My fifth star in the “Stars Galore” quilt! I’m extremely happy with how this star turned out. It is a paper piecing pattern. I love it so much I’m planning on using it as the centerpiece block. I’ve made a few paper pieced blocks before, but can’t say I got hooked. After making this block, … Continue reading Modern Star Quilt Progress
In between working behind the scenes on the Sew, Let’s Quilt Along, (the first mystery block will be released next Tuesday 3/12!), I am making progress on my version of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s “Stars Galore” quilt. I’m making a total of nine 24 x 24” finished blocks with a total of 191 4.5” background squares. When … Continue reading Modern Star Quilt Progress
I saw a cute “Heart Pennant Throw Pillow” tutorial on Amy Smart’s blog Diary of a Quilter. I made a table runner version for a February coffee table decoration 💕 I discovered that I have no batting (why???), so I used a piece of flannel for the center as well as a backing. It’s a … Continue reading Hearts on a string!
Ahhhh, a quilt top! My goal is to finish this quilt for my mother by Christmas day! I have the three layers ready to be pinned tomorrow. I’m also working on a list of all the different quilt blocks used in the quilt. The backing I found for it is flannel and it’s perfect! In … Continue reading Modern Matisse Quit Top
My mother loves the artist Henri Matisse. She especially loves his cut-out pieces. She said to me that if I ever wanted to make her a quilt, she would like one a made of bright bandannas to compliment the Matisse posters she has. Last January I started participating in Patterns by Jen’s #2018MonthlyColorChallenge. Each month a … Continue reading Modern Matisse inspired quilt