Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sew A Jelly Roll Today!

Just look at these colorful jelly roll strips ... :-)

This fabric is 

 I bought this pretty spooky jelly roll Here @ Fat Quarter Shop ,
my favorite online shop with a local quilt shop feel. 

 Today is

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day @ Moda Fabrics

and as a bonus ...

Jelly Roll Braid Free Tutorial from Lori Holt

Are you sewing a Jelly Roll Today?

I am sewing a jelly roll today!

This is my 265th blog post this year.
I have challenged myself to post each day in 2019.
100 More Posts to Go!

Happy National Sew A Jelly Roll Day! 

Friday, September 20, 2019

A Guy and His Quilt

Here is My Guy with his new quilt,
My shy guy was happy enough to hold up this quilt for me.
Now he can enjoy it!

This quilt was started when 
 out the 10" squares from a stack of swap batiks 
that have been in my stash for several years.

All of the blocks were made with these cuts.
Total fabric yardage for the top of this quilt would be:
about 6 yards of assorted batiks for the blocks,
2 and 1/2 yards of fabric for the sashing and binding,
1 and 1/2 yards for the outer border.

I used about 65 different 10" batik squares for the blocks
and I had some scraps left for another project. 

In the end I made 11 Different Block Layouts from these pieces.
I trimmed all the blocks to 9 inches so they would finish at 8.5 inches in the quilt.

There are a total of 80 blocks in this large bed size quilt
which measures 80" by 100"

I chose a Ro Gregg marbled swirl 108" wide backing for this quilt.

It is the widest I can make a quilt on my 8 foot frame.

I bound the quilt in the solid navy blue tat my hubby chose for the narrow sashing strips.

The border is a blue and black batik he picked out at our local quilt shop.

I loved making and gifting this quilt for the man who does do much for me.
my best friend and partner in life.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

I Like Thursday # 28 ~ Quilty Musing

"The ocean was rough the past couple days but today it’s calm and bright. Life can be like an ocean.
It can be calm or still and rough or rigid but it’s always beautiful💖#grateful

I love looking at this photo.

If this were your inspiration for a quilt
to be made for two people you love,
one of whom took this photo and wrote the caption,
what would you choose?

The only guidelines I have is that silver grey is the background.
My quilty muse and I are thinking Essex Linen.

The quilt will be a queen size bed quilt to be used daily.

All of you, my readers, are so creative.

Thanks to all who respond. 

Linking up today with the

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Good Day to Bind My Quilt

Toady I am hand sewing the binding to the back of 

To do this type of traditional binding, I cut 2.75" strips and press them in half to make a 
double fold binding for strength and long wear.
I cut the edge of my quilt to 1" beyond the edge of the top fabric
and machine sew the long binding strip to the front of the quilt 
and fold it to the back.
I fold the inch of extra batting in and clip the binding to the back.

Then with the help of my quilty kitties, I hand stitch 
with doubled heavy duty quilting thread.
I prefer the feel of a hand stitched binding on a bed quilt.

It is a long way around this queen size quilt,
but I enjoy the process,
while my kitties nap and keep me company. 

Hope to have this finished tonight
but my hands need frequent breaks
so tomorrow may be the day.

Sweet quilty dreams! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Good Morning, Quilty World!

Good Morning, Coffee ~ Good Morning, Fabric!

Good Morning, Amara ~ Good Morning Quilt!

I finished the quilting on this quilt late last night and took it off the frame
so it would greet me in the morning is all is bright fabric happiness.

Good Morning, Quity Kitty Katniss!

Good Morning, Quilty Kitty Nutmeg!

My quilty kitties are inspecting my work for me.

I think we did a good job with the edge to edge hand guided echo swirl design on this quilt.

Good Morning, Janome ~ Good Morning, Quilty Kitty Maestro! 

Quilty Kitty Maestro is in my sewing chair waiting for me to start our next quilty project.

This fabric is 

Now what do you think we are making with these pretties?

Good Morning, Quilty World! 
Have a Happy Quilty Day! 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It and Join in the Fun!

Who are you stitching and gifting for this fall?

Why not join us in this fun blog hop?

organized and hosted by the lovely
Creatin' in the Sticks

The blog hops are fun and easy
and all the bloggers are sew nice.

My projects are always something I am sewing or something I know I want to sew
and I enjoy sharing with others.

Hope to see you joining us!