Tuesday, December 25, 2012

3-D Pinwheels Go Modern

I like it. I hope the mom to be likes it as much as I do.

First plain, no sashing.
Then sashing. I like it better.

Then an inner border.

And finally, close up.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Your Reaction Needed

I'm creating a wallhanging for a commercial location with a decor heavy in browns and creams and tans. A traditional pattern just won't fit in the environment so I'm starting with traditional and seeing what happens. Rate this at the bottom of the post please.

Color Scheme 1-Black Brown

Color scheme 2 - brown gold

Sunday, November 25, 2012

3-D Pinwheel and other folded techniques

I love cathedral windows and the many variations. I also love to spinkle in some 3-D techniques in with traditional piecing. Here's a sample of what's getting folded in the quilt room this week. The first pix is of a hot pad. The others are a wall hanging for a sweet little girl's new bedroom.

You might check out the post from last year about this time with the cathedral "cube" quilts.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

WIP - The Geese Are Back

Back working on the flying geese...I really like these colors. Machine quilting the table runner.  I think I'll work on some snowflakes...I need two more design walls, I really like 5-6 things cooking at once.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Good Job Janice

Janice was a student in a recent paper piecing class I taught in which we create a single tulip. She caught the paper piecing bug and turned it into a virtual flower garden. Good job!

Monday, October 15, 2012


I'm almost done with a new baby quilt that I call Fiddlesticks. I absolutely love quilts with a lot of white and this certainly meets that criteria. I'll need a couple more sample baby quilts before I'm ready to market them

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lawn Chairs and Angle Play WIP

I haven't posted in a while but I have been busy working and quilting. Here are two on the design wall today. I posted the angle play wall hanging or table runner earlier but now I've got the sandwich done and it half quilted. The pink/white baby quilt is one of the three that I want to have ready to launch my custom baby quilt effort locally. I believe the pattern is called lawn chairs. It's extremely quick and easy but I think it's a sweet little quilt for any new baby girl.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stacked Top Finished

I used most of the hand dyed fabric my friend wanted in her quilt. Here's the result.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Stacked Bars

This is the beginning of a lovely, soft, cozy quilt made with hand dyed fabrics.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fun Geometric Small Quilt

It's fun to try patterns from a variety of quilt designers. Here's one from Margaret Mitchell's Angle Play book. The question is, what color background should I use? Light blue? Dark blue makes the outter dark blue pieces disappear. Light yellow?

Here's a table runner that has a very nice background but it doesn't work with the bright colors.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Love Letters Quilt Almost Finished

Here are a few shots of the top before quilting. I did the quilting (long arm) last week and am now working on the binding. I'll post those pictures next week. This quilt is for sale. Let me know if you are interested. It fits a queen bed perfectly.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Little Quilts for Bazaar

It's fun sometimes to make little quilts like these that will hang on a wrought iron frame for table display. I'm hoping to help my sister and niece earn some extra cash for their fall church bazaar.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Love Letter Blocks Done! Geese on the Way.

Working for a living has certainly gotten in the way of progress in my quilt room, lol. But finally all 16 Love Letter blocks are done and I've assembled the first row to be sure I could match up points well enough to not use sashing. It's good enough for me! And I had time to start a new quilt using Jinny Beyer fabrics (what a surprise) and good old fashioned geese. I love geese!