Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Swoon single - Building Blocks Tuesday


Aqua and Navy Swoon block

Remember when I said I was making one more mini.....well, this Swoon block is destined to be one.  While looking through Pinterest and Flickr to get ideas how to quilt my Swoon quilt, I saw a lot of single block Swoon mini's.  It got me thinking that I should have one.  This would also give me a chance to try out a quilting design before I put it on the big quilt.  And, since I have this particular color scheme STUCK in my head, I made a navy and aqua Swoon block.  I can neither confirm nor deny that it has me itching to make a bed size quilt with more navy and aqua Swoon blocks.

Have you ever gotten a color scheme stuck in your head?  Seriously, I think I have 5 projects going right now in navy and aqua.  Perhaps it is the only way for it to run its course??

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen



Friday, October 24, 2014

Oh Say Can You See - Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

For my second entry this fall, please consider my recent finish, "Oh Say Can You See".

Hexy flag quilt

This quilt was a lesson in persistence.  I started it almost a year ago by cutting charm squares and basting a few red hexies while waiting at my kids' afternoon activities.  I got my first real push forward when I took a trip in January to visit my Gram and was able to reverse applique all the navy stars.  Then, it was back to the slow grind. I finally finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago.

It was really difficult to photograph too.  It's just so big!

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Taking a photo inside just washed out the colors, but at least I could see all of it.


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Finding a wall big enough was a challenge too. Here it is from a little further back. The dining room usually has a huge painting on this wall and a sofa underneath!


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Fun right?  I can't wait to bust this one out at a 4th of July BBQ next summer.


Hexy flag quilt close up


Quilt Stats:

Size - 105 inches x 69 inches
Pattern: found in the book, Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher
Fabrics: There are about 75 different fabrics, various manufacturers
Quilted by: Me on my Janome Horizon
Quilting Thread: Aurifil

Thanks for reading and considering me for your vote,

Jen



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Modern Grace - Blogger's Quilt Festival entry

I just love the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I look forward to it every fall and spring.  It is so awesome of Amy to host it, as it gives us a chance to show off our work, but more importantly view the quilts of others.  I have found so many inspirational quilters through the festival.  I hope you will too.  Please visit the main page on Amy's Creative Side and start drooling over all the quilting eye candy.  Also, don't forget to return on November 1st to vote for your favorites in each category!

For my first entry this fall, I am submitting this baby quilt that I made for Grace into the Modern Quilts category. Thus, the terribly unoriginal name for this quilt: Modern Grace.

Discontinuity 2

The pattern is called Discontinuity by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks.

As you can see, I quilted the dickens out of it, but it sure was fun to try out some new designs, and it gave the quilt a lot of texture.

Here is another shot, close up:

Close up of quilting

Quilt Stats:

Size - 40 inches x 50 inches
Pattern: Discontinuity by Emily Cier
Fabrics: all solids by Free Spirit
Quilted by: ME!!! on my Janome Horizon
Quilting Thread: Aurifil

Thanks for reading and considering me for your vote,

Jen



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