Showing posts from July, 2017

All About the Greenery Through the Trees

Did you enter the Greenery Challenge? Well, I meant to enter but the days came and went and I had a huge Brain Fart and completely lost track of the date. Lucky for me my Modern Guild had a Greenery Challenge, too.
Thread - Iris  Batting - 80/20 Hobbs and Hobbs Wool

Here we are, All about the greenery.
Through the Trees is the name of my quilt and my inspiration. Walking around on our land and seeing the view through the trees, is always so beautiful. The light that shines through is like the God's light shining down on me. Which makes me feel so blessed. I'm so happy to be here on this beautiful piece of the world. I have never felt so free and inspired. The beauty that surrounds me every day pulls me up through the trees.

This Star started with a drawing. This is where it all began. 

 10 squares and 6 HST's measuring 3" when finished.

A great tutorial on Half Square Triangles

Here is the layout.

1 block all sewn together.


4 blocks all sewn together.

Lila's Orange Quilt

Did you know I can baste your quilt?  The basting stitch below is 1 inch stitch.  My longarm will baste as little as a 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" up to a 1 inch stitch. I suggest 1/2 is easy to pull out and at the same time your fingers do not get caught up in the thread.  
This quilt is for Lila Rostenburg, she is an amazing quilter.  Below is a bag that she made and it holds her quilt.
This Cardinal Wall hanging she made for a friend of mine. I love it. . Lila wanted me to quilt in the solid areas and baste in the pieced areas of this quilt.  In the pieced areas I put in a 1 inch basting stitch so Lila can Big Stitch her quilt.
Thread - Mustard by Signature Batting - Cotton supplied by Lila Tools - Straight Edge Quilting Ruler
Many lines were requested and lines in all different directions Some are Curved on the corners I love how the line look as they change direction
The picture below shows curved edges and straight turned edges
So lets take a look at how easy those …