Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Clients Quilts

     I have been busy quilting clients quilts, but haven't had time to post them.  I hope to remedy that tonight!

     *This quilt is from Kay.  She always does beautiful work and allows me to pick the thread color.  She embroiders one block as the label.  This is a simple four patch set with a square.  The fabrics are beautiful.

I quilted this using the popcorn pantograph with oyster colored thread.

    *Barb made this "I Spy" quilt for her granddaughter.  She has made 3 of them and although they are all "I Spy" quilts, they are all different. 

Here are some of the conversation prints Barb used.

Barb is a Nurse and found this cute fabric!

I meandered the quilt with yellow thread and I always quilt the child's name in the quilt! 

One they can easily find, one they really have to look for!

     *Gina made this Atkinson Design for her new granddaughter.  It is very modern and I love the outer border!

This was quilted in a loopie meander with parchment thread.

And Yes!  Her name was quilted also!!

     Barb finished this cute pinwheel quilt for her newest granddaughter who lives in Colorado!  This proved to be a little challenging until we figured out the best way to lay the pinwheels for piecing.  The pinwheels are dimensional!! 

This was quilted with white thread with a girly swirly meander.

I can just picture the baby playing on this quilt and grabbing those pinwheels!  It makes me happy!

     Momma Barb made this "Jelly Roll Race" quilt using her scrap 2 1/2" strips.  There was no rhyme or reason, she just grabbed and sewed!  Or should I say rolled!

I quilted this using the tendrils pantograph with a burgundy thread.

I have been busy, but have a lot more quiting to get done!  I don't know when I'll find time to quilt some of my quilts! 

Hope you all have a good evening!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Veggie Fabrics

     A friend gave me her stash of veggie fabrics so I  made these "Market Bags."

I have made a total of 6 and the 6th one is made with the leftovers.  Of course, I like it the best.  I followed the instructions on the one on the left, but didn't like the way the handles came out.  My handle version is on the right.

     My wonderful son-in-law, Keegan, loves blueberries!!!  I keep telling him he's going to turn blue one of these days! 

I made him this pillowcase for his birthday with fabric I bought at Britex while out in San Fran visiting earlier this year. 

That's all the fruits & veggies for now! 
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Quilting With The QBees!

    There is no better way to spend a Saturday than with the people who you feel the most connection to.  This is how I feel about all the QBees.  My QBees, quilting buddies, are the best and some of the most talented women I have ever met. 
    Gladys, Michelle & Mitzi came all the way from Kent, Gina from Newcomerstown, Momma Barb from 'clear out in the boonies' and Barb from Dover.  I only had to walk across the front yard!

    Gina made this adorable log cabin pumpkin for Halloween.  She said she made a mistake.  Can you find it?  That's what I thought.  Relax Gina and enjoy the process!!

This was the first time Gina worked with very small pieces.  She now has a new respect for Momma Barb who is working on a Snake River Log Cabin.

     Momma Barb worked on a "No Sew Throw" with puppies and polka dots.  She also worked on "10 Minute Tablerunners" and some crocheting.

Momma Barb's sweatshirt says, "Life's too short, Eat dessert first".  There is a story about that :)

    Mitzi worked on a "Dr. Seuss Grinch" quilt.  I love the Grinch!  Here is Mitzi trimming the preprinted blocks to fit with the tree blocks!

     Michelle made a beautiful Colorado Log Cabin for her sister.  I didn't get a photo of it, but if you go to www.gladysgab.blogspot.com  you will be able to see it.  Michelle was working on quilting a wall hanging for her daughter.  It's all about Coffee!

And sometimes we just have to stop and service our machine!

     Barb arrived a little later than the rest, but still had time to work on this very bright quilt.  It is hard to believe it is a Thimbleberries pattern due to the fabric selection.  We QBees think it is beautiful!  When it is complete I'll post a photo.  There is one more border to go!

       I worked on this quilt out of the "Livin' Large" book.  This is the second one of this pattern.  I had troubles with the first one and was determined to get it right this time.  I haven't taken a photo of the first one yet, but I will. 
      The fabric for this quilt mostly came out of my stash.  I only bought the black for the centers and the grey for the sashing, which I ran out of.  Instead of holding up production, I used a different gray in a grey block and went with it.  "X" marks the spot!!

I also found 6 yards of backing fabric in my stash and had just enough of the outer border to make binding.  I love when that happens.  I can finally see my stash decreasing!!!

  We all just love having time together.  We are trying to meet once a month either here or at another QBees house.  We may sew/quilt, go to a quilt show, shop...I guess whatever we feel the need to do.  I am just so happy to have this group of friends.  I think maybe we should do a weekend retreat someday!

    I am so blessed to have this wonderful studio to offer to everyone.  The old ping pong table is raised to the perfect height for cutting.  There is enough seating for 8 QBees, lots of windows and lights.  If you look in the photo above this one, you will see the other tables.
     As you can see, Gladys is at the ironing board.  I cannot post any pictures of her projects in case a relative views the blog!
    Thank you QBees for a wonderful day!  I can hardly wait until next month!   November 10th! 

Friday, October 5, 2012


I love harvest time in my corner of the planet.  I took this photo of the combine as it was picking the field across from the house.  I think it's pretty awesome! 
I thought of Christa (www.secondstoryquilting.blogspot.com) when I took it.  Enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I know I will :)