Monday, September 24, 2012

Scrap Circles Quilt

It's starting to really feel like fall in Seattle. I've needed to pull up a quilt at night and I chose one of my favorite fall looking ones. I made it a couple of years ago. When I make a scrap quilt I like to chose a background that goes together and then use scraps for the design. This one was especially fun to do. I went through all my scraps, cutting out four triangles (either large or small) of each piece I wanted to use. Then I divided the triangles into lights and darks, then paired them up. I didn't think it needed a border. 
I used a soft looking cotton print for the back, no it's not flannel. The quilting designs were easy, just lots of radiating circles. The hand quilting makes the quilt more soft and comfortable, a cozy vintage feel. For the binding I used pieces of all the different backgrounds.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 2012

September Pillow
I've enjoyed the summer here in Seattle. My first summer in a long time in the northwest. It was/is very nice. Over 40 days without rain, then the streak was broken by just a little bit of rain. I still had to water the flower beds. I'm not ready for summer to be over, but I know the fall will be great too. I did get out my 'September' pillow.

Pillow back
The 16" pillow fits my pillow form and I rotate seasonally or monthly.

This one is done with 12- 4" log cabin blocks and four 2"X 8" plain blocks that are embroidered with grass like designs.

I used some homespuns that I had in my stash plus a few calicos. The back is pieced and uses yo-yo type covered buttons. Covered cord surrounds the edges. Of course the front is hand quilted. My favorite thing to do!

This one isn't in my book, House Party Coordinated Quilts and Pillows, but the pillow construction methods are the same as the ones in the book.