Sunday, August 23, 2015

Center of Attention by Anka Treasures

Center of Attention is the pattern from the Stop, Drop and Roll booklet by Anka Treasures for this lap quilt. The designer is Heather Mulder Peterson. This is the perfect pattern for showcasing an outstanding fabric you love, love, love. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Avante Time

This quilt is from a Villa Rose pattern that I made up for Quilts at the Marshall House and just finished getting it quilted. I practiced circles and squares for modern quilts.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blackbird Design Recent Block Done

Slowly I am getting these hand appliqued blocks done from Blackbird Designs in the book Tending the Garden. I am modernizing the pattern and quilt by using fabrics that are very different that what is shown in the book. Love the oranges, teals, yellows, and the look of the 28" blocks. The quilt will end up a queen size when 3 more blocks get finished.

Needle turn applique by hand. Design by Blackbird Designs, Tending the Garden.

Free Pattern for Market Tote

This Market Tote is 15 1/2" x 16" x 5". The pattern is from Windham Fabrics designed by Whistler Studios.Pattern found here.

Inside I added an additional 2 pockets on the front wall as well as the back.

I used extra firm Pellon fusible instead of the fusible fleece that the pattern suggests. My tote is sturdier, stands up by itself and is still washable.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

While in Michigan my grandson Maxwell James was born. I prefer to dedicate this blog to only quilting but just had to share.

Here I am holding Maxwell only minutes after he was born. He was wide awake and kicking those little legs.

One day old on momma's lap.