Sunday, February 15, 2015

Southern Sky

My Red and White version of "Southern Sky".  I also added a border.

And....because I like to make stencils from those cardboard postcards that fall out of magazines, I am putting them to work!

Fabrics:  Red and White Kona Cotton (Robert Kaufman)
Pattern:  Southern Sky, Black Cat Creations
Designer:  Jamie J. Elfert

Monday, January 26, 2015

Design Wall

My version of Bonnie's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt -- my design wall did not have room for the 5th row, but all the blocks are done and ready to sew together.  

And the work in progress for a fund raiser quilt heading to Silsbee, Texas for their High School Baseball Team.  The quilt is actually finished, but I am waiting for a "Team" shot to show.  

For other Design Walls, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saintly Stars by Jenn

I received pictures of Jenn's version of Saintly Stars, using the Purdue Boilermaker Fabric.

From just a few little dimensions , Jenn whipped this up for her father in law.

The Backing.....

And, matching pillow case.

Thank you Jenn for sharing!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Licorice Whip

Almost forgot to share this Licorice Whip Quilt made for Robert Kaufman Fabrics using Kaufman's Artisan Batiks.

The biggest treat, the quilting was done by "The" Angela Walters.

My goodness, it has been a while since I posted.  I have been busy behind the scenes and I will be sharing many of those projects this week.  Now it is time to link up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Whoop Whoop!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Short Stacks and Mystery Update

Working on the last clue of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt, but all of the other steps are done.  Although I am happy with the colors chosen, I will NEVER do another mystery with planned yardage.  I miss not doing a scrappy version.   I see others using the same fabrics for each color and thought this would be fun and different.  The sewing is boring.  With scrappy versions, each unit is different.  

The Wall Report for Patchwork Times -- My favorite "Go-To" pattern, Short Stacks, designed by Judy Reynolds of Black Cat Creations.  Some quilters use a pattern once and never repeat it...I have made this one over 25 times.  My guesstament is this is #27.  The fabric is from "Nightfall", of Camelot Design Studios (except for one lone plaid I added from my stash).  The fabrics are modern and colors are Black/Gold/White -- of course a little support for our New Orleans Saints football team is always needed.  

Quilted and delivered in time for Christmas.  A baby quilt for Jake.  The fabric had a sea-shore feel, so I cut out a cardboard star and traced/quilted them all over -- meandering loops covered the rest of the quilt.  The simple churn dash blocks are a favorite, so we will see more in 2015 for sure.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Memories, New and Old

It's beginning to look like Christmas (at least in the foyer).  Lighting is shadowed by the amber globe.

New:  The Red / Beige Quilt I just finished just for me!
Not too new:  A crochet Christmas Tree sitting on top of a large Sprite Bottle filled with string lights. I have made at least a 100 of those trees over the last 35 years (Still have the December 18, 1979 Woman's Day Magazine with the pattern).  In my lean years, I made them as hostess gifts sitting on top of cheap wine.
Old:  Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause, made by my late mother in her ceramic days (1980)

A close-up of the quilting above.

Not so new (but not old), reindeer made by my friend Linda.
Very old:  My grandmother's chair -- LOVE that chair.

And....a shot outside on a very windy day ...... but the colors stand out much better. 

 I am busy finishing gifts and working on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery.   I spent the day at the Library with Quilting Friends finishing handwork on the bindings of three quilts (done!).  Time to link up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (countdown time).

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Friday, December 12, 2014

Double Finishes

These little quilts are for two special children.  I started them last year as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by Angela at SoScrappy.  The one above has been framed with trains...perfect for a little man.  The bright boyish colors just pop outdoors.

 The second softer quilt, is for a little sister....framed with pale blue butterflies and yellow cornerstones.  I love this one.

A close up below with lots of texture from the quilting.

Although I have several tops to finish, it has been easier this year.....even though I am doing Bonnie Hunter's mystery!  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting to her weekly link and I have a double reason to join.

Merry Christmas and Other Happy Holidays....Jamie