Saturday, May 23, 2015

Threads of Time BOM - Month #6

I fell behind last month because of my oldest daughter's lovely wedding.  I tried to catch up but I decided to re-organize my fabric stash first.  I joined Jo's Little Women Club earlier this month at my local quilt shop, The Fabric Garden.  I had to separate my Civil War reproduction fabric from the other fabric in my stash.  

I just finished month #6 of Threads of Time this morning.  The four blocks that were made for this month are called "Magic Triangles."  I thoroughly enjoy sewing the blocks of this BOM because they are simple.  The only part of each month's project that I don't really enjoy is to make approximately forty flying geese. I have included a photo of the four blocks below and forty-four flying geese.

Monday, May 4, 2015

My daughter's wedding.

This past Saturday,  May 2, my oldest daughter, Erin Fong wed August Zajonc. The wedding took place at Longview Ranch on Pine Mountain in Cloverdale, California.  The wedding was wonderful and over 70 people were in attendance. August's family is from back east: Massachusetts, Florida and Washington.  My family and my husband's families live in the Bay Area.  Our immediate families were invited and attended.  It was truly great to have our families there to witness this wonderful union.

The newlyweds and parents of the bride.
A photograph of two of the four quilts made.

Parents of the groom and my brother in law.
Two of my daughter's friends from high school.
My son, one of the groomsmen.  He escorted the young flowergirls down the aisle.
My youngest daughter, the Maid of Honor.

The Bridal Party

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The last quilt for Erin's wedding is finished!

I finished the last quilt for my oldest daughter's wedding!  It is 42.5" x 50" and is a scrappy quilt.  It was fun to make and it was the first one that I started.  The one drawback to piecing this quilt was making sure that the points were accurate.  I should've placed a small amount of sashing around each block so that the points do not have to be so accurate.

Front of the quilt.

The back of the quilt.
Erin will be giving the quilts away at the conclusion of the reception.  They were very fast to make.  I enjoyed this process because of the size of the quilts and the "Anchor/Sailing" theme.

Friday, April 24, 2015

One more Quilt is Finished!

The third quilt is finished.  I had to work all week (CAASPP testing and subbing in the attendance office) so I did not have time to finish the fourth quilt!  I will finish it this weekend.

This is the third quilt and it's named "Stars."

Front of the quilt - 47" x 47"
Back of the quilt. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

More photographs of the Quilts for the Wedding

This is the "Ripples" Quilt.
I finally finished the binding
and placed label in the lower
left corner.

This is the back of the quilt.  
I did not buy enough fabric so
I had to add these 12" stars.
The stars added some interest 
to the back of the quilt.

The name of this quilt is "Anchors."
Anchors is the theme of the wedding.
I was afraid that I did not have enough time
to finish the quilts before the wedding.
I decided to make large blocks hence the 
two quilts shown here.

Erin's husband to be, August is an 
experienced sailor thus the anchor/sailing theme.
I made the quilts a bit larger then I had
anticipated.  I had to add the stars to the
back of the quilt to accommodate my
small purchases.

By the way, the quilting was done by Tracy Palumbo.
I will complete the remainder of the quilts, labels and
binding in the next few days.  I am scheduled to work
at our local high school next week.  I will publish the 
two quilts when I finish.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The quilts for the wedding are finally done!

The first quilt that I finished is called the "Scrappy Stars."  It is 42.5" x 50" and was so fun to sew together.  Tracy Palumbo is the quilter and she used white thread on this quilt.

Front of the quilt

Back of the quilt

The second quilt that I finished is called "Stars."  I just made star blocks and added a border.  It is 47" x 47" square.  White thread was used to quilt this.

Front of the quilt.

This is the fabric used to back this quilt.

 The third quilt is the "Ripple Quilt."  It is 36" x 41" and quilted with red thread.

You can see the red thread used.

I did not buy enough fabric to back this quilt.  I added three stars to make up for the fabric that I did not purchase.

This is the fabric used to back the "Ripple" Quilt.

 The final quilt is the "Anchor Border Quilt."  The quilt is 41" x 48."

This quilt was made with half square triangles.

You can see the blue thread used to join the three layers together.

This is the back.  Again,  I did not purchase enough fabric and added stars to it.

I have to trim the fabric and bind the quilts now.  I am so happy that I will have two weeks to add the binding.  As I stated previously, Erin will give the four quilts away to those people who help at the wedding.  I hope they like them!  Ooops!  I just remembered that I had better put labels on these quilts.  I had better stop and print the labels and sew on the binding.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Making "small-ish" Quilts for my Daughter's Wedding

My last blog I had reported that I was to make approximately ten quilts for my daughter's wedding.  She needed quilts to cover bales of hay that will be at her wedding out in the "woods."  We need to do this so her guests will not have straw sticking them in their lower body.  I was informed last weekend that I will only have to make five "small-ish" quilts!  Phew!  I thought I would be sewing day and night until May!  Five quilts approximately 40" x 40" are very do-able!  As we get closer, depending on what I have finished, I may have to do a couple of quilts quickly and not piece any blocks.  I have done these:


I purchased a few sail boat/ocean (the theme of her wedding) fabrics and made the small, 4 1/2" (UF) square composed of:  a solid white of the background fabric and three half-square 
blocks of the background and the 
sailing/ocean fabric.

Four of these small 4 1/2" (unfinished) 
squares are sewn together and
make an 8 1/2" square.
I am planning on making five blocks
down and across for a 40" x 40" quilt.
I may add small borders to each.  This of course, 
depends on the amount of time I have to
finish them all.

I hope that this process does not take up a lot of time.  One of my neighbor's daughters is having a baby boy in the next couple of weeks.  I hope I can have most of the five quilts finished so I can start the quilt for the baby boy.