Saturday, April 25, 2015

Red and White Southern Sky

A Red and White Kona cotton "Southern Sky" is done.  

Trying new techniques, I used two layers of batting and densely quilted the white areas to raise the red quilting.  

I washed and blocked the finished quilt and it has softened a little, but with the quilting and double batting, not as cuddly as I like -- my quilts are used a lot, so maybe after a few more washings, it will help.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Grand Illusion - Finished

I am so excited to have finished the latest mystery by Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville.  The Grand Illusion Quilt was introduced through clues beginning the day after 2014 Thanksgiving.  This one has already been delivered to the 2015 Relay for Life Team (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana) and will be gifted Saturday night.  I always wonder who wins these quilts and hope they know how special one of Bonnie's designs are -- after all, Bonnie is Hollywood among quilters!

After a long absence from posting (very special projects behind the scenes), I am looking forward to joining Sarah at her Whoop Whoop Party.  See you there!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Licorice Whip on the Design Wall

It still amazes me how fast this little quilt "Whips" up!  This makes #5 that I have made of Licorice Whip. (Black Cat Creations).   In less than a day, the blocks were done....when I return home from work tonight, I'll sew them together and load it up for quilting.  It may take me longer to think about the quilting design than to finish it....With just two colors, I will be changing thread.  Will do all of the red first, then go back to the top with the white.

As usual, I am working on a few quilts. Those with deadlines are slipped in here and there, while I take my time with others. Looking forward to seeing the others at the Monday Linkup with Judy at Patchwork Times

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!