It always makes me happy when I make something and
my daughter likes it well enough to have me make one
for her to give to a friend. This weekend she asked if
I had any extra journal covers lying around that she
could have. Sadly, I didn't, but I knew I could whip
one out in a short amount of time.
She is taking a class with a friend and thought it
would be nice for her to have a journal to write her
thoughts and feelings in as the class progresses. I
love making these little journal ...
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It always makes me happy when I make something and
32 machines – 32 quilters all sewing away in St. Charles Illinois! Today we are working on pineapple Blossom blocks, and having a great time while focusing on finding the sweet spot for our perfect quarter-inch seem, marking lines for perfectly sized bonus triangles, and sewing up the scraps! It's a beautiful Monday afternoon – and we couldn't be happier than to be spending this time togetherread more
8-1/2" squares are sewn into large triangles are sliced then rearranged and sewn back together in this really fun scrap quilt :-) These blocks come together so quickly that many of the ladies already have several blocks to play with. What I love the most about this quilt is all the different ways that the blocks can be arranged and rearranged in so many different layouts! Look how much fun ourread more
I've only done one of the star blocks! and this picture looks so dark, guess it's because it is a rainy and cloudy day. A previous post has all the chain blocks.
What have I been up to the last few weeks? My sewing machine was in for a clean and a service while I was away to Beautiful British Columbia to have a little holiday and spend some time at Quilt
Canada BC in Penticton.
|Fruit trees were blooming in Cranbrook!|
|Roses were blooming in Penticton!|
Rotary trim the edges. Do not trim away too much fabric.
Lay your fat quarters with ... read more
We are sitting here watching the devastation in Oklahoma it is hard to believe the amount of destruction that happened to all those people. I pray for them. So many adults and children have been through so much in the last couple of days. It seem so silly for me to write what I have been up to this week.It seems so trivial. It really gives us pause to count our blessings.
I was able to get all of my blocks put together now just waiting for me to sew all the rows together.
Please pray for everyone suffering ...
This is the second quilt I am entering into Amy's amazing Blogger's Quilt Festival this spring (see the first one here). I am IN LOVE with this quilt, which I have lovingly titled "Fruit Punch." It was very sad to see it go. I almost kept it. Almost.
- Designed, pieced, and quilted by myself, on my home machine - inspired by Tula Pink's free patterns, "Color Blocks" (click the link for the PDF Free Pattern page
- Measures 24" x 24"
We were invited to a special Peter Pan screening in Sydney, but on the day, we just weren’t able to attend. So the lovely people at Disney PR sent through a Peter Pan review disc. Yay! The kids and I sat and watched it on Sunday afternoon. With the cooling weather and winter knocking at the door, a Sunday afternoon film is such a lovely luxury ...
This is my motto for what is potentially a very stressful week (which definitely started stressful today). The wedding quilt is out, and if I put in an hour a day, it might be done by next week. I haven't even shown this quilt in full on front or back yet - it's going to be amazing to see it done!
Just quilt. I tried chrysanthemum quilting for the first time (on the right in the above picture), thanks to a great video tutorial from Stitched in Color. I'm doing a different FMQ design around each block.
Today, I spent between 4-5 hours working on the Tulip Quilt and made a lot of progress. Started the day out with ironing the fusible web on the back of the two pink fabrics. Now I have to cut them all out, great evening project while watching TV, just like when I was tracing the pattern on the fusible web.
After all the fusible web was on the fabrics, I cut the 9 white backing blocks and ironed and starched them until they were stiff. This makes it much easier to machine sew on the applique pieces. After I had ...
When our daughter was young I made her a lot of dresses. Lots of dresses. Then she grew up. Now she is a nurse and every now and again I get a phone call and she tells me that I haven't made her any scrub tops for awhile. So I got right on that. I really like making scrub tops. I shouldn't say that out loud but it is a little bit like making little girl sundresses. You can get a little creative and it is okay. For this one I made my own bias trim out of ... read more
Got a little distracted with some personal business yesterday, but decided to just stick with the Alaska Shop Hop 2007 quilt progress...and do another block before getting back to client work.
This one is the Chena Spruce.
Spent Thursday and Friday last week at Spring Quilt Market in Portland, OR. Posted several photos on my Facebook page. Hope you'll check them out....including the finished logo on the outside wall of the studio!
Have a great week.