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Last night I attended my guild meeting. It was the big reveal of the challenge quilts we made for the "Initially Yours" challenge. I was absolutely flabbergasted when Blooming Sunflower was voted the winner of the challenge by the membership. Truly unbelievable. I won a $50 gift card to Fabric Depot, a huge fabric store on the other side of town. Can't beat it! Because, as everyone knows, one can never have too much fabric. Quilt challenges are probably my favorite part of belonging to a guild. It was great fun, and when you see some of the creativity ...read more
On July 30 I started a new quilt. I got a bundle of 12 fat quarters from P&B Textiles called Interplay.
You can see the post about the design and cutting the pieces here (http://timquilts.com/2014/07/30/interplay/)
Here is the completed top on August 11.
I hand quilted it using size 8 perle cotton thread and a size 5 embroidery needle …black thread on the more solid fabrics and green on the prints.
I used Nature’s Touch cotton batting and black backing fabric. I always pin baste and don’t use very many pins ...read more
I really and truly have made progress on the tumblers and I haven’t grown tired of them yet. My first “block” finished – 10 tumblers to a row by 10 rows. For some reason I thought this would end up being a square it isn’t obviously. This piece isn’t pressed but I have a rough […]read more
Dear Eldest Daughter is now a chicken farmer….5 little chicks and a rooster. They are just planning to have the chickens for eggs, but she is know a chicken fanatic.
I just happened to have this cute Sunnyside Farm panel in my stash and knew it would be perfect for her. It’s cute, even has the little add on about Farm Fresh Grade A Eggs…..it was fate.
Just home from my quilting group. This is my hand quilting I've been working on. Have just 8 more blocks to finish. The pattern will be here on this site next Monday!
It's been a couple of weeks, but I have some pictures to share of the August meeting of the Whacky Ladies Quilt Bee.
Donna made some memory quilts for a customer using a family member's shirts.
And a T-shirt quilt for a middle school principal.
Mary used her favorite pattern to make this Nine-Patch Pizazz quilt featuring bird fabric.
That's also Mary hiding behind this Strips and Curves quilt that she made at a quilting workshop in Tennessee.
And she also had a couple of spectacular quilts made from Bonnie Hunter ... read more
I think it’s wonderful to find quilting inspiration in unexpected places. On Saturday, my husband and I visited an art exhibit at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado, and I found some ideas. I’ll have to mull some of them over for a while to see how they can become something in my quilts. Three of the displays in the main gallery particularly caught my eye.
Do you remember the string art of the 1970s and 1980s? Back then I had great fun using colored thread and found lumber to create string art ...read more
My family and I spent the past few days in Iowa for a little vacation. We visited the area where my husband spent most of his childhood and we enjoyed some quality family time. I had a lot of time to hand bind in the car, so on Saturday I was able to finish not one, but two quilts! Hurray!
Fat Quarter Shop has another shortcut quilt, and this one is super fun! Jelly Roll Jam 2 lets you make 2 quilts from 1 jelly roll! Or make 1 quilt using strips for the front and back. Perfect for the next time you need a baby gift (or two). Seriously, I had this top put together in no time at all. I think this free pattern would be great for quilt retreats and charity projects. You could easily do a scrappy version too.
Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop shows you how to make your own Jelly Roll Jam 2 ... read more
I am on the home stretch with the Interplay quilt.
When I get near the end on a quilt it becomes difficult for me to stop until it is done. This past weekend I worked on it exclusively and I have only 2 corners left to go.
Teddy will be glad when I am done.
he gets a bit bored watching me quilt.
But he loves to get the chance to try out a quilt…..here he is testing the back.
He approved it. You can the unquilted corners better from the back. The 2 corners on the left.
Back ...read more
Once in a great while, I invite the quilt maker into my studio to quilt their quilt! Meet Jack, the quilt maker of this awesome scrappy batik quilt.We had a great time quilting looped spirals together!Pretty awesome first quilt! I’m excited to see what he does next! He’s lucky to have a grandma to encourage and teach him.The thread is Superior Rainbows and the batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff.
Teach a kid to sew today!
Thanks! Lindaread more
This is always a fun class to teach. Students love it, as they get a set of placemats completed in class….or almost. The choices and designs are limitless and so quick and easy with the Bosal adhesive shapes.
I can’t decide if I like the traditional or funky ones best. Great job ladies.
I joined late in the game but as soon as I came across the Deep in the Heart of Texas QAL I HAD to make a Texas quilt! Being born and raised in Texas and living in the great state for 19 years, I needed to make a Texas quilt (I mean come on, I've been hoarding special Texas fabrics for years! When I saw the QAL over at Pretty Little Quilts, I jumped in and made the quilt in a few days! It went together fast and the directions were great. I had to adjust mine just a ...read more