Friday, December 27, 2013

All Things Christmas ready for borders

The center of All Things Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs is finished minus the details using embroidery floss, buttons, and ribbons. I will shop for those today as well as the borders. The second border on this will be scalloped according to the least that is the plan. I am not always too good at following directions and can easily change my mind. That's what I love about quilting. There is always another way to create and make the creation yours. The patten is only the beginning.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bunny Hill Block 2 All Things Christmas

I've been working every day on needle turn applique on the Bunny Hill pattern All Things Christmas. Here is block 2 and 3. Sorry the picture on block 3 is so bad....picture taking is not my strength. I will take another pic later.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

All Things Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs

While I enjoy needleturn applique any time I must admit I get so much more done during the cold months while watching tv evenings. My favorite winter sport....Netflix and hand applique!!!! My present project is another Bunny Hill pattern called All Things Christmas. Block One is done except for the little details done with embroidery floss and buttons which I usually do when all the blocks are done. Here is the pattern and block one.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Center of Attention by Anka Treasures

Finished the flowers by needleturn applique on this quilt which has 2 french braids with a large focal print as the Center of Attention. Wonderful pattern for using one of those big print fabrics you just love. Fast and easy pattern.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Scrumptious quilt top done

Easy quilt top done in favorite Moda fabric, Scrumptious. I have enough fabric left over to make another quilt plus backing!!!! I'd probably buy even more if I was still working at the Quilts at the Marshall House quilt shop. Just too hard to resist.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trip Around the World Doll Quilt

Trip Around the World doll quilt is a miniature of the same quilt I made for Abbi. Just thought I her favorite doll would like one too. Maybe I should get a pillow case done for doll. Hmmm....

Just need to get into the mail.

Doing some work with my Scrumptious fabric making 4 patches and 2 patches. So good so far.

Stop, Drop and Roll by Anka Treasures has patterns for 6 lapsize quilts, a table runner and a wall hanging. I picked out this gorgeous focal fabric for one of the lap quilt patterns with 2 braids in coordinating fabrics. I still need to add 2 big flowers that I will applique by hand. Pieces are all cut and ready to go.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Table Runner in Yellow

Just couldn't resist making this modern table runner from the book, Set the Table, one of my last purchases at the Quilts at the Marshall House before coming to Wyoming. This is called Calamity Cross by designer Jenifer Dick. The book has 11 awesome modern takes on table runners. I will definitely be making more of these designs.

One Fabric Quilt by Kay Nichols

In Kay Nichols book, One Fabric Quilts, a border print is cut into blocks and triangles and rearranged to make a quilt.  It's a bit like a stack n' whack or one block wonder technique and it is fun to see what new blocks will become once they are sewn together again. I have done this quilt top from a Christmas border print and hope to get enough interest to offer as a class at the Quilt Nook. Now I want to get another border print with narrower stripes to make a smaller quilt.

Tradition Meets Modern (in flannel)

In my new Wyoming home quilt shop flannel is often the fabric of choice. I just couldn't resist this awesome floral print. I added some complementary flannels and finished putting together this quilt. I will be offering this as a class teaching perfect pinwheels, making bias stems, and beginning needleturn applique.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

First Finish in Wyoming

Placemats in favorite color orange using up strip scraps became my first totally finished project in my little apartment here in Wyoming. I am using coffee filters cut into 5 1/2 inch squares as my foundation/stabilizer in sewing the strips together. I see many strip blocks in my future.

Snowed In Sewing

Level III snow emergency still in effect from yesterdays blizzard with most businesses closed and no quilt show. (sniff, sniff) So what to do??? Quilt, of course!!!

Table runner top finished and working on quilting.

Love all the runners in this book.

Flannels just purchased to make my first Rag Quilt.

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Quilt Nook

Here are some pics of my new quilt shop home, The Quilt Nook, in Gillette, Wyoming.
Their inventory provides for every quilting need.

Classroom can accommodate 10 students.

50's refrigerator as display case.

30's Reproduction Fabrics

Halloween Corner

Batting Room
The plan is work toward eliminating large rolls and order packaged batting.

Blacks and Whites

Quilt Nook version of "Color Wall"

Book and Pattern Room

Outdoorsy Corner

Beginning of Flannels
Batiks on back wall

Batiks---just a sampling

Lots of Moose and Bear fabric here.

Janome Dealer
Huge selection of embroidery threads



And more flannel...

Civil War

Civil War, Homespuns, buttons, selection of elastic, velcro.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Placemats String Quilt Blocks

Using coffee filters as a stabilizer for my string blocks I finished the tops for 2 placemats. Blocks are 5.5 inches unfinished and then sewed 1.5 inch unfinished strips together to go around the blocks twice. Love using up the scraps and orange is a favorite color.

Background fabric for the placemats purchased at my new quilt shop, The Quilt Nook, in Gillette, Wyoming.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Back to Blogging...Finally

The time-consuming task of selling home, emptying the entire contents and moving out of state is now behind me so I am able to get into some sewing again. We are from "settled" with the majority of household items in storage in Battle Creek and home not yet purchased here in Gillette but our little apartment is feeling more comfortable and we are familiarizing ourselves with our new home town.

I have a bare bones sewing station set up in our apartment living room with a string quilt project started making placemats.

My piles of "strings" ready for making blocks.