Sunday, January 08, 2017

Project Quilting Season 8

Happy New Year! Project Quilting Season 8 was launched January 1 with the challenge theme "8 is Great".  Here's my interpretation. 

I've been fairly obsessed with foundation paper piecing lately, so I drafted some simple blocks with 8 points or pieces. The exception is the star which I wonky pieced. The dots and funky shape are just for fun! This piece measures 20 x 17 inches. I got some good free motion quilting practice in, too. All the entries can be found at Persimon Dreams. I'm also supposed to add that I'm in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

I've only had a couple of other finishes since May. This is a quilt I made for our grandson. All the blocks are paper pieced and took me forever! But, anything for the little man.

Pattern credits: Whims and Fancies, Schenley P, Bubble Stitch, Forest Quilting and ProtoQuilt. The link to the rabbit pattern is no longer active.

This quilt was made for my niece Shelly's wedding. I found the tutorial at Tamarack Shack and used some of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics I'd been hoarding.

This block on the back of the quilt was made by my mom (my niece's grandmother). In the center of the flower I appliqued a circle from dad's overalls. Shelly and her grandma were pretty close, so I was happy to add that little extra hug.

I have one more project in the works and here's a little peak of that one. Be careful, Helen! Don't hurt yourself playing with that fly. #lazycat

Here's hoping for a year of health, happiness and maybe some more frequent blogging!