Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thanks For Double Love

I got a nice surprise in the mail today. Thank you Secret Pal. I hope you know how much it means to me to get nice surprises. And ice cream, yum.

I got a nice bouquet. I think it's from Mr. S. "You are awesome & deserve to have a great day." No signature or who it's from. Must be him. Hope it's him.
*Confirmed, it was him!


Thanks for the love!
Sharon

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

December Quilting Part 2

Where does the time go? December was a busy month for me. January proved to be challenging. The mother board on my Gammill went out! 1 week without her was torture! Thanks to Kristi Willard for letting me use her machine for a couple days so I didn't get too far behind.

Back to December finishes. Elaine made this cute tree panel quilt.

Peggy made this cross quilt as a gift for a friend. 





This is Dawn's BIG Irish Chain. 


Leaves always work.


Filling on big borders can be a challenge. Using the piecing as my guide made it much easier.


Jessie made this super cute Owl quilt using Sarah's pattern. Very happy, bright colors.




I've always spend time at the beach near my house. It's a great place to unwind.
Here's what you are missing.

I watched these 2 play forever. They even came up underneath the dock & had a little snack.
Don't forget to take time to look. 

Be back soon.
Sharon

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.
Sharon

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.

Enjoy!

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

Be back soon.
Sharon




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.
Sharon