Sunday, January 31, 2010

January That Alpine Quilt Group

Here is a look at my 20 year quilt for "That alpine Quilt Group" I've finished the top and now need to quilt it. All the blocks are symbolic of different memories from my 20 years of quilting with my friends. I love how the bright colors come together and pop with the black background. It makes me happy when I see this quilt and memories flood my mind as I think of the many things I've learned with my quilting friends.
The following are quilts that were shown as show and tell.




This is a quilt using the Riley Blake Designs line "All Star" I think the sailboats turned out very cute for a little boy quilt.

This quilt was made in memory of a little boy who died at age 3 about 28 years ago and we all cried as she told us the story behind the memories of this quilt. She gave it to her in laws for Christmas.

Jodi Jorgensen is a fabulous quilter who loves curves. Look at this fun quilt.
A cute, very simple quilt to start the season of Valentines which happens to be one of my favorite holidays.
Now this quilt is incredible. Look at the red work.
It's a beautiful Christmas Quilt that everyone was oohing and ahhing over.
The border is 1/2" strips of red and white creating a checker board post. It is stunning.



This is another great Christmas Quilt.



Look how great this label on the back of this quilt is.


Well as you can see these are all fabulous quilts. These show and tells always put me in the mood. It's a little inside joke of my quilt group that "I'm in the mood." (That means to go and get started quilting. I can't sleep. I just want to create.)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Basket of Love Quilt Pattern


This is a new pattern using Sublime designed by Doohikey Designs. I love the fabric. It's so unique. You can buy this kit at The Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah.


I used velvet ric rac by Riley Blake Designs on the center of the basket handle.


Here is the center of the block close up. The button in the middle is a self covered button. It you haven't used those self covered buttons. Try them. They are very easy to make. This is a view of the whole quilt. The scalloped corners make this quilt charming and are very easy using the instructions and template in the pattern. The center of the quilt is ironed on and appliqued using a button hole stitch but you could also needle turn applique if you love to do that.



Here is a sneak peak at finishing the border for my 20 year quilt project. I have it ready to quilt. I think I'll use black thread and do some detailed quilting. I'm really loving how these bright colors came together. It reminds me of the bright, cheery days that quilting for the last 20 years has brought to my life.

This is a cute baby quilt I just finished doing the quilting for. She's a young mother who is having her second baby.

I think this block is very cute and the fabrics she picked are adorable. She did a great job.


This is a quilt I pieced and quilted for the warehouse at Riley Blake Designs out of Just Dreamy. This was our first quilt line for Riley Blake Designs. We have the last few pieces in stock. The line has done very well for us.

Just Dreamy was designed by My Mind's Eye.


The pattern to this quilt is in the Eye Candy book I wrote and designed for Riley Blake Designs. The pattern is "Twilight." It was made out of Andrea Victoria. This fabric line should be here in a few weeks.


I am headed at about 6 in the morning to LA to attend the CHA show. I'm very excited and will take lots of pictures to post next week. This is the quilt market for the scrap booking industry. I'm excited to be inspired and see lots of great ideas.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

preview 20 year quilt

Here is a sneak peak at the quilt I am finishing for "That Alpine Quilt Group" It is our 20 year anniversary of when we first started teaching each other to quilt. Several women were picked to design a quilt block that represented our 20 years together. I chose 20 blocks and have assembled them. I just need to put a border on. I think that will finish it. I'm designing the border right now and when I have that on the quilt I will show you. It's very nostalgic.


Wow! 20 years of quilting has just flown by!





I chose black as my background with varied reds, greens and pinks.

Can you see a hint of my cute sewing room in the window of my house that Nanette Merrill designed. I think it is so cute.


Up in the corner you can see a hint of the sewing machine I designed. When we first started meeting together at the little red church 20 years ago, we all brought our sewing machines. We really were the blind leading the blind when it came to quilting.



In the right hand corner you can see the little red church that we meet in designed by Janice of Broadbents. It is the cutest little red church.



This is a free quilt project I designed for Riley Blake Designs. You can download the pattern from the rileyblakedesigns.com website. The fabric line is Be Merry by My Mind's Eye. I never tire of this Christmas line.

This is a cute baby quilt for a friend of mine.
I did the long arm quilting for her. I think it's a sweet pattern.
Won't some little baby be so happy in this quilt.
Here is another cute quilt that was a collaborative effort by some neighbors who were finishing this baby quilt for a grandbaby for a very sick neighbor.

I did the long arm quilting and I think another little baby will stay warm under this blanket.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sewing Retreat

Every year the Village Dry Goods Quilting Store sponsors a trunk show and classes. I like to attend the trunk show and dinner at Maddox with my quilting friends. This year Sue Garman was to be the speaker and couldn't attend because her husband has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend came instead and did a fabulous job of showing the quilts and explaining the expertise behind her fabulous handwork.

The following are quilts from some of the ladies at Village Dry Goods and Sue.



This Christmas Quilt of Sue's is spectacular and each sashing block is different.
Her eye for detail is evident .
Everything is stitched by hand and so neat and tidy.




This is the border to the ship quilt which was my favorite.

Each block is a different ship with the flowers that represent the ships port.


Isn't this just incredible?

After our fun filled night of looking at Sue Garmen's Quilts we headed up to Park City where Cindy has a cabin. We stayed up until 4:30 in the morning sewing our little hearts out. We had 4 hours of sleep then headed up the mountain for a hike and back for breakfast. Yummy egg and veggie burritos and then more hours of sewing. We accomplished so much we've decided we need to do this quarterly.
This is the view out the back window of the cabin toward Park City. It's breathtaking. We had such a great time.