Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Friday, August 17, 2012

Small Jelly Roll

The jelly roll from Riley Blake was a samller one than some so I decided to make the center strips the focus of the quilt.  I have added one border so far and am now trying to decide what color to put next.  Decisions, decisions!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

1600 Quilt

I am using one of my new jelly rolls from Riley Blake Designs.  It is a quick and easy pattern and can be found on the web at several sites.  If you want to see how to do this go to the Missouri Star Quilt Company and watch Jenny Doan give her tutorial.  http://www.missouriquiltco.com/

Will post photos when I get it done, if my blog will let me.  Having some issues there.

August Blocks of the Month

After work last night my plan was to do the yard work before the weekend as I have plans.  Well, Mother Nature had other plans and it rained like the dickens last night.  So plans changed and I took the time to make the August blocks of the month.  The blocks this month were the Ohio Star & the Double Star.  I used the techniques as outlined in the course.  Still using the odds & ends of fabric that I started out with.  Definitely like the bright colors that will be in the finished quilt.

Sorry, the blog won't let me upload photos so I posted them on Facebook.

Finally found another way to load photos.  I have sent message to Blogger a bout the problem.

Here are the August blocks of the month.

Double Star on the left and the Ohio Star on the right.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Scrappy Balkan

I finished putting my label on my Scrappy Balkan quilt tonight.  I used the Balkan Puzzle pattern to use up some of my 5" scraps for the center of the blocks & the green & red fabric were in my stash.  I decided to use the 2 1/2" scraps for the binding.  I really like the finished quilt.  Then again, scrappy is my favorite type of quilt.  I will now have to get my August blocks of the month started before September blocks get here.  Still crocheting around receiving blankets & burp cloths in the middle of every thing else.  My poor garden didn't do too well in the hot weather this summer.  Of course, I don't have much of a green thumb.  My wall hanging got a Theme ribbon at our County Fair this week.  Very happy with that.

Balkan Puzzle  blocks set on point

Overall machine quilted using my open petal design 

Scrappy binding & label