Rainbow Orange Peels: Finished

I absolutely love how the this quilt turned out.

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After I machine appliqued the petals, I was dying to get back to hand work, so it is hand quilted.

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The orange peel design pops great on the back from the quilting.

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And now it’s off to it’s new home in North Carolina.

Until next time!  Jill

European Fabric Shopping

Just back from a fabulous two week trip to Europe.  In case there was any doubt that I’m a total fabric junky…

Switzerland- cool modern prints

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Germany- Novelty Fabrics

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Czech Republic- Bold print and charming flower needle books

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Now laundry to do and recovering from jet lag.

Jill

Improv One Block Wonder

One simple Improv block- a square with a scrappy triangle.

Teal Block

All sorts of layouts

Teal Layouts

Butterflies, diamonds, lines, mountains, totally random, star of david with just one block.  Add a second triangle to another side and it gives you a whole new set of layouts!

Jill

More Abandoned Quilt Tops

Continuing to clean out the quilting closets and knot old tops.

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Always a good feeling to cross things off the done list.  Now I’m busy with some tote bags, a black and white half square quilt, a scrap quilt for myself…the project list never ends.

Until next time, Jill

Rainbow Orange Peel, in progress

Trying a new machine appliqué technique on this quilt. It’s a bit slow compared to regular machine piecing, but certainly faster than hand appliqué. 



Not that I mind hand work, it’s just not for this project. So I’m glad I found a suitable replacement with light interfacing and a glue stick. Working like a charm to turn those edges. 

Eight on, forty one more to go. 

Jill

Cornered

This was a stretch for me color-wise because reds and oranges aren’t my go to’s, but I’m glad that I stretched because I LOVE it.

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I’m also in love with the print on the back and so glad I finally found a place for it.

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Until next time.  Jill

Bib Making Craze

Sewing for babies is too much fun, especially when it’s for someone you really love.   I set out to make a few bibs for the six month “birthday” of my best friend’s son but I just couldn’t stop.  Now I’m stocked for a few baby showers, which is never a bad thing.

Bib Mosaic

The patchwork were fun, but I loved the monsters the most.

Bibs Monsters

I didn’t follow a pattern, but I was inspired by this picture.  If you need a pattern this looks like a good resource.

Happy 6 Months Alyosha!

Jill