Friday, October 31, 2014

Saturday group quilt top done.

Saturday group blocks 

This quilt top is made out of the block from a couple of weeks ago when we got together.  To find sashing that went with these block was hard to find. As a top it looks completely different than  the blocks by themselves.

Still debating what to do next.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jewel tone quilt design

Jewel tone quilt.

I have a video tutorial which is called crown of thorns if you would like to do this quilt.
The tutorial is on the block only.

The planning process calculating how many pieces I need to complete  each block.  

First block each block will be 9x9.

I love the color variation.

Center of the quilt.  

I think this quilt is going to be do rich with jewel tones.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Little big job quilts

Joe' club quilts 

This little quilt is done with 1' inch strips.. Called I think court house steps. 

I did this to use thes 3x3 basket. 

I love this design.   

My baskets are leaning a bit but for first time doing small quilts that take big amounts of time.  They were fun. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Repeating cross design quilt done

Repeating cross design 

I really enjoyed piecing this beauty.  
She is finally pieced now the sashing and the embroidery. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Repeating Cross video

Repeating across

Repeating cross design

Repeating Cross
New designs 

I got a quilting computer design program and am learning how it works.  I love that it prints a picture of the quilt. I wanted to do a quilt for someone special but needed to make different options.  Here's some designs. 

Design 1 
I felt it was too busy for the eye.  

Design 2 
Still busy but better.  

Design 3  
I like this  one.  
Now how do you make it. 

This quilt is fun but the eye looses where one block is to the next block.  

So I did cut outs.  
I cut out each different block that is in quilt.  Also counted how many blocks i needed of each.   This will help me when I'm making each block and how many if each I need to make.  

 I still need to do two more designs but I'm excited that I have this wonderful tool to keep me organized to finish this beautiful quilt.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crown of thorns tutorial

Crown of thorns
A how to video.

Need 16 half square triangles: with light and dark tones.
9 squares: 4 dark tones 5 light tone squares.

If you have problems with video go to youtube 
Channel is : 
Lorena's quilting 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Beauty out of small pieces

Small piecing

Okay I have to confess I'm not much into saving small pieces of fabric.. Yes, I throw away.  Yesterday I saw the value of saving scraps.  I finished a quilt about a month ago and saved the leftover pieces.  
So I started trying to organize it to see if I can use it.  I was doing a video on 1/2 triangles and the ability to use leftover scraps by using a ruler to trim the sizes you can get out of scraps.  As I was trying different techniques I went scrap crazy.  

Yes these are 1' 1/2 triangles.  
I even thought well can you do something with these tiny pieces??

Yeah this is a 3x3 size piece.. Inspired I went though all my scraps and organized my self.  

I bought these containers that I could place all pieces.  This container has 1 1/2 triangles.  So now I have a place for each size piece right I front of me while I work on sewing my scraps as I'm piecing other projects .  

Before anything enters thes containers they are trimmed, measured, and placed in appropriate size.  Now the cool part of this is whenever I want to sew a small block or try a new design I have the pieces cut to size.  I have done this with 1/2 triangles and square pieces that I trimmed and measured put if my scraps.  

Because I'm organized I can design something quickly .  Like I got 1 ' square and got 1' 1/2 triangle and look for the colors that would work from scraps.  

If I just want to sew I have little project to play with.  

I also got little containers to have close by with scrap and another container to place sewn scraps into.  Just  in case I don't have time to trim and measure.  These two containers will be close to my sewing machine for easy reach.  

These are small enough to not take too much space but they can hold some scraps.  

2' baby friendship block. I think I'm addicted.