Friday, June 29, 2012

Our guild has an annual "Airing of the Quilts" which is informal and a lot of fun!  Last month we met again at a member's home with a large yard and lots of fence for hanging our quilts.

Here my friend, Paula stands by to help me tell about my "through Grandmother's Window" quilt. It is a block of the month pattern from "Piece O' Cake" designs.  I started it in 1994!  Almost 20 years later, it is almost finished!  It is for my first grandchild, Lilia.

Below is a flower garden quilt which my grandmother made and gave to me when I was 6!  Love the bright pink!

Also shown above, is my pomegranate stitchery wall hanging, an art quilt.  Love doing these!

Paula told about her first quilt which she made at my shop in the early 1990's, the trellis pattern is from "In the Beginning".  Paula used some black floral sheets which she loved and enhanced the morning glories with beaded dewdrops!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Queen of the May

A special block as my daughter's birthday is May 1st.  This pattern is not too common, but I found it in a book, Family Ties by Nancilu Butler Burdick. (c. 1991, ISBN 1-55853-134-3)
From "Family Ties" quilt book

Using scraps from family baby clothes, and other I created this version.
it will be a gift for my "secret stitcher" pal this month!

pieced from scraps 5/21/2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

String-pieced 60 degree star quilt

Pieced on light weight (tissue paper or newprint) paper using thin strips of fabrics (some sewing scraps!) these are not fast to make!

I finally have all the stars finished and it is coming together with a tradtional (and modern) white muslin setting.

I left my toe in there for a bit of humor.....I'm also thinking of polka dot border....what ever color is still on sale tomorrow at Hancock's! [when I am back at work....or back at shopping! LOL!]

Monday, January 30, 2012

Catching up on quilts

I am a bit behind on posting my here goes...

This is from Kaffe Fassett's Passionate Patchwork book....the "Fonthill Quilt"...

there are several more borders to go on it! Lots of 1.5 inch half-square triangles forming sawtooth borders and pinwheels. These are separated and held together by a soft green floral.

More borders to come!

Now a look at my "Sakiori" quilt from the book "Japanese Quilt Inspirations" by Susan Briscoe.

Here the top and back are basted together for quilting. I love the cheerful bird print on the back!

The finished quilt, mostly machine quilted (on an antique Singer 301) and hand-quilted in the gold circles.