Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Postcards

Still on the fabric postcard bend.  I've been watching the Hallmark Channel Christmas in July movies which inspired me to do a couple of Christmas postcards. The fabric is from a Debbie Mumm series several years ago.  I simple cut out the rectangles of the Santas, machine quilted them, and then did the binding.  The one on the left with the green binding measures 4 3/4 in X 5 7/8 in.  The other one measures 4 3/8 in X 5 1/2 in.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fabric Postcards

I've been making fabric postcards lately.  This first one is a flag quilt, inspired by July 4th but also good for any day of the year here in America.  It is machine piece and quilted with iron-on beads for stars.  It measures 8 in X 5 in.

 

This second one is a sailboat on a lovely summer day.  I inked in a bird in the sky. Both machine piecing and applique is used.  It too is machine quilted.  It measures 6.5 in X 4.5 in.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Another Scrappy Child's Quilt

Here's my latest scrappy child's quilt (earlier post when in progress).  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 45 in X 57 in. 

 
In this are there are many colors (blue, green, yellow, browns, and more), dots, horses, cats.
 
In this are a pink poodle, a motorcycle, horses, a robot, leaves, and lemons/limes.
 
In this are more cats, lorax, a lizard, trick or treat, tulips, snowmen.
 
This area has the working pocket, cats, faces, thread spools, hearts, stars.

Friday, July 4, 2014

My #OLFA35 Quilt Block

A few weeks ago I was contacted by an OLFA representative asking if I would like to participate in the 35th Anniversary Celebration this summer by either creating a square for their 35th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt which will be displayed this October at the International Quilt Market in Houston in October or by hosting a reader giveaway.  I choose to create a square for the quilt.  In return for participating I was sent a kit of OLFA products (a cutting board, a rotary cutter, a 6.5 in square ruler.  There were only two rules for the quilt block:  1) it had to be 6.5 in square (will be 6 in square when sewn into the quilt) and 2) had to include the color yellow.  Here's my #OLFA35 block.

 

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you enjoy it safely.  Here’s a link to one of my old post from 2011 on Firework Safety.