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
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
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
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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
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
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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
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
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
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!!