- Page 1 of 1 ( posts )
This started as a quiltalong in (I hesitate to say it) 2011. I realize that is no sort of record, but it was a long time for me to wait for something I really liked and wanted to see finished.
And now it is.
Being sick has advantages. I can’t do much but sit and rest. And when I can’t sleep my hands need something to do.
It is scrappy, but controlled scrappy. I loved the backing/binding fabric when I saw it and I decided to coordinate the front to the back again. Sure enough, it worked ...read more
While the layout for the kaleidoscope butterfly stars is being sorted out, I decided to have some play time. And made six more of the wonderfully tiny kaleidoscope stars with the itty-bitty star points. I’ve decided, I think, how I’ll set these and have been auditioning a few fabrics to use for the setting shapes. But I still have a couple more of the little stars to make and then I can start putting that miniature quilt together.
The stack of little kaleidoscope stars so far.
And then it was on to one of my favourite things. Sunflowers ...read more
It seems that I get closer and closer to month end for completing these monthly BOM strips. I always have good intentions…then life gets in the way.
I’m up to date but by the skin of my teeth.
This is a cute free BOM offered by Quilt Doodle Doodles…..I’ve changed each month’s block, but have really been enjoying it. Cindy suggests using 2.5 inch squares to make the blocks, but as I have stated before…I’m lazy and really just want to “get er done” so I’ve been making the blocks using ...read more
I am making progress on the star top. here is the before picture
after fixing it I started hand quilting it
here it is today.
I will finish up the center and then do something different on the border
I love the clam-shell fan design but want to add some variety
I will post more about that soon.
It might not be easy to see in the pictures but the diamonds that make up the star are made up of many pieces. I imagine that the maker used up a lot of scrap pieces to make it .
here is a ...read more
The creative quilting bug hit hard on Monday and didn’t let go until yesterday afternoon. I worked almost non-stop on an idea for a lap quilt, and as a result I have completely wrecked myself! I don’t believe it! Both hands, wrists, forearms and my shoulders are weak as babies today and man oh man, do they ever ache! I’m afraid I’m going to be on the sewing sidelines for a while!
So….what in the world was so important? Two design roll of Free Spirit’s Wrenly by Valori Wells!
I had a great idea ...read more
The block is a Carpenter’s Star, sized specifically for baby. You can cut scraps or use that charm pack that has been languishing on a shelf. Enjoy!
36″ x 36″
I used 16 different orange and green fabrics to give it a scrappy vibe, but less variety, a charm pack, or even using two different colors will work. Just know that for the purposes of this quilt we will call orange “Fabric 1″ and green “Fabric 2.” Hopefully that will help you keep them straight.
1 yard background fabric–white here. You will have some leftover ...read more
So excited to share with you today a project that I have been working away on for the past few weeks – my Field Day quilt and pillow! This is a new line created by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics and the colors are just stunning. Field Day also coordinates with Alison’s other lines – Lucky Penny, Clover Sunshine and Sunprint.
I met Alison at Quilt Market this year (Click here to see pictures from Quilt Market) and was so excited because I have been a huge fan of hers ever since I got my hands on her first ...read more
Just a short post at the end of the day today. It's been such a busy month, and today I found myself really very tired. I came home after my Coffee Creek Quilters observation and took a long nap. The rest of the afternoon was devoted to finishing my July doll quilt for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap.
Here is another version of the Tumbling Jewels pattern we did for Camelot Fabrics. We wanted to make our own to play with a little different placement and to see how it would look in florals and more traditional prints.
It gets a more vintage vibe with retro fabric from Riley Blake’s Promenade by Cyndi Walker– we fell in love with these soft blues, lavenders and golds. We didn’t have quite enough and were lucky to find more on Etsy. The center and corners feature Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush Woodcut in Golden. The dark purple centers ...
The Celebrate Hand Quilting Facebook page that I am a member of does a weekly show and tell where the members show their hand quilted quilts. This weeks theme is Christmas.
I have a few but I decided to show this one.
It has been folded for a while so it has creases. They will come out after being opened up for a while. When I re fold it I will fold it differently so they the creases are in a different place. It is a good Idea to re-fold quilts periodically so that they don’t get permanent folds ...read more
Today’s featured quilt is Pink of Perfection. It is in my book, Quilt Batik! This quilt started, as many of my batik quilts do, with a little shopping trip!
My quilting friends and I were returning home from a wonderful retreat at our friend, Jerrie’s, house at Bear Lake, Idaho. If you’re not familiar, it’s a gorgeous location on a beautiful lake.
We had a wonderful time there, and wanted to stop at a quilt store in Preston, Idaho called Suppose Quilt Boutique on the way home. This required us to take a different way home ...read more
the spokes of a wheel.
Thus the name
See this lovely stack of butterfly kaleidoscope stars, all with their surrounding diamonds? The stack is made up of more stars than it appears. There are well over 60 stars in that pile.
And now they’re all done. Next is figuring out which one goes where. And I have a feeling that’s going to take quite a few hours. But oh, what fun I have ahead as I sort out the placement.
Odd as it may sound, I almost felt a bit of a letdown when I finished adding the surrounding diamonds. I know that they will go ...read more
I had finished this quilt way back in February of 2013…..finished but not longarmed. I was procrastinating because it needed to be a custom job.
I finally gave in and loaded it on the machine. It took a few days to complete, and overall I am fairly happy with it……I’m just not a custom quilter. I feathered the pumpkin seeds and did a sort of loopy flower in the white centers. I finished it off with a feathered border.read more
I need to get my quilt in the mail for the AQS show in Grand Rapids
The event is Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23, 2014,DeVos Place Convention Center,Grand Rapids, Michigan but they need the quilts in Paducah by Friday. So once again I am scrambling to get it together on time.
I have to add, for people who have not seen this one before, it is hand quilted.
I had to wash it because I have brought it to several lecture/trunk shows and it got a bit dirty. I wash it in the washing machine ...read more