Saturday, January 27, 2018

Project Quilting --- Triangles

This week's Quilt Challenge for Project Quilting is Triangular. See the details here:  9.2–Triangulation–Challenge 2 of Project QUILTING Season 9

I am a sponsor of Project Quilting. This week I am awarding a prize of a PDF Downloadable Pattern to each participant!  I call it "Everyone WINS"! 

Here is a link to the prizes and you can find out how to win: Prize List for Challenge 9.2 of Project QUILTING

Winners will be selecting a PDF Downloadable pattern from My PDF Downloadable Pattern Store. If you haven't downloaded my FREE PDF Patterns, hop over and do that now.

I named my set of little quilts --- "Directional Triangles"

Here's how I made my little 4 triangle quilts.
First a little brainstorming and internet searches.

Next a few sketches.

and more...

I decided to look around my quilting studio, as sometimes I get ideas from the quilts, that I have already made. I may want to create one of them again or create a similar quilt. 
This one is fabric stitched onto card stock.

And there were more on my bulletin board.

I selected my fabric --- pink and purple from Cherrywood Hand dyed fabrics and the grey is from Quilts by Barb.

Iron/pressed on Lite Heat and Bond.

I cut the pieces into squares and then into triangles.

I made the background fabric from the scraps of my grey fabric using the construction method from my Textures Quilt Pattern. It's a great way to create texture in an orderly construction method. You can purchase the PDF Downloadable Pattern for only $6.00 on Craftsy.

Next, I figured out where I wanted to divide the background to make 4 quilts using wooden knitting needles, so I could see the sections, before I drew the lines.  I really wanted 3 quilts, but ended up making 4 quilts.

Next, I added the triangles to get an idea, before I drew the lines.

Then I drew the lines to divide the sections in to 4 quilts.

Then, I started peeling off the paper.

Pressed/ironed them in place.

It's ready to quilt!

I selected to use 80/20 Cotton/poly batting on the bottom and washable wool on the top to give the quilt more loft and stability.

I stitched on my drawn lines to make the sections separate.

I Wiggle Line Quilted around the triangles all the way to the edges of the quilt in each section. I Wiggle Line Quilted the triangles on both colors and through the center connecting them together in the line.

Here's the backside.

Trimmed the edges.

Separated the sections.

4 quilts or.....

3 quilts?

Ready for the binding. I thought about a dark grey, but the black looked the best.

I am ready to link up to Persimon Dreams for the Project Quilting Challenge. 

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Project Quilting - Hometown Pride!

I am brainstorming my ideas for Project Quilting Season 9 in a notebook this year. The quilt challenge number 1 is hometown pride. I want to keep all my quilt challenge ideas in one place this year. Plus, I can grab my notebook and take it with me. 

Project Quilting Season 9 Quilt Challenge information Persimon Dreams --- Kim Lapacek's Project Quilting 

First, I stated the challenge and my personal challenge.

This season, I am making personal challenges for me, For example to use my personal stash of fabric or a certain color.

PQ Challenge:  Hometown pride
My Personal Challenge:  Use Reds and Pinks - Cherrywood Fabrics.

Next, I listed some ideas - rapid fire listing. whatever came to my mind.

Then I listed all the places I lived in my life. I have lived in 11 places between Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa. I moved 22 times!
The longest place I have ever lived, is where I live right now, Boscobel, Wisconsin.  We have lived here for 15 years and hopefully 20 to 30 more years - if I live to 80 or 90!

The sketches and scribbles were next....

 Fabric choices:  A tiny print of grey on cream, with Cherrywood reds and a grey hand dyed fabric from Quilts by Barb.

Here's what I did.......

It's ready to quilt!

Double Batting:  80/20 on the bottom and washable wool on top.

"Eleven Hearts for Eleven Hometowns"

I am linking up over at Persimon Dreams for the Project Quilting Challenge.

I am a prize sponsor of Project Quilting for the 8th year in a row, as I started sponsoring in Season 2 of Project Quilting.

Prizes for the 1st Challenge of Project Quilting
Grand Prize for Project Quilting

If you would like to see some of my past Project Quilting Projects Click Here. Note it will start with this post, so just keep scrolling to the next post.

Here is a link to the first quilt challenge I took with Project Quilting! 

Enjoy your day!