Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quick and Easy Projects

After months of working on Delightful Stars I decided to give myself a break. No, the quilt isn't finished. I have not started on any border. I just decided to change pace and do a quick and easy project.

This Happy Trails has been "sitting on the tarmac" in my Quilts in Waiting bin. I selected  fabric and set it aside, but borrowed a few pieces for another project. After purchasing some new batiks from Fabric Shack I decided it was time for this project to take off.

I purchased the pattern Happy Trails at Keepsake Quilting.  It is designed by Connie Keller. I've used this pattern in the past and it goes together in a weekend. The feature sunflower feature fabric is what inspired the theme and fabric selection for the quilt.

The Quilt Inspector Approves
The cat had to get in the picture. The quilt is nearly all batiks, which makes it light weight. He was a little miffed which I folded up the quilt top and put it away. Soon it will be on it's way to my long-arm quilter. I can't wait to see it completed.

Another nice thing about this project is no small pieces. Quick and easy, just what  I needed.

My sewing partner Jana was not here this weekend. My first quilt went together so fast I decide to work a little on the lap quilt we are making for her mother. I have the blocks together. Next weekend it's her turn. She gets to do the border. I'm not sure how I feel about the border fabric. It's what her mom picked. We are thinking about quilting this baby ourselves. Nothing complicated, just stitch in the ditch. This is Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountains Majesty.

Autumn Quilt for Nicole.

I have started my Challenge quilt for the Port Clinton, Ohio Star Guild. My Challenge was a song. I picked Jump by Van Halen.  I like how it is turning out, but I made a fairly significant mistake. I wrote the patten making a 8 1/2 inch block, but used my 10 1/2 inch ruler to cut my squares. Results: the quilt has grown. It's gonna be a biggie, really long. Perhaps I will be far enough along to share later in the week.
Thanks for checking in and everyone have a great week.

1 comment:

  1. The Happy Trails quilt is so cheerful and pretty.