Category Archives: made fabric

Monterey Bay Colors

A recent trip with family yielded much inspiration for quilting.  I couldn’t wait to get back home to start ripping up fabric strips from my stash to make something!  My husband, kids (both home from college for the weekend) and my brother, sister-in-law and nephews had a wonderful weekend hiking around Monterey Bay as well as making a quick trip to the Monterey Aquarium.  The colors in the water around the coast are mesmerizing. This is what I’ve started the first afternoon.  We’ll see where it goes….

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, Quilt, quilting

Parrot

I made this colorful center medallion ages ago while playing with very small leftover scraps from two other quilts I had gifted to others. I liked it so much but kept putting off making anything with it as it felt too precious and I was waiting for just the right idea. I decided to just DO SOMETHING and, while exercising during a dance class* it came to me to plunge into the deep turquoise and then created this. I submitted it to QuiltCon 2018 (alas, it was a #QuiltConReject!) but I love it anyway!

*my best ideas come during my YMCA Zumba Class!

IMG_2483IMG_2491IMG_2484

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, quilting, Scrap Quilts

Galaxies

Still working on this one – I’m hand quilting it (my first attempt at hand vs machine quilting.) I used scrap slivers from another project. When it came together it reminded me of the NASA photos of space, hence the name.

IMG_8857

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, Quilt, quilting, Scrap Quilts

Green Scrappy Quilts

 

img_6505

This is from my wall of green scrappy “made fabric” from a few months ago. This was the ongoing -and apparently unending- task of trying to use up all my scraps for a useful purpose. I got pretty far on using a large portion of green tiny bits and came up with the idea to make a traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern as a companion piece to the star below, which I made last year. I like the contrast of the orderly traditional block pattern with the chaos of the green scrappy made-fabric. Both are around 36-42″ square.

img_6524

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Half Square Triangles, HST, made fabric, modern quilting, Quilt, quilting, Scrap Quilts

Green!

Using up my pile of green scraps!

Using up my pile of green scraps!

And pink and white and yellow scraps, too!

And pink and white and yellow scraps, too.

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, Scrap Quilts

Finished and Photographed

I finished this a while ago but only recently got around to photographing it. I’m not sure what I want to title it yet. It features my fascination of creating blocks from random tiny scraps leftover from other projects . It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever made! 

image

image

Went a little nuts on the free motion quilting!

image

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, Quilt, quilting, Scrap Quilts, Uncategorized

Slivers

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this. I’ve been saving solid neutral pieces for a while and wanted to use them in some way with various bigger scraps. I like how it’s looking though! My daughter thinks it looks like the movie Inside Out when they went into the world of abstract reasoning – I think she’s right!

Slivers

Slivers

Abstract a Reasoning from "Inside Out"

Abstract a Reasoning from “Inside Out”


 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under made fabric, modern quilting, Quilt, quilting, Uncategorized