Wednesday, June 6, 2012

wonky block, customer's star quilt, berry batik squares

I've had two great days home to sew and quilt!
are you surprised?? LOL

I got fabrics in the mail for another round of the wonky block swap, the pattern was this funky star! it went together rather quickly and especially since it's just one!
so it's on it's way back again.

Today I finished a customer's quilt, this lovely star quilt, I think she said it's mostly out of a jelly roll!

I waited a while before putting it on the frame, since I wanted to do something special, but also stay within her price range. I had the idea for the corner to corner curve on the star parts but then couldn't decide if I should do a meandering filler and do the same on all blocks or not, once I got going I knew the filler would look great on all the blocks.

here's a front view

the borders, I did the same corner to corner curve and the parts that were near the edge I tried to stay away about 1/4" so it wouldn't be covered by the binding.

Yesterday I finally got these batiks from
it's a pattern I designed and have on sale at craftsy, but the sample is just an EQ sketch, so I figured I HAD to make a real sample first :-)
It is 50" square and took me about 4 hrs to sew together last night! a pretty easy pattern. 

here's a close up of the block

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- ready to quilt
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -June done
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done and binding made
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#40 wonky block swap -June wonky stars done and ready to ship out
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done
#43 (june) berry quilt- top done 


Alycia said...

The quilting looks great! And your list - yay you!!

Cherry said...

The corner to corner on the stars look so nice! I like your 4 hour quilt!

Janine said...

I love your quilting on the star quilt - amazing it's from a jelly roll! You are really powering through your list :)

Janine said...

I love your quilting on the star quilt - amazing it's from a jelly roll! You are really powering through your list :)

Heather said...

I love your quilting choices for the star quilt. I think your customer will really be pleased. Your quilting really adds to the design. I'm surprised you got the batik quilt done in just four hours! So industrious! The colors blend so nicely!

Snoodles said...

I'm so amazed at the's just beautiful. I hand-quilt most of mine, and have been starting to FMQ my small projects. I can understand your customer's issues...price is what has kept me from having someone else work on mine. Maybe some day! The results certainly are lovely!