Friday, April 22, 2011

Baby Girl Quilt

So last Friday, we had a blizzard. (I know!) And I decided since I was inside anyway, I should knock out this month's project. But lo and behold, I had no purple solid. So I turned instead to the baby quilt. I still need to quilt and bind it and hope to do that next week. It is looking a little wavy, but I'm pretty sure it will all be flat. Will this work? It just has a little bit of print in it. :)

Happy Easter! Love, Melissa

I decided to show this off at:

Fresh Poppy Design

Little quilts

Here is my 'mostly solids' quilt for Natalie.  I hope to get it quilted this weekend and shipped out next week. The colors are 1930's pastels with multi-dots sashings.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

March & April Blocks

Hello everyone,
March was kinda a crazy month and I didn't get a chance to get this photo up of Hollie's courthouse steps blocks. This was the first time I made a block using this pattern. I really like how it came out and the color combination you chose. Can't wait to see your quilt Hollie.

I also got a chance to get Natalie's blocks done- I don't think I will have a chance to get you a baby quilt but I will get these blocks in the mail today! I really like the wonky star block- I used a light lavender as the background (looks more white in the pictures) and some Anna Marie Horner fabric for the stars. I LOVE these blocks! Purple is one of my favorite colors and I was surprised to find that looking through all my fabric that I don't have alot of purple- crazy? Anyway hope you enjoy the blocks Natalie, Your design wall with all the different blocks look great!

Have a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Christy's Quilt Top

I picked out a few backing fabrics that might work for the quilt top Christy sent me. I'd love your input on which one you think looks best!

A Dozen Quilters - Preemie Quilt Top

Happy Quilting!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Purple Wonky Star Blocks on the Design Wall

I got another couple of blocks in the mail today and wanted to share how they are looking on my design wall!

Quilt 1

Purple Wonky Star Quilt 1

This first quilt is shaping up to be wild, fun, and perfect for a vibrant young lady!

Quilt 2

Purple Wonky Star Quilt 2

This second quilt is a little more subdued and sophisticated which I hope will appeal to the silent auction goers!

I'm still playing with the layout as more blocks come in but I am really liking these so far and hope you are too! Thanks again for all your help with this project!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Wonky Star Part 2

I made another block tonight after taking a long nap and thought I would share...

A Dozen Quilters - Purple Wonky Stars

For this block I changed the scale of the squares to 2.5" which gave me a finished square of 6.5". I pieced 2 together with 2 6.5" plain squares giving me a finished block of 12.5" 

I hope none of you are catching the bronchitis going around!

Happy Quilting

April Projects

I will try to get these in the mail soon. 

Another Wonky Star

Hi ladies!

I got my first blocks from Patty H. earlier in the week and they are looking great on the wall with my blocks:

A Dozen Quilters - Purple Wonky Stars

I just finished another block and I thought I would share it with you:

A Dozen Quilters - Purple Wonky Stars

I played with the scale of the star by reducing the size of the squares to 3" and 1.5" instead of 4.5". I found two little bits of Heather Ross Far Far Away II for the centers of each star. I added strips to get the block to the right size. Feel free to play with the scale and position of each star like I did with this block.

I hope your blocks and/or quilts are coming along well! Thank you all again for all your help with these projects!!

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Whole Lot of Comfort Going On

My Guild is meeting this Wednesday, so I'll be dropping off the comfort pillows then. I wanted to thank everyone for their generosity, I'll be delivering a grand total of 24 pillows and polyfil (thanks Patty). All the pillows are beautiful, each one is unique and I know that they'll bring  twenty-four ladies much comfort.

Well done Ladies!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wonky Stars

Here is my contribution to the wonky stars. Purple has got to be my least favorite color so I was surprises to find a pretty good selection in my stash. I have a very limited selection of solids, so I tried two that I thought would do but wasn't sure if they met the criteria so bought some Kona and made two more hope they will do.
I'll be sending all out in the mail tomorrow hope you can you use the Natalie.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Purple Wonky Star Blocks

I've finished making my first wonky star blocks and wanted to share some pictures with you...

A Dozen Quilters - April Wonky Star blocks

A Dozen Quilters - April Wonky Star blocks

A Dozen Quilters - April Wonky Star blocks

I love the way this last block turned out. It was a happy accident that I had a square of this Heather Ross Mendocino fabric, that it wasn't quite big enough, that I had a complimentary solid purple to frame it but not quite enough for the last side.

I hope your blocks are coming along and can't wait to see pictures!

Happy Quilting!