Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thirties 16 Patch Quilt

 Yeah, my 16 patch is quilted. I started this scrappy quilt at least two years ago and thought I'm never going to get it done. I added a few solid squares with the 30's reproduction fabric.
 I'm glad I went with a border. Now I can't wait to get the binding on.
 Another top I quilted and I love how the quilting shows up on the white fabric. I am going to keep this one for myself.
 I quilted Michelle's Cake Mix quilt. The fabric is beautiful. I made a Cake Mix quilt before for myself using a layer cake and jelly roll, but I think it will make an adorable scrappy quilt. I'm always looking for cute and fast patterns to use my stash.
Happy quilting,

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy quilts

 My quilts make me happy and I love to create quilts from my stash. I have a finished Hugs and Kisses quilt. It washed up beautifully and I love how the quilts crinkled up after that first wash.
 Not only do I enjoy making quilts, but I absolutely love the quilting process. I can do it all day long, I wish I never have to cook and clean. lol I quilted this bright top for Jana.
 She used a panel, the border on the left is a cut-up panel.
 Cheerful yellow backing.
 Scrappy quilts are my favorite and Julie makes the most beautiful scrappy quilts. She used 1" strips to make this Jewel Box quilt.
 Plain white backing,
 Another Log Cabin I quilted for Julie.
 White backing again.
 I did not do a lot of cleaning, but a lot of quilting for myself. This weekend I will have to do some housework. I like how the Bubbles quilting turned out on this little quilt.
Blue backing from my stash, although this is a very traditional piece of fabric I think it goes well with the more modern charms. I like to use old fabric from my stash with the more modern tops.
 Another top I finished the quilting on.
This will be a cute happy little quilt when it is done. My youngest daughter's favorite color is orange and there is a lot of it in this quilt.
 I like this one too. I do like blue and purple, the colors calm me down. And with all the stress going on in the world I need more calmness around me.
 More purple on the back.
 I love the 1930's reproduction fabrics and I adore how the quilting on my Whirlygig's turn out.
 Very old green fabric from my stash for the backing, I think I have had it for more than ten years.
 My zig-zag quilt has been quilted. I like how the quilting on the white fabrics shows up so nicely.
 Now with all the quilts I have finished, I have a lot of binding work left to do. I have my Hugs and Kisses quilt displayed in my quilting room.
Happy Quilting,

Friday, April 12, 2013

Whirlygig Top and more

I am a huge fan of the 1930's reproduction fabric. I took some of my scraps to make a Whirlygig top. There are several free tutorials on the internet and I used one by over here.
I have done some quilting too and quilted this king size green House top.
Close up of the pieced borders and corner.
Cute little green houses.
This Chinese Coin top was quilted for Michelle. It is such a happy quilt.
Pink backing goes so well with the coins.
I had seven charms and a few scraps leftover from previous projects. I found this Patchwork Chevron Modabakeshop pattern over here. It is perfect for my charms and 5" strips.
These blocks are huge and are cut on the bias. I love crisp fabric and like to use a heavy starch.
 My Hugs and Kisses quilt are bounded, but not washed yet. I can't wait to throw the quilt in the washer and dryer.
 Movin' On Up is my next top I would like to quilt. I could not make up my mind, whether to put a border or not. I think I am going borderless. I found the free pattern at Crazy Mom Quilts over
Happy quilting,