More improv…

So this week’s quilt uses a technique similar to last weeks but gets a very different looking quilt… which I love.

Like last week this quilt uses a foundation, this time a navy blue 5 inch square, and uses scrap strips…. but this time I used just warm solids and a band of white.

Also this block’s component adds fabric to two opposite sides of the foundation…last weeks only added fabric to one side of the foundation. The result is a tighter collection of diamonds on the quilt and the navy foundation feels more like sashing.

As you can tell I used a variety of different shades of blue for the foundations…mainly because I was using up scraps… but I love how the variety gives the quilt some depth and interest.

The backing of this quilt was one of my favorite sheet – a London themed Whim sheet. I have been using sheets for a few years to back quilts and love Martha Stewarts “Whim” line that Macy’s stocks. I actually bought two of the London sets and are hoarding the last of it for a special quilt that I have planned.

This quilt has also already headed out to Dornbecher PICU… I will eventually catch up and be showing quilts before they head out into the world, I promise!

The pinkies will, of course, have the final word…..

Quilt Details:

Blocks: Improv diamond using 5 inch foundation

Fabric: Variety of Kona solid scraps

Size: 54 x 63 inches

Wonky Kites Quilt

A couple of weeks ago a group of PMQG members met for our monthly Charity Sew Day.  These get togethers are always good fun and this one was no exception.  For July I had chosen a wonky kite block for us to make… another easy scrap busters…

wonky kite quilt 2This quilt is so ridiculously simple.  We started with a 5 inch square of our background solid, Kona Shadow and then sewed a green/blue scrap on opposite corners.

trim blockYou then trim the block to 5 inches….

wonky kite blockThen sew two block together, making sure the triangle pieces meet, but not worrying at all about matching the seams (this is the wonky way).  Repeat process and then sew the two halves together to make the kite centered block…

trim block to sizeWhat you end up with is a really fun, random block…

quilt detail 2

Sew them all together and you end up with a huge quilt top!

wonky kite quiltOur charity for this month has requested Twin size quilts, no mean feat at the best of times (and impossible for me to photograph properly).

quilt stain glass

This block was perfect for making sure we had a fun, modern quilt ready to go to a long armer, in a day.

Michelle sewing awayIt helped that we had a great team working to make blocks….

sorting out the scrapsAnd of course the final check and block layout approval was provided by the cat!

cat inspection