Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

The Mock Crazy Quilt

September 9, 2010

The final quilt of my Labor Day weekend not-quilting spree was this mock crazy quilt.

This quilt top was already fully assembled when I found it in my craft room, and just needed to be basted. It’s a small quilt, only 19″ x 26″, and it won’t have a border. If you look closely, there are only two different block layouts. Both of them are mock crazy quilt blocks, and I wanted to see if it would work with some scrap fabrics before I tried it out with better fabric.

The Hand-Dyed Quilt

September 8, 2010

The second quilt I worked on over Labor Day weekend was this art quilt.  If it looks like there was no pattern, you’re right.


Whle I was gathering supplies to work on the first quilt top of the weekend, I found this quilt top. It is made from various fabrics that I hand dyed as part of an art class. This was going to be the final product for the class, but I didn’t get it finished on time. I expected this to happen, so I audited the class.

It was mostly finished, but needed a border. I had the fabric for the border, but it was in a lot of little strips. I needed to take my stack of 2″ wide purple strips, and assemble them into one very long strip. Fortunately, I had enough to make the complete border. Eventually, I’ll put together enough purple to make the binding as well. This one is now fully assembled, and pin basted onto a plain black backing.

The Kitty-Cat Quilt

September 7, 2010

My Labor Day not-quilting spree started from a desire to finish this quilt top.  Originally, I had hoped to finish the piecing and baste it together with the backing and batting, but it was not to be.

The quilt top that started this all was the kitty cat quilt. It started with 72 squares of 36 fabrics, either with a cat pattern, or something related (like mice, or fishbones). The squares were assembled into a 6 by 12 rectangle, then cut into one large and two smaller triangles, and rearranged into a square set on the bias.

At the start of this weekend, I had my 6 by 12 rectangle. By Sunday, I had rearranged it into the square you see above, and added the border. This quilt top has not been pin basted yet, because I don’t have a big enough piece of batting. Since this quilt top is about 49″ square, I’m going to either have to cut down a much larger piece of batting, or piece together a few smaller pieces.

I’m not a quilter. Really…

September 6, 2010

I’m not a quilter.  My mom is a quilter.  My mother-in-law is a quilter.  When they get together to quilt, I iron things.  And sometimes I do some rotary cutting.  And I rearrange blocks until the colors look right.  (It’s a knack. It’s easier at a distance and with my glasses off, but I can’t really explain how I know what colors go where.)

So how did I spend my Labor Day weekend?  Well, with that introductory paragraph, most of you are probably guessing I was quilting.  Not exactly.  But I did finish piecing two quilt tops, and pin basted two so they’re ready to be quilted.  Three quilt tops, total.  One was pieced but not basted, one was pieced and basted, and one just needed to be basted.

I’ve written up descriptions, but this blog needs some more content.  So I’ve got them saved, and they writeups will post automatically over the next few days.