Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Double Delight

I'll be joining Bonnie Hunter in 2009 for a mystery quilt. You can read all about it here:

I have chosen my quilt colors based on her suggestions and my love of reproduction prints. Here are the colors I'm using. I will keep you updated on my progress.


My workhorse Bernina has been in overdrive lately. I have more finishes. First I finished the Love Monkey, named for his tres chic heart shorts. He went straight to my little girl who named him Koo Koo. I was lucky to get this picture. The pattern is from Melly and Me.

This little ditty bag as I call it was finished some time ago, I just now got a picture loaded. It goes with the angel table topper pictured in an earlier post.

This bag is called the Cottage Garden bag by Cinderberry Stitches. I finished this for Shannon at Treasured Threads as a model stitching project. I love the fabrics she chose. The colors are just gorgeous. If you're looking for a great tote this is it. It was very easy to make. The instructions are easy to follow and the results are great if I do say so myself. You can visit Shannon to purchase this pattern following the Treasured Threads link to the left.

This is the front of the bag.

This is the back so you look good either way =0)

And here is the inside with TONS of pockets.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a Christmas as wonderful as mine. Santa was good to us all. We had a wonderful visit with family, great food and great presents. I've had a week off work with another week to go and I am loving it. I have not squandered the time either. I've already finished two quilts. Now these are lap quilts and simple patterns so they went fast. And they were fun! It's been very de-stressing for me. Quilting is so therapeutic.

First quilt is Log Cabin in the stars. This quilt is made from a jelly roll and just a bit of yardage. I used the Birchwood Lane by Moda line and the colors are really yummy.

This quilt is a kit I purchased online. It's from Nancy Halvorsen's Winsome Baby line. I tried to quilt something different in each block similar to what was on the pattern cover. It was a lot of fun coming up with different designs to quilt throughout. I've included some close ups to show what I quilted.
I quilted some swirls in the border of this block with a butterfly in the center. You can also see the hearts n the neighboring block.
I quilted flowers throughout this block. You can also see a portion of the border. The first border has loops in it and the second border has a continuous flower pattern.
Here is a picture of the back. All the quilting is easier to see here. As you can tell I'm quite proud of the quilting =0)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Finishes

I finished a scrappy stars quilt for my mother and father in law. This pattern is called Smoky Mountain Stars and is from Bonnie Hunter at http://www.quiltville.com/. This is a queen size quilt.

This lap quilt is for my son's girlfriend. The pattern I just made up and used some fabric I had on hand. I used purple because it is her favorite color.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another T-shirt Quilt finished

Just 1 more to finish by Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I have been working feverishly on t shirt quilts for Christmas. I have finished 2 with 2 more to go. They are both variable t shirts quilts. This one is what I like to call VERY variable.

And in this one I added some of the t-shirts fronts to the borders.