Monday, September 21, 2015

Red quilt and orange and yellow pillows

Wow, it's almost the end of summer. My youngest daughter's favorite color is orange. She asked for a red and black quilt for her Texas A&M dorm room.  She picked a 108" wide red fabric and a 108" wide black fabric for the backing of her quilt. I had a week to make her a quilt and pillows. Her room colors are red, yellow and orange with black accents. She's always the one telling me "less is more". I am the first to admit I can overdue things. So when I only had a week to make a bed quilt and pillows, I was really happy that I didn't need to piece anything for this wholecloth quilt. I made a few bright pillows to match her room colors too.
I love these unfinished wood crates. You can buy them for under $10 at Walmart or Lowes. I think some craft shops have them for cheap too. I spray painted her crates flat black. I added rafia bows in red, orange and yellow to the crates. These crates are perfect for meeting most her dorm room storage problems.
I found 2 small little unfinished wood crates at Target for $1 each. Then I spray painted them flat black and added a orange and yellow ric rack. She also picked these orange silk flowers and a black candle holder as a holder for the flowers. Very cute and inexpensive!
I didn't finish the binding on my pinwheel quilt, but I took the leftover scraps and made a small nine patch quilt. I love scrappy 9 patch quilts.
I caught little Mollie hiding her prune in a guest bedroom under the pillows. So cute, good thing no one sleeps there!
  I love working in the garden. A few pictures of my knockoff roses.
I had a Snowball quilt on my wish list for a very long time. 
The picture below was my first attempt for my Snowball blocks. It did not look quite right, so I undo the corner blocks and make them smaller. 
These blocks look a lot better and I love how my first Snowball quilt turned out. 
Hope you all had a wonderful summer!
Happy quilting until next time,
Millie :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Pinwheel, scrappy and baby quilts

Happy September everybody. Wow, I can't believe the summer is almost over. We had a few very hot and humid days, but its perfect quilting weather. I finished my scrappy Pinwheel quilt. I really like this quilt and think I'm going to display it in my quilting room.
I found this cute stripe fabric in my stash for the binding. The sewing theme fabric on the back match perfect in my quilting room.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lots of happy quilts

Thank you all for the lovely comments and for all of you that mentioned that you missed my blog posts. I have not been keeping up with my blog during this busy summer and I want too share all of the beautiful quilts I have worked on. There are so many happy quilts I made and quilted, however I unfortunately lost some of the pictures when I replaced my phone. I know I should always back up my pictures, but I didn't and regret it. :(

I quilted this beautiful pinwheel quilt for Michelle. The little prairie points on the border are such a happy touch.
The next two cute quilts were pieced by Caroline. I would like to eat a fresh strawberry just from looking at the cute strawberry blocks.
The soft yellow backing shows off the quilting pattern "Cafe du Monde" so well.
I quilted the blue and white quilt with " Bubbles" one of my favorite quilting pantos.
Jana loves making flying geese quilts. This is just one of the flying geese quilts I quilted for her. One of these days I am going to make a flying geese quilt myself. It is on my very, very long project to-do list.
I quilted this extremely cute 1930's reproduction quilt for Julie. It will make a nice baby quilt for a precious expected newborn girl.
I absolutely adore 1930's reproduction fabrics. And guess what else is on my project to-do list? This fun yet sophisticated dog pattern. 
My oldest daughter especially appreciates this quilt pattern because she recently received this little guy for her birthday. His name is Rolo, a nine week old Boston Terrier.
 His ears are finally beginning to perk up. Such a cutie!
Here is another beautiful flying geese I quilted for Jana. I love the blue, white, and a little touch of yellow color scheme.
And last but not least, Sally has made a pink and brown charm square quilt. I find it so calming and relaxing to look at, especially the bunny fabric square.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer of quilting!