Design wall 5/22/17 string blocks

Just a quick check in here for design wall Monday. I’m making another string quilt with the shadow look. I decided this time to make the strings rectangles instead of squares. 

I hope I can get this sewn together this week, so I can start the next string quilt I have planned. I’m addicted to these crazy strings!!

To see more design walls check out smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

Theresa

Camelot, our 2017 mystery quilt

I’m a bit behind on posting our latest quilt from the lock in this year. Everyone had a great time and we’ve been seeing lots of completed tops. I made mine using Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

Here is Sharon’s quilt.

Bailey got quite a bit done on hers that day.

Kolleen  showed her finished quilt at guild last month.

I finished quilting Doris’ quilt today.

Pam sent me picture of hers.It’s always fun to see all the different fabrics that the ladies choose for their mystery quilts. 

We had lots of show and tell from last years quilt, Knotty Times.

We held another lock in at the Booneslick Trail quilt guild in Columbia Missouri. They had lots of show and tell from last years mystery quilt too!

Sharon and I had another great time hosting our annual mystery lock in and also going to Columbia and having a fun day with them! We’re looking forward to next year and seeing more finished quilts from this years mystery. Both patterns, Camelot and Knotty Times are available in our Etsy and Craftsy stores.😀

That’s it for now. Have a great day!

Theresa

Design wall 3/27/17 Midnight Magic-gelato style

I am making progress on using the gelato fabric with our Midnight Magic pattern. It was easier than I thought it would be. After I made all the blocks and side triangles I sewed them into the rows and put them up on my design wall. 

Did you notice it??? I didn’t until I had the first 3 rows sewn together! Ugh! I was on my way out of the room and heading to bed when I saw it……..at first I thought, maybe I could leave it and nobody would notice it……….but I couldn’t do that………so today my agenda started with fixing it.


After taking the square out and turning it the correct way. I got it sewn back into the top and now I can move on feeling much better knowing that all pieces are turned the correct way.

Hoping to get the other 3 rows sewn together tonight and then it’s border time.

That’s my wall this week, to see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Working with gelato fabrics

I love gelato fabrics. Some people refer to them as ombre’s,  but they are the fabrics that gradiate in color. 

I am drawn to them, but often wonder just how they can be used in making a quilt. If you do appliqué they are wonderful because you can get several different colors from one cut of fabric. But for those of us that are not appliquér’s  we need to find a way to use them.

I have made a few quilts using the gelato fabrics, but they’ve all been simple designs. This time, I am making a more challenging quilt using the gelato fabric. It’s our Midnight Magic pattern.

I was able to cut out the pieces using the different shades.

I will put it together using a marbled fabric as my focus print.
I think it will work. I have everything cut,  so it’s time to sew! I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

To be continued……..

Theresa