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Monday, July 21, 2014

Celestial Star QAL

I'm using Moonlit Blooms Fabric from ConnectingThreads - I'd actually cut a bunch of this line for another pattern that was just a smidge beyond my skill level so I decided to not let it waste away and am 're-cutting' it for this! I thought the bold floral on the black would make for some interesting and abstract designs.




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A QAL!

My First!  It's a pretty packed timeline, hope I can keep up with it with the rest of my schedule!
I have 2 sets of fabrics I'm considering....will post those pics in a bit.
Diane of from blank pages is the designer and hostess - check out her blog and see what others are doing!
http://fromblankpages.blogspot.com/2014/07/celestial-star-quilt-along-schedule-and.html

 A few Coloring Pages to decide on design(s) and a few more to come...


#44 Star Light ...

Yet another 2-1/2 strip project!  I'm not set on the name yet.  It is all batiks,bali strips for the colors, and a muted offwhite / blue sunflower batik for the background.  The pattern is DayBreak.
I do have the blocks sewn together.  Need to add my border and wah-lah!  Another one ready to be quilted :)



Monday, July 7, 2014

#43 Dark Side of the Moon

Pattern testing for a new pattern #SolarEclipseQuilt.  This is 'Dark Side of the Moon'.   There are 4 different blocks that go into this quilt.  It's a pretty quick quilt.  Easy enough to cut and piece and it's pretty to boot!  I went stash (& scrap) diving and came up with batiks!  Black instead of a light background and an assortment of brights for the blocks.  I don't think I followed directions too well as I ended up with too many of one block and a couple shy on another.  Then I couldn't follow the pattern layout since I didn't make the correct numbers.  However,  I think it's pretty awesome.  I'm muddling over some backing options - it'll be something concocted from my stash to coordinate with the top.  I have a good idea how I'm going to quilt it.  Stay Tuned for that! 
We've already decided who the recipient of this will be.  Hope they love it too!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday

#WIPWednesday

Here's a couple that I consider WIP...

top finished - working on the back!... MSQC Spring 2014 Mystery Quilt

#solareclipsequilt
my version is going to be #darksideofthemoon






Working on the border design for this as I need to make it a bit taller...oops longer :)



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#42 - Margaritas!

MSQC Spring 2014 Mystery Quilt -
And this quilt shall be known as 'Margaritas'
Trying to decide on backing fabric.

It's a generous 50x64 or so...




Thursday, May 29, 2014

Browns & New Mystery QAL pics!

Working on my first mystery quilt - from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Fabric Selections and the first 2 clues.





Will be interesting to see how it comes together.  Quick easy blocks to sew up.  Photos sometimes make me rethink my fabric selections.

Hot off the longarm - still needs binding!  Doing that in the next few days.




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#41 - Cleveland Browns

For Jeff's 'brother from another mother' - it's still a WIP - off to be quilted at the moment.
This will be a surprise for him.






Monday, May 19, 2014

Arizona

I seem to be in love with this fabric line...




I have visions of what to make with it!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Winner Winner and a few other things

I entered a blog give a way - by Lemon Fresh Quilts, and won this FQ bundle provided by Fort Worth Fabric Studios!  Now to figure out what to make with it!



This is the colors/fabric I'll be using in my Carpenter's Star which I'll be making at a workshop this weekend:



And a couple of pics of the quilted Rail Fence in wonderful colors....need to get on binding!




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quilts 38 & 39! RetroPlay Rail Fence and A pattern test

Isn't this a pretty flimsy?  The fabric line is by Amy Shaw for Wilmington Prints, Royal Retro, and the pattern  is a rail fence!  I have something in mind for the quilting on it...stay tuned!



And this next quilt - I was  given the opportunity to be a pattern tester for a designer!  I've agreed not to show the whole thing until she releases the pattern but here are a few temptations!
It's pretty good size - roughly 64" x 76" -  We quilted circles in the black and pearls with swoopy feathers in the tans.  Used 8 different tans/beiges.  I'll post pics of the back soon.  And when the pattern is released, I'll post pics of the whole thing.




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Some of my favorite calendars of all times, are the calendars that Suzy Toronto releases.  This month, April, 2014 is titled 

"Always Color Outside the Lines" 


"As a child, i was taught to always paint the sky blue and the grass green.  I was told to be very careful and stay inside the lines.
Why did they do that?
Life is too full of possibilities to conform to unimportant

Thursday, April 3, 2014

#37 Sammie Jo's Quilt

This cute little baby quilt was made for Sammie Jo in March (I Think).   AJ asked for Teal, Gray & White and loves Chevrons.  The top is a DP4 with those colors...all from my stash!  I took the liberty to let it be a little scrappy with some of the fabrics having the teal but a little splash of other colors too.  I used 5" squares for the DP4.  The back is a gray and white double chevron.

#36 Hugs 'n' Kisses or X's & O's

Quilt 36, made in January 2014 is a Sweet baby quilt made for the daughter of my best friend in High School.  Fabrics are from   Sweetwater (For Moda) and I believe they are from the Reunion collection.

Both the front and back patterns are from The Swirly Girls patterns. 
This is one of those quilts that's really pretty in person and maybe 'ok' in pics!
I did decide after seeing the pics I could have change the looks by doing a different layout but it's all good.

Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Quilts

That's the 16 quilts I made in 2013!  2 of them won 1st place in the West Texas Fair and Rodeo in late summer/fall, the Colt quilt and the Las Cruces quilt.  I kind of set myself a bar for 2014.  I do plan on entering those 2 in a couple of shows in 2014.
Below the 2013 are the 19 made in 2012. 
Also in 2013, I purchased an estate stash.  But that doesn't stop me from going to the LQS!  I should keep track of yardage used or something lol.
I love making quilts!
It will be exciting to see what 2014 holds in store for me.

#35 - My first Swoon :) Final quilt of 2013

My first swoon quilt - this is made to the pattern specs.  I will make another one with some smaller blocks.
Still need to bind this one - will post that pic later!



#34 Thaddeus

Baby quilt for co-worker:
I pieced the top from my my stash. (Yay!) Put a piece of that super soft denim-y fabric on the back. I really like the way it turned out. Love the way the name looks on it, and the back is cute too! Quilted with a baby animal pano. Strips are 2-1/2, 4-1/2, 6-1/2. Raw Edge Appliqued the name vertically







#33 Reindeer Games (Dec 2013)

Holiday Frost fabric line and their pattern too - love the way this turned out and I'm not huge into seasonal quilts!




#32 - The Lone Star State

Quilt #2 from the Texas Pride / Gone Quilting Pattern.  This one has a different color border, different blues/reds/whites.  And some different quilting!