Friday, July 27, 2012

Etsy Shop Update

I added a couple of quilts to my etsy shop

So far, I have sold one since I opened at the beginning of the month.  And another quilt I pulled from the shop to donate to a fundraising auction in our community.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Christmas in July Post

Coming Home to the Woods of Switzerland for Christmas Quilt

Well, I sure would like to be posting more, but I'm not. Hmm, I really don't have anything to say about that. Maybe I'm doing other things. Anyways, here is a quilt I just finished. It is all washed, dried and crinkly goodness (pictures are pre-wash...couldn't wait, it was going to rain) and I love it. I began with this one last year at Christmas time, but didn't finish. I DID finish this quilt last Christmas though:

Christmas Star Quilt

So now, I have one for each couch. Yippee!

And I must say, I didn't think I would come to the day, but I have, and I love free motion quilting a stipple. I didn't realize from pictures on the internet what a lovely texture a stippled cotton quilt has. And I have actually never touched one in real life until when I made my own.  Isn't that crazy?  What a strange world the internet makes.

Coming Home to the Woods of Switzerland for Christmas Quilt!

Here are the stats for this quilt:

Size: 50" x 67"
Pattern: "Coming Home" from Camille Roskelley's book, Simplify (adapted, enlarged)
Fabric: charms from Moda's lines, Swiss Holiday and Woodland Holiday, Bella Snow
Binding: Lilac Hill by Moda
Backing: Flannel from LQS
Batting: Hobbs Cotton Wait!  I used an "upcycled" flannel sheet for this one!  I love doing this.   My mom finds them at the thrift store she works at for super cheap!  I love the texture and the thin, drapy-ness.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shoo Fly Baby Quilts

I love traditional quilt blocks!  Here are the result of playing with Shoo Fly Blocks.   They are so easy and fun to make.

These baby quilts are for a set of twins whose gender is unknown to the parents as of yet.  I used a fat quarter bundle of So Sophie by Riley Blake and made 4 blocks with each print, 2 being the inverse of the other 2.  This way, one quilt has darks for the "background" and the other uses the lights.  A bit like twins maybe?  Different but alike?   The backing on each quilt is a soft white sheet.

Anyways, I loved being able to make a stripey binding, my favourite kind, on these little quilts, and the free motion stippling makes them so crinkly soft.  I would have loved to keep them and cuddle them, but they were happily passed on to the valiant and strong mama who is carrying these two little precious people so well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Verna Granny Squares Baby Quilt

Granny Squares in Verna

Finally finished this quilt!  I have been really enjoying free motion quilting lately.  Especially since I discovered that I can do it without using the foot pedal on my machine!  I was sitting there quilting a couple of weeks ago, thinking "the only thing that would make this better is if I could put my feet up!"  And then I realized that I could :)  My Bernina with the Stitch Regulator lets you press the reverse button and the FMQ starts up.  You just press it again to stop it.  Now I can quilt with my feet up!  I actually find it more relaxing on my shoulders and arms as well!  Yay!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Minecraft Creeper Quilt Finished!

And listed for sale in my Etsy shop!

The top is made from Kona cottons in 8 shades of green and grey plus black.  The backing is black poly fleece and it is quilted along the seams "in the ditch" with cotton thread, except for insides of the black sections.  This way, there is a creeper image on the back as well!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Etsy Shop Open!

I have added some inventory to my Etsy shop! Come take a look. I will be adding more quilts during the summer. Watch for my Minecraft Creeper quilts for sale soon! Here are a few of the baby quilts available right now:

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