Saturday, October 27, 2018

Quilt top finish - 2012 Designer Mystery BOM

I finished up this quilt top a couple of weeks ago, but didn't have time to post it until now. The pattern directions for each block were extremely well written. I only deviated in some parts, for instance, where the directions were for flip-and-trim flying geese, I used the four-at-a-time no-waste method.

I saw that Fat Quarter Shop just posted the 2019 Designer Mystery BOM. So tempted, but I already signed up for the Fig Tree Farm House Mystery Sampler BOM. It was a bit pricey, but I'm glad I signed up, as I see that it is now sold out.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Piecing instructions for final round of Medallion Quilt now available!

I spent today preparing the instructions for the final round of the medallion quilt. The instructions includes yardage information, piecing instructions for the Summer Winds block, and finishing instructions for the final round. You can click on the picture above for the PDF of the instructions, or click on the tab above for the Medallion Quilt home page, which will include all the information you will need for the entire 72" quilt. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Designer Mystery 2012 Sampler Blocks

And just like, autumn is here. It was a dry, hot summer. I think the Portland metropolitan area broke the record for most days over 90 degrees -- I think it was 29 days in the summer of 2015, but I don't know how many days we had this summer.

One of my goals for 2019 was to make up at least one of the quilts kits on my shelf. Thus for the month of August, I focused on the Designer Mystery Block of the Month kit from 2012. Yes, I am almost six years late. I just finished the 12th and last block yesterday morning, so here is all twelve blocks, in no particular order. The putting together of the quilt will have to wait, as next weekend is busy with my only nephew's wedding!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Finished Quilt - Four & Eight Grid Sampler

Here are the finished quilt photos -- lots of them!

The quilting took me SO SO long to do on my domestic. But the Janome is a workhorse and was up to the task. I finally cleaned it yesterday, and, wow, there were some giganto pieces of dust in there.

Old grey goose:

Border detail:

Hour glass II:


As you can see, I tried to carry some of the quilting motifs over several blocks to provide continuity. There were many times when I almost quit, ready to put the project away. But I stuck with it, and about 1/3 of the way through, it started coming together, and I started getting excited. So glad I did, because I think it turned out rather well!

Full instructions for quilt can be found here, or under the tab at the top of the page.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Free Motion Quilting Progress

Slowly but surely, I'm getting there. It took me a bit to get used to free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine. It's not perfect, but it will do. :) I am about half-way done, four more blocks and the final border.

I took a little break from the quilting and put together this sweet little block. I am somewhat sheepish to confess that it is the first block from Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery Block of the Month 2012. One down, 11 more to go!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Medallion Quilt Finish!

I am so excited over how this quilt turned out, especially for a first stab at a medallion quilt! I think I also completed it in record time.

The final block is called Summer Winds, and is 12 inches finished. I made a total of 20 of these blocks for the last round. Here is a EQ7 mock-up of how it will look once the binding is attached.

I now have three completed quilt tops. Time to start basting!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Medallion Quilt - Round 4, Summer Winds

I am done with about half the blocks for this round, but here are pictures of one of the sides attached. As you can see from my last post, I also attached a four-inch border around the Friendship Stars round.

This was going to be the final round, but I think I need one more border to tie everything together. My husband suggested something blue, and I think that's a good idea.

Here is a close-up of the block. It is called Summer Winds. Fabrics are from several Art Gallery collections, except for the background fabric. This is a blender I picked up from Fabric Depot from Studio E's Cream & Sugar VII collection. I will post piecing instructions for this block soon!