Wednesday, August 25, 2010

… And another … This time Vintage (4/23/05)

Here’s the one that I did for my sister as a gift for her birthday in ‘05.  The word “Vintage” was in the name of the fabric line, not that it necessarily looks vintage.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And another … Rites Of Spring (7/7/08)

And another one made as a gift using Moda’s Rites Of Spring line.


Monday, August 23, 2010

And another … Paris Roses (6/25/05)

And here’s the one that I did for my Mom for her birthday in ‘05.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Batik Yellow Brick Road (12/15/06)

Here’s the one done in batiks as a Christmas gift for a relative. 


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yellow Brick Road Parade …

Once I was introduced to the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Terry Atkinson, I was hooked.  I’ve made it for myself, I’ve made it as a gift … In pastels, in Christmas colors, in southwest colors …. I’ll be posting the pictures over the next few days …

Here’s one that I did in June of ‘08 … in pastels.


The chalk marking is still in some of the quilted areas if you’re wondering what the white marks are.  The pattern in the middle portion was stitched using a groovy board from HandiQuilter.  The purple border area was done using a basic feather pattern.  In this photo the binding has been attached to the front, but not turned yet.

Friday, August 20, 2010

X Marks The Spot

This was a great little wall hanging kit that I got for Christmas a couple of years ago!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Antique Rose – modified (10/25/08)

Here’s a lap quilt that I did a couple of years using Moda’s Wuthering Heights line.   I modified the Antique Rose pattern so that I could use nickel squares.

Antique Rose

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Woodland Clover (2/9/06)

Well here’s the Woodland Clover quilt that I did back in early ‘06.  I bought all of the materials at a shop down in Grove City, Ohio … it really turned out to be one of my first truly scrappy quilts.  The pattern is from one of the Nickel Quilt books.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Winter Oranges

This piece holds a special place in my heart as one of the first pieces that I did when I started up my quilting hobby the second time.  I was working on cutting out the orange peels when we were hit with a HUGE ICE STORM that crippled this area for several days.  It left us without power for 4 days … with a dwindling supply of firewood to provide a touch of warmth.  Since we had no power, I couldn’t sew – but I could cut out pieces.  And on the second day of the power outage, I realized that I was out of one of the fabrics.  Eeek!!!  As the ice melted and power was restored about a week later, and the roads started to be cleared, I was finally able to get up to the store to get more of the fabric.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Windmill (7/15/05)

This was a John Flynn kit that I did back in ‘05.  Batiks are cool, I’ve done a few projects with them over the last few years.  They aren’t my ultimate favorite, but it’s fun to do some projects with them every once in awhile to spice things up!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Whirly Gig (8/9/05)

When I did this quilt back in ‘05, it was one of the largest quilts that I had done. 


Friday, August 13, 2010

Wave Our Colors (6/30/06)

This little kit started out as a wall hanging – but I didn’t like the way it was going.  So I turned it into a pillow!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tumbling Acorns (10/16/07)

This has to be one of the best quilts that I’ve ever made.  I love the fall colors – and that it’s a casual quilt.  It’s a big quilt … almost a queen-sized item.  The fabrics are soft, and it’s sooooooo  comfy to snuggle in.  It took me FOREVER to quilt this one … and it has miles of thread in it.  I did a ton of grid quilting in this one, using Superior’s Bottom Line thread in an old sage green color.   In late ‘08 this quilt would come in handy when my husband broke his ankle (in two places) and needed two surgeries.  He ended up sleeping on the couch in the family room from mid-October to mid-January … and this quilt is what kept him warm through the winter.  


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Trip To New England (9/20/05)

Here’s a fun wall hanging that I did back in the Fall of ‘05.  As it turns out, I really wish that I hadn’t put the leaves in the border.  Even though they were called for in the pattern, I think the piece would have been prettier if they had been left off.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thimbleberries Summer Sampler (7/18/05)

Here’s a little wall hanging that I did back in ‘05.  It was a kit from Connecting Threads, back when they were doing lots of fun little Moda kits.  (How I wish they were still doing those!)  But, after it was all done – pieced, quilted and bound – I discovered a tiny boo boo.  Eeek!  :(


Did you find the boo boo?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Strips ‘n Bits

Okay, another piece that I don’t have a date for … I’ll have to get the date later.  This was a quilt called “Strips ‘n Bits” by Bloom Creek designs.  I can’t remember which Moda line I used – but it is a Moda line.  I’ll have to get that info. later too.  (good gracious I’m falling apart)  Yes, it’s meant to be s-c-r-a-p-p-y!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Take A Bough …

This was one of the first panels that I did, and I think it turned out pretty good.  I think this was done back in ‘06 or ‘07.  It hangs in the kitchen at the holidays.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Hollow … Day 2


Sweet Romance (3/31/05)

Another of the pieces in Moda’s Tin Box Series, this small wall hanging was made from the Sweet Romance line.  I made the mistake of washing it after it was quilted, and all of the prairie points went a little wonky.  :(


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Hollow …Day 1

I’ve got *most* of the bottom two panes done on the Happy Hollow piece.