Tuesday, December 27, 2011

African Fabrics Circles Quilt

African Fabrics Circles Quilt

My little sister lives in Africa and brought home a bag of fabric scraps for me this summer. So of course, she got a quilt for Christmas this year from it!! I used a Drunkard's Path block.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On My Cutting Table


The Woodlands by Khristian A. Howell for Anthology Fabrics. Cut into tumbler shapes for yet another quilt for my little boys...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Table Runner

This is a make from earlier this month, but I wanted to share it. It's made from charms I pulled from packs of Woodland Holiday, Swiss Holiday and Fruitcake, all from Moda. I copied a picture of a runner I found online, it's pretty self explanatory, especially if you are using charm squares. I bound it in some Kona Chinese Red I have waiting for the day I bind my Rural Jardin quilt! Look at my Flickr photostream for that. Just have to decide what to back that one with.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Robot Quilt


Just finished quilting, hoping to get the binding on the front before I have to say bye bye to my Bernina for a few days during her regular service check :(

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Max and Whiskers Charm Quilts

My little guys needed a couple of quilts to use when they sleepover with Opa and Nana (grandparents) in our guest cabin when they visit! Quilts are so much cozier than sleeping bags!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Star Quilt

Christmas Star Quilt

Finished!! I used Folksy Flannel for the back. I think it matched quilt nicely and makes it so cozy and festive looking. The idea for this quilt came from an issue of McCalls Quilting from last year found at a thrift store. The quilt was called a "Sparkling Sampler". I used some of the blocks from the large quilt, arranged them myself and designed my own border.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On my Design Wall for More Christmas Joy!

On my Design Wall

This idea is from Camille Roskelley's book and so easy to make with charms. I used a combination of Woodland Holiday and Swiss Holiday Charms from Moda. The Bella Snow squares were cut to 2 inches (I think Camille's were 2.25 inches) and "stitch and flipped" to make these blocks. I also have a nice collection of little half square triangles now too! Just waiting on some more Woodland Holiday to make this big enough to decorate my couch for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stack of Quilty Goodness


Just happily admiring the stack beside my sewing machine of quilts to be quilted, bound or what have you. Also some potholders I just learned how to bind on my machine and even some I appliquéd! Didn't like appliquéing so much but maybe I'll give it another chance...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Quilty

In honor of it now being "Christmas month", tonight we watched one of my favorite holiday movies, "Elf", and I pieced a Christmassy block. Not sure if it will be in a table runner or a quilt. I used fabrics from Fruitcake by Moda and Kona snow.


One of my favorite little "tips" I've picked up is from Bonnie Hunter. It got me 20 "free" little half square triangles! This block has several flying geese blocks and one diamond block which use the "stitch and flip" method, where you line up squares, sew on a diagonal and trim the triangles. After sewing my diagonals, I sewed ANOTHER seam 1/2 inch away and parallel to the first seam. Cut in between them and you get an instant HST block! I trim and press them right away so they are ready to use in just about anything. They make such cute tiny pinwheels!


Kansas Winter Log Cabin

Kansas Winter Log Cabin

Kansas Winter showing back

Completed a Kansas Winter Log Cabin quilt last night.  I used 2 Kansas Winter from Kansas Troubles honey buns, some quilter's linen from Robert Kaufman in natural, backed it with Flannel Days from Kansas Troubles and bound it with Kona solid in Espresso.  This is a Christmas present for my mom.... shhhh!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Farmer's Wife


My progress so far... This will be a king size quilt for my mom and dad. The traditional colors are my mom's style. Kansas Troubles by Moda was a perfect fit. I love making these, they are so fun to put together, like a little puzzle. I've been cutting out the fabrics for the blocks and putting them in little baggies when I have a chunk of time. Then I can pull out a baggy, sew up a block when I have a few minutes. And voila, instant quilty gratification.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quilts Done, Quilts Doing

Before January, when I did this occasionally, I made 8 quilts.  In 2001, using scraps from flannel pyjamas, I made two charm quilts for my (then 2) boys' bunk beds.  For Christmas gifts in 2002, I made 3 tied quilts from cut up and layered fleece throws.  When my last son was about to be born in 2009, I decided to make him a baby quilt, and another.  And his brother, who would be moving out of his crib, a big boy quilt.

Since January, these are the quilts I've made:

  1. Space Quilt - Twin Size

  2. Owl Quilt - Twin Size

  3. "Farmer Quilt" - Twin Size

  4. Origins Quilt - Lap Size

  5. Soul Blossoms Quilt- Lap Size

  6. Stacked Coins Quilt - Lap Size

  7. Castle Peeps Quilt - Twin Size

  8. Silent Cinema String Quilt - Lap Size

  9. Verna Charm Quilt ("Emma's Garden" Quilt) - Twin size

  10. Minecraft Quilt - Twin Size

  11. Batik Bento Box Quilt - Lap Size

  12. "Folksy Nest" Quilt - Large Lap Size

  13. Swoon Quilt - Lap Size

  14. Nostalgic Diamonds Quilt - King Size

  15. Central Park Zig Zag Quilt - Baby Size

  16. William Morris Charm Squares Quilt - King Size

  17. African Circles Quilt - Double Size

  18. 12 Days of Christmas Table Runner

  19. Woodland Holiday Table Runner

Tops Completed:

  1. Rural Jardin Sawtooth Stars - Double Size

  2. Robot Factory Small Plates - Twin Size

  3. Max and Whiskers Charm Quilts (2) - Lap Size

  4. Hope Valley Log Cabin - Lap Size

  5. Kansas Winter Log Cabin - Lap Size

Still Piecing

  1. Kansas Troubles Farmer's Wife - King Size

  2. Swiss Holiday/Woodland Holiday Snowball Quilt - Lap Size

I guess you could say I am hooked...


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Sunday, November 27, 2011


Welcome to my new home.  I have been quilting for almost a year (since January 2011).  Join me!
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