Monday, March 25, 2013

Charity Quilt Challenge

It's time to sign up for Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge!

I participated last year, it was a fun challenge for great organizations.

Considering signing up today!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Summer Wall Hanging

I'm finally ahead of the seasons (well at least with this project).
This 27" square wall hanging still needs quilted but I like the way it has come together.
The fabric is Tend the Earth by Deb Strain for Moda.
I won this charm pack last February as part of Sarah's Scrappy Block Challenge.

The hand dyed fabric used for the flower petals was also a prize.
The green stem, yo-yo and micro border fabrics are from my stash.

And the design concept of light squares surrounded by the dark squares
came from this Pin.  I think the key to this design is the micro border,
without it the contrast of the light and dark just didn't stand out.

I'm happy to have put these bits and pieces from the on-line quilting world to 
good use when making my latest project.  
Most likely, I'll find some quilting inspiration on-line too.

And now for the grand baby update.
Ellie is now 10 weeks old.

"Hello quilting world!"


Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Heart (a.k.a. Valentine's) Quilt Finished

Since I finished this quilt last night, I was hoping to be able to 
take photos in the snow.......but as you see
we did not get snow, just lots of wind!

The back of the quilt features 1 left over block.

Detail quilting of heart block.......

I posted a tutorial for this block here.

This is the first time I tried 
free motion quilting feathers.....
I will be doing more of this look!

Corner quilting details. 

And Ellie enjoying some time with Pappy.....

Enjoy the snow, if you have any :)

*revised to add links.....
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts,

Cathedral Window Pillows

I decided to finish some of the UFOs (Unfinished Objects) in my sewing room.   This week it was a pair  of pillows for our living r...