Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sweetwater Market Quilt and DGS June blocks

Alyce made this amazing quilt from a BOM kit by Sweetwater

The block centers are printed.  Alyce requested to outline the labels, swirls everywhere else and straight lines in the border. 

The kit has you add some embroidery embellishments to the labels.

What a neat quilt- I really enjoyed this one Alyce! I even considered using one of the recipes printed in there, but I guess I will have to see if I can read it in one of these pictures as I didn't follow through on keeping a copy of it.

These were my Do Good Stitches blocks for June.  We made an alphabet quilt.  I wanted a mix of easy and more challenging letters, but even the Y wasn't very hard to make.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Baby HST Quilt

Katie made this adorable baby quilt with HST's. I just love how the quilting turned out.

I custom quilted the diagonal areas with loops- figure 8 style and triangle style.

I also love the one random pinwheel.

Thanks Katie- I had fun with this one!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Scrappy brick quilt

Joyce made this neat scrappy quilt with rectangles.

I did a super simple flowery swirl design all over.
Thanks Joyce!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Jessica's Charley Harper quilt

Jessica made this neat quilt with Charley Harper fabrics. She really let those amazing prints shine with this brick pattern.


An all-over feather seemed to fit the bill for this quilt.

The back. Thanks Jessica!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Bitty blocks baby quilt and Splendid Sampler blocks

Katie made this adorable baby quilt called 'Bitty Blocks'.

It's a pretty gender neutral color pallet so I kept the quilting the same with big swirls and bubbles.

the back.  Thanks Katie!

It's been a while since I last posted some of my Splendid Sampler blocks. We have just reached the half-way mark with block #50! I'm just a few blocks behind (4 to be exact) I've dusted off the old DMC floss and am loving the embroidery side of this project. I do the hand work in the evenings and when I'm done with a block I find myself at a loss with nothing to work on. What do I do?!? Just sit here and watch tv?  lol


Such teeny-tiny hexies! Each side is 1/2 inch. I felt like I was sewing together Skittles! I love-love-love how it turned out, but don't foresee any more tiny hexies in my future.

 The tiny red bit of fabric bled into my white background when I rinsed out my marking pen! Ack! And I have used that fabric in 9 other blocks. (the tomato pincushion above too.) I'm going to have to figure out how to save them.  But I washed and rinsed out the rest of that fabric so I think the problem is solved from here on out.

 A neighboring town is full of black squirrels- a pretty rare thing, so I made my squirrel black. And purple. :)  Also because I don't have any brown 30's repro. Does it even exist? I haven't seen any.

Those are just a few of my latest blocks. You can find all the Splendid Sampler blocks and FREE patterns here. The patterns will be free and available until sometime next year when they will be made into a book.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Patty's rainbow wave quilt

Patty made this amazing rainbow wave quilt for her niece.

I used a multi-colored variegated thread in the top and did a rippled wave design.

I think it turned out pretty cool!

it's hard to tell, but I used a pink thread on the white back.

Thanks Patty for the super fun quilt!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Rose's embroidered baby quilt

Rose loves to do embroidery and this adorable jungle quilt is for a new grandchild.

I did a simple all-over with double bubbles and leaves.

Cute stuff! thanks Rose!

Friday, July 15, 2016

tshirt quilt- Karen's volleyball

T-shirt quilt #2 from Karen for her granddaughter. I don't know if this girl is going to have any shirts left after these quilts! This one is volleyball/sports themed.

I tried to make this one a bit different than the last one, so I did a feathered swirl all over and did double bubbles in the narrow border and in the cornerstones as well.

Thanks Karen- I enjoyed both of these t-shirt quilts!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Colorguard T-Shirt Quilt

This is one of two quilts Karen made for her grandaugher for her HS graduation. This is one busy girl!

Stars in the cornerstones, filled in with swirls and a few other designs.

And outlining the t-shirt designs and lettering as I go too.

A simple loop in the narrow border and a giant swirl in the larger one.

the back.

I used a bright blue thread throughout this quilt. It turned out neat!
Thanks Karen!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Batik jelly roll quilt

Norene made this bright and colorful throw quilt with a vibrant batik jellyroll.

I used a multi colored variegated thread which was a perfect choice for this quilt.  The design is a loop with a leaf shape echoed several times around it.

I did a different flower design in the green border, but it is hard to see.

I think it turned out cute! Thanks Norene!