Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting Started is the Hardest Part!!

Don't you think so?

I recently had an opportunity to spend the day with one of my favorite people, Karen.

As I had her for a whole day I set out to find a project that she would enjoy that could be completed in One Day!!  

It's always hardest to Start a Project 
BUT if someone else...
Shows up with the project 
The supplies 
Says PICK.... 

I found it wasn't so hard at all!!

I happened to find the perfect project in a recent email from "Sew She Can" - "Quilting UnPlugged: design-your-own MINI QUILT" and thought this would be a perfect - One-day project!

I had recently worked on a Charity Quilt with some friends using our scraps.  I hadn't unpacked the leftovers and it just happened to be a happy 'little' container of lovely blue and aqua's that would be just the combination to get Karen's creativity going!

From this stash she picked a large flower (left fabric) as her focus piece and placed it in the large square where it would stand out. Next she grabbed a few coordinating pieces plus a background and set to work. 

Here is Karen with the beauty she created!

Fabric selected, cut, pieced, machine quilted, bound, and 
hanging pockets in the corners.

ALL done in One Day!!!  

Now if only I could apply some of this to my WIPs!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Sewing

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fun belated baby quilt!

Our friends had a baby a year ago and I finally got a quilt done for them.

This was made with the cutest Crayon fabric using the DNP block.

 I added borders of the primary Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.
 Found this fun matching Stripe fabric for the back. 
Lisa @ Garden Gate Quilting machine quilted this fun pattern.
Love how it looks like a scribble ;)

One more item off the WIP list! Of course I added 2!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dresden plate and DHG chair pad - pillow!

Did you ever just 'need' a finish?!

Well I did!
I grabbed a couple of favorite blocks...
Some beautiful batik fabric that I would enjoy playing with...
And this is what was created!

Pillow Front & Back.

Didn't realize how dark it was in the room until I looked at the pictures below.  Still, love the way the quilting shows above ;)

I've always loved the look of the traditional Dresden Plate block and the Disappearing Hourglass is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

Here's a quick run through of my process:
Dresden Plate

Disappearing Hourglass:

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm heading over to link up with Lee's WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!, Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts! & My Quilt Infatuation!  Hop over to see all the creative going ons....


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

iHeart for Mom ;)

Here's a very traditional look made from my iHeart Quilt pattern.  
I made this for my Mom.  
She LOVES pink and flowers so this fabric was just right for her.

The machine quilting was lovingly done by my dear friend 

Lisa filled my Mom's quilt with even more love with all to the free hand hearts!!  Beautiful, just beautiful! 

I handed this quilt over to Lisa and said 'do what you think' 
and the quilt was returned to me with the beautiful quilting. 
(Unfortunately I washed the quilt before taking pictures)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Lisa
I LOVE the quilting and so does Mom!

This quilt measures 72"x72" - the largest size for the pattern.
I used cotton for the front and flannel for the backing as Mom's always cold and I wanted the quilt to be a BIG surrounding HUG!  

If you are interested this pattern is available:
iHeart Chevron Quilt Pattern available on Craftsy
iHeart Chevron Quilt Pattern available on Etsy

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Lee over at WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!, Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts! & My Quilt Infatuation!  Hop over to take a look at all the creative going ons....

Thursday, April 9, 2015

60 down & a change of plans....

As the title says....  

This is an update on My Freemotion Quilting Sampler Quilt(ssss).

Now that I have completed the first 6 blocks I am rethinking the project.  Here are the first blocks laid out.

This measures 51" across and my new plan is to make it 3x3 which will finish 51" square and be perfect for the end of the beds at camp.  As the original layout of 10 fabrics stacked and cut = 10 fabrics per blocks/10 blocks, the orphan block will be made into a pillow!  

This is the current thought on using binding to connect the blocks and around the outside.

Once this quilt and pillow are complete it will be on to the next 100 of Leah Day's Freemotion Designs - just beginning to formulate my next project using 101-200!!

Visit my My Freemotion Quilting Sampler Quilt page for links to each block.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a quilty day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Freemotion Sample Block #6!

Here's another block done for My Free Motion Sampler Quilt.
 First series: 6 blocks done, 3 to go (4 counting the pillow)
Block 6 -Front:
 and the Back:
 #55 Wheat in the Wind was my favorite on this block.

 #52 Spider Web took up residence in the center....

 Think I need to make something for Halloween so I can quilt it with this!  
Great design feature.

Here is a link to Leah Day's Freemotion Quilting project where you can find over 400 designs!
These are the 10 I used on this block.
 I'm very exciting that Leah is visiting New Hampshire this week to teach at the MQX show in Manchester AND I am taking her class on Saturday!!!
Can't wait to meet Leah in person and get tips in her 
Feathers to Flames Class :)
What have you been up to?!
Thanks for stopping by - heading over to link up with Lee at Freshly Pieced - hop over for lots of inspiration!!
Have a quilty day!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday!

Not a lot to show this week as I am working on my secret Creative Conglomeration piece which is due March 31st and finishing up my Mom's birthday present.  
Secrets.... Secrets...

Here are a couple of blocks that I made up for the NHMQG's March meeting.  The BOM was Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild’s Circle of Friends Block February 2014.  
You can find the tutorial here:

 I played with my new love - low volume then also made one to go with the set I have worked on so far. This makes block number 11.

Showing the BOM at Guild.
It's a quick and easy block - give it a try!

Here's a little sneak peak of my CC creation....

That's about 1 inch high.....

More on this next week!
What have you been up to?!
Thanks for stopping by - heading over to link up with Lee at Freshly Pieced - hop over for lots of inspiration!!