Sketching – Winter

Saturday, 22. November 2014 20:17 | Author:

I’ve got a few winter quilt background in progress so I’ve been sketching out people to go on the quilts. I like the coats, hats and boots – so many opportunities for color and fun.

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Finishing UFOs

Friday, 21. November 2014 21:17 | Author:

My quilt guild posed a UFO challenge at the beginning of the year. We each brought an unfinished project and swapped. We’d have 10 months to create something with the project. We didn’t have to finish what was started, we could make it into anything we wanted.
I received a sweet embroidered panel and some fabrics that the original quilter was planning to use to create a wallhanging.
I wasn’t feeling the wallhanging vibe so I created a little basket for clean diapers. I used this tutorial from Sometimes Crafter but added handles. I used interfacing for the outside and batting for the inside for a little softness and stability. I’m excited to see what someone created with my UFO – in fact, I can’t really remember what I gave them – maybe random blocks…

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First Dance – Redone

Thursday, 20. November 2014 19:17 | Author:

My First Dance quilt originally didn’t have a sentiment on it. But I was thinking it needed something else so I add the words ‘Even if no one asked her to dance, she was happy to be there’

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Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Wednesday, 19. November 2014 18:17 | Author:

My modern quilting group started a bee. Each month a member selects a patter and we all make her blocks.
These blocks are 12” and all have the same white fabric provided by the quilter who started the bee.
This is a fun block pattern, I kind of want to make a quilt with this pattern.

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Ready to Follow Dreams

Tuesday, 18. November 2014 17:51 | Author:

I haven’t shared the details of some quilts created last year – this girl was part of the American Quilter magazine article (Nov 2013). This quilt is a favorite of mine that I can’t seem to part with – I keep it in my studio.
The math fabric skin is wonderful and I so wish I had a dress like this.
She is ready to follow her dreams (12” x 19”)

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Wonky Houses

Monday, 17. November 2014 20:52 | Author:

My modern quilting group is creating wonky house blocks for a charity quilt. I thought I’d share some of the blocks I’ve made.
Wonky house blocks are a fun way to use scraps.
I like this modern psychedelic house.
I might try making a few wonky tree blocks to go with the houses.

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Sketching – Big Quilts Ideas

Sunday, 16. November 2014 18:52 | Author:

I begun work on some larger quilts for a commission project. Sketching out ideas is lots of fun!

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Reader Creativity

Saturday, 15. November 2014 17:52 | Author:

I love seeing quilters and crafters creating pieces inspired by my patterns and creations.

Nancie created a tote bag. Here girls is wearing a gold necklace she created with metallic thread. I adore the sweet face on the girl.
Sara spent an afternoon at my house learning and playing with fabric to create the above hiker quilt. It was her first art quilt!
Annette made this one the same day.

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Quilt with Prints

Friday, 14. November 2014 16:50 | Author:

For months I’ve been meaning to create a little quilt with prints of my quilts. It’s a gift for my niece who turns 3 in a few weeks. She loved the actual cupcake girl quilt when she saw it earlier this year, so that print takes center stage on one side.
I added two shades of pink fabric and polka dots and a strip of yellow for fun and to make the quilt approximately 45” square.
On the back are 3 other prints, some multi colored polka dots and a blue sketch print.
I hope she will enjoy cuddling with the quilt.

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Happy Thanks Autumn

Thursday, 13. November 2014 21:51 | Author:

This is the next quilt in the year of quilts for our friends.
We opted to embrace autumn colors instead of a purely Thanksgiving theme. My husband found the animal panel and it was too cute to resist.
The back has various prints including some owls.
Happy Thanks Autumn (50” x 60”)

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