Friday, December 6, 2013

Got Scraps

I have a ton of scraps in my children's fabric stash.  I need a quilt for my guild's charity give away so decided to try to run something up with the scraps.  I think it came out really cute.
This is the block up close, very simple and only use 2 inch strips.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Puddle Jumping by Thimble Blossoms

I have spent the week cutting, pinning and slowly sewing.  First the four patches for sixteen blocks, then the side pieces now the square in a squares.  I finally decided to try putting just one square in a square on to see how they would fit.  Loving this.  

Monday, November 11, 2013

A New Project

I just love Fig Tree & Co. patterns and fabric.  I have lots of the fabrics in my stash that I have saved and used over several years.  At the Pacific International Quilt Show last month I saw this pattern in their booth and just could not pass it by.  There are a lot of magic corners in this pattern, in all different sizes.  It may be a bit of a challenge to put together, but such fun too.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Craftsy Playful Piecing Class

I have enrolled in Craftsy's Camille Roskelley's Playful Piecing Class.  I am making her Piece of Cake 2 quilt. I had a wonderful stack of fabrics called Madhuri by The Quilted Fish of Riley Blake Designs and decided to use it for this quilt.  This is just four of the 30 blocks in the quilt.  Such fun to play with.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pacific International Quilt Show

I just came back from the  Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, Calif.  I took tons of photos of their entries.  I loved this quilt, here are just two of the blocks in it.
Here is the entire quilt.  Such fun colors.  What a great way to use up scraps.
Another two that caught my eye.  Wish I had time to show more, but I am packing up and headed to Mexico on vacation.  The house and doggy sitter is coming in just a few hours, and I still have to pack. YEEEEK!  No time to waste.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Scrap Quilt

Love these floating stars.  So easy and no points to worry about cutting off.  This quilt used, well at least the stars, completely from scraps in my stash.  I am supper happy with the results.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Fun

I bought a 5 inch by width of fabric pack of Boo Crew a while back.  On the spur of the moment decided to do a fast runner for my daughter's table.  I knew her 3 boys would like it.  Love the angled ends.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Birthday Gift

I have a fall birthday coming up for a friend.  I decided to make somewhat of a copy of my hall runner.  The leaves are larger, the runner is only about 11 inches wide by 30 inches long, and I used thread to represent the vine instead of an appliquéd vine.  It went together in an afternoon.
Here is a closeup of the vine, leaves and quilting.  

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Just finished my fall wall hanging this week.  Fall isn't here just yet, we still have high 90's weather, but it is so pretty I just could not resist putting it up.  The leaves are fabrics by French General and the background is linen.
It is a little hard to see the quilting, but I copied the appliqué design with my quilting.  I have to admit it truly is one of my very favorite pieces I have done.  

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Clean it up, Clean it up!

I think it is time to do some clean up in my studio.  Things are really out of control in there.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Quilting the Linen and Leaves

Originally I was going to hand quilt this piece with linen thread.  I am not a hand quilter, and one quilted vine reminded me of that.  I pulled it out and decided to go with machine quilting.  I am duplicating the appliquéd vines and leaves with quilting, and even popping in a few quilted leaves between the appliqué leaves.  If you have not tried the Pilot Frixion pens I recommend you do so.  I can just draw around my leaf template or my curvy line vine, quilt over my lines and then the pen marks are removed by pressing the fabric, either steam or dry iron works.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Havest & A New Baby Quilt

Its harvest time at my house.  This is just half of what we have harvested so far.  There are at least this many more out in our garden.  We will be enjoying several months of summer squash.
I have been working on a quilt for my guild charity program.  They ask that each one of us in our birthday month donate a quilt for their program.  I purchased Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro.  By the way she has a class she is offering on Craftsy.  This pattern is called Baby Love and is just 36 by 36 inches.  A perfect size for baby, that you can quilt easily on your machine.    

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Linen and French General Leaves

A new project in process.  I think I need one more panel to finish the wall hanging for my hall this fall.  I was inspired by a quilt in one of the Portland Quilt Market booths.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Ideas

At Portland's Spring Market there were so many hexagon projects I decided to try one out myself.  I love Camille Roskelley's pattern and saw a sample at Market of this quilt.  Nothing could be simpler than buying a Honeycomb packet of pre-cut hexagons.  They even give you a plastic template to cut the hexagons that are strips, which are not included in the packet.  I can hardly wait to start this fun project.
I fell in love with this fabric line at Market in The Quilted Fish booth.  I show pictures earlier in my blog.  It is called Madhuri and is just such a great fun fabric line for this summer.     

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas Early

Trying to get ready for Christmas early and beat the mad rush to get things done.  I really like this Wrenly Christmas fabric.
Love these little guys for Christmas too.
Finishing up my Lucky Penny fabric by Alison Glass.  I really love these colors.  

Friday, May 31, 2013

More Fun Portland Quilt Market Photos

I just think this table runner is too cute.  What a fun table decoration for a birthday party.
Love this hexi project from Camille's booth too.
These little birds in Valori Wells booth are just so fun.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

Simply Retro

This wonderful book arrived this weekend.  Camille was at Market too.  I just love her ideas, and can't wait to start a quilt or even two from this new book.
This quilt is available as a pattern from Camille, called Niner.  I started it with my Happy Go Lucky   fabric that I purchased at the beginning of May.  I have 110 of these little nine patches done.  Now to get it together with the Kona Snow solid white blocks.  I took this picture of Camille's at Market in display in her booth.
This quilt was also on display in Camille's booth.  What a great way to use up all those little scraps.  This pattern is in her new book.  There just isn't enough time to have this much fun.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

More favorites from Market

I fell in love with this quilt.  They used 12 inch squares of linen, then the leaves were appliquéd on with a small zig zag stitch, and those vine ends were sewn right into the seams that joined the blocks.  The finished quilt was 60 inches square.  I am thinking of doing a smaller version for a wall hanging for myself.
These little birds were so cute.  Notice the little pockets.  Can't you just see these little guys done in red Christmas fabrics and those little pockets used to hold Christmas cards?  Again they used linen for the background in two different color ways.                                 

Favorites from Market

We saw hexes used in many of the displays.  

These little items used a 60 Degree ruler to make them.  Notices they are just a little off sized.
Saw lots of linen backgrounds and linen looks.

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Favorite Booth at Market

This was my favorite booth at Market.  Love the fabrics.  The booth won second prize too.

One of the quilts that was featured in the booth.  
This Amanda Herring, she is the designer for all this wonderful fabric in the booth.  Love her newest line called Madhuri.

Just Back From Portland Quilt Market

Just arrived home from the Portland Quilt Market.  Had a wonderful time with nine great friends.
 On Thursday night eight of us went to Sample Spree.  Love what I found especially the threads.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I am really pleased with this wall hanging for my hallway.  I really like the linen used for the background.  The linen thread that I used to quilt it with came out really nice too.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lucky Penny and Linen

I purchased a line of fabric called Lucky Penny late last year by Alison Glass.  I recently dug it out of my stash and decided to pair it with one of the new linen fabrics that I happened upon a couple weeks ago.  I have a picture of a larger quilt with basically this design idea.  I have scaled it down to fit in my hallway.  It will end up being 17 inches wide by about 60 inches long.  MORE UPDATES LATER!

Neutral Territory Runners Done

After making a runner for my new entertainment cabinet I found I still had lots of leftover fabric.  I decided I would make a couple of table runners for birthday gifts during the year.  These two, however, have been sold to a co-worker.  She has two Chinese International Students living with her, and wanted to send home a gift with them for their mothers.