Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bramble Berries Quilt

This is my quilt for 2012.  It was a work in progress during the whole year and I completed it by January 2013.  I found the Bramble Berries Fabric by Buggy Barn and fell in love with it.  The pattern was re-created from a picture/pattern floating around on Pinterest.  But I felt like it needed more so I added the border.   I've never put this much work into a border before!  I can honestly say that the border took me as long as the main part of the quilt.  Lots of sewing time!!    The picture above does not show the quilt with the finished binding on it.  The binding was done in the main red fabric (same one as inner border).

I honestly couldn't tell you how much fabric I used in this since it was a work in progress.  I calculated everything by graphing the pattern out and calculating each size and cut of the blocks.  But I can tell you that I used 6 1/2 yards of 60" minky on the back.

                                                       The machine quilting pattern is called Petal Pushers.  When I found it I thought it was a great fit for the fabrics in this collection.  And I love how the back side turned out.  I have been using Minky on the backs of my quilts for a while now and still love it!  I love how it quilts out and the pattern that it creates on the Minky.  Since this quilt was King Size I used up almost a whole cone of thread.  I guess that's the downside of a smaller/thinner pattern. 

We are finally getting the computer/notebook upgrade to the Handi-quilter.  Hopefully that will help make the system a little more user friendly.  I'm hoping to get a little more creative with the machine quilting once the software is installed. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Baby Twister

This is a quilt I designed. It uses the Twister templates. It took alot of math and thinking to make the borders work. It turned out perfect! I was so surprised. The back is Minky. I love using this on the back of my quilts. So soft! This was given to a friend of mine for his new baby. The fabric is vintage Winnie the Pooh.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Trees For Sale

This is a Christmas quilt I have been working on since Mid December. Most of the work has been in the quilting itself. And its still not done!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Getting Twisted!

I recently had a chance to use my Twister template for the first time. This pattern is so unbelievably easy! I could not believe it when I had the top almost completed by the end of the day! It was quilted with a dragonfly/flower pattern. The back is minky/microfleece. I love using this on the back of my quilts. It makes the patterns pop on the minky side. And everyone who receives one absolutely loves how soft it is!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Go Baby! Giveaway!

If you'd like the chance to win one of these Go Babies then head on over to Want It, Need It, Quilt! Jane is giving one away with your choice of 3 dies. Giveaway ends August 16, 2011..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mug Rugs Received!

A big Thank You to my partner, Diane Quist from Colorado, for the mug rug swap on Quilting Bloggers. I really like the rustic-ness of these mug rugs!! A Great addition to the house!! Thanks again!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mug Rugs Completed!

I finished and sent out my mug rugs to my partner from Quilting Bloggers. Hope she enjoys them!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The process of making Batiks

I found this on the Robert Kaufman website and thought it was pretty neat! Check it out HERE. The process is quite interesting!!! I have recently taken interest in batiks. I love how batiks blend! They have so much potential in a quilt.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mug Rug Progress...

So here's what I've done so far for these little mug rugs! I hope my swap partner likes them!!! Check out the other participants by clicking the mug rug icon in the right side bar!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Woodsy quilt...

This quilt was made for my brother. This first picture is the quilt before it was quilted... I typically do not use panels on my quilts, but my brother loved them and I had them so it was deemed his. This one was definitely a challenge because there were no coordinates with the panels. So I spent a little time trying to match colors with the Maywood Studios Flannels. The second and third pics are of the quilt after it was quilted. The binding has been attached but not sewn down. I'm just so glad this quilt is finished! And my brother loves it! Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lady Bug Quilt

This sweet little quilt was made for a friend of mine. I found these lady bugs at Joann's and had to buy them. The lady bugs were cut out using my Cricut machine. I found that it was rather difficult to use the Cricut for this purpose and ended up just using the image cut out on cardstock to trace onto the heat n bond. Even though I couldn't get them to cut out, I still got really good pieces from it, and hand cutting it didn't take long. Here are a few pics. The back is made with microfleece fabric. My mom and I have been using Microfleece on the past few projects and found that it makes a really fun quilt!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Completed Halloween Project

So I took the pattern for Happy Jack and added a little more to him and turned it into a pillow. The intent was to put it into a contest at a local craft store, but then they hired me so I was disqualified! Bummer! So here is my creation! I even contemplated putting some battery operated lights on him too, but there wasn't enough time for that!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet Jack!!

I love Halloween! And I love Fall. Today has been one of the first gloomy days of the season, and very fitting since it is the first day of school. Since I've been in the Autumn mood I decided to put together this little Jack-o-lantern 12 x 12 mini quilt. I've been having fun sewing this one on my tabletop quilter! He's so cute that I couldn't resist! These are so easy that I ended up cutting out 4 different sets. Hopefully I will have something in my Etsy shop soon. **wink**

Friday, September 24, 2010

NW Quilting Expo 2010

It's hard to believe but Expo is here!!! Mom and I went down yesterday to check out the goods! And boy did they have some! A group from Tillamook had numerous antique/vintage quilt tops they were displaying for onlookers. Some of them were sooo cool looking. I did not even think to get pictures (and not sure they wanted anyone to take any) of these fabulous creations. :( Here are a few pics I did take though!This was a mini quilt measuring about 15 long and 12 wide... This is another mini quilt. I think this one was about 12 x 12...