Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Garden of Hearts

When I found this pattern (a few years ago) in the book Potting Shed Patchwork, I just knew I needed to make a quilt for Valentine's day -- something I could display during the month of February. I added the narrow black border (actually it's black with little red hearts) and used a narrower border than the pattern called for (because that's all the fabric I had for it), but I was still pleased at how it turned out. I had collected fabrics with hearts or "Valentine" fabrics and it was nice to finally use them. I then made this quilt (that I posted last February) using the same fabrics.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jelly roll fun!

I recently finished a king-size Civil War quilt that pretty much kicked me in the rear end.... so by the time I was done, I needed some brainless sewing to do. I had a jelly roll and decided to sew 32 of the strips together, using the leftover ones for binding. Add in a 6" border and DONE!

I call this quilt "Easy-Peasy"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

30's Fabric Quilt

Melissa finished the 30's quilt that she had started here. She gave it to her mother (lucky mother!).
Melissa quilted this on her sewing machine. She jumped right in at quilting her creations and has done an excellent job!
A close-up of the back.

Man Quilt

Melissa made this quilt for her husband, Joe, for his birthday. She said, "It is random and it was really quick and fun to make."

Picnic Quilt

Melissa made this quilt. She said, "I made this for my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas. It is a picnic quilt made out of upholstery fabric. I loved this one when it was finished and so did they. It only cost about $20 dollars too because the fabric was clearance and I got the batting 1/2 off!"