Monday, July 9, 2012

Random: quilts, quilts, quilts

My mind gets a little full when I have many projects that I {wanted} to attempt or projects that have been waiting for me to finish up. Today I try to map out which project that I need to take priority and which project I {wanted} to start. The {patchwork sampler} has been done for a few weeks now. Originally, I plan on hand-quilting, but later on decided to work with machine quilting instead. The loop pattern is simple and fits well with this sampler.  Lately, I  have been searching some good machine quilting books. If you have any, please recommended to me. I'd like to take a step forward on machine quilting.

Finally, finally.. I cut into {these fabric}. It is crazy and scary at the same time! Lots my favorite prints are being cut into 1.5" wide strips. I might need some more blue print that Kerry swap with me, but I hope I can get some similar color to sub.  One of my large fabric order was the low contrast prints.

The traditional log cabin quilt is one of the quilt that I wanted to make ever since I started to quilt. When I visited my friend's house duirng this spring. She has a w.i.p log cabin quilt and I kept asking her how to make one. As you can tell, I admire this old pattern very much!  I love many layout possibilities when there are many blocks being made.  I love the idea of building up the block by added different prints.

It took me 15 minutes to make one block. The center piece is always going to be red, but then I will go with different prints after that. It might be something new and fun afterwards? The light shine through the block and really reflected on the sewing seam.

{Big book of Scrap quilts} is an excellent quilting book! It has many quilt patterns and clear diagrams. I love the idea of using scraps. Did you see the old school house pattern on the right? Another wish to make quilt. I would like to make a old school house with only red and cream/white prints. 

So far, I have three blocks made and the rest of strips are hanging around the basket.  I hope to get this quilt made in October, so I will have a new quilt to snuggle with in the Fall .  When I finished this quilt it will be time for S' 9th birthday quilt. She hasn't talked her quilt, but I am sure it will not be confirm until Christmas time. I will wait!

Another quilt! I really am loving quilts that made with green, yellow and blue lately. After seeing Svetla's quilt I started to pull out fabrics and getting fabric stash together. Some of prints are only fat quarters. I know I will be feeling sad to let go some of these print from my stash, but it is time for a new summer kind of quilt. Simple patchwork quilt is what I really am looking for.   Let's keep quilting!

xxC


14 comments:

  1. this sampler quilt is so fun and the fabrics are so great. beautiful

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    1. Thank you!! It is setting aside and looking forward the incoming weekend to bound it off! I think I might start making a second one for myself. x

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  2. On someone's recommendation, maybe yours, I bought that book, "Big Book of Scrap Quilts", and I LOVE it!! Beautiful log cabin blocks you're making!

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    1. Isn't that a great book?? If you check page 204.. that's the quilt that I will make someday.. I think that quilt is too amazing!! Hope you get to make your log cabin as well! Today I have another 3 blocks made! x

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  3. I love log log cabin blocks. It looks you have advanced on your project a lot.

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    1. I got another 3 blocks made today. I am happy that I have few quilts planned and other things going on. It is still hot to be out and iced tea and sewing are something make me really happy!! x

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  4. I love the fabrics that you have chosen and the look of your blocks; I can't wait to see your quilt come together! I was checking out this book online that someone else had recommended:

    http://www.amazon.com/Free-Motion-Quilting-Angela-Walters-Designs/dp/160705535X/ref=reg_hu-rd_dp_img

    perhaps you will find it helpful or inspiring, too.

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    1. Thank you, thank you!! I put the book in my amazon cart and will check it out soon. I read all the reviews and did a little research today. I can't wait to get this book in and read through it!! x

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  5. The Angela Walters book will I am sure be wonderful, she is an incredible machine quilter- I can happily send you more blue Chase!

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    1. Thank you, Kerry!! The book is in my amazon cart and will check it out soon!! I am email you about the blue print. Thank you!!

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  6. I am hoping to get my paws on this book at the Festival of Quilts in a few weeks, the projects in it look lovely! Your log cabins look so cheerful, looking forward to seeing them all together soon.

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    1. That sounds so fun! I'd love to see yours as well! I plan on making one or two blocks each day. Since the temperature and humidity keep up high. I have hard time to sew at home lately. x

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  7. All the prints are awesome. I just love the design & the colors that are used.

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    1. Thank you! It is one of pattern that I have been wanting to try, but didn't feel comfortable in the past. It is a fun blocks to play with fabrics. x

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