Glory Star Quilt


 There were a few times during the piecing of these blocks that I thought that this quilt would never get made.  However, now that I have finished all of the blocks, all that remains to finish is to sew the blocks together, and add the borders.  Then I will piece the back and put the whole quilt together.  Here is an up close shot of one of the blocks.  This pattern had 4 different block designs.  Now I’m off to put them all together and add some borders!

It’s Been a While…Happy Holidays!

Well, it has been a while.  I know.  This semester has passed by so quickly, I don’t know where the time has gone.  but…I have been crafty lately.  First, I finished hand-tying and binding this quilt (the pictures aren’t great-sorry).

As always, Merlin, my quality control manager, sends seasons greetings to all with a *public service announcement* to get your sewing machines cleaned and serviced at your local sewing machine repair shop so you can continue to make all those last minute projects.  You know who you are! (Yes, I’m one of them…)

And now I’m working on this runner.  The pattern is called “boardwalk” and the fabric is “Swell” by Urban Chicks.  It is made from 16 – 5″ squares from a charm pack.  The green fabric is from Kona and the white with pink dots is from Hobby Lobby.  I don’t know what brand, but it’s the same fabric I used on the pillow I made a few months ago.  All I have left to do is quilt it and bind it, and then it’s off to some lucky recipient.  Hopefully I’ll have more pictures of the finished project tomorrow.  I also have pictures of my Adia Garden Fairy cross-stitch, which I have been working on when I can sneek in some time to just sit and stitch.  Until next time, hugs and best stitches!  E 

Home in the City Quilt Finished!

Well, I finished this quilt top.  I am really happy with how it came out.  The photo above was shot just after I took it out of the dryer.  It has that crinkly, comfy quilt look now.  This quilt was made from Mary Engelbreit for Moda “A Recipe for Friendship”.   The pattern is from Strip Crazy by Suzanne McNeill and is called “Home in the City”.  See the house in the center?  Yesterday after I had made the “quilt sandwich” and hand tied the entire quilt, I realized that I didn’t have any fabric for the binding.  So, I folded up the almost finished quilt and drove down to my favorite quilt shop, which I have mentioned many times, High County Quilts.  It took me quite a while to find the perfect binding fabric, and then there it was, on the floor with a few Christmas Mary Engelbreit fabrics…the cherries!  I was so happy, because the colors of this quilt are not easy to match and I wanted the perfect border.  So 1/2 yard later, I was back home cutting 2 1/2 strips to sew together to make a binding, and this is the finshed result.  The backing is a perfect green match from Kona called “spring”.  Here is a close up of the binding and backing.  Hugs Erica