I was one of the six lucky ladies that took the Mini's class with Victoria last weekend at Quilters Take Manhattan. I just finished mine and thought I'd share. As always, lots of fun was had by all!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
My nieces, Mary and Rachel love to come and sew with me. Mary is 6 and is pretty handy with a needle and thread. I let her play in my scraps. She likes to make little pockets and pillows. Rachel plays in my same bin of scraps on the design wall. Like their aunt they like bright colors. So when I began playing in the bin of scraps it seemed fitting that the quilt should hold one of their names.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
My quilting is not perfect but I an happy with it as a first attempt. It is certainly a step up from my stitch in the ditch and straight line quilting. I still have to add the binding which I am pretty certain will be white.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
The quilt has been donated to a 'quilt sale' here in Wolfeboro, NH. The proceeds go to support the Carroll County Childrens' Advocacy Center located here in our town. They do such important work, and on a shoestring budget. Our guild has adopted them, and will continue to support them.
Thank you Lynn for sharing this with us! A good deed! I love it!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
When you last saw this quilt, it didn't have borders. Now its done.
I won the box of Victoria's Collection of Aurifil 12 wt threads from last year's Quilter's Take Manhattan where I attended on a "home ticket." I used those threads to quilt this mini with Aurifil 50 wt white in the bobbin and in the background. Everything was done free motion except the "wiggle stitch" in the borders. That was done using my walking foot on my Bernina.
I also really love the back of this quilt. I had some home dec fabric from a sample book with little cherubs on it and combined several different colors of the same print to make the back.
And I labeled it!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I have made a few small quilts to hang in the bathroom at church. I rotate them occasionally. About a year ago one was stolen on a rummage sale day. I should say, it disappeared. In theory, someone could be "borrowing" it for an extended time. But I really don't expect to ever see it again. It was a word quilt with three words: Faith, Hope, Love. (I should have included "honesty.") Anyway, I finally made a replacement quilt. It's not as elaborate as the other one was, but it looks fine in the bathroom. It's about 12" x 16".
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
My color challenge quilt top, started two years ago, is finally finished! Shown below are just the blocks on my design wall - not sewn together yet.
|After trying several layouts, I was happy with this arrangement. Then I decided to add some - lots of - triangles - and had to plan something for all that empty space, and the corner blocks.|
|I auditioned several solid fabrics for these large areas, but they just "sat there". I used a number of different beiges and grays, with little inserts of my colors, and voila!|
|Love how this is coming along. But now - the corner blocks, what there? I decided on a New York Beauty block, which I drafted to be the correct size. I thought I knew exactly how I was going to make them! But plans can change.|
|I paper pieced the arcs, which worked great.|
|This is my failed plan - I thought I would use all of my "ugly" colors for the arcs of the block, but was not feeling the love. So, I made fabric to fill each arc.|
|Much better. Each corner block has a different colored arc.|
|Dora had to get into the last picture. I love how this turned out - lots of fun, learned a lot. Next step - sending it out for machine quilting!|