Thursday, February 2, 2012

Some more quilting going on here

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt.
The center square of the nine patch is the red. Each square in the nine patch is 5", so when cut in half down the middle the red creates a beautiful controlled accent. I free-motion quilted this king size quilt on my industrial treadle Singer 31-15 setup. The last picture is showing the pinning process on two banquet tables.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Laura's Sweater

Here is a picture of the sweater I knit for Laura for her birthday this year. I found the pattern on The pattern name is Shalom. It was a fun and relaxing knit. I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. I haven't got a picture of her wearing it yet; though she said she liked it. Love ya Laura. Luv, Mom.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A New Bag for the Birthday Girl.
What do you give a 15 year old girl for her birthday when she already has a great deal of stuff?
Well, make it handmade. No one else will have the same thing :) This is the bag called Birdie Sling by designer Amy Bulter. I hope this fit the bill for a perfect birthday gift for a girl who has lots. I even put in a hand knit sweater and chocolate too. Love you lots m'dear! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Four Patch Stack and Whack Quilt

This quilt makes me think of the song, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. But, of course you will get a Garden of Roses Quilt.  :) Tammy pieced it. I quilted it for her. She did a terrific job, and I enjoyed quilting it.

 A closer view of the vine border.
A look at the back of the quilt. You can see the quilting a little bit more defined. How cool it that! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Retreat! What a Treat!

Saturday I attended all day long quilt retreat. Such a fun and motivating event! It's nice to see all the smiling faces, hear the laughter, see the projects that everyone is working on, and join in the celebration with one another in making progress or completing another piece of fabric art.

Here is an embroidered alphabet quilt that I have all pieced together and is now ready to put in a quilt sandwich for hand quilting.

Here is the most of us. I didn't get everyone in the picture I see now. The empty chair in the front of the picture is where I was set up.

Quilting is wonderful, but quilting with friends is absolutely more wonderful! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Laura's T-Shirt Quilt
Here is a T-Shirt quilt I pieced and quilted for a customer. She brought me 22 T-shirts to put into the quilt. A couple of the blocks I pieced from a couple of shirts that had small logos on them. The sashing is black Kona Cotton that nicely sets each block apart from the next and frames it well also. Laura's school colors are Royal Blue and Yellow, so the borders of quilt brought these colors in. In high school, Laura was active in volleyball, cheerleading, and environmental projects. What a neat memory to have.
The backing is a marbled black quilted with a varigated thread in a meandering pattern. The texture of the meandering is so appealing. I was still working on hand sewing the binding at the time of this picture.
Each block was 14 x 14 inches of T-shirt reinforced with lightweight interfacing. The quilting then really puts it in place. This quilt will last for many, many years. The quilt is reversible and work in to many decor ideas. The overall quilt size is 93 x 93 inches. Laura's high school memories are stitched to good use and will keep her warm for years to come.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is coming!
My goodness! I see that the last time I posted was back in January when we here in Wisconsin were in the heart of the winter. Well, now it's March and we are having some warmer temperatures making the snow melted and the mud to appear. Oh well, pretty soon we will be seeing the tulips coming through. A couple weeks ago I spent a week in Sun City, AZ soaking up the sun. Ahhh what a nice treat it was to bask in the sun. It felt so nice. I had a wonderful time visiting several of the quilt shops in Sun City, Cottonwood, and Sedona.