Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On the quilting machine yesterday, Off today!

This is the SWAMP quilt and I must say I LOVE IT!!!

It has frogs, snakes, dinosaurs and every other creepy thing that lives in a swamp on it.  It was also a large quilt, 74 x 100!
I quilted it using the Clover Meadow panto and Lime green thread.  It looks great.  I am sure this young boy will love it too!!

Weekend Quilting

I would like to post the pictures of the quilt tops I got pieced at Mrs. Miller's Cabin in Charm OH. It is a lovely place to be with good friends that share your passion for quilting.  We were lucky to have about 6" of snow too. 

First photo is my #5 UFO Tumbler Quilt.  I am leaving this one unquilted and adding it to my Etsy sight.  Hopefully someone will want to hand quilt it (or machine quilt it also.)

My second project was the Bric-a-Brac scrap quilt.  This comes out of a Jelly Roll quilt book that I cannot remember the name of.  I used my scrap 2 1/2" squares and 2 1/2" strips.  I only had to purchase the black inner border and the tangerine outer border.  Can you say bright?
I have fabric in my stash for the backing.  The fabric is red, gold, purple and green interwoven.  Binding will be black.

Thirdly, I finished piecing this homespun quilt top.  We already have one in our house, but Jeff and I seem to fight over who gets to use it.  I made this one one row wider.  I just love it.  I just picked up the pieces and sewed them together.  I made four patches first.  The backing is also pieced homespun fabrics from mine & Dora's stash.  Binding is a funky grey color.  The binding was all I purchased for this quilt. 

Finally, I finished piecing this beautiful Blue Batik Tile quilt. I have bought the outer border fabric and will get it attached in the near futrue.  This is one of my favorite quilt tops to complete. I still have to decide on the backing fabric, but the binding will be the same as the final border.  This was made out of fat quarters I bought at NQA in Columbus, OH a few years ago.

We all had a wonderful time with good fellowship and good food.  We even ate healthy which I think is unusual for a quilter.  I am looking forward to October when we have Mrs. Miller's rented again.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Now that the holidays are over, we woke up to about an inch of snow on the ground.  It is beautiful and really cold!

UFO List for 2012

 1.   Zig Zag Quilt
 2.   Scrappy 16 Patch Quilt
 3.   Colorado Quilt - I bought this kit in 2008 and only have to borders to attach!
 4.   Smores Quilt
 5.   Tumbler Quilt
 6.   Another Smores Quilt - different setting & design
 7.   Crayon Quilt
 8.   Batik Slice & Dice
 9.   Blue Batik Quilt
10.  X Strip Quilt - pastel version
11.  30's quilt like Momma Barbs
12.  X Strip Quilt - bright version

Monday, January 2, 2012

I did it!!

I think I did this right!  I at least have it started.  This blog will help me keep track of all the projects I hope to get done this year.  If it's out there, it will inspire me to get it done.