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.