Thursday, November 20, 2014

Golden Quilt

This week I had the pleasure of quilting this beautiful quilt by Barbara DeLaney.  Can you believe this is only the second quilt she has pieced?  
Barbara's use of color is absolutely stunning.  I wish the camera would capture the golden sheen on this quilt; It absolutely shines!
I love the contrast of the purple and gold.  It's a personal favorite combination of mine, and the pop of bright blue is just gorgeous!  I used Iscacord thread in Gold 0704.  The spool looks yellow, but my instincts were correct, and the thread melted into all the colors of the quilt.  A simple all-over meander design really makes all of the fabrics shine.
Barbara, thank you so much for letting me quilt for you.  I can't wait to see what you have next!

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Happy Stitching,

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quilting Memory Quilts

Kay Kennedy made two gorgeous memory quilts.  After she finished making the quilts, she asked me to machine quilt them with an all-over meander design.
I love this quilt, and I especially love how Kay used the blue minky along the border.  The thread blends into the minky so only the texture of the stitching can be seen.
I straight stitched in the center star.  Kay did a great job designing by offsetting the star.
Kay also made a second quilt with the same fabrics from the first quilt.  Wonderful use of scraps!  Never waste a good shirt, right?
On the back of this quilt is this wonderful and plush minky. Seriously, this stuff is lush!  Whoever receives this quilt will be wrapped up in bear fur!  As with the other minky fabric, I love how only the texture of the quilting shows.

Thank you so much for letting me quilt your precious quilts Kay!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Social Tote

My sewing area is much more organized today with the addition of this lovely Social Tote designed by Carolyn Friedlander.
I used essex linen,some Riley Blake fabrics, and of course those gorgeous creatures came from Art Gallery Fabrics Utopia.
The pattern was easy to follow. Every step was very clear. When it came to the binding, I decided to my own thing. I regret that now because mine came out wonky.
And this is a really easy way to carry notions around. Whether I need them at my sewing machine, the longarm, or a sewing class, I can now just grab them all at once.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

The Start of A New Social Tote

My sewing room is in desperate need of some organization.  With some beautiful fabrics pulled from my stash, I think I will make a social tote this week.
Can you tell that I like Art Gallery fabrics, especially the new Utopia line?
That deer, elk, moose, or caribou (whatever it is) will be prominently placed on Carolyn Friedlander's Social Tote.
Lucky for you, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving 20% off on all Art Gallery Fabric! Yahoo! Time to go stock up. Use code AG2014.
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Have fun shopping!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wicked Spooky Pinwheels

Oh, these pinwheels aren't dreadfully frightful at all.  It is Halloween, though, so let's just go with it...

Boo! Two very tiny 3" pinwheels:
Aaugh!  A 3.5" pinwheel:
Bang!  Some 4.5" pinwheels:
Hoo hoo hoo hoo! Two scary framed pinwheels:
Bwa ha ha ha!  Two more scary framed pinwheels:
These pinwheels are filler blocks for my gypsy wife quilt.  I'm almost done with all the blocks!

My blog is now sponsored by the two online shops where I do most of my fabric and notion shopping!  Woo hoo!  I'm so happy to join the blogging families of Fat Quarter Shop and Pile O' Fabric.  These shops have the best customer service!  No spooking about that!

If you are out and about on the internet this weekend, check out my sponsors (that sounds really good):

Pile O' Fabric
Free Scrap Buster Pattern!
Purchase any stash bundle and receive a free Scrap Buster pdf pattern (pattern will be emailed when order is fulfilled). Deal ends this Sunday, November 2nd at 12pm.

Fat Quarter Shop
40% off all Halloween fabrics! 20% off fat eighth bundles through November 2.

Have a ghoulishly happy Halloween!

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