Thursday, December 13, 2007

Twisted Sister

I am having so much fun piecing quilts, maybe I will never go back to maching quilting for others. Nah - I like to do your stuff too! This is another pattern that I am addicted to. It is called Twisted Sister, and I will get you more info if you want, but it is late and the pattern is way downstairs. This patterns comes with a rotary cutting template which makes it a little pricey, but well worth it. The template thing kind of freaked me out, plus you sew the template pieces around the center piece, so you have to leave the first piece partially unsewed, and then finish it up when you get all of the pieces sew around. It was easy! I have another one of these in the works.
It is not very often that I think the back is so cute that it could stand on its own, but this one was almost just as cute on the reverse!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Thimbleblossoms Pattern Giveaway

Camille at Thimbleblossoms is hosting a giveaway if her new quilt patterns. Click here to enter! The picture posted above is my fave.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Holly Jolly Ornament Table Topper

My mom gave me this cute charm pack and the instructions for this fun table topper. I would love to redo all of my christmas decor in these fun bright colors. The fabric is Holly Jolly by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

Christmas Tabletopper

Or maybe it's not so Christmasy. Could go either way I guess. I didn't even really quilt it Christmasy unless you want to say the flowers are poinsettias which would work. I really like the way the quilting turned out on this one. There is the poinsettia looking flower in the center and on the border. The gold sections have a leafy looking feather, and one of my favorites, the continuous curve in the checker boards.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Chatter Box the Second

As I said previously, one of these just wasn't enough. I ablsolutely love how the colors turned out in this one. Red and green are my favorite. I also used courderoy in this quilt. I was hoping to get dark brown again, but I could only find this tan which was definately a happy accident because it looks perfect. I quilted this one totally different also which is rare for me, but it turned out even better than the first one.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Chatter Box

This is another for hire quilt. It is the Chatterbox pattern from the book 11 Laps From Fats by Good Intentions. I loved making this quilt, and I am in the process of doing a second one just because it was so much darn fun. It was super easy, and pretty fast to sew up. The instructions for this pattern were really easy to follow. I liked how you cut all of the fat quarters the same and then swapped the fabrics around. I am really happy with the swirly border that I quilted on the outer border. The inner border and sashing are brown courderoy which added some great texture.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Abbey's Christmas Tree Skirt

My sister Abbey did this tree skirt and a matching wallhanging. It turned out really cute! I quilted it with swirls and stars. I tried a new star with a swirl center. I hope you like the detail below.

Mint Chocolate Child's Quilt

Doesn't the colors of this quilt remind you of mint chocolate chip icecream? I don't know how I managed to quilt it without eating some. I love the artwork in the blocks of this quilt. I stitched this quilt with brown thread. I quilted around each of the pictures, trying to follow the outline as closely as possible. The first two borders were quilted with standing loops, and the striped border, I just did straight lines in some of the stripes. The polka-dot border has a cicle loops and the outer border has a flower, leaf combo.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thimbleberries House and Garden 2007

Attention all Thimbleberries Club Members across the planet, I think this quilter beat you all to the punch. She got her quilt done in a jiffy, and now it is quilted, and soon to be bound. This is probably my favorite Thimbleberries club quilt in the last say, five years or however long my mom and sister have been hosting a club. I love the cheery yet warm fabrics, and the layout on this quilt was really easy to quilt. Below are a few details of my favorite parts.
Hmmm... I guess you can't see the stitching too well. There are swirly hearts in the tulips, and in the center of the green block.

I am perfecting my feathers lately, so I added some here.

More continuous curves, feathers, and a swirly vine, which I realize you probably can't see.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crazy Bear Paw

OK. This one is all mine. I pieced, quilted, and bound it all by my lonesome self. It was A LOT of work! Now in saying that is was a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun. The crazy star stack and whack method from Buggy Barn is really fun, and not too hard to do. I did make 48 of those four inchers. Not to mention the half square triangles of which I lost count along the way. I think the saw tooth border was definately worth it! I wish I could say that I was keeping this quilt, but it was a for hire job, so I will be saying good-bye to it soon.
Here is another shot. I stitched in the ditch around the stars and filled the centers with swirls. The inner sashing has three straight lines going through it, with a wavy line through the outer sashing.

I went for the feather border, and it turned out nicely. I used to hate feathers, but they give a nice old fashioned touch. I followed the sawtooth border with a wavy line, and filled the inner border with alternating swirls and stars.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Nativity Wall Hanging

This is my mom's Nativity wall hanging. My sister and I are also making one, but two years just hasn't been enough time for us to get ours done. This pattern is from Art to Heart. Really cute, really alot of work.

Baby Nine Patch

Floraly prints and girly colors! This baby quilt is romantic and sentimental. Each block is stitched with a loopy flower.

Picket Fence Table Runner

Here is the November table runner for Gatherings Quilt Club. I wanted to especially point out the checker board center. I quilted this with continuous curves which is a very basic and traditional quilting pattern. I love the way it softens the straight lines in the checkerboard.

Baby Wreath

I thought you might like a back view of this quilt as the quilting is easier to see. I love the soft and rich colors in this quilt, as well as the applique. The vine on the wreath is chenille ric rac. Nothing is happier than ric rac. You can see the swirl meander in the center of the wreath with swirls, leaves and flowers on the outside of the wreath. The outer border is my favorite floral border with leaves and the inner border is loops.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Continuous Binding Instructions

Looking for some great instructions on binding? Visit Heather. You may also want to check out the rest of her blog and links to her fabric collection Fresh Cut.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Red, Black, and Gold

I somehow managed to get this quilt done before I headed off to the quilt shop hop last week. I just didn't get around to posting it. I did what I call the square sunflower in the large blocks, and x's in the small squares. The outer border is large loops, but since blogger is struggling right now, I cannot upload my detail picture for you to see it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Free Pattern - Pink Chocolate

I can't resist posting a link to this fun quilt pattern. Yes it is free! I love these fabrics from the Chocolate Lollipop line by Anna Maria Horner. I would also like to make a hand bag out of these, or one of these diaper/wipes cases.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


If the ducks in this quilt haven't got you smiling - well I just don't know what to do about that! I love this baby quilt I did today. The quilting consists of swirl meander, loops, stars, and I even quilted the word "Quack" into it a few times. I couldn't resist. Maybe I'll go take the kids to the park to feed the ducks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Falling Leaves

How lucky could I be to get to do so many fall quilts this season! I love this leaf quilt that I finished quilting this morning. I quilted down the center of the stripes on the border, an oak leaf vine in the inner border, and I added an oak leaf with echos to the plain blocks. Hope you like it!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Vintage Halloween

Quilted this one today too. It is a Thimbleberries table topper with their new Halloween vintage fabrics. I love how the colors of the fabric, especially the black are faded just a little to give it the feel of older fabrics.

Nine Jacks

I love getting to do holiday quilts near the season of the specific holiday. This one was a lot of fun. How can you not smile at those cute jack-o-lanterns? Fall is here and I am loving it! Look for some more festive posts coming in the future!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Red and Blue

I did this quilt about a month ago. I really like the fresh color scheme. The fabrics were very unique too. I am actually quilting another one just like it right now. I have only made a few changes to the quilting. Hopefully soon I will have a better set up for taking quilt photos. These ones kind of struggle.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Deep Color Sampler

This is a cute sampler I did this month. I really love the variety of rich colors.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tutti Frutti

This cheery quilt is for a college girs bed. I'm sure it will brighten up her bedroom. I quilted vines down the purple diagonal and flowering vines down the pink diagonal.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Baby Boy Sports Applique

I love this baby boy quilt. I like the deeper colors for a boy instead of the traditional pastels. The sports applique is really cute as well. I quilted star vines down the diagonals and it worked great!

In the Pink

This is a quilt my mom made called "In the Pink." I love the brown and pink combination. The colors make me want to eat chocolate cake out of a pink bakery box. Yum! I used a traditional pattern in the star blocks and a contemporary flower in the alternating blocks. I was really happy with how it turned out!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Welcome to my quilting blog! I thought this would be a great way for everyone to see my work! This quilt was made by my mom, my three sisters and I for my brother and his soon to be wife. Each person provided their own fat quarters to get this fun scrappy look. It was pieced in three states; Utah, Wyoming, and Georgia.