Sunday, May 04, 2008

3 Weeks Until Owen Arrives... Quilting Quickly!!!

I have 3 weeks and 3 days until Owen arrives. I figure after that, I'll have little time for quilting for a few years... So I'd better get very busy right now.

I've cranked out a good number of quilt tops. I am going today to get backings for the house quilt, a quilt for Parthena's baby in case it's a boy, a big batik charm square picnic blanket for me and the boys, and my moda half-square triangle quilt. I also need to get some backing for one more sham.

One of my two machines is on the fritz. Very frustrating. I'm also needing needles for my machines. The ones I'm using haven't been replaced in AGES.

My goal is to finish the following quilts very soon:
-Kristine's Batik and Kristine's Batik Baby Quilts (need border and backing- Am waiting to see if it's a boy or girl)
-Charity Quilt (from a kit I picked up)
-Wyatt's Black and White Yellow Brick Road needs borders
-Shams for the Bullseye quilt
-Will try to quilt Owen's Yellow Brick Road
-Will try to quilt my flower strip quilt

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


I finished my daybed quilt (the bullseye one). So glad to be finished! It's been a 2 or 3 year project. Now to finish the 4 shams...

Also finished a pink top made out of one jelly roll. It's for my best friend who is pregnant. Not sure if it's a boy or girl. Better be prepared!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Works in Progress

I have lofty goals for the next 10 1/2 weeks before Owen arrives...

I want to finish the tops of Wyatt's black and white quilt (just needs borders), Kristine's quilt, Kristine's baby quilt, my half-square triangle quilt, and a baby quilt for a boy and a baby quilt for a girl.

I want to get the binding on my bullseye...

I want to quilt my flower quilt and Owen's quilt on my machine...

Going to work feverishly this weekend and see what I can accomplish...

I also need to tidy up my sewing room. It's unorganized and needs some serious attention.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Moda Serenity Quilt

Got some jelly rolls... and put them to good use! My friend, Tera helped me with the color coordination and design. Love it! I have to buy more fabric for borders, though.

House Quilt Top Finished!

Monday, January 28, 2008

French Roses

I made this wall hanging a while back. It was a fun technique with raw edges on the flowers and leaves...

Flying Geese

I have lots of little flying geese units and have been meaning to make them into a quilt... Here's the first block...

My Productive Weekend

My mom and Ms. Mary came to visit this weekend and helped me bigtime in my quilting room. Ms. Mary gave me the blocks for this stunning blue tie quilt. I put the blocks together this morning and am so excited about it! I'm going to find a gray or blue silk fabric for the border and may put satin or something soft on the back.

I am also making myself a house quilt. It's made from 30's reproduction fabrics and it's very, very busy. I decided I needed some trees to calm it down a bit... I still need to make 15 more trees and 8 more houses. Here are my latest trees...

We also worked on the homespun Crazy 8's blocks for the quilt for the basement. It's coming along nicely. I got all of the fabric cut up for it.

Amazingly, we were able to get Wyatt's full-sized Yellow Brick Road black and white quilt together. I love it! now to find a thin white border and a 6 inch black one with cornerstones...

This is the block of the month quilt that my guild helped me make. The pattern is Diamond Panes. It is for my sister-in-law. The blocks are 14 inches. I'm making an identical but smaller companion quilt of 7 inches that will be a baby shower gift for her eventually.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wyatt's Big Boy Quilt

Wyatt's crib will eventually turn into a full-sized bed. I am concerned that soon I'll have no time to quilt, so I'm making him a black and white quilt with the yellow brick road pattern right now. It will be full-sized and I think I'm going to add a 6 inch border to it. It will probably not be a spread, but will function more as an added blanket for warmth.

The blocks are not together yet, but tonight I completed all the blocks. I laid them out and snapped a quick picture. I'll start putting it together later this week and will probably take it to my favorite quilter for an all-over pattern.

Charm Square Baby Quilt

I participated in a charm square exchange with my quilt guild earlier this month. We all brought bright fabrics. This is not the type of quilt I would normally have made (very bright), but I like it. I already had the two border fabrics from a trip to Hyannis, Mass. Even though they're busy fabrics, I think they calm down the quilt a bit. I plan on buying a backing fabric (probably a blue) and I'll use the blue sailboat fabric for binding. Instead of having it quilted, I'm going to tie it. That way, I'll be able to finish it more quickly.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Orphan Block Quilt

I have some extra blocks from this project and that project that will eventually end up in a sampler. Here are the blocks I have so far...

UFO # 23... Wyatt's Black and White Yellow Brick Road Quilt

These are the fabrics I am using to make a new quilt for Wyatt. His crib will eventually turn into a full-sized bed. I know that I will have little time to quilt once Owen arrives, so I thought I'd better get busy on it now.

UFO # 20... Homespun Crazy 8's Basement Quilt

UFO # 17... Owen's Quilt

I've made a quilt for Owen. It's the Yellow Brick Road pattern. I haven't gotten the batting yet, but I think when I do, I'll tie it. I have the backing fabric already but not the binding. This pattern is SO fast to put together.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quilts of Valor

This is the third quilt top I've worked on for the Quilts of Valor program. This beautiful quilt will be quilted and sent to an injured active duty American soldier. Such a worthy cause.

My Daughters of the American Revolution chapter decided to make a quilt. We've gotten together a few times and here is the finished top! I'm so proud of it. This picture really doesn't do it justice. It's so rich.