Saturday, August 16, 2014

Queen sized quilt

I have had this fabric for YEARS! Originally, I thought about making this quilt for Amanda, but then endd up making her another one!

This fabric is called "Good Fortune" by Kate Spain for Moda.

Somehow after making a bundle of half square blocks, I tucked it away. I found it again in my stash last week and fell in love with it again! This time I decided to finish it for our queen sized bed! I was lucky enought to get matching border material by browsing through ALOT of

During the process of making this quilt, I discovered something about myself. I used to think that grey was my least favorite color, but I find grey very soothing in quilts. No, my least favorite color is definitely orange, and although there are pops of orange in this quilt, I mostly discarded the blocks that have a lot, ( too much) orange in them. Heaven only knows what I will do with the leftover orphan block!

 

Maybe a donation quilt!

Anyway, on my design wall is the latest using. Good Fortune! I think that is a wonderful name for q quilt that will cover you while you dream!

 

Matching border fabric!

 

 

 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Done, Done, Done!

I finished three UFOs this week and they are packed up ready to ship to Florida!

First for my grand nephew (doesn't that make me sound old?)

Daddy is a fireman, this is the back!

For my niece, Chantel, the baby's mommy!

 

The back:

 

And for Vanessa, my other niece in Florida:

The wrinkled back:

 

 

 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Requests Anyone???...........

So my Amanda asked me to make her a snuggy to wear at her "freezing" office! I decided to put elastic inthesleeve cuffs, and a button on the back, so she wouldn't trip if she got up suddenly?


I also made her a reversible tablerunner for her new apartment!

 

 

And what was Amanda doing while I was finishing her snuggy? Why, she went fishing with dad, her aunt and uncles!

 

 

When I finished, Emily and I went to IHOP:

And then to JoAnns, to get material for a "3 Hour Quilt" that we are making later this week! Our material coincidentally, is matching, but our focus fabrics are different! Emily fell in love with this material:

And mine:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My First "Art" Quilt

Took a favorite picture and made it into fabric:

This was Darkel and Melyssa's engagement photo! And since today is their 1st Anniversary,I had them on my mind!

I still need to back and quilt it, but I am Very pleased with the results so far!

 

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hot Off The Frame

This is a UFO that has been sitting, waiting to be quilted for over a year! Finally got it on the frame and used loop d loops for quilting! I think it looks nice with the florals!

This was made for one of our nieces!

The back:

 

 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Baby

My best quilting buddy, Theresa, is a grandmother! Her son, Andrew had a little boy! These are what I made for "Blake":