Friday, March 16, 2018

Quilt Show: Southern Comforters Quilt Guild

Last Saturday I attended the Southern Comforters Quilt Guild Show.  I'm sorry to admit that I rarely take photographs of the quilts at the quilt show. Often there are strict rules about photographing the quilts and it is just easier if I don't take photos. That way I don't have to worry about failing to give proper credit.
I found some fabrics, a tabletop ironing board, and a quilt book in the From the Attic section (destash items from guild members to benefit the guild), I spent a total of $5.50. I also discovered Brediculous Yarns. I couldn't resist this skein of DK in the colorway Black Cat
Just Llamas by Wendy Allen.

This quilt was too cute to fail to share. Aren't they darling! Pattern: Mama Llama Love.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dice Bags

Sometimes I need a quick project. Something that doesn't take much time but makes me feel like I've accomplished something. That something was a pair of dice bags.
If you have a gamer in your life, are a gamer, or know someone that really wants a small bag, I recommend you check out this free pattern from Dragon Chow. Lindsay has shared this pattern under a creative commons 3.0 license. It is a great project to use up about a fat quarter of fabric and come away with a great little bag.

The cord is from the local big-box craft store sold to make survival bracelets. The cord locks I purchased from Strapworks is also a great source for bag hardware and straps (duh!).

Monday, March 12, 2018

Block Lottery: Tulip Time

This is my next installment of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild block lottery. This time we're using the free tutorial by Samelia's Mum to make applique tulips. The pattern is called Tulip Time.
I determined how many blocks I could get out of one width of fabric cut. The answer was six blocks so that's how many I made. I traced the shapes onto my fusible (like Pellon 805 Wonder Under) and cut them out with a little bit of extra room.
The background is light gray to fit with the coordinators request. I was pleasantly surprised to learn each of these shapes will fit onto a 5" charm square. You can even get two of the leaf/stem bits to fit onto a single 5" charm. It was a great time to go through my stack of charms and pick a few to work with.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Charity Quilting

This is a charity quilt top made by another member of the Annapolis Quilts for Kids
The modern prints are bright and fun. 
I decided to use a meander in the background but wanted to make the stars pop. This was the result. 
I really like how this one turned out. I've folded it up to hand over to another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids for binding. It really is a team effort. 

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 17