Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lasagna Quilt and Russian Rubik Block

I finished up another quilt top for my friend Jessica's charity.  I used 2 1/2 strips of blue batiks.  It was fun.  I must say that I used a lotta lotta thread and had strips streaming everywhere.  See the cornerstones in the corner.  That is what happens when you measure your border incorrectly.

Blue Lasagna Quilt

I also started a new quilt.  The pattern is called Russian Rubik.  You cut octogons with a template and then use triangles to square up the block.  I just got one block done but I think I am going to have fun with it.  I am doing the baby size first to make sure I have the hang of it.  

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It is all about charity quilts

I got my quilt kit finished for my favorite shop owner's favorite charity.  Someone had donated all this purple batik.  Can't go wrong with batik for a quilt for a young person.  I used the "Apron Strings" pattern and lots of 2.5" strips.

Various pieces of purple

Before that I finished a quilt using a charm pack of "Little Black Dress" by Moda that I won at a meet and greet with the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild.  I had various neutral solids that I used along with the "Seashell" pattern by Villa Rose Designs.  

Lastly, I finished up some butterfly blocks for our quilt guild's charity quilt for this month.

I am behind on Block Swap Adventure.  I was on vacation, then out-of-town for business.  My swap partner for September and October both want thirties reproduction fabric.  No scraps of that in my scrap pile so I had to head to the quilt shop to buy some.  That is probably the only kind of fabric that I don't have any of in my stash.

We have our grandson for the weekend so I probably will not get much done until Monday.