Monday, June 29, 2009

bored to tears...

I made bindings until I was bored to tears...hundreds of inches.... Now I have to bind ALL these quilts yeesh...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

more quilted goodness...

Today I received a call that I could pick up a few of my small quilts from one of my machine quilters. He's a local retired guy that just does it in the evenings. I havve given him a few edge to edge small quilts. This one is from Baby Fats book. I still have 2 more left to have quilted from the series of 8 I made.
This one has frogs and lily pads....

This tablerunner was featured on Moda Bakeshop by Camille of Thimbleblossoms.

I stuck with the cherries theme... this is called VERY Cherry by

And another Baby Fats quilt.

So simple and I am happy to have them finished so that when a new baby is born I'll have a great gift for him or her. I've never really been prepared like this LOL.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fat quarter quilt

I've blogged this book before.... It's fab. So I made this quilt top from 12 Kaffe Fassett fat quarters.

I can't wait until it's quilted....

Friday, June 26, 2009

Portugal quilt again

Another custom quilted quilt. This quilt is 88 X 88 and difficult to photograph for me. I tried the design wall but it wouldn't fit. I finally just layed it out on the bed and took a pic in the sunshine. The fabric line is called Portugal by April Cornell. The quilting is devine.

Thanks for stopping by......

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sultry revisited

Jackie sent me 4 quilts at once. I was overwhelmed at the beauty. I LOVE LOVE this fabric line Sultry...
Here's a glimpse at the flowers in the quilting....

Have a GREAT Day!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Big Birdie again

Big Birdie is back from Jackie in CT! Yeah...look at the detail she put in the birds... I just love the summery.

Have a Happy Day!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Highlight quilts of NQA

Here are just a few quilts from NQA that I liked. It was overwhelming all the beautiful designs. It seemed that the Best of Show quilts were painted then embellished and quilted. I couldn't get close enough to take pictures of them. This yellow quilt looks like it has a black border but it is actually cut out. The black is the curtain behind it. Unreal..I am not sure how this technique was accomplished. All I know, is that my quilting is functional and small beans in comparison. Now this quilt is really cool because it has inchies all over it and hand dyed ric rack edging.

Here are a few others that had stunning quilting or color.

This is unique in that the ladder is an orange piece of plastic.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

NQA and the weekend

NQA in Columbus, Ohio was a blast. My friend Carol and I had a great time. We shopped til we dropped. There were tons of vendors...and hundreds of gorgeous quilts. I'll blog the quilts in the next days. I picked up a few goodies while there....some bright wools, Lecien Mini Muu prints...and Just Pins...pintoppers...for my I had to totally control myself with those as I wanted 3 packs...but they were $14.50 a pack!! so I just bought one...I might start collecting them. Picked up some newer civil war prints to add to my stash.

Some wool candle mat kits...I ♥ bareroots
I picked up the stencil to make this Christmas tag....

AND I was thrilled to meet Tammy Tadd. She had an AMAZING booth there. Lovely lady really.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


My smallest darling loves to get into my fabric. A couple of evenings ago she grabbed my 1930's charms. I have I bet 1000 prints sorted by color. I started collecting them 12 years ago. Notice what color she grabbed? Purple..."my purple" she says.
I asked her if she'd like me to make a quilt out of the purples for her... and she said yes. So I have another project to get started on.....
Did I mention I love taking pictures of her hands?
Well I am off to NQA in Columbus today with a friend from TN. I can't wait for a whole day of girlfriend time!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Floored...yep that's what I am...

When I arrived home yesterday I found a USPS box on my door step. At first I questioned whether or not I had made a HUGE fabric purchase while I was asleep! I couldn't remember pushing buttons lately...
It turns out the package was from Carla! She had heard that I had kinda been forgotten during the Hugs from Helen swap last fall.
Inside it was filled with all these sweet packages.....

My daughter helped me open them...she's was having a heart attack at all the individually wrapped things. Look at ALL the awesome gifts....

2 pincushions, a charm purse....thangles, fat quarters, needles and do-dads.

And this bag is TDF....I ♥ 1930's fabrics..

Thank you sooo much it totally made my week...totally....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Some pretties

I wanted to blog some pretty stuff tonight. We came back home a day early to finish working/painting the house we are trying to sell. I had some time tonight to blog because my hand hurts too much to hand sew..think of this: I'm chicken pecking all the keys with my left hand. Seriously....anyhow here are the pretties...
I picked up 2 of my quilts from my local machine quilter. He only does edge to edge designs so I don't have him quilt any custom quilts. Still his patterns and precision are superb. This quilt is made from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam Lintott. I used a Bali Pop and batik background.

Here's the backing.... This quilt top was started in 2005 I think. I took a class from my friend Karen on value and we used a book by Karen Combs called Combing through your Scraps. It is really 9-patches and split 9-patches in light and dark values that make the basket block.

I picked dragonflies for the quilting because one of the fabrics had dragonflies in it. I hope you can see the quilting.
I finished the binding on this quilt on the road back from South Carolina. It's a pattern called 5 and Dime by All Washed Up Quilts. My DD2 is just over 2 years old and has proclaimed her favorite color is purple..good thing as this quilt has quite a bit of purple in it. Notice her purple sheets and rug. She has purple shoes too and rarely wears any other pair. She's quite a character.