Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ticker Tape Quilt

Hey it's a little Ticker Tape Quilt!  You can find the tutorial from Amandajean of Crazy Mom Quilts here.  These are super fun to make by the way. 

The back.  This will keep the little black apple dolly posted here nice and toasty warm. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Karen's Quilts

I've been busy the past couple weeks quilting on Karen's quilts.  Karen from Where's My Seam Ripper?  made these two table toppers and a throw-sized quilt. 

A peek at table topper numero uno.

The back of her quilt.  Well, at least part of it.  I tried something kinda new in the sashing.  Notice the string of leaves across about a third of the way down.  I'm pretty pleased of how they turned out. 

Table topper numero dos.  Thanks for letting me quilt your projects Karen!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snowman Fingers

Here's another boring picture of my table runner blocks.  I added 2 more last week.  

And: here is a little sneak peek at my finished project for the Make Mine Modern swap.  It's called Snowman Fingers.  

Ha  Ha!  Ok, I'm totally kidding.  It's not nearly done at all.  I'd be a little disappointed if I were to receive this--a couple of brown twigs.   Don't worry secret partner, this will (hopefully) look awesome when I'm done with it.  :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Isn't it Cool?!

Quilt #7--this one was made by my sister.  Isn't it cool?!  She just used scraps and made random blocks.  Some traditional, some improv, some are wonky, some are not.

  I was planning on quilting a feathery design in the zig-zag part, and then doing something different in the blocks, but then thought that there is already so much going on in this quilt- so much to look at, that it didn't need any competition or more distraction with the quilting...  
Maybe I chickened out with my more complicated and super time-consuming idea and realized that the quilting would be hard to see in the zig-zag part anyways (gray thread on gray fabric) and went with something much simpler.  Maybe.  :)

I did half-hooked feathers in the border and swirls.  *One of my favorite blocks.

No, this is not the same picture I keep posting--I actually added another block to my table runner.  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shannon's Quilt

This is Shannon's first quilt! We showed her all about making half square triangles and rotary cutting.  Now I do believe that she's officially caught the quilting bug. 

I think it really turned out nice, especially for being her first quilt.  I did some flowers and swirls with a leaf or two thrown in. 

And that's quilt #6 for those keeping track...which I'm pretty sure is just me.  :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Let it snow...again

Here is quilt #5 all done. 

A close up of the quilting.  I did something a bit different and did this flame finger-like design all over.  I think it turned out kinda neat.

And a tiny bit of progress on my table runner.  I made the littlest block there in the corner, so it's coming along slowly but surely.  I'm actually home from work this afternoon due to the crum-tastic winter weather.  But I've got groceries, and lots of quilting and sewing to do, so I don't mind being snowed in for a day or two.  :) 

I know there are people who get soooo bored in the winter time, but not me.  There is always something to work on.   I do get tired of being cold though, but cabin fever??  Not so much.  Am I wierd, or is that how most crafy sewers and quilters are?