Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bunny Hill Design Favorite

Bunny Hill Designs is another favorite of mine when it comes to needle turn applique. This is a Christmas wallhanging I recently finished quilting. I began the hand work 2 years ago.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Quilt Finishes

Some recent finishes on winter quilts to help decorate the house:

This quilt will get hung on the wall behind the couch once I get it bound.

Quick and easy placemats done for kitchen table.

Winter scrappy coin quilt for back of couch. Backing is flannel making it extra cozy on our cold Wyoming evenings.

Love my winter log cabin quilt with flannel backing. The centers of blocks were fussy cut from fabric with lots of log cabins.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tending the Garden Quilt

Tending the Garden quilt is a design by Blackbird Designs one of my favorite designers. I took their pattern shown in brown fabrics and did the quilt in light spring/summer colors. I just finished getting it quilted on my Handi-quilter Avante. Applique was done by hand using needle-turn method. Love the big pieces and the fabrics.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Orange Peel Quilt

Did some custom quilting on this needle turn appliqued orange peel quilt. I used different quilting on the alternate blocks using So Fine thread on top and bottom. Love these fabrics.

Back of quilt.

Fun quilting.

My First Wyoming Customer Quilt

I have started to some word of mouth advertising and accepting quilts for edge to edge quilting. A friend in our quilt group trusted me with this flannel cuddle quilt. I did all over flowers with some feathers.

Flannel Cuddle quilt. I used light gray So Fine thread on top and bobbin.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Tending the Garden by Blackbird Design

Just love the large floral designs by Blackbird Designs and this is probably my 5th large quilt from them. This is called Tending the Garden. All the pieces were done in by hand, needleturn applique. Can't wait to start quilting it on the Avante.

Simply Stacked Boxes with Feather Quilting

The quilting learning curve took a leap while quilting edge to edge feathers on this Simply Stacked Boxes quilt. Love the fabrics in this and happy with the quilting.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I fell in love with this line of Moda fabric called Scrumptious and made 2 sofa size quilts. This one I just finished quilting.

Micro Handles added to Avante

Finally have my new micro handles on my Handi-quilter Avante and am loving how much easier it is to quilt. I started this winter quilt.

Little loops are so more doable with the micro handles. Learning curve just took a giant leap.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Flowers in Red

I purchased this kit in Paducah 7 years ago to hang in my black and white kitchen. Now I no longer live in that house and have finished the top. It was a good practice piece on my long arm.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blackbird Design block

Finished another hand applique Blackbird Design 24 inch block. Only 2 to go and I get to sew them altogether.

Am loving working with these fabrics.

Daughter's of the American Revolution BOM

Another recent finish on Avante is this BOM from Windham Fabrics using reproduction fabrics. It was called Daughter's of the American Revolution. I put this quilt together for the quilt shop sample and just recently finished quilting and binding.
This quilt went together very easily. The first quilt ever I didn't have to take out and redo anything. Amazing.

Close up of over all design.

I mostly did over all design on quilting except for center star.

Here you can see some of the over all design.