Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Busy Summer....and Twin Stars

No, I haven't been ignoring my blog...

I've been busy with coaching my son's t-ball team...we had so much fun the past 2 months!

A lot of nights spent at the ball fields watching my niece and nephews...they all did good this year!

And i've also been very busy at the shop...working on lots of quilts!
 Here is one of the latest quilts that is completely finished...

"Twin Stars Quilt 'Just One Jelly Roll' Pattern" by Pam & Nicky Lintott...this is the individual pattern that you can find at your local quilt shop.

I just love the colors...i used the book as a guide for the colors and picked out fabrics at the shoppe that i work at...most are moda with a few benartex fabrics.
Believe it or not, both blocks are the same...depending on how you piece it together, depends on the final look of the block.
And the awesome news is this quilt is hanging up at the shoppe for all to see...and that kits are available for it as well...if you're interested just let me know...either leave a comment or email me! :)
I just love the long arm quilting that Jodi did on this...she always seems to pick out the perfect design!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meadowsweet Ticker Tape Method

Do you recall the left over baby triangles from Meadowsweet Quilt?!? 

 Well, i started making a quilt using the ticker tape method by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. I remember seeing this for the first time when she blogged about it back in September 2009.

I used some leftover Kona solid that I had in my stash...boy was i happy to use some of this up, but i still have a ton left in the stash!

 For just winging this quilt, i think i did i pretty awesome job!
There was no marking on the background material to help line things up...i eyeballed the whole thing for placement which is why some are close together and others not soo much.

 I used a bella solid for backing to help high light all the different colors that i used on quilting it.
Even though i used a walking foot, i still got some pulling on the back...but to be quite honest, i quilted it in a huge hurry...the whole is a huge mess, but that is the look I went for and it turned out great.

Dancing in the WInd and then some...

When the shop got in new quilt patterns, i just couldn't help myself but to get started right away on Dancing in the Wind by Prairie Grass Patterns...and it didn't help that we got in some jelly rolls of Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.
I got started right away on it.
Ooooohhhhhh...I think I'm love with this quilt!

For those of you who are wondering....YES...this quilt was quilted by Jodi Apple in Slyvania, OH
She does such beautiful work...i got the quilt back last Thursday and when i seen it on the table at the shop i started jumping up and down with extreme might have thought i was 6 years old in a candy shop for the first time!

And since I didn't use up all the strips, i also made this little dandy...

Gotta LOVE the simplicity of the postage stamp quilt...this pattern is so easy to put together!
 I used Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda as backing and binding, since we still have some in the shop and I've been dying to use this material for something....i think it makes really great backing for this crib size quilt!
 And since this is a smaller quilt, i went ahead and quilted it myself with a simple corner to corner straight line can't see it very well in the pictures, but on the top i use colored threaded and for the bottom i used a cream turned out GREAT!!

NOW what to do with the left over baby triangles from the pinwheel quilt.....if you have any suggestions, please let me know.


Dig Those Crazy Cats

This is the first quilt that I have not quilted myself...and it looks amazing!

Jodi Apple from Sylvania, OH did the long arm quilting for me, since this quilt is also for the shop.

Stars in the Strawberry Fields

I'm so in love with quilt!!

Used 2 charm packs of Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda and Bella Solid (not sure of the exact color, besides cream...forgot to write it down and we ran out of it the shop...opps!)

I did the quilting on it myself...straight line stitching with a little free motion thrown in!

I just love how it turned out....the quilt measures roughly 36" x 36".

The quilt is currently hanging up at the shop!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What I;m currently working on the shoppe that is.
Here is the pattern that i used for this quilt, but since i didn't have all the fabrics that design called for i modified it.

 all that is left is to finish the binding.

But in the meantime I also working on the following
did you notice the dime in the you an idea of how big the blocks are and the quilting that i'm using on the quilt. should be done by the end of the this week...guess that only gives me 1 more day to work on, since i don't work over the weekend.

have a great weekend everyone
and Happy Easter!'s GREEN

made this quilt for display at the shoppe...mainly for St. Patty's Day.

but the fabrics that i used would also be great for everyday use, if you like the color green
...AND I DO!!

Let's Welcome Carmen Ellie...

....into the world...she was born March 30. (sorry i don't know any of the stats).
My cousin Michael and his wife, Monica, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Carmen Ellie!

Back in February I made a quilt for the baby...i used Hushabye by Tula turned out AMAZING!
i just love the pattern that i used for the only required half of a jelly roll plus background, etc.

I got the pattern from this book...
and because i don't like gift bags...they only get thrown away anyways...i made an awesome tote bag, from One Yard Wonders...i love this book.

i've made this tote bag some many times that when i made this one i didn't even need the book in front of me...that's right i have the pattern and directions memorized!
so when Carmen gets older she can use the tote to carry around her toys, books, blanket, etc....that's what i love about this's so versatile!
 and because we got some really soft flannel into the shoppe i made several burp rags for her as well


....Carmen is freakin adorable!

Remaining 4 Calendar Blocks... promised!

Now that all the blocks are done, I'm wishing I would have done something different. I had a customer come in a few weeks ago, when the last four blocks weren't quite finished and he asked me if i was going to make a quilt out of them. 

Dang It, i thought....that is a really great idea, but sadly NO! And i explained to him what i was doing with the blocks and showed him the others that were already hanging up. 

Maybe if i get the free time and motivation I'll make the blocks again and turn it into a quilt!