Thursday, January 31, 2013

T-shirt quilt in the works

Here is a quick shot of a t-shirt quilt while it was in progress way back in October. Somehow I never got a picture of the finished product. Oops!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Traditional Sampler

I quilted this sampler back in October. It, too, fell into the vacuum of blog posts whose time never quite came around... until now!

I just love the antique-looking color palette of blues, browns, golds and reds in this traditional quilt. Thread was So Fine Straw top and bottom, and batting was Hobbs 80/20. Being a sampler, each block got its own custom treatment. I used continuous curves throughout the star points, piano keys along the outer borders, and a unifying motif in each of the quarter-square triangles. (Excuse the chalk markings in some of the photos.)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Red, green & gold Christmas tree wallhanging

Yes, I know Christmas is long gone, but all those posts I never quite got to in a timely fashion are still out there in blog land waiting for me to hit send.

This festive wall hanging was done as a shop sample at Quilted Memories. It is a pre-printed panel to which I applied a simple border and quilted. It would make a quick and easy decoration or gift.

I used Glide Vegas Gold on the top and a red Sew Fine in the bobbin and gave it a custom treatment.

Isn't it fun?

For availability of this pre-printed Red, Green & Gold Christmas Tree  panel, contact Quilted Memories here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The ride of choice for quilty super heroes

My boys have dubbed my new ride the batting mobile. I can hold two 96-inch rolls of batting, two kids, a husband, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Saving the world, one quilt at a time!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Holiday fun!

And what do quilters do at holiday parties? Gamble with fat quarters, of course.

Sadly, I did not win. But we had a lot of fun!