Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Curve, Circle or Ring Quilts & a Giveaway

Welcome to this week's Linky Party!

The theme this week is Curve, Circle or Ring Quilts. These are quilts made using pieced curves, inlaid circles or rings. Names they go by are Drunkard’s Path, Dresden Plate, Double Wedding Ring, Cathedral Windows, Grandmother’s Fan, Japanese Fan, et al, and includes any quilt with curves or pieced in such a way as to give the impression of curves.

You may share any quilts or blocks you have made or are making yourself, works in progress (WIPs), unfinished objects (UFOs) or finished projects.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt - A UFO

Double Wedding Ring Quilt
A long-time UFO
Considering  a linky party on quilts with curves, circles or rings is long overdue, this unfinished object (UFO) which has been hidden on purpose for decades, is a prime example of one. 

Every one of the seams on this quilt is a curved seam, but that's not the prime deterrent to finishing it. I've completed 16 blocks because that's how many centers have been cut out.  For a king size quilt, which is what this quilt is meant to be, I need 72 centers!

This brings me to a couple of tips I'd like to share from 22+ years of quilting experience.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fan Quilts & a Giveaway

Welcome to this week's Linky Party!

The theme this week is Fan Quilts. Names they go by are Grandmother’s Fan, Dresden Fan and Japanese Fan, et al.  

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DQ April 2013 Challenge - Mouse Pincushion & Reversible Scraps/Threads Catcher

Mouse Pincushion in
Scraps and Threads Catcher
This challenge organised by Desi Quilters (DQ), a creative group of modern quilters from India, was a really fun project because I love pincushions and other sewing and quilting accessories. Add to this the fact that April 22nd was Earth Day this year and I was able to combine a few of my interests to come up with this entry.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Crazy Quilts & a Giveaway

Welcome to this week's Linky Party!

The theme this week is Crazy Quilts. According to How To Quilt’s Glossary of Quilting Terms, Crazy Quilts are “quilts that are made by covering a foundation piece of fabric with odd-shaped pieces of fabric, and usually include fabrics other than cotton - for example velvet, silk, corduroy. The fabrics are often embellished with fancy embroidery stitches.