Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome Sept


This quilt has been a flimsie for longer than I'd like to think about. It's Sept already and fall is just around the corner. I'm so happy to have this one quilted, bound and washed. I did free motion quilting and found the black on black the most difficult, it's not easy to see the black thread on black fabric.
The pattern is from Country Quilts book, At Home with Country Quilts.
Now I'm on to the Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots club, this is the center for the first little quilt in the club. 

So excited it's Sept and we have cooler temperatures ahead.

Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catch Up

I've finished a couple quilts which I forgot to post here, too busy posting on Instagram and neglecting my poor blog. This quilt is called Ruby from a BOM a couple years ago, all finished and washed, I think it looks fresh and pretty.
This is a gift for a birthday coming up soon. My vision was for it to give a beach or ocean feel, I love the soft blue tones in this quilt.
This antique grandmothers flower garden was made by my husband's great grandma Emma. She would have made this about the 1930's when she organized the quilting group in her home town. I love the red flowers scattered around. 

Happy Quilting. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Quilt


This was a super fast and fun small quilt to make. I used mostly K. Fassett fabrics for the flowers. The pattern can be found on the Cloud 9 Fabrics free patterns page, it's called Amsterdam Quilt.
I'm making a Christmas gift for my daughter, I'm hoping this tablerunner will look good on her black table. I used Gigi's Thimble quilt pattern.
This little quilt was a gift from Mary at Quilt Hollow, we've done a few swaps and exchanged gifts over the years. I sure love this small quilt and Mary's quilting is always outstanding.

Happy Quilting. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Primitive Gatherings

I've been working on the Primitive Gatherings sew along. The wool applique center is the first part and the pieced border is the second part. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for this project.
Found this little antique quilt at the local Vintage Market. It's worn and tattered and has vintage buttons and lace sewn on by the person I bought it from. I love the pink fabric in this quilt. 

You can find me on Instagram to see more pictures.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Great News

The local quilt shop where I work has a new name "Stitch and Bobbin" and a new owner "Stephanie". I'm beyond excited and I get to keep my job! This is so exciting, I'm looking forward to what changes are yet to come.
I finished this little quilt from the book Simply Fat Quarters. The blocks are very easy and the fabrics make a nice statement in the kitchen.
I've also been busy doing a bit of painting, I wish I took a before picture. The paint is called Cottage Paint and doesn't need sanding or any kind of prep before painting. This piece still needs a light coat of wax.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quilt Finished


It seems blogging has been sporadic for me. I've been using Instagram much more lately, simply because it's EASY. There is also a button on my sidebar, so I'll see you here and over there!

The quilt I've been working on is from one of Kim Diehl's books (I love all her books), off hand I'm not sure which one this pattern is from. I love how Kim combines her fabric choices, hopefully I've accomplished something similar in this quilt.  Cats and quilts just seem to go together, Boo is showing his approval.
I was undecided about the orange border but I think it's growing on me now. Just need to figure out how to quilt this one.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stitching


Not much to share this week. I finished this blue bird stitchery potholder. I wanted it to look almost vintage and I think it does kinda look from the 50's. I made it like a oven mitt where your hand can go inside.  Probably won't use it right away, just use it for decoration for a little while. The embroidery was a free pattern I found on Pinterest and I made up the ovenmitt pattern.
Pulled these out and working on what I should do with them. I little quilt most likely. They are all trimmed and ready to go. 

Happy Quilting!