Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wonderful Woolies

One of my favorite things to make are "Wonderful Woolies."  They can be made out of bits of wool and fabric.  This year family received a 'sheep' to go with last year's 'Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus'.  I have also made a few Santas and this one went to my Mom for Christmas.  They are a lot of fun to make and it has taken me a while to make the face look good.

Missionary Special

This is a special gift for a special friend of my daughter. I made my own pattern, and originally it was going to be a pillow case, but it was too striking to fold in half, and only be able to see half of it at a time.  Now it can be a wall hanging or a table topper because it is not quite big enough for a lap quilt.  I love the horizontal quilting lines and it kept this quilt from looking too feminine.  I had a lot of problems with thread breakage on this quilt, and I am not sure why.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Gifts

I am not saying which one is for whom.  I just hope everyone likes the one they receive!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sampler Quilts

I have been helping some of my friends learn to quilt by making small sampler quilts.  Here are two more that have finished piecing them and then I quilt them for them.  Jenny asked if the top quilt was a panto?  It is not this is a quilt pattern I have used over the years that has become one of my free-hand all over designs.  It looks great on everything!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kathy's Gorgeous Autumn Circles

This is a beautiful quilt my favorite mother-in-law did.  I love the reds, purples, browns, and creams she used.

New Granite Counter Tops!!!

This week we had granite counter tops installed in our kitchen.  They are gorgeous!  This will make all my sewing projects easier and nicer because everything looks better with granite counter tops!  Of course we had to put in a new sink and faucet to go with the granite. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shepard's Fold Quilt

My mother-in-law made this quilt last Christmas and I fell in love with it, so she loaned me the pattern and I just finished it this week.  I still  need to sew down the binding but I couldn't wait to post it.  I love the background quilting I did on the sheep blocks.  It was easy, fun and my brain didn't have to work too hard.
I still have to add teeny tine buttons for the sheep's and shephard's eyes

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thangles On Point


This is a fun block of the month that was created using "Thangles".
I did continuous curve quilting on the blocks and Victorian feathers in the border.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Turning Nine

As I was loading this quilt on my Gammill I had an image of quilting the lines within each block following the contours of each shape.  I love how this turned out and the effect it has on the overall beauty of it.  Turning Twenty, or in this case Turning Nine, are very simple to piece and they need a little pizzaz in the quilting to really make them have the WOW factor.  This one worked.
Mexican Star

I have two versions of this pattern that I pieced ages ago in two different color ways.  Today I quilted one of them.  I really like the parallel lines on the corners.  It frames the star and gives balance to the quilt.  This is only about 35x35 inches but the details and the strong colors give it plenty of substance.  I can't wait to display this one!