Monday, January 19, 2015

December Quilts Part 1

Jennifer made this modern baby quilt. Some straight line quilting was perfect.

Cindy made this cute baby quilt using some Hungry Caterpillar fabric. 

Dawn made this pretty Shakespeare in the Park quilt. Her daughter is the lucky one.

Minke backs can pull through to the front. So dark I used dark thread on the light fabrics.

This is Mary Cee's Asian panel quilt. 

Some lucky person in Mary K's family got these quilts for Christmas.

The full moon at the beginning of December put on quite a show. Took this picture on one of my sunset walks at Camano Island State Park.

Busy quilting here. More soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lotsa Dots

It started with a Robert Kaufman FQ bundle, Spot On, in the Shadow Play color way.  This quilt was pieced during a Sew Kind of Wonderful QAL, The Curve It Up Challenge. I did a lot of "Jenny-esc" quilting on it. For the binding I used the Magic Binding tutorial. This was a very fun quilt for me & so outside of the box of what I normally do. Love how it turned out.

*You might want to get a cup of your favorite beverage now. There are a couple links with some great ideas at the bottom of this post.*

If you look close at  the quilting you will see that it is very organic, like me.
Perfect is overrated at my house. If you've been afraid to try this kind of quilting, just go for it!
I used the new QCR Sidekick ruler for the long arm quilting.

The back is very unconventional. A pique that I got from Over The Rainbow during their $1 a yard blowout sale. It couldn't be more perfect!

Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop is using the QCR Curve It Up pattern for their Saturday Sampler. Her sample used aqua, red & black & white. Yummy!
There are 2 places on Flickr to get ideas for your own Curve It Up quilt.


Back to regular quilting posts soon. I still have more December finishes to show you.

Be back soon.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Big Quilts

These were 2 of the BIG quilts that I quilted this past month. It was buzzy busy here.
This first quilt is from Sarah S.  I think it was a Sampler from The Granary Quilt Shop.

The border was quite wide. So I came up with the scallop & double lines. 

All the different blocks were really wonderful.

Susan made this big Irish Chain. 118" square!'
I went with a leaf theme.

And a border using the piecing as my guide.

I have more to show you. I promise not to be gone so long next time.
Getting ready for some Little Mister time. It's so nice having them close now.
Hope everyone is enjoying time with family & friends.
Be back soon.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

From The Sick Bed

Why is it that just before the holidays some nasty cold knocks you for a loop? 2 days of sleep & I'm feeling better. Here's some of the quilts that have come & gone recently.
Some Seussical magic from Mary.

Grandson #5 gets Jonne's cute antique toy quilt.

Julia made this great Christmas quilt. I think she'd been working on it awhile. Best of all, it's done! I had fun with all the little squares.

Liked this freehand holly border.

Lots more to show you. Just need to upload the pictures. 
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. We are headed to the Little Mister's house.
Be back soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Spokane Quilt Show 2014

Washington State Quilters
"My Heart Belongs to Quilting"

I've heard about the wonderful quilt show in Spokane, & this year I got to go.
So here's a little of what was there.
500 quilts & over 50 vendors

 Loved ow the quilting made tho wall hanging sing.

A fun Mary Lou inspired cow quilt.

Grandma hankies & pillow cases make a lovely memory quilt.

The next 3 pictures are great examples of modern, what I call "divide & conquer", quilting.

A stunning winner. 

Another one. Knocked it out park piecing & quilting. 

They award ribbons to the machine quilter of award winning quilts.

Made me smile.

More fab piecing & quilting.

Love the modern quilting. Divide & conquer.

Ideas for future quilting. Freehand with stencils.

More modern inspiration.

Just because I liked it.

Save the date for 2015!
October 16-17-18
Will I see you there?
Here's a link to the WSQ Spokane Chapter.

Mr S & I made a long weekend of our trip to the quilt show. Ate at several Diners, Drive Ins & Dives restaurants & this great find(Thank you Wanda) Twigs. Made a quick stop at Grand Coulee Dam & drove over the North Cascade Highway coming home.

I've been busy quilting away here.
I'll catch up soon.