Saturday, April 26, 2008

Multi Stripe Baby Quilt

Sorry I haven't posted much for awhile. I've been busy with my other blog.

This is my favorite thing that I have quilted lately. I admit - it pieced it too. But the quilting might be my favorite part. It came out just how I envisioned - or even better.

Piecing this quilt was a blast. Super easy, and exciting to see it come together. If you want to make your own, you can purchase my downloadable instructions from the Etsy shop. Only $1.25 - what a bargain. Or you can just read my tutorial for it here.

I really love the front of the quilt - but the back is to die for. I really really love it. So much that I am giving it away today. Lucky little unborn baby. Oh and lucky mom too.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Renewal Pinwheels

I am so jealous of the twin beds these quilts are going on. (I just quilted a pair of them.) I loved the fabrics so much, I looked them up. It is the Renewal line by Brannock and Patek for Moda. The green polkadots are my favorite, but all of the fabrics are nice. I like the color line.

I am proud of myself for branching out with the feathery pinwheel thingy I quilted in the blocks. I love how it turned out.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pears by Joined at the Hip

I love it when I get to quilt for myself. My mom and I made these pear wallhangings from kits we purchased in the fall. I just got them both quilted. Mine is hanging on the inside of my front door.

Striped Squares

I like this simple quilt pattern. I used mostly geometricish quilting on it.
Since it wasn't very girly to begin with, I didn't want to add to many girly flowers and such.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Civil War Quilt

Another sampler quilt. My customer said it is a Civil War quilt. The colors are a little washed out in these photos. The quilt is beautiful.

Here is a closeup of the borders. Feathers, flowers, and swirl leaf sashing.

And here are some of my favorite blocks.

I reapeated the flower from the border in a few of the blocks.

Love the flags.


You will recognize this quilt as another art quilt from my artsy quilter.
She called this her scrap quilt. I would love to have my scraps turn out like this. She has developed a great personal style which I am starting to see in her quilts. This one is a mix of folk art, and Japanese to me. The fish and flowers look kind of Asian. I like it.
Here is the border and branch detail.

The fish were definately my favorite.

Especially this fish.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Giveaway at Old Red Barn Co.

There is a giveaway today at Old Red Barn Co. It is for this amazing quilt! No kidding. Me and my quilt rack are dying for it! There are also runner up prizes which include gift certificates to her natural body care product company. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blue Plate Special

This is my favorite quilt that I have quilted lately. It was pieced by my mom. (It is actually applique.) The pattern is by Quilt Soup.
They have alot of fun applique patterns, and a few without applique. I signed up for their monthly newsletter which includes a soup recipe. I love soup!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Red and Black Plaid

I did two of these soft flannel quilts lately. They remind me of highschool, because they are my school colors, and I quilted them for my best highschool friend's sister. I think a shirt in one of these lovely plaids would have been pretty stylin' then too.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Village Shop Blog

My sister Bonny and I started a fun new blog this week. We will be sharing all of our handmade projects as well as tutorials and giveaways. We have a giveaway going on this week so check it out! We also opened our Etsy shop!

Jenny's Pink Sampler

This is a sampler quilt I did for my sister Jenny last week.

This picture didn't turn out quite as good as I hoped, but it is the large border from the back so you can see the quilting better.
I really want to try a block like this.

One of my favorites.

Isn't the sashing crazy intricate?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hawaii Quilt

This fun quilt was made by my sister, Bonny, for her MIL for Christmas. Due to some mailing complications, I didn't get it until January sometime. I quilted X's in the sashing and a Hawaiian looking flower in the middle of the four patch. It is quite difficult to see to the flower on the front . . .
So here is the back shot. Bonny bought these 5" Hawaiian squares at a swap meet in Hawaii while on a family vacation with her in laws. She got a whole stack of 300 for only 5 bucks. What a fun way to remember their vacation - a quilt!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Boxer Quilt

I love the idea of making a quilt from pieces of other important or memorable things. This one is made from several pairs of boxers. Girl boxers, you know comfy pajama shorts, not worn as underwear. Any how. Really simple quilting going on here. X's in the background squares, and continuous curves in the print squares.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Farm Landscape

It is official. Blogger hates me. It won't let me upload the full picture of this quilt because it is an unsupported image type which is not true. I saved it as a jpeg. Whatever. I have been trying to finish this post for a week now. I was lucky enough to get to do this cool art quilt. It would look so good behind my kitchen table on my red wall. I did this quilter's very first quilt about two years ago. Now she is designing her own wonderful creations like this one. She uses a variety of techiques such as piecing, applique and embroidery to create her unique designs. I kept the quilting simple, using mostly textural patterns. I wish you could see the whole thing. I have another quilt from this quilter on my waiting list. I can't wait to show it too you soon!

Flowers Baby

Soon there will a be a new baby girl on earth, and this quilt is waiting for her. Isn't she lucky? I took this picture a few weeks ago, before my own baby was sick, and I guess I forgot the close ups. Sorry guys. The flower border I quilted was the highlight of quilting on this quilt. The rest I kept pretty simple.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Spring Green Baby

I wish I knew the pattern of this quilt, (I should have asked.) It is in the Yellow Brick Road style. I love the checker board chenille and the ric rac accents. Because the chenille is hard to quilt on, and I didn't want to smash it, nor did I want to quilt on the ric rac, I did a loose floral and leaf meander.

Red Hearts Baby

I like how this quilter broke the red/pink barrier. These romantic prints make such a sweet baby quilt! I believe this is a Buggy Barn pattern.
I quilted each heart with two hearts inside of it. The square the heart is in is stippled and the borders of each block are either tall loops or daisy flowers. The outer border is a simple leaf vine.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I'd Rather Be Quilting

Maybe you have been wondering what I have been upto lately, without much quilting posting going on. Well, although I would rather be quilting, I did these custom window treatments for a client of mine. I plan on keeping these kind of jobs to a minimum, but it was good to break up the usual. These were installed just a few days before Christmas.
Here are the Roman shades. All of the windows in this room were made from Terry Thompsons Oak Leaves and Reel for Moda. Anyhow, I love Roman shades, and I am planning on making some for my kitchen sometime in the near future. As a sidenote, the wall color in this picture looks rather pink, when in reality it is a darker tan without much pink at all. The colors worked out great.
This is the door swag valance. The door is going to be painted dark brown soon...

The big time sucker of it all was this monstrous sway for the bay window. It is hung from iron medallions. It took me a couple of hours to get this hanging just right, but I am quite happy with how it turned out. I am going to be doing the rest of this clients house through the coming months, so watch for more. Right now I am covering the cushions to her rocking chair. They were mauve, and now they need to go with the new color scheme.