Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

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I should be cleaning the house now, 
and I should be preparing everything for the big feast tomorrow, 
but now is a great time to pause...

Thank you!

Thank you for taking time to read my blog.  
Thank you for your kind comments and encouragement.  
Thank you for supporting this mom and my new business.

I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless You,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I Heart Matchstick Quilting

I just pulled this off of the longarm and took a quick snapshot just before sunset. I couldn't wait to share...
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Yes, I now {heart} matchstick quilting!
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Berrylicious

A few weeks ago, I purchased a Berrylicious bundle from Pile O' Fabric.  Seriously, all of my favorite colors!
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I also picked up the strip-set Bloc Loc ruler.  I watched the video and knew that it would be really useful to me.
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It is so easy to use and makes sub cutting strips much easier.  No more need to line up a WOF strip to the lines on the cutting mat!  The seam slips in the ditch on the ruler, and it is lined up and ready for cutting.  
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I have enough fabric to make a small quilt, but I decided to make a pillow cover.  I am thinking that I will try matchstick quilting with various shades of pinks and purples.  What do you think?
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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?  
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Barbara's use of color is absolutely stunning.  I wish the camera would capture the golden sheen on this quilt; It absolutely shines!
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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I straight stitched in the center star.  Kay did a great job designing by offsetting the star.
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Kay also made a second quilt with the same fabrics from the first quilt.  Wonderful use of scraps!  Never waste a good shirt, right?
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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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