Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!


  • quilts
  • Page 1 of 61 ( posts )
September 18, 2018
wedding quilt from Ellyn's Place


My best friend's daughter married her college sweetheart this weekend. We were so thankful to be included in the festivities. She had requested a quilt for their bed, mostly in blues, so of course I was happy to make one for her. I mixed in some greens and purples, mostly grunges and solids.
I used a pattern from the quilt book We Love Color which I had made before, but I enlarged the blocks so the quilt would be bigger. It's a fun pattern because the centers of the pluses are basically improved.

My pal Diann quilted it ...

read more
Oh My Red Stars! from Just Sayin' Sew

My friends better sit down for this post.  I’m finishing quilts.  Don’t faint.  It’s a whole new me.  Funny what a brand spanking new quilting machine will do for a person’s energy and motivation levels.  And a clean and organized sewing room!  I love my room.  I could put a pallet on the floor and sleep in here and never leave.

But oh, my!  Finished quilts?  It’s a whole new Barb.  My friends will be amazed.

I started this quilt back in the dark ages.  At least 17 or 18 years ago.  And it languished ...

read more
September 17, 2018
Bloggers Quilt Festival: Written in Thread from ... Cat Patches


It's here! The Bloggers Quilt Festival 2018! It's one of my favorite blogging events of the year. For this festival, I dug into the archives for a quilt I haven't shown in a while. This little quilt is called "Written in Thread." It's a mini at 22 x 28 inches, hand embroidered, machine pieced and quilted.


When I saw this quilt made up at Pendleton Quilt Works, a quilt shop in Pendleton, Oregon, it was love at first sight.


Sadly, the quilt shop is no longer in business, but not for lack of trying. They were ...

read more
Bloggers Quilt Festival: Written in Thread from Cat Patches


It's here! The Bloggers Quilt Festival 2018! It's one of my favorite blogging events of the year. For this festival, I dug into the archives for a quilt I haven't shown in a while. This little quilt is called "Written in Thread." It's a mini at 22 x 28 inches, hand embroidered, machine pieced and quilted.


When I saw this quilt made up at Pendleton Quilt Works, a quilt shop in Pendleton, Oregon, it was love at first sight.


Sadly, the quilt shop is no longer in business, but not for lack of trying. They were ...

read more
Seeing Stars: (Non)Improv Blocks And Basic Blocks from Wedding Dress Blue

Still playing catch up. 20180915_203203

I wasn’t feeling very “improv” myself, I guess, but the Improv Blocks came out as Basic Blocks.  Maybe I should have varied the centers somehow?   But, at least they are done.

20180915_203323

And the Basic Blocks, too.

Nearly caught up and looking forward to next week’s final release of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.

read more
September 16, 2018
Two Little Finishes from Cat Patches

Fortunately, my shoulder pain subsided yesterday, and I was able to finish up most everything I had planned. The planning happened before the pain, and so there was a little more than I wanted to attempt. Still and all, I finished a good bit of it.

First, I finished the 9th of 12 of the Snow Globes blocks. This one is called "Cottage."


This being Sunday, I'll be linking up to


The lighting in my sewing room makes it hard to get very good pictures of these, but here are the nine I have finished so far.


After that ...

read more
Two Little Finishes from ... Cat Patches

Fortunately, my shoulder pain subsided yesterday, and I was able to finish up most everything I had planned. The planning happened before the pain, and so there was a little more than I wanted to attempt. Still and all, I finished a good bit of it.

First, I finished the 9th of 12 of the Snow Globes blocks. This one is called "Cottage."


This being Sunday, I'll be linking up to


The lighting in my sewing room makes it hard to get very good pictures of these, but here are the nine I have finished so far.


After that ...

read more
September 14, 2018
Lotsa Sewing from Cat Patches

It was close to an NBS day yesterday. I had a few little things to do around the house, but mostly, I stayed in and sewed. There was a pretty steady drizzle for most of the day, and it was a good day for staying in my sweats. I call them my "daytime jammies." Nevertheless, I braved the wet weather and went out to pick the ripe cherry tomatoes and a few more plums. They looked so pretty together I was compelled to take a picture.


The cherry tomatoes were just a bonus. I was really on the hunt for ...

read more
Lotsa Sewing from ... Cat Patches

It was close to an NBS day yesterday. I had a few little things to do around the house, but mostly, I stayed in and sewed. There was a pretty steady drizzle for most of the day, and it was a good day for staying in my sweats. I call them my "daytime jammies." Nevertheless, I braved the wet weather and went out to pick the ripe cherry tomatoes and a few more plums. They looked so pretty together I was compelled to take a picture.


The cherry tomatoes were just a bonus. I was really on the hunt for ...

read more
September 13, 2018
A Rainbow Day from ... Cat Patches

It was the day I set aside to work on the Rainbow Jubilee quilt, which is my Rainbow Scrap project this year. September's color is dark blue...indigo, I tell myself. We've already covered blue earlier this year. Possibly we were told "sky" blue, or something to keep us on the light side of blue. I made these blocks some time ago...


...so, as I dug through my scraps yesterday, I wondered if I would have enough to keep to the dark side. As it turns out, there were plenty, and I even used quite a few from ...

read more
A Rainbow Day from Cat Patches

It was the day I set aside to work on the Rainbow Jubilee quilt, which is my Rainbow Scrap project this year. September's color is dark blue...indigo, I tell myself. We've already covered blue earlier this year. Possibly we were told "sky" blue, or something to keep us on the light side of blue. I made these blocks some time ago...


...so, as I dug through my scraps yesterday, I wondered if I would have enough to keep to the dark side. As it turns out, there were plenty, and I even used quite a few from ...

read more
Little Pink Houses - Welcome to My House Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to my house
here at
Creatin' in the Sticks!


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt always has the best hop ideas and when she told me about this one I went straight to my drawing board to make my little pink houses.

I've always wanted to make a "Little Pink Houses" quilt.

You know the song by John Cougar, or is it John Cougar Mellencamp, or is it, John Mellencamp?


Anyway, that is my inspiration.

Little Pink Houses


100 little pink houses all scrappy and made with lots of love
but not finished.
I want to add borders ...

read more
Merry Makers from Moda Lissa

Giveaway closed!!

 

There is no better description for this book, other than the info posted on the Martingale website as shown below.

Get your patchwork presents all wrapped and ready! The Moda All-Stars are back with 15+ handmade gifts to give or keep. Choose from stockings, pincushions, and coasters to make in speedy multiples. Lap quilts, table runners, and other deck-the-halls designs abound too!

Complete most projects in a weekend or quicker—no need to fear the Christmas time crunch. And just for fun, you’ll learn all about the favorite holiday traditions of the All-Stars in a series of ...

read more
September 12, 2018
Wet Wednesday from ... Cat Patches

We had a badly needed, and a good soaking rain yesterday. Our field has been brown and parched from lack of water, but I could swear it looks greener already. We're expecting more rainfall this week. It's really starting to feel as if fall is approaching.

There was a feline finish here yesterday. The binding strips were already cut for the Welcome Home mystery mini. I love a fun binding, don't you? This fabric was added to my stash somewhere along the way. I have a whole drawer of stripes and polka dots that look like bindings ...

read more
Wet Wednesday from Cat Patches

We had a badly needed, and a good soaking rain yesterday. Our field has been brown and parched from lack of water, but I could swear it looks greener already. We're expecting more rainfall this week. It's really starting to feel as if fall is approaching.

There was a feline finish here yesterday. The binding strips were already cut for the Welcome Home mystery mini. I love a fun binding, don't you? This fabric was added to my stash somewhere along the way. I have a whole drawer of stripes and polka dots that look like bindings ...

read more
Triangles for a little one from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

My modern triangle quilt is done and given to my little niece for her big-girl bed.  This quilt is so different from my usual, but it was fun to work on something different for a change.

My niece (her mother) showed me a photo of a triangle quilt that she found on Pinterest and sent it to me with a selection of colours for me to follow.  She knew that I would be adding my own twist to the mix.  Yep, I sure did.  The walls in my little niece's room are all painted different colours that are in ...

read more
Here's looking at two quilt finishes ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings



September, you've been a very good month.  It's only the 12th and I've several projects finished.

Let's see...how long have I worked on the 2017 Sarah Fielke Down the Rabbit Hole BOM?   I stopped counting the months after 12, but it's now ready for the quilter!





My last round of pictures didn't include the final border since my space was too small for picture taking. This is one big quilt, finishing at 96 inches. I agonized every inch of the way, but do like the finish.

Yay....and here's my version of ...

read more
September 11, 2018
Manicanning from ... Cat Patches

Do you remember your most recent new vocabulary word, "Franticanning?" Well, today's new word is on the canning spectrum. A season of canning begins simply enough, but then progresses to "franticanning" and on to its final stages of "Manicanning." This is what happens when one becomes crazed by canning. This season more than 230 lids were used...a new Three Cats Ranch world record. Here's yesterday's bounty:


You see before you 4 more quarts of pasta sauce, 5 more pints of salsa and 6 pints of plain ol' tomatoes.

As for the plain ol' tomatoes, I've ...

read more
Manicanning from Cat Patches

Do you remember your most recent new vocabulary word, "Franticanning?" Well, today's new word is on the canning spectrum. A season of canning begins simply enough, but then progresses to "franticanning" and on to its final stages of "Manicanning." This is what happens when one becomes crazed by canning. This season more than 230 lids were used...a new Three Cats Ranch world record. Here's yesterday's bounty:


You see before you 4 more quarts of pasta sauce, 5 more pints of salsa and 6 pints of plain ol' tomatoes.

As for the plain ol' tomatoes, I've ...

read more
Tetons from Quilts....etc.

I somehow will be surprised if I can get this post to publish – low signal in the campground and the parts of the park we have been through.  I will not put in a lot of photos because of that and later on go through more and see if I have luck another day. […]

read more
  • quilts
  • Page 1 of 61 ( 1214 posts )