Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Goose on the Loose :: A Month Off

My group decided to take the month of December off since our meeting day fell so close to Christmas.

Here is a collage of the first nine blocks we have done.

We've actually made 10 blocks but I got frustrated trying to make a collage with 10 images and quit. All the details about this quilt along can be found on the Goose on the Loose page of this blog. The eleventh block will be release January 18, 2017 and the final block will be released the third Wednesday in February. In March I will offer setting and border suggestions, but this is your quilt and you should feel free to finish it how ever you want.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Festival of Stars

I finished the top yesterday. Click here for the previous post.

The finished top will measure 78" by 83.5". It was really fun to work on a challenging quilt for a change.

Friday, December 9, 2016

WIP :: Festival of Stars

I've been working for a few weeks on a BOM that I will be running through my shop. The pattern is called Festival of Stars. I have all of the star blocks made.

This is not a beginner project! It has been a fun challenge for me to work on something that isn't designed as a "quilt in a day" type project.

There are some small square in a square blocks that float between the stars and a very interesting sashing between the columns still to do. I hope to have the top completed soon so we can start taking sign-ups.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art Group Project :: Part 4

Click here for previous posts about this project: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

At this point we have completed 5 of 6 rounds. This is what mine looks like at the moment.

It's about 34" square at the moment. We'll get our instructions for our last border technique next week.

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Ornament

My ornaments for this year are made!

The center one, the one with a button, is the first one I made. My original plan was to put a button in the center of them all. I'm rethinking that now. I don't have any more of those black buttons and I don't have enough of any one button for the rest of them. They don't all need to have the same button in the center, but I don't have enough buttons I think will work for these. And I think they are pretty cute without buttons. So I'm calling them done.

These are each made from five 2.5 squares. I used mini charm packs of the three Moda Christmas lines I have in my shop: Jol, Cookie Exchange and Juniper Berry. They finish at 2" square.

The construction method I used is similar to this folded fabric hot pad tutorial. I only used 5 squares and no batting for these since they are just ornaments, but the idea is the same.