Saturday, April 7, 2018

A completed table runner!

Hi everyone, 

I have another finish to share. 
I finally finished this blue table runner that I started in October 2017. 
I quilted it yesterday and finished the binding today. 
I love how it turned out. 

I free motion quilted it on my domestic machine. 

This was made from scraps from my stash. 
I picked a dotted fabric for the backing and I really like it. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A finished quilt: Arkansas Crossroads

Hi everyone, 

I finally finished my Arkansas Crossroads quilt. 
I started making the blocks for this quilt in January 2017, as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. 
Every month I made 4 blocks in the monthly colour. 
I made 5 blocks in December for a total of 49 blocks. 
I added a 9 patch border. 
The quilt finished at approximately 96” square. 

I really love how it turned out. 
I had it long arm quilted by Tammy Spencer with an all over swirl design. 
It looks perfect. 

It’s a really big quilt. 

It’s almost too big for a queen. 

I love it though! It really brightens up a room! 

I hope you like it!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A small finish and some progress....

Hi everyone,

It's been a while. I've had a slow beginning to 2018.
Oh well.

I have a little finish to share with you.
It's a small fidget quilt that I made for a work friends mother.
Her mother has Alzheimer's and lives in a home.
My work friend wanted hers and her kids names on it.
She wanted lady bugs.
She wanted some yellow and a cheerful quilt.
Other than that I had not direction.
I came up with this little quilt made from charm squares.
I added vintage trims, laces and buttons.
I made three dimensional flowers, and pennants with the names embroidered.
I did a lot of hand embroidery on this little quilt.
But it was a fun little project.

I hope you like it.

I've also been working on this quilt top designed by Diane from the Butterfly Threads blog.
I haven't been sewing regularly, so it's taking longer than it should to get this top done.
I have finished the center portion since this photo was taken.
I'm now working on the border blocks.
I hope to have this quilt top done in the next few weeks so that I can send it to my longarm quilter.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A finished quilt top

Hi everyone,

I finally finished putting the border on my Arkansas Crossroads quilt and it is now a finished quilt top!!
I’m so excited about that!!

This is a big quilt. It’s 96 inches square. I’m going to send it out to be quilted by a long arm quilter. I’m not up to pushing this big quilt through my domestic machine.

I’m keeping this one for myself. It’s going to be what I call a “visitors” quilt. I’ll take it out and put it on the bed when visitors come to stay.

I need a few of these bed quilts for our house, since the kids took all the bed quilts with them when they moved. So now I’m left with beds without quilts. Can’t have that! Lol!

So, my next scrappy bed quilt top is in the works.
The pattern is a free sew along that was held by Diane of Butterfly threads blog. It’s the scrappy star. I have a lot of the blocks done already. I’m starting to assemble it now.

Here’s what have so far.

This is just the centre. I have a lot to do still, but I’m going to try to get it done soon.