Monday, August 15, 2016

Its a Test!!

Do you see it?  My mistake???

I'm just home from a retreat where this was one of four quilts I finished. At least I thought I'd finished until I saw this photo.  I even hung this up at the retreat and no one spotted it. 

I didn't see it until just now...Do you?????


Monday, August 1, 2016

A Rose Quilt for September Rose

September Rose isn't here yet, but when she is she'll have this lovely quilt to lie on.  Isn't it pretty? And I love her name--I wonder if they'll call her Rose??

Although this is a baby quilt, I decided to cc the center squares to give it a bit more interest than the usual loops I do on baby quilts.  Plus, it framed the roses!

And here's a quick shot of the back which shows the loops in the outside border, "e's" and "l's" in the vertical sashing and the back of the CC's.

And now its time for me to do some more quilting!  And, who knows, maybe even some more posting???


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pioneer Sampler

This is Leslie's Pioneer Sampler. using Eleanor Burns' pattern. She's a newer quilter, but boy is she catching on. Good fabric choices (way better than what I usually make), good piecing and pressing. She's quickly becoming another favorite to quilt for. Plus, she has such enthusiasm.  I love it!!

I love the traditional fabrics she chose, the quilt has such rich colors.  I won't bore you with my quilting ideas, but leave you with feathers--lots of feathers everywhere.

This is a shot of the corner.  If you look closely you can see the feathers in the corner with the piano keys (look in the red bit) and CC's.

And the back, which shows this perfectly.  The fabric is a gorgeous green. not this weird color that showed up. (I'm thinking I might need a new camera--or maybe just someone who knows how to take pictures????)

Here are a few more shots of the back.  I love how the quilting looks on the back--its my favorite part! The green in the first one is a bit more true.

Thanks for having a look!!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Another Crazy Quilt

Remember Jennifer's crazy quilt and how she's making one for each of her grandkids?  Well, this is her second one.  Its a bit different, the sashing is smaller and it doesn't have a border, but its basically the same quilt. I did quilt it differently, though.

Originally, I did feathers in the sashing, but since this sashing was only 2" wide, I did my "heatwave" to offset the blocks.

And here's a shot of the back. I've often heard that you should never use sheets for the back; however, Jennifer did with this one. She tells me that she'll often use old sheets. This one was old and it stitched just fine.

I thinks she's working on another one of these--if so, you'll see that  one too.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Row by Row Experience 2016

Karen's Quilt Shop is participating in the Row-by-Row experience again this year.   This is her contribution.  On of her employees actually designed it based on a picture she took of her chicken sitting on her window sill.  Granted, her chicken isn't orange, but still--pretty cute, eh??

Here's a close-up of the chicken. I gave it some feathers, which you can see if you squint!!

Stop by Karen's shop for your pattern!