Saturday, October 25, 2014

blogger's quilt festival~~~color curves



I am entering my mini quilt, Color Curves, this time around.
  
It all began like this:


While playing with my solid scraps and curve piecing I came up with this:


And from there I decided to stop and make it into a mini quilt called Color Curves.
It measures 18 inches X 20 inches.


I used my favorite big stitches and variegated thread to quilt this colorful mini quilt.


A friend of mine in the OKCMQG is taking some of our guilds small quilts to
Budapest for a show in November.  I am sending this mini quilt for a door prize!

mini quilt big stitches


Thank you for stopping by my blog : )

piece,
elizabeth




  


Thursday, October 23, 2014

liberty of london coasters

I am making some coasters for my swap partner in the Liberty of London swap.
I thought it would be fun to show you the process/tutorial for these coasters.
Here goes:

Start with two  2 inch hexagons and sew them together using a slip stitch.




Remove the hexagon papers(I save them to use again) and secure the hexagons
 to the 5.5"X5.5" piece of fabric(I used osnaburg cotton) 
with washable glue or pins.




Machine or hand stitch the hexagons to the fabric square.




Cut a 5.5"X5.5" piece from thin batting and place on wrong side of the hexagon square.


Place the backing fabric right sides together and sew around the square,
leaving a small opening for turning.



Be sure to clip the corners before turning.

Turn, shape and iron your square preparing for stitching around the edges.


Stitch close to edge, starting with the opening side.

Iron flat and admire : )
liberty of london coasters

liberty of london coasters tutorial

I plan to make more hexagon coasters!  Please let me know if you do…they
are so easy to make and are a great little gift!

piece,
elizabeth


Thursday, October 16, 2014

circles

I am participating in a Liberty of London fabric swap and I am making my
swap partner a circle mini like the one on my header above : )


These are some of the fabrics that I have selected for my swap partner.
I'll show details of my process soon!

piece,
elizabeth

Friday, October 10, 2014

budapest quilt show

A friend in my guild, is going to have a Modern Quilt Show in
Budapest in November.  Agnes has family there, and visits often.
She is taking small quilts that will travel easily : )

I am sending a table runner that I made several years ago.







I am also making a mini quilt for a door prize during the quilt show.
This is how it started out.





 I am doing some big stitching with variegated thread.


Hope to finish this week-end!

piece,
elizabeth


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

okcmqg show

The OKCMQG show is at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond for the
month of October.  The opening night for the show was so much fun!
I have lots of pictures to share, so hang on : )








This is our raffle quilt…be sure to go to the OKCMQG blog for more info on how to 
purchase a ticket for the raffle!




Recognize my Barn Quilt : )







It is a great little quilt show, I hope you enjoyed it!

piece,
elizabeth