Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Gaggle of Goslings and other such PQA excitement...

Catch-up time.
Here's some of my summertime adventures with PQA.
(For more on what's going on and some of the other quilts, click the Parma Quilters Anonymous button on my sidebar.)

For May, I had Dawnel's cute baby boy quilt.  This is how I received it:
She painted the scene on the center block.  If you look close enough, you'll notice that the moon's hat is striped blue and white with black outlines.  I wanted to use that in the border I added.
 Here's a closer look.  All of the borders are fantastic.  I love it!
 I mitered those striped corners and they looked sharp!

 For June, since we are half way through the year, we decided to get our own back and add to it what we felt it might need to help it through the rest of the year.  I was excited about this because I had big plans for mine.
I cursed myself...
This is how I received it.
I did a 12" circle of flying geese for the center.
 I really wanted to use the circle of geese again somehow but I wasn't sure how.
I made miniatures!
I copied the pattern at 50% and made them into 6" squares...
Lots and Lots of  mini geese - goslings...
Dizzy Goslings!
 I won't go into detail about the hours spend and all the tiny pieces of fabric.... I was quite dizzy when I was through.
 And, here's how I added them to the quilt.  I wanted to elongate it some so it would be more usable for the kid's beds.
 I like it so much I'm giddy!
What Fun!

Come back later on and I'll show you the others I did this summer.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Red and White Table Runner

I needed a gift for a friend's daughter recently so I decided to make this table runner again. 
I was told red and white were her kitchen colors.
Here are all of the pieces cut out and scattered so I could sew them randomly.
 Don't you think it looks fantastic?!  I do!

 For the back, I used some red and white stripe and some scraps left from the front in a brick pattern.