Do you remember that song from Sesame Street? lol Anyways, I have been super productive this year and have completed NINE quiltie projects. All but two have been quilted. I have gone back a three day work week which gives me(has given me lol) a full day at home to be creative. Right now it's working well and I'm hoping to get to keep my two days off.
As a result, I have this pile of quilts that need their binding finished.
Some of these I have blogged, some I haven't ;)
I made two of these; one has been quilted and is already living at it's new home.
I finished this quilt top.
|pattern is Mazed and can be found here|
And this little quilt made for Valentine's Day.
|pattern from Quilts and More, winter 2013 by Camille|
What have you been working on?
I was on Pinterest the other night(thanks DK for convincing me to join that addiction lol). I was looking at Valentine's Day projects when I saw a quilt that I loved. So I popped on over to the blog to get the details when I noticed a comment on the post.
The sister of some school friends is fighting cancer right now. She has been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks; things haven't been good. And when I saw that she had commented on the blog post about wanting to make the quilt, I knew I had to do it for her.
So simple and yet so striking. I had just enough of the red print so I started cutting. It didn't take longer than a hockey game to put it together.
I wanted to keep the quilting simple so I went with a meander. I didn't want anything to take away from the simplicity.
Last Monday I meet my friends at the hospital and delivered the quilt for their sister. They were allowed to hang it in their sister's room for her to look at.
Knowing that I brought a smile to her face make; I would have made her a hundred more.
Here's a few recent client finishes.
Dalle made this stunning quilt for her granddaughter's wedding.
Love the fabrics and how she arranged them.
|quilted with Wrought Iron|
Delores sampler quilt.
|quilted with Floral Meander|
Elaine's Frolic quilt. Still adore this fabric line!
|quilted with Daisies Galore|
And her snuggly flannel quilt.
|quilted with Falling Leaves|
|quilted with Floral Meander|
Love the pattern in the blocks made.
Grainne's lovely black and white quilt.
I quilted a fun new pattern on it called Splat.
Lastly, this stunning log cabin made by Lori for her daughter in law Donna. Sadly, Lori had a massive stroke just before I finished the quilt and she wasn't able to see it finished.
I quilted the pattern Watercourse in the body of the quilt and piano keyed the borders.
Now time to get to work and finish some more!
I got a free pattern years ago, I think it was from Hoffman but I can't find it on their website. Anyways, I had a few Bali pops, an afternoon with nothing to do and figured why not?
I started this way back in September and planned on giving it to my mom for Christmas. It was a good thing I started in September with going away for most of November. Plus there as a mistake in the pattern; half the blocks ended up backwards so I had to pick them apart and carefully sew them back together. Thankfully it worked out and you wouldn't know if I hadn't told you ;)
I didn't know what to quilt it so I asked one of my boys and they picked the pattern Star Swirl. Think it was a pretty good choice.
And it looks fabulous hanging in mom's living room.
I got this block keeper from a friend for Christmas.
It's currently holding my Birdie Stitchery blocks that maybe this year I'll get into a quilt.
And I started a little something new.
I won a copy of Mazed a few years ago and think it will be perfect for this. Think I should have chosen a different background colour but we'll see.
Our piano teacher is very special to us. Shannon is a young adult at our church; does a lot with the youth and the music ministry. I had wanted to make her something for Christmas but didn't have a lot of time and didn't really have an idea of what. Until I asked her what her favorite colour was(teal blue) and I had a light bulb moment remembering some leftover blocks from the graduation quilt in the summer.
I had made two lap quilts from the leftovers so all I had to do was sew the two quilts together. I pulled off one row and sewed it down the side to make it more square and tada!
I had some leftover blocks(still!) so I pieced some backing together and worked those into the middle.
|quilted with Bright and Breezy|
It lined up almost perfectly. I love how the quilting shows up on the backing.
I bound it with a lovely teal Bella solid.
We gave it to her on Christmas Eve and she actually waited until Christmas to open it(I was dying). I got a very excited text from her that afternoon; she was thrilled and she absolutely loves it. Maybe as much as we love her.
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I actually had this quilt finished on Saturday. It took a while for me to decide on the binding and get it finished before taking pictures of it.
From Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro, the large block quilt.
|sorry for the crappy picture. it's been monsooning here and so hard to take pictures!|
I absolutely love how this turned out! Fabrics are Wrens and Friends; how have I not noticed this line?? The prints are fantastic and the colours... a little shot of spring in winter.
I have been on a baptist fan kick lately so I just had to quilt that on this. And the binding is some leftover batik; I wanted it to pop a little bit.
Love it, love it, love it!!
I have been on a fabric spree since the beginning of the year and all this fabric has followed me home.
The interesting plaid second from the bottom on the right was a steal at $3/m and will work nicely as quilt backing. The bottom right piece is 10m of kona snow(my favorite). Bottom left is 2m of Vintage Modern I got for $5/m. I felt like I was stealing it all!
The pieces on the top left have already been turned into finishes 2 and 3 for 2014.
And some from the stack on the right have been turned into my first finish of the year. I even got it quilted!
I also picked up a bolt of my favorite flannel for quilt backings.
Since I've already used it up; I should have bought 2 bolts lol.
Lastly, a roll of upholstery fabric came home with me.
Can't wait to play with that!
It was a spur of a moment purchase buying a fat quarter of A Merry Little Christmas. I actually had no idea what I was going to do with it when I thought of doing a small Christmas themed Swoon.
I have loved baptist fan quilting on these so I had to go with it as well.
It was annoying working with directional fabric but I'm trying to not let it bother me ;)
And with the lovely Swoon leftovers, I made these two minis.
The pinwheel is quilted with straight lines and the other in a continuous spiral(love).
And because I only used 8FQs from the stack I was able to create both of these.
I bought some yardage for the borders and ended up with two lovely Christmas quilts.
I fussy cut the borders; so annoying lol.
I wasn't too found of the next colours in the beginning but now I really like them.
I was short a FQ so I added in the solid teal that I had in my stash.
I love these snowmen.
Now maybe I'll manage to get these quilted before Christmas 2014!