Wednesday, March 14

Amy's Single Girl

My friend, Amy - from Idaho, made one of the cutest
"Single Girl" quilts I've ever seen.
She really went all out with the pink - I love it!
She used all Cotton & Steel "Trinket" fabrics.
You can find the Denyse Schmidt pattern,
Amy wanted cinnamon rolls for the quilting design.
I think it's perfect because of the circular pattern of her quilt.
She also used wool batting - so delicious! 
Do you love this backing? 
Makes me smile!
I have made one "Single Girl" quilt
and I now I want to make about 5 more!
This is mine.
I think every girl needs a very pink quilt.
It's so lovely, Amy, thank you for letting me quilt it.

Thursday, March 1

Domini's quilt....

My friend, Domini, from Idaho, sent me this stunning king size quilt to quilt.
I love it so much.
She created sections of color going in a diagonal direction.
Most of her fabrics were Anna Maria Horner's prints...
 so beautiful.
Look at that backing, "Summer Totem", - perfect.
I quilted diagonal straight lines going the same direction her piecing is going.
Domini wanted minimal quilting because it's a summer quilt and she used wool batting.
 I wish I had an area large enough to show the entire quilt - it's so amazing.
 Thank you, Domini, for letting me quilt this beauty!

Sunday, February 11

Kindergarten Monsters.....

My friend, Marjean - from Idaho, saved some pretty special drawings her grandson drew when he was in Kindergarten.
She wanted to create a quilt with them - so she did!
Marjean is so creative! 
She took those drawings and cut chunky pieces of fabric to re-create the monsters.
Here are the original drawings:
He's older now and to see these drawings return in a quilt just for him, is priceless.
He remembers drawing them and now he gets to snuggle with them.
I had such fun quilting this quilt. 
I changed thread color a bazillion times.
I used the shape of the monsters to create the quilting designs.
Here's a better photo in the sunlight to show the quilting - see how much fun I had!
Each monster has a bunch of spikes - that's serious business!
 A "before quilting" photo....
After the quilting photo.
This little guy has an amazing amount of talent, too. 

Each monster has a completely different personality.
I love the gold spikes on this egg-head one.
Monster pencils.....maybe?
What a darling label....
Truly a gift from the heart - from grandson to grandma and back to grandson again.
Thank you for letting me add to this precious creation.

Friday, January 26

Dwight the Deer

I love Dwight the Deer.....
He's an Elizabeth Hartman design.
You can find him here at Fabric Worm. 
(I love this online shop).
You can find the arrows, "Pointy" here,
at Elizabeth's online shop.
I know you can find him several other places...
 just Google them.
I had to take some photos here in Montana before
I sent it to Michigan. 
It's still snowy here.
He's just hanging out in our wood pile.
For the backing I had a couple of flannel pieces I had been saving - just right for a baby quilt.
I made this quilt for a little guy, Carter,
born just last week, in Michigan.
I asked the family what colors his bedroom was.
My sister-in-law said, "blue & grey & a little brown".
I went to work, cutting & sewing.
This is how it all came together - perfectly!
Welcome to this amazing world, little one. 

Sunday, January 7

Big Foot sighting......

I couldn't resist this "Legendary" quilt designed
by Elizabeth Hartman.
You can purchase the pattern here.
My friend, Lexie, and I are teaching this quilt at the winter Adult Education session in my home town of Ennis, Montana.
Here's the link to the school's program
It was so fun to make!
 For the backing I chose brushed plaids - nice & snuggly.
I quilted an all-over wood grain design.
Then I spotted him just hanging out in our wood pile. 
 He gets around!

Saturday, December 23

Christmas Scrappy Trip......

I finally finished my scrappy Christmas trip quilt - just in time!
(It was snowing today so the pictures look a little fuzzy.)
Thank you, Trish, in Mississippi, for piecing most of the blocks for me. 
I seem to get quilts started then get distracted with other things and have a hard time coming back to them.
Anyone else out there have this going on in their
quilting lives?
I exchanged fabrics with my sweet friend, Sherry, from Virginia.  thank you.....
So it's a collaborated quilt.
I did a very simple all-over stipple - it's so busy a fancier design would have been lost.
For the binding I used a chevron fabric which makes it look like candy cane!
The backing is a couple of Christmas prints I used from Sweetwater.
I love everything about this quilt.
Merry Christmas, everyone.....
Here's to more and more quilts in 2018...

Thursday, December 7

Erynn's first quilt...

Our Colorado family came to visit over Thanksgiving.
14-year old Erynn didn't have anything to do.
So I asked her, "Do you know how to use a sewing machine?" ....."no"...
Well, we had about 7 days together -
so she learned how to use one!
She went through my stash of fabrics and
picked out some pretties.
She cut 5" squares - 168 of them - sewed them together
and this is the result:
  So much pinning.....
 We took a few breaks to make cookie dough... 
She quilted single loops on my long arm machine.
It turned out so, so pretty.....just like her.
I enjoyed every single minute with her......
love you, Miss Erynn.