Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chicken Quilt

This was a fun quilt to do! As you can see, I did my chickens/ roosters in black and white, but they can be done in any color(s). The patterns can be found at fatcatpatterns. Most already had names, but I named those that didn't have a name and then embroidered the names on each block. For the backing of the quilt, I found black fabric with little red dots and yellow chicken feet -- just perfect for this quilt. My friend, Cathy, did another outstanding job in quilting it -- can you see the little chick kickin' up it's foot in the little red blocks? The chicken wire in the border is great!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sneak peak....

My best friends daughter is getting married...
August 7.
I don't really have anything to do before then...
except that short drive to Alaska and back to Texas!!
So here's a sneak peak.
I'm off to cut. cut. cut.

Homespun Stars

This is a great quilt.... I wish I had NO friends

with birthdays.

and could just keep it!

just kidding :)

It's easy!

6.5 inch squares

applique the stars

2.5 inch log cabin around square.

Sew together!

This is one Susan did -

It is SO beautiful!!

Jen did one here.

It looks great with any color combination!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Buttons and Ribbons

I love quilts.... especially when they are on display!
Here's an adorable way to hang up a small quilt...

Grey (one of the most creative and talented people I know)
took a board and used ribbons and buttons to display this
small butterfly quilt from her grandmother.
Isn't it beautiful??!!
Notice the other quilt displayed on a ladder-back chair.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Vintage Holiday

This modified log cabin block pattern is found in Heart & Home "Quilt of the Month". I used many fabrics from the Oak Leaves and Reel fabric line, plus a few others. The pattern is written so one can use a jelly roll or 2.5-inch strips. I used yardage, since that is what I had, and just cut strips as needed. It was a fun pattern to do and was given as a gift.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Back in the saddle again!

I'm back! Yes, it's been a while since I have even checked in on the blog. Spring gets so hectic!

I was away for a week in the first part of May. I went to Salt Lake City to visit family, and while I was there I got to attend the Home Machine Quilting Show. I love going to quilt shows, but then sometimes I come away feeling overwhelmed, like I never could do a quilt as good as any of the ones I saw at the show. Anyone else feel like that?

Do you remember how I mentioned that I must do something about the ugly paint in my family room??? Well...while I was gone my husband (and oldest daughter) decided to do something about it (Happy Mother's Day to Me). They started into a huge project of repainting three rooms, and rearranging and reorganizing several others. Their intentions were good, but the project has carried on all this time, so my life has been in a bit of an uproar. The good news: the formal dining room has been converted to a quilting room (we rarely formally dine anyway)! The bad news: my quilt hanging rod has been removed for now (tall bookshelves are in the way). It may be a while before I find a new place for it.

I did come home with a commission to make a T-shirt quilt for my neice's graduation. So here it is.

The last block has some tropical birds because I needed to make one more block. She has a conure, so I thought she might like it. : )

I hadn't stippled anything for quite a long time; I have decided I am no "stippling warrior!" I am soooo out of practice. Choosing and piecing fabric is much more fun!

The beginning of a spiderweb...

I started my Spider Web quilt!!
Each block has about 80 pieces of fabric.
one down... a gazillion to go....

The only problem with this quilt
(besides the VERY long time it will take to make)
is the MESS it makes...

This is after trimminng the finished quarter pieces

Texas Tech Quilt

I made this Quilt for my son when he was attending Texas Tech.

Fun table runner

A fun Spring table runner! Bliss had it in her entry and I had to have one also. Pattern can be found in the June 2007 American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.