Hi, my name is Ruth and this is my blog to show & share my quilts that I give to family & friends.
Simple designs that may inspire you to make one too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mini Tumbler Scrap Quilt (#55)

I find making scrappy quilts harder to do since my stash is made up of many novelty and strong colored fabrics.  My scraps are left overs from making grocery bags for The Fabric Hog - and the tone of a market bag is so different than the softer prettier fabrics that are attractive in a quilt.
Luckily this one came out great since it harmonized and is a picnic blanket. Making box corners for my bags left me with lots of 4" squares which I could cut into mini tumblers with the 3.5" Accuquilt die.
I don't know why but my patience level was low with this quilt - so I took the easy short cut of adding scrap flannel and cotton borders to finish it off.
Finally - a rugged background of red cotton mixed with black, indigo and blue yarn dyed linen.  Quilted with Aurifil 50wt. Light Sand on the front and the fun variegated Storm At Sea on the back with wavy line stitches- this quilt will live with the Half Hexi Scrap Quilt in a school locker for lunchtime fun.

Quilting cotton & flannel
Red Kona Dimensions / Robert Kaufman
Essex linen in black, blue denim, indigo / Robert Kaufman
Aurifil 50wt. Light Sand (#2000) & Variegated Storm at Sea (#4655)
Warm & White
Size: 58" x 72.5"
August 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Half Hexi Scrap Quilt (#54)

This half hexi quilt was made with the large plastic template from The Missouri Star Quilt Co. and it worked out great. No "y" seams - just straight stitching.  Layout is must, going row by row to get the effect of complete hexagons.  
This was all quilting fabric from my stash, along with yarn dyed Essex linen in Indigo on the sides and the back.
 This blanket will live in my daughter's locker to be dragged out for lunch when she and her friends sit on concrete - so it had to be tough and rugged - as well as not too dainty since there will be lots of shoes & food around.
Quilting was done in a wavy lined stitch following the hexagons and down the middle in Aurifil 50wt (#4655) called Storm at Sea - perfect variegated thread for something fun and casual.

Quilting cotton & Essex yarn dyed linen Indigo
Warm & White
Aurifil 50wt. Storm at Sea variegated (#4655)
Size: 56" (wide) x 57" (long)
August 2016