I think I have made at least a dozen sailboat quilts. Whenever I am not sure what to make, I usually just start making sailboats. I always have a little pile of boats sitting around at any given point in time. This is my most recent sailboat quilt 🙂
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Simple Steps for Making a Mug Rug
There are many ways to make a mug rug – here is one way. Cut two 9″ x 7″ pieces of batting. I use one layer of Insul-Bright and one layer of regular cotton batting. However, two layers of cotton batting would work too. Take your center piece of fabric and place it in theContinue reading “Simple Steps for Making a Mug Rug”
Mug Rugs – Round One!
While my daughter and husband were out racing sailboats all weekend, I had a grand time making mug rugs for the first time. I was inspired by Christa Rolf’s book Mug Rugs and a technique from Tara Rebman’s Craftsy Class, Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork (the potholder class). Here are my first batch of mug rugs.
Knitting with Fabric – Very Fun!
My friend brought over a quilt book (Sunday Morning Quilts) that showed this idea. The author had made their fabric knitting project into a little rug and it looked really cool. I added a flannel back to each and I use them as both covers for the back of chairs as well as a lapContinue reading “Knitting with Fabric – Very Fun!”
Playing with the wedge ruler – part two
The gigantic wedge circle was cool looking but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet. I decided to try a smaller version instead. It was less intimidating and easier to work with. Plus – I had this amazing little box of fabric that I was really excited to use! Here is theContinue reading “Playing with the wedge ruler – part two”
The Pizza Quilt – Class with Mary Mashuta
This was another really fun class. I had so much fun playing with the bright red background and all the colorful fabrics. And a close up
My friend Sondra not only does all of the quilting for my quilt tops, but she is also an amazing artist. Her awesome dragon pieces are among my very favorites. On a couple of occasions, she has designed a dragon and then I take over from there and make it a quilt to live in.Continue reading “The Dragons!”
A few of my newer pieces
This quilt was inspired by another design in a Kaffe Fassett book. I am really into the striped fabrics right now so that was my starting point. Then I had a lot of fun adding bits of color to jazz it up. In a bunch of the little bits, I tried to capture the imageContinue reading “A few of my newer pieces”
Working with the Wedge Ruler
So working with the wedge ruler is fun and now I have a cool looking circle with a hole in it. But now the question is – what do I do with it now? If it had a bigger opening, I could make it into a stylish poncho, (which is so very 70’s!). Or evenContinue reading “Working with the Wedge Ruler”
Big Diamonds Quilt – Ready to be Quilted!
This was a fun and pretty simple quilt to put together. The borders came from my stash and I like how the blue looks with the yellow and red diamonds. I had originally thought I would need to use a black and white inner border to help with all the yellow and red color saturation.Continue reading “Big Diamonds Quilt – Ready to be Quilted!”