt or two to give to the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild for them to distribute to tornado survivors.  This is my contribution. We went with blue, green, gray, and white to symbolize the colors of Olympia.  Boom, people.  Olympia is in the quilting house, y'all.